If you train with me at BareBonesFitness I aim to provide a unique service. A service that hopefully meets and exceeds your expectations.
As the name BareBonesFitness suggests, I attempt to keep things as un-complicated as possible. I mainly use weights (inc kettlebells), bodyweight exercises and that is it. This is to allow you to replicate, as much as possible, the routines at home without investing in too much equipment, thus keeping your fitness activity costs to a minimum. This also means that you can concentrate on working hard rather than faffing around with equipment. IE changing weight plates on dumbbells/barbells etc.
For most people, getting active means exactly that. So, unless you are training for a specific sport, no two consecutive sessions will be the same, so you will simply be getting active. This is not to say that there won’t be any structure to your training, far from it. Every single session is carefully designed for you.
One day you could be lifting heavy (once the technique is in place). Another day, circuits. Another day, just kickboxing. Another day just running.
You get the idea.
Remember, if you agree to Personal Training, I am not your PT just for that hour you are with me. I am there for you 24/7 for as long as needed.
Understand that you can ring/text/email me whenever you have queries, questions or concerns.
If you are active or embarking upon a fitness regime, then it is inevitable that at some point you will suffer from aches and pains and maybe injury. An appropriate, well conceived and implemented programme can minimise the risks.
Some of the reported benefits of massage are;
- Increased range of movement
- Increased flexibility
- Increased sense of well being
- Decreased muscle tension
- In conjunction with proper training, decreased chance of injury
- Alleviate DOMS (Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness)
- Decreased anxiety
Exercise Therapy (Rehabilitation)
If you get injured it is of utmost importance that you get a formal diagnosis from a qualified practitioner. Once you have that diagnosis this is where I can help.
Injuries are wide-ranging. From the seemingly innocuous such as bruising, slight muscle pulls, aches and pains to the more serious such as torn muscles, serious ligament damage, cartilage tears and fractures. All need careful management though.
When you are injured you may have to stop training completely. At the very least you will have to modify what you do. A common mistake is to cease training until the injured area stops hurting, then dive straight back in, trying to carry on working out in the same way you did pre-injury. This is a sure-fire way to re-injure yourself and possibly worse than before.
Depending on the type and seriousness of the injury, injuries can take weeks, maybe months of rehab work. This can be a very frustrating time for the individual concerned. I understanding this perfectly well having had many injuries in the past myself, such as a rotator-cuff (shoulder) injury, torn hamstrings, ruptured cruciate ligaments, torn cartilage etc.
From the injured individuals stand-point, hard work, discipline and patience is key. It can be very difficult for an athlete to come to terms with the requirements of rehabilitation. It would be a bit like asking a Michelin star chef to cook nothing but beans on toast for months on end.
However a proper rehabilitation programme is vital in order to get you back training and competing as soon as possible.