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PERSONAL TRAINING£200 P/M

In-person PT sessions are geared towards your individual goals and lifestyle. I will help you to clearly define your goals, design training sessions that are bespoke to those goals.

When you sign up for Personal training with me the first session will always be a series of physical assessments to get an understanding of how your body moves, what your strengths and weaknesses are and to determine areas for development.

The one to one sessions with me will focus on technique and form to ensure the safest and most effective practice possible. I will also crate bespoke home or gym training plans for you to complete in your own time and provide nutrition guidance along the way.

I specialise in injury and back pain rehab, sports conditioning and kettlebell coaching.

Expect empathy and compassion mixed with straight up honesty and occasional bluntness when needed. I’m not the kind of trainer who shouts and gesticulates like a drill sergeant. I’m laidback in my manor, but that doesn’t mean I let you off likely when it comes to achieving your fitness goals.

Most of my clients come tom me to rehab an injury but they stay for the gains and the banter.

These exercise sessions can also be delivered via Zoom if you have a fast WiFi connection and webcam.

Call or email to discuss your personal needs and targets:

In-person PT sessions are geared towards your individual goals and lifestyle. I will help you to clearly define your goals, design training sessions that are bespoke to those goals.

When you sign up for Personal training with me the first session will always be a series of physical assessments to get an understanding of how your body moves, what your strengths and weaknesses are and to determine areas for development.

The one to one sessions with me will focus on technique and form to ensure the safest and most effective practice possible. I will also crate bespoke home or gym training plans for you to complete in your own time and provide nutrition guidance along the way.

I specialise in injury and back pain rehab, sports conditioning and kettlebell coaching.

Expect empathy and compassion mixed with straight up honesty and occasional bluntness when needed. I’m not the kind of trainer who shouts and gesticulates like a drill sergeant. I’m laidback in my manor, but that doesn’t mean I let you off likely when it comes to achieving your fitness goals.

Most of my clients come tom me to rehab an injury but they stay for the gains and the banter.

These exercise sessions can also be delivered via Zoom if you have a fast WiFi connection and webcam.

Call or email to discuss your personal needs and targets:

 

  • WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

    I started working with Troy at the beginning of March 2020 , 3 weeks before lockdown commenced. At that time, I was at my heaviest, suffering with lower back pain and lacking any physical strength or endurance. Of course I knew that I had to move more, exercise; but I lacked confidence, (real) technique eluded me and previously I just gave up and compounded the problem.

    I thought I’d try out a PT, expecting the service to be the same as working with a Gym member of staff in private. Troy offers much more - he’s like a wellness guru. My initial goals were to learn some basics build my core strength and the foundations for an independent and energetic life. I’m still at the early stages of my journey but I’m proud to say that not only can I side plank and split squat, but have muscles appearing that weren’t there before.

    My biggest struggles were always going to be technique but Troy provided online videos, follow-ups and an on-line Lockdown community to keep me engaged and on track.

    My advice to anyone considering engaging a PT is to give him a call - talk to him - he’ll listen to you. He’ll be honest with you and he won’t judge. What have you got to lose?

    TRACY

  • WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

    I’ve been working with Troy for 2 years now and yes I’m stronger and fitter than I was.

    I could tell you how hard he made me work about the sessions but that would actually be completely missing what Troy has done. He’s made me believe that I can do things rather than hope I can, he’s helped me to get over self doubt when things haven’t gone as I’d hoped. There has never been any judgement just encouragement. He’s been on hand to answer questions and guide me through problems whenever I’ve asked.

    I can attribute some of my best performances to working with Troy and the positive words he has after these have been genuinely been humbling. Apparently it’s my hard work, but it’s his time and effort on the journey we are on that should be recognised, his belief in me has pushed me to achieve.

    Which brings me to the current day, if you are reading this then we are currently 8 weeks into “The Lockdown” and Troy has been on hand to guide me and others through this. He’s shared his knowledge and experience and helped to make a difficult time, a positive and productive one.

    Would I recommend Troy?, absolutely without hesitation. If you have a goal no matter what it is Troy will help your reach and surpass it.

    ALEX

  • WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

    I started working with Troy in February this year focusing on improving mobility and general fitness - my walk to the train station was taking its toll on me owing to poor posture and flat feet.

