Individual and team coaching
Most of my clients are individuals but I also have a number of husband and wife teams and I am the team fitness coach for Kings Stanley FC.
Exercise, diet and fitness tuition
Exercise and diet are an essential combination if you want to get results. Dieting alone will no doubt result in losing weight but it will inevitably return when you stop dieting. This is because when you lose weight, you also lose muscle mass unless you exercise to maintain and increase muscle density.
Combining a regular exercise regime with a balanced and controlled diet will ensure that the weight you lose will be from a reduction in body fat percentage. A good personal trainer will ensure that you perform exercises correctly, that is to say safely and to maximum effect. When performing exercises, form is all important.
Everybody has different requirements from an exercise programme. Some people may want to ‘lose weight and get fit’ whilst another may want to gain muscle or increase flexibility. With personal training it is never a case of ‘one size fits all.’ That is why I take the time to sit down with you in order to fully understand your requirements and agree a realistic time frame. That way you can be sure your programme is designed for you and you alone.
Strength and endurance training
Let's imagine that you are already ‘fit.’ You might even be an athlete or a key player in a particular sport and you want to improve your chances of winning. This is where a programme that includes particular types of exercises primarily targeting either ‘fast twitch’ or slow twitch’ muscles, depending on the type of performance you need to improve, will provide the right results.
Many people, and women in particular, do not want to end up looking like ‘Arnie’ but would like to see a little more definition in their muscles. A combination of high intensity interval training (HIIT) to burn of that layer of fat and weight training to improve muscle size and density will help you achieve your goals.
So many people suffer from poor posture or worse, from back problems caused by or exacerbated by poor posture. In many cases this is a direct result of inadequate core stability. By ‘core’ we mean the girdle of muscles that surround your waist. These include the abdominals in the front, obliques at the sides and spinae erectus muscles that surround the lower spine. A programme that includes core stability or core development exercises will, in many cases, bring about a real improvement in posture and can even be a cure for many people who suffer from backache.
Weight loss, muscle gain
As I explained previously, the term ‘weight loss’ can be misleading as what most people really want to achieve is a reduction in body fat. This is most effectively achieved by a combination of cardio-vascular exercise to burn fat and body weight, or weight training, to improve muscle density. It is muscle and not fat that burns calories which is why diets (any diets) are ineffective in the long term. The right combination of the right types of exercise will ensure the right results.
Sport specific training
Perhaps you are a golfer, a tennis player or a swimmer. Maybe you want to be in top form for your forthcoming skiing holiday. Even if you are a top class athlete you can always improve your game through a carefully crafted regime of sports- specific exercise and diet. I have worked with footballers, martial artists, skiers, tennis players and other, all with positive results.
Post pregnancy conditioning
One thing that many new mums have in common is that they would like to get their figures back. The process of child birth takes a huge toll on the female body and many mums resign themselves, even from the very earliest stages of pregnancy, to a ‘heavier’ and rounder body. In most cases this does not need to be so and there are many things we can do in order to regain a trim figure. There is nothing more attractive than a healthy and fit looking mum and she is far better placed to meet the demands that a new child will place upon her.
Patient and bespoke training does not get better than this - not only do you believe in reaching your goal, you develop the skills and knowledge to sustain change and achieve more than you might have hoped for.
Encouraging and innovative trainer with practical bespoke training. Couldn't recommend highly enough; regardless of age, physique or background the belief is always that results will come.
I sadly only worked with Mark for two months (and only stopped due to the arrivel of our first child which was actually the motivation to engage Marks services in the first place) - the results were life changing. With motivation being a big hurdle for me Mark soon knocked me into shape (quite literally) leaving me wanting more at the end of each session. The sessions not only gave my body a<span id="moreReview123644" class="hide"> good workout but also my mind, helping greatly with my mental well being. Mark appraoch is holistic covering both diet (inputs) and exercise (outputs). If you want to get fit in both body and mind then look no further than here and make that call - I can guarentee you will not be disappointed !</span> More...
I came to Mark at Gemini in April 2008 needing to get fitter and lose some weight for a potential position with the Police. A personnel program was created for me by Gemini, that covered both fitness and dietary areas of my program, so far I have lost three and a half stone and passed the fitness tests with flying colours! I could not have asked for higher levels of customer service and<span id="moreReview32755" class="hide"> profesionalism and would (and have) recomend them to all my friends! Thanks again!</span> More...
I have been a customer of Gemini Lifestyle Coaching for sometime now and have really seen improvements in both my health and fitness levels.<br />Their knowledge in fitness training and nutrition is excellent and they always provide good encouragement and motivation. More...
Mark helped me lose 2 stone, and I have become so much fitter, I even started running, which is something I haven't done since I was a child! He is a great motivator and very knowledgeable regarding diets & fitness - I definitely recommend him ! More...