I’m Sabrina and I’ve always enjoyed being active. I can’t imagine not being able to go out an enjoy what the world has to offer and I would very much like this to be the way until I am a ripe old age.
Because of this, I decided I needed to change things and move away from the desk job. Too many of us spend the majority of our lives sat down and we lose the function and control of our bodies. Many of us have dysfunctional muscles and the problems are starting earlier.
Fixing my Running injuries and more
I used to love running but it came with problems. Running is very repetitive, it creates a whole host of imbalances and having flat feet doesn't help – some of the issues I had actually stopped me running completely, needless to say I wasn’t pleased.
When I changed the way I train, I discovered my body improved. I became more aware of the importance of balance in the body.
I have trained to correct my own imbalances and resolve the twinges, niggles and sometimes downright pain that often-stopped play - lower back tension, shoulder impingement, ITB syndrome, pirifomis syndrome, to name a few and build strength where I need it most. I have also learnt to appreciate the role of good posture.
These days I train to stay active, so I can and will be able to continue to enjoy what I want to do. I want to help others feel the same, to not have their body stop them.
Functional benefits of strength training
Many people don't understand the benefit or function of strength/resistance training, I know I didn't. It's not all about getting bigger muscles; it actually has a functional purpose. Stronger muscles and joints make your body perform better, not just for sporting events but most importantly when doing every day tasks.
No Need for big heavy weights or machines
I've never been a fan of the gym; I find endless sessions of lifting weights really boring and I hate those huge machines. Exercise doesn't have to be this way. Your can achieve big rewards with just your body weight.
Ageing does not have to equal pain and weakness
A sedentary lifestyle accelerates the effects of ageing, but by working your major muscle groups, you strengthen joints, increase flexibility and improve the function of your heart and lungs, thus slowing down the effects of ageing. It's never too late to start. I focus on working with those in their 40s, 50s and 60s.
Why you should work with me
I integrate my skills (sports massage and personal training) to ensure my clients can learn to move better and free themselves from aches, pains and stiffness faster. If appropriate, clients will receive sports massage techniques during a personal training session and Sports Massage clients will receive movement /strength coaching.
Are you unable to do the conventional workout you see in a magazine because you're worried it will put your back out?
Do you suffer from chronic muscular pain eg lower back pain which is restricting your movement?
Are you recovering from an injury and unsure how to ease yourself back into exercise?
Do you participate in sport but find stretching and foam rolling is no longer enough for the niggles and tension you've developed?
Do you spend long hours sitting at a desk or slumped over a steering wheel?
If you responded yes to any of the above, you have nothing to lose by requesting a free consultation. This will allow me to better understand you and to work out the best course of action.
I've personally experienced aches, pains and stiffness myself, so I know how demoralising it can be. I've even had doctors and physios unable to provide relief. What worked for me was a good sports therapist and the right exercises; pain and medication should not become the norm. With the right treatment and therapy, you can be back to living pain free.
I help you move freely so you can maintain an active lifestyle.
Release tension and work away muscular imbalances
Increase functional muscle strength
Improve your core strength and posture
Create balance in your body
All this without the need for a gym!
I enjoy living an active lifestyle and want you to be able to enjoy an active life too.
Get active. Feel confident. Live happy.
How can i Help you?
Complete beginners - If you're apprehensive about exercise as you've done little to nothing for years, I can help you build your confidence.
Midlifers - I specialise in working with those approaching mid-life - 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond.
Core and posture - improve the way your body holds itself and moves. The better your posture, the more efficient your body.
Functional strength - improve your ability to complete day-to-day tasks or perform your sport better. Planning an active adventure break? Train before you go.
Corrective Exercise - Struggle with certain tasks/exercises? I can help you learn how to move better.
Sports massage - relieve pain, improve circulation, reduce muscle tension, improve relaxation.