Location: Southampton, UK

mc.ikff at the-mind.com


What do you want to achieve? Getting in Shape? – Especially if it’s a place you haven’t been before – or haven’t been in awhile – can be a challenge. Where do you start? How do you re-start? After all, it’s not just about working out; it’s about what you eat – without the nutrition plan, you can work and work and feel stronger but not see the body composition changes you want. It’s also about how you move: efficient movement and good technique enables faster progress and reduces risk of injury.

Experienced but hit a plateau? Or perhaps you’ve been working-out for awhile, but you feel you may be stalling? Or you’ve started with a new approach – like kettlebells – and you’re not quite sure about your technique and know how important the right technique is for safety and performance.

Pain or Tweak holding you back? Or perhaps you’d like to do a particular move, but your knees or your lower back or your shoulder kind of tweak “when I move like this,” and so perhaps you’ve thought you can no longer train, or haven’t found a way to get past this issue.

You are not alone, I can relate to all the above; have been in each of these places. That’s why I have the training qualifications I do, and the practice I have. I work with athletes to help them tune their performance for their sport, but I work with athletes like the rest of us, too, from university students who sit at desks all day and rarely see the sun to elderly regaining strength and function from arthritis. Our bodies and brains adapt to what we do all the time. We are never too old, too far gone, too out of shape, or too overweight to regain and improve function. There is proof from research in brain science and physical science.

My approach is to work with you to figure out what you’d like to achieve, and help you find a plan towards that goal. This may be getting out of pain to move better, learning how to swing a kettlebell with good technique, rehabbing an injury, planning a nutrition approach to burn some extra fat, or putting together a training plan to compete in the long cycle for the next GS meet in your area.

In person or online or in groups; there are many modes to train. We can work in person or if you can’t get down to Southampton, we can work via email. Likewise if you work with a group, I’m happy to deliver on site workshops and seminars.

Qualification and Certifications

* Interdisciplinary PhD, with research in IT systems design for Quality of Life
* NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
* Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and Certified Kettlebell Functional Movement Specialist ( CK-FMS)
* ZHealth R Phase
* Russian Kettlebell Challenge Instructor (RKC)

My goal in coaching is to help you: achieve pain free movement, learn/practice perfect technique for whatever your sport or activity, feel strong, improve health and well being, and learn how to support your physical goals with the right nutrition. If you’re looking for a movement assessment, help to move out of pain, or a more detailed health and fitness plan, please shout.