Personal Training FAQs

I can conduct personal training at your home (you just need enough space to stretch out in every direction), or from a private space on the outskirts of Petersfield.

You’ll need some water, and if you like a towel to lay on your yoga mat. You are welcome to use one of my yoga mats, but I would advise buying one to use between sessions.

Wear loose fitting or flexible clothing, so that you can move freely. I recommend you remove your shoes in order to train in your socks.

Yes. No matter who you are. Any gender, any age, any ambition or intention. I have training and rich experience in many different modes of movement and training, so can draw on the approaches that will be most worthwhile for you. One-on-one personal training is such an incredibly worthwhile investment. The routines I create for you will be specifically tailored to your needs and goals, and working one-on-one gives us an opportunity to explore other factors which will support your progress. People also benefit from the commitment and accountability of this type of working relationship. You will feel better physically and psychologically from working with me.

Not at all. Every body is different – this is one of the things I love about what I do. I have trained competitive athletes, given physical therapy to bedridden individuals, and everything in between. The benefits of the approaches that I use are for every body. We start from where you are now, and you will feel the difference.

Absolutely not. There will be no raised voices, grunting, gasping, blowing of whistles, or monotonous counting of repetitions. Safety and sustainability are of primary importance, so while our sessions will be challenging, you will not be required to do anything that you are not prepared for. And you will probably be surprised by the way in which they are challenging. We will work together, from where you are now, preparing you and making progress.

Please get in touch to discuss this with me. You can rest assured that safety is an absolute priority for me. And with the movements and routines I use designed around building functional capability, it’s excellent for rehabilitation.

Congratulations! Please let me know before we start work together. Receiving high quality personal training through pregnancy can be incredibly beneficial; but our sessions will need to be designed around that.

Absolutely. It is a separate service, as we need the time in your sessions for movement. But it is one that I recommend for all clients. I am trained not only in sports nutrition (as many personal trainers are) but also in nutritional therapy, and I worked for many years in a naturopathic clinic. So the approach that I take to nutrition is centered not around calorie counting and “macro tracking” but in education and making sustainable changes of habit for better health – which will inevitably have the wonderful effect of bringing your body into balance and to a healthy weight for the long-term.

Give me a call. I’d like to hear what’s going on for you and help you find the way – even if for whatever reason it is not through personal training sessions with me.

If you have any questions, call me or drop me an email. I’d love to hear from you, and to find out more about what you are aiming to achieve. If you’d like to proceed with personal training sessions, we will get you booked in for a consultation. This is an essential first step, in which we will sit together and build a full and clear picture of your experience of your health past, present… and where you would like it to be in the future. This will form the basis of our work going forwards. In this first session, I will also give you a couple of movements to practice.

Equilibrium Class FAQs

Yes – please bring a water bottle, and if you like a towel