Introduction: I am a NASM certified personal trainer. I think fitness should be challenging but fun and light hearted. I’ve designed a program that works for complete beginners as well as more experienced movers which incorporates elements of martial arts, dance (don’t worry, I will not scream 5,6,7,8 at you and expect you to perform!), hand eye coordination, body work and breath work. Through this work my clients become more confident and highly adaptable.
My approach to personal training is different. I work primarily with body weight movements and use very little weights. If your goals include improving your diet, losing weight, increasing stamina, getting stronger, faster, more agile and more connected to your body and mind then we will work great together. If you are looking to get super jacked and see a dramatic increase in your muscle mass then you’d be better suited for different personal trainer.
My sessions start with breathing exercises, joint mobility, light cardio and a variety of exercises to really wake up all your muscle groups and get you ready for full bodied movement. Next we’ll put on some boxing gloves and do some pad-work together. I will be including the use of knee strikes and kicks if I feel that you are at a level to safely do so. The martial arts portion of the session is not intending to turn you into a deadly assassin but I have found that martial arts is a great way to get a good understanding of body mechanics and really get coordinated from head to toe.
After the martial arts portion we will work on some hand eye coordination skills with tennis balls. This is a great way to unlock some creativity as well as get your brain in the game. Many of these skills seem difficult at first but can be achieved in only a few minutes as your brain adapts to the challenges. It can be super satisfying!
Next, we will do some assisted (or unassisted if you prefer) stretching followed by some body work to relieve any excess tension in your muscles and reset your nervous system so that you can be calm and ready for whatever might be coming next in your day.
To get the most out of my work, I recommend 90min sessions. This allows us to focus on stretching and bodywork for the last 15-30min, which I find to be a really beneficial way to end sessions.
I look forward to working with you!