My professional credentials

 

I am a member of the Charted Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). This ensures adherence to their codes of ethical conduct, health and safety, client confidentiality, continuous personal development, and having comprehensive insurance cover.

 

More details can be found here:

https://www.cimspa.co.uk/about

Here are my qualifications, with a brief description of how they're relevant to getting you results.

Add Life to your years and years to your Life!

 

There are dozens of benefits to exercise that go far beyond just being 'fit'. The problem is that there are so many methods and gimmicks out there, how do you know what is truly effective with only so much time available to do it?

 

When scientists demonstrated that resistance training is by far the most effective form of exercise we can do, and that there is a 'sweet spot' for the intensity and frequency, I focused on turning what was already my passion into a full-time professional service.

 

To learn more about my personal health and fitness journey, please see this Blog post.

Gawain's Qualifications

HITuni - High Intensity Resistance Training Specialist

This course provides the science and application of high intensity resistance training (known as HIT) for all levels of clients and equipment. It has been created by Simon Shawcross, a highly respected international expert in this field.

 

Please note that HIT is not the same as HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) which typically uses cardio equipment such as an exercise bike or rowing machine, to perform fast paced intense 'sprints' with predetermined rest periods.

Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Coach

Precision Nutrition is currently the largest, and arguably the most respected online nutrition coaching company in the world. They only take on two groups of 12 month ‘body transformation’ clients per year, and spaces sell out in minutes. This qualification allows Personal Trainers to provide this system to their clients, covering nutritional biology and a comprehensive framework for providing bespoke nutritional programmes. Eating plans are tailored to a person’s specific goals and lifestyle, fully taking into account their individuality.

Level 2 Certified Gym Instructor

This qualification is the nationally recognised entry point into the health and fitness industry. It involves creating and delivering safe and effective introductory exercise programmes, covering cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility for gym based environments.

CYQ Level 3 Certified Personal Trainer

The Level 3 certification provides more depth than Level 2, with additional focus on anatomy, physiology and nutrition. Periodisation is introduced to exercise, which provides programmes that scale with the client’s ability and recovery. There is also a greater emphasis on training in different environments outside of a typical gym.

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

The Exercise Referral Diploma is aimed at training clients that have been recommended exercise by their GP to improve their health and fitness. They may have been referred to a local scheme operating out of a leisure centre, or directly to a personal trainer. It covers conditions such as high blood pressure, arthritis, asthma, COPD, diabetes, mental illness, osteoporosis and obesity. Each condition has its own specific considerations, that must be taken into account when designing a safe and effective exercise programme. This qualification also applies to clients who may not have been referred by their GP, but still have any of the above conditions.

Postural Assessment & Corrective Exercise

Many people will have developed postural issues associated with muscle imbalances and chronic pain. There are multiple reasons for this, and it can affect everyone from sedentary people to professional athletes. This qualification teaches how to analyse static and dynamic posture, in order to determine where problems stem from (ie. knee pain doesn’t usually originate in the knees) and which exercises to implement. If you start any exercise programme without having a postural assessment, you can run the risk of making existing conditions worse, including ones that you may not have realised were even there.

Muscle Energy Technique Master Class

This course provides the knowledge and practical experience necessary to identify and assess postural issues, and to perform specific stretching techniques that can help to restore limited joint mobility.

Suspension Training

Suspension training uses adjustable straps to provide bodyweight resistance exercises for all levels of ability, that improves coordination, strength, balance and flexibility.

Emergency First Aider

This is a prerequisite for Personal Trainers to provide support in the event of an accident or emergency.

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An easily accessible location on the Hathern end of Shepshed (opposite Oakley Road playing fields) and there’s always a parking spot right outside the entrance!

 

110 Oakley Road, Shepshed, Leicestershire, LE12 9AX

 

Click on the Google logo above to get directions.

Flexible 30 minute training slots are available to suit you within the following times:

 

Weekdays: 07:00 – 19:30

Saturday: 07:00 – 16:00

My dedicated exercise studio is based at our home, which means that I have no commercial gym fees or overheads for other premises, so the one-to-one training savings can be passed on to you.

 

The 30 minute sessions are arranged by a flexible appointment system to fit in with your schedule, so there are no busy times waiting for equipment in a typical gym, no wondering what to do, and no chance of feeling intimidated!

 

Your progress is also planned and tracked using my custom-designed Workout Programming System.