Founder of Sapient Personal Training
and a qualified personal trainer
Perhaps unlike some personal trainers you have come across, I’ve been there. I lived the corporate life for 20 years and loved it, but that had an impact on my physical and emotional wellbeing, and I knew I had to change. I’ve walked the path to strong physical and emotional health, and I have done what I will teach you, empowering you to become the person you want to be, inside and out.
As modern-day humans we’ve become accustomed to rather sedentary lifestyles, which can lead to problems as we age, cause injury and even lead to disability.
We spend a huge amount of our time sitting. That means we’re putting our body in the same position all day long – so much so that our body starts to maintain that shape.
Our bodies are equipped with hundreds of joints meant for crouching, jumping and pushing. Our feet, for example, have 33 joints; designed so our feet could conform to the contours and shape of the ground we’re walking on, helping our balance and ability to tell where our body is in space. But shoes purposely constrict our feet, preventing some of these joints from doing their jobs. And as the saying goes, if we don’t use it, we lose it. We can end up with blocks for feet that can’t do what they were designed to do, and we lose our balance and natural walking gait because we’re compensating for really stiff feet, which in turn has effects all the way into your upper spine and neck.
We believe in functional movement patterns, as exercises and stretches are designed to help people perform everyday tasks easier – doing squats, for instance, makes crouching down to pick up a dropped pen less of a chore and helps keep our core in check.
Workouts which facilitate more efficient everyday motions are being incorporated in fitness programs at large. Instead of focusing on exercises that isolate a muscle or joint, like a bicep curl, functional movements engage multiple muscles, mimicking the way we actually move around in daily life. Holistic approaches to wellness like ours, which favour total-body conditioning over hyper-specific practices, are being seen more often, and are a way to train not just for an athletic event but for life itself.
At Sapient we want
to see our clients
living their best lives.
It’s no good to have big muscles but a small life, looking good on the outside but feeling awful on the inside. Live Better is a multi-faceted, whole-person, whole-life experience that gets you thriving in all domains – physically, mentally, emotionally and more. We want to help people feel and function well in all aspects of their lives.
Part of this process is taking the steps towards a healthier version of you. It starts with inspiration, ideas, insight, imagination, and leads to establishing goals, making plans, problem solving and visualising ourselves transformed.
However, while thinking, wanting, hoping, strategising and envisaging are all helpful, eventually we reach a point where we must take action, turning the goals into skills, skills into practices and practices into small actions. And that’s where we come in.
The human body is an incredible gift, and can adapt amazingly well to many different ways of training. As a nutrition coach, my job is to help clients, in their unique way, get to their goals, doing what matters to them in a way that’s best for them.
Great coaches take a flexible approach to nutrition. They borrow the best ideas from everywhere and everyone, and are always looking for the best new insights or tools. They teach fundamental dietary principles and skills that can be applied universally. After all, the best diet and good habits are the ones you can actually stick to.
So we can help you to
start moving better, and
also to start living better,
but, what about actually feeling better? How do we develop more energy, more progression, greater vitality, increasing health and wellbeing?
As I mentioned, I’ve been there. We’ve been there. And that is how we’ve learned to do it better, and to Feel Better.
We believe in listening – to what you say, and what your body says. We believe in listening to the best available advice from experts – osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors and more – and harnessing it. We believe in working with you to set, evolve and ultimately accomplish your goals.
We also know that life comes first, so we respect your time. We’re efficient. And wherever we can, we will flex to your needs and your schedule. Because you are at the centre.
Our outcomes are sustainable because they’re enjoyable. You’ll feel a noticeable difference when you are a better version of you: resilient, strong, flexible and with an enhanced wellbeing in all areas of your life.