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Functional Fitness for Independence

Functional Fitness for Independence locationBrighton and Hove, East Sussex

5 (3 Reviews)

Hello, I hope you will find everything you need to know!

I am a Personal Trainer and Exercise Referral Instructor with over 25yrs experience working in the health and fitness industry; who works with adults of all ages. I have an enthusiasm and passion for empowering people to achieve their goals in life. Whether thats wanting to get healthier, fitter, or stronger. I can help you regain independence in daily tasks, improve your stamina, endurance, balance, strength, range of movement and tone up. I have a 'whole body' approach which means that I look at your current health, any past or current health conditions or injuries and medications you may be taking. This is to make sure that there are no contraindications to exercise that would place you at risk and to make your programme unique to you and your needs and goals you would like to achieve.
Maybe you have a specific challenge like walking or running a Marathon! for a loved one or charity. No matter what your Goal is I am sure I can help you get there.

If your reading this then maybe you've decided it's time to make that change! Whether thats small or large it doesn't matter; lets get started!

Exercise is about what you enjoy - it doesn't have to be standard gym workouts. It can be so much more and I have the skills and knowledge to show you. I trained with YMCAfit and now have my own 1-1 training, (or train with a buddy or small group of friends). I utilise my in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, health conditions and nutrition in my Personal Training, to help my clients build a positive, balanced and healthy physical and nutritional lifestyle. I work with clients in their own homes and or outdoors. It is entirely up to you and of course we can mix it up. I have a full range of equipment that I can bring to you.

Together we will find your likes, build them into a graded programme so that you come away accomplished, happy and seeing the results week on week.

I have the following Qualifications, Skills and Registrations:

Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Personal Training
Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
Level 2 Fitness Instructor Gym based exercise
Level 3 Nutrition
TRX Suspension Training Instructor
St John Ambulance First Aid
GP Exercise Referral Programmes
Fitness testing
Cardio, Weight and Resistance workout exercise planning and training
Closed Kinetic Chain exercises/training
Core stability and stretching exercises/training
Indoor and Outdoor training
Walking to running programmes
Kinesiology Taping to support muscles
Nutrition advice and planning

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Review of Functional Fitness for Independence by Hilda B
5 29/12/2016

I look forward to my bi weekly challenge with Angi!!! She is very professional and knowledgable, each session is specifically tailored for me, incorporating everything that Angi and I discussed at our initial meeting. The sessions are always challenging and I love it!!!!. Thank you Angi.????

Review of Functional Fitness for Independence by Louise S
5 14/12/2016

I could not recommend Angi enough! She has motivated me to push myself and made me love exercising. Each session is challenging but fun and I feel great afterwards. The best Personal Trainer!

Functional Fitness for Independence replied:
Thank you so much, it's great working with you :) !
Review of Functional Fitness for Independence by Lucy
5 16/09/2016

Angi is a wonderful 1:1 personal trainer. She is kind, professional, motivating, encouraging and non-judgmental. She uses just the right amount of enthusiasm to make me work hard to reach my goals but without pushing me too hard so I will give up! Angi has excellent knowledge, skills and experience in the field of fitness and nutrition. Within a few weeks of working with Angi, I have already increased my fitness beyond what I had thought I was capable of and improved my diet and overall well- being.
Thank you Angi!

Functional Fitness for Independence replied:
Thank you Lucy!
It's a pleasure to be a part of your journey to better health and well being and to see your commitment to it paying off.

Kind Regards


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How do you help your clients achieve their fitness goals?

Personalised training plans to improve your health and fitness!
Personal training sessions graded to meet your needs: including following/incorporating Physiotherapy exercise plans.
Individually designed workouts that fit with your goals and needs.
Regular health checks: BP, weight, range of movement and referral to Health professional if needed.
Body composition analysis
Kinesiology Taping to support muscles, reduce stress on joints and promote/improve circulation.
Commitment to get you to your goal
Latest exercise techniques
Food diary analysis
I offer a free consultation to discuss your goals and needs and how a fitness and nutrition programme can help you get there. I can visit you at home or work or alternatively you can come to me. There is no pressure for you to decide then and there - you have to feel that I am the right Personal Trainer for you. I believe in positive encouragement and reinforcement and have found this to be the most rewarding way to help others and for us to build a healthy rapport. Its your journey and I will support you throughout it.
I will carry out a full fitness test before we start to look at any current health conditions that will impact on how we plan your sessions. This is not only to optimize the activities for you but to make sure any risk areas are addressed and therefore goal setting is achieveable and the programme is sustainable.
Ultimately I plan for you to have fun and enjoy your journey to improved health and reaching that goal!

What’s the secret to getting the body of your dreams?

The secret simply is Health! Getting healthy, stronger and having more endurance will help you improve your figure however when you feel all these things you will find your self confidence and emotional wellbeing is improved and having the perfect society shape may not be what you want or need any longer.

What do you love most about your job?

I love all of the aspects of this job and thats why i do it, having had ill health many years ago and being wheelchair bound for 18months to now running Marathons in my 50's I know that many things are possible even when you think they are not. It's not about miracles, its' about the journey from ill health to health, maintaining your current level or regaining your independence. To watch my clients transform whether it's a small change or large gives me a great sense of pride not only in myself but more importantly in them. Perseverance is the key and my motivation, guidance and most of all making it fun is what brings results. I wouldn't want to do anything else.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I have worked in the Health and Fitness industry for 25years, as a qualified Occupational Therapist adding Personal Training and GP Exercise Referral was a natural progression although I primarily work in Fitness now.
The NHS is struggling to meet the needs of those caught in the cycle of ill health, weight gain more ill health and medication side effects. Physiotherapists whilst doing a great job do not have the time or capacity to work with individuals in this situation. Its not just about these issues but with older adults the importance of maintaining your core strength is vital to avoid those simple trips and falls that can have a huge detrimental effect long term.
I hope more personal trainers start to work in this field in the future.

Why should our clients choose you?

I am dual qualified as an Personal Trainer and Exercise Referral Instructor and have combined the two along with Occupational Therapy allowing me to work with individuals who have long term chronic health conditions. An in-depth knowledge of health, natural patterns of movement, disease, medication, side effects and contraindications means that I can create a plan that will increase your health, strength, endurance and cardio fitness levels at a pace that is safe for you and create the results you need. I will also look at your nutrition and advise within current guidelines how to change or adapt it to give you energy and nutrition whilst still enjoying it. Essentially I will help you create your new lifestyle! I am professional, registered and insured and love what I do and find my enthusiasm is catching.

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