Alan Gordon Health and Wellbeing
Evesham, Worcestershire(5 Reviews)
Alan Gordon MSc. BSc.(Hons 1st) is a very advanced Biomechanist ... who provides personal training as one of his services. A Biomechanist is a sophisticated expert in Fitness/Exercise and Injury Biomechanics and professionally ... is dramatically safer and profoundly more advanced than any personal trainer.
The phrase 'elite' is bandied around very randomly these days with 99% of the time, no truly 'get real' substance behind it, but Alan's professional qualifications, experience and profile, genuinely do justify him being entitled .... an elite professional.
He has been retained to assess a little under 3,000 personal trainers since March 2002, has 47 years of professional experience ... and is regularly retained as 'Expert Witness' in litigation where personal trainers are sued, for causing personal injury to their clients. Disturbingly, Alan is retained for this Expert Witness role many times, each and every year.
There are only 18 Biomechanists in the entire UK, and as well as being the only one in SE England ( including London) the Midland and the Cotswolds, Alan is also the only Biomechanist anywhere ... who also has a First Class Honours degree in Nutrition amongst his qualifications, all of which in total, took 11 years to achieve.
His three specialist areas are Weight Loss/Management ... the Over 45s of both genders ... and Women's Exercise, Injury and Nutrition. He has GPs, Physios, Osteopaths, Pilates/Yoga teachers and personal trainers amongst his exercise clients, as well as perfectly straightforward, non medical/exercise people. He is even personally recommended ... by Professor Sallie Lamb, Oxford University's Kadoorie Professor of Trauma Rehabilitation.
Please note here ... that the one and only reason the term 'personal trainer' is used on his website as a title at all, is because the vast majority of people don't know what a Biomechanist is, or the advanced extent of their professional abilities .
Alan actually lives in Worcestershire ... but also works with clients in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
Dianna Lloyd-Hughes. BSc. (Hons 1st) Sport & Exercise Science. PA.
Alan Gordon Health and Wellbeing
How do you help your clients achieve their fitness goals?
It is clinically impossible for any person anywhere, to safely achieve their goals ( whether they be injured or fully fit) with a 100% guarantee of no injuries or problems, without their personal movement ( ie. their Biomechanics, which is totally unique to each and every individual ) being thoroughly tested before any exercise or exertion of any level or depth is attempted.
Alan fully and comprehensively tests all his clients' personal Biomechanics in full, first and foremost, so they go forward performing ONLY the physical actions and exercise formats that are precisely correct and safe for their body, and their body alone. The hard clinical fact is, that the biomechanical testing is precisely what makes any exercise and physical actions personal to the body of that individual, so no biomechanical testing beforehand, means in hard clinical fact, that you're NOT getting 'personal' training at all, only supervised exercise.
Literally every single person is significantly biomechanically different and it is only with this detailed biomechanical testing ( taking a minimum of around 60 minutes to perform properly) that an unconditional safety guarantee can be given, as well as of course, giving someone genuine personal training.
What’s the secret to getting the body of your dreams?
Alan carefully and methodically establishes the person's genetic/biomechanical potential, limitations and boundaries via their totally unique personal musculo-skeletal responses to exercise/fitness/injury recovery prescription. Then walking the CORRECT path .... based safely on their totally personal and' unique to that person alone', physical/exercise approach.
What do you love most about your job?
Assessing the goals/problem ... establishing the solution ... and seeing the smiles on the faces of those who recover from their injuries/setbacks or reach their fitness goals.
What inspired you to start your own business?
Love of human movement since a teenager ... and the solutions and remedies that finely applied Exercise/Fitness and Injury Biomechanics provide.
Why should our clients choose you?
Alan has 47 years experience ... and as one of the very few Biomechanists in the UK, has realistically dependable qualifications, not borne of training periods lasting a few weeks to a few months, like the very vast majority of personal trainer training courses that actually qualify individuals to take charge of someone's health. If anyone needs a down to earth 'reality check' about trusting someone to look after their physical health in any way, remember the fact ... that literally, dozens of exercise and personal trainer courses are measured from a couple of days to a week to a couple of months at most, and that includes Pilates teacher courses too I'm afraid, which is only 12 weeks long from a nil experience background of any knowledge of exercise, injury or physical activity!
So now ask yourself this question. Is your body less important to you than the wellbeing and condition of your teeth. No?
OK .... so would you happily sit down for an injection, followed by perhaps a filling or some crown work, from a dentist with a few weeks to a couple of months training? Probably not, as just very basic common sense would immediately stop you going anywhere, even remotely near that dentist's chair.
So then why on earth would you go and do something equally foolish and precarious, and place your physical health in the hands of someone with similar training?
Problem is of course ..... that literally thousands of people ... do precisely that!
Dianna Lloyd-Hughes. BSc.(Hons 1st) Sport and Exercise Science.
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