    Once lockdown started we moved to virtual sessions and focused on keeping healthy during these somewhat testing times.

    Following Troy’s advice I got rid of the cheese and biscuits and ate more protein. Practically this meant more steak - always a good thing!

    Our training sessions are kettlebell, body-weight and resistance-band exercises with brief chats about philosophy and politics between sets.

    I can say with utter confidence that, thanks to Troy, lockdown has given me time to reflect upon what’s important and improve my health.

    My fitness goal back in February was to be able to put a jumper on without getting out of breath - a distant memory now.

    JON

  • WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

    As the 90 days draw to an end I’ve been reflecting. I am super proud as this is the first thing I have stuck to and I have be able to live my life and enjoy the food I love!

    Thanks for all the support, it’s made me so much more confident and I refuse to go back to how I was, mentally and physically!

  • WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

    Troy is a rare being - a coach that actually listens to you.

    He really takes the time to actually find out what you want from training and tailors sessions to fit your needs.

    I really appreciate the evidence base he draws upon when giving advice.

    Working with Troy, I get injured so much less than I used to.”

    Jancy

     

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    “TM Fitness - simply brilliant!

    Troy’s extensive knowledge and straight talking is very motivational

    Highly recommend booking a coaching session with him!”

    Wendy - Triathalons

  • WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

    “ I recently followed an online program devised by Troy on MyPTHub. Really easy to use, warm up and three different workouts meant I didn’t get bored.

    In app timer for rest periods. I feel stronger and my running and cycling feel like they have improved by doing the Wonder Woman Program.

    Highly recommend it, you will get stronger!”

    Fiona

TM FITNESS BLOG

Mind Your Movement - The Importance of Proprioception
Mind Your Movement - The Importance of Proprioception

By now you should have cottoned on to the fact that exercise is really important for your health, so important that it really ought not to be an option for you. Cardiovascular exercise, as the name suggests, develops the cardio (heart) and Vascular (circulatory system). But it works on the respiratory system (lungs) as well. In other words, if you want a healthy heart, lungs and arteries you should do some cardio, which means getting out of breath for prolonged periods of time. Cycling for example.

Anatomy of an Exercise - The Hardstyle Snatch
Anatomy of an Exercise - The Hardstyle Snatch

The hardstyle snatch is a full body pull pattern exercise that develops explosive power, especially in the hips and shoulders. It can be used as a strength/power exercise or a cardio exercise. It also acts as a transition to other more complex kettlebell movements. Its origins are come from the world of Olympic lifting, where the barbell snatch is a staple lift alongside the clean and snatch (also adapted to kettlebell training). 

The Snatch is an explosive strength-endurance based exercise. Because of this, it can be a great exercise to help reduce back pain, it's excellent for endurance athletes like runners or cyclists who need more power and it's great for anyone who takes part in sports with an explosive element. But it's a very technical lift that is easily done wrong and is something that novices should build up to. You need to master basic movement patterns, establish a base of strength and stability and may need to work on improving shoulder mobility first. Here’s a break-down of the technique and suggestions on how to incorporate it into your sessions.

Fake News & Nutrition - How to Spot Bad Science
Fake News & Nutrition - How to Spot Bad Science

* (bias confirmed; I HATE the tabloids so may not be diplomatic with my choice of words here) *

It seems like every day the newspapers print some rubbish about fitness or nutrition. The headline is more often than not scary and sensationalist. No surprises there then. I mean, the job of the press isn't to educate you (perhaps controversial but unfortunately true) but to sell papers. Using click-bait headlines that evoke emotional responses from readers is the most tried and tested way of doing this. The media can literally swing elections just by telling you not to vote for the other guy because they will take away something you really value, and those statements often aren't true but no one thinks to fact check them. Where it comes to fitness and nutrition related 'news' what they tend to do is hear about a new study, they read the headline of that study (often not even the abstract, let alone the full text) and they make no attempt to critically analyse the paper, they just scare the bejus out of you.

For example, the European Commission set up a website that plotted the number of straight up lies about Europe printed in the UK press. Between 1992 and 2017. Over 400 incidences were highlighted (1). It's almost like the media have a hidden agenda here. But this isn't about politics, it's about nutrition.

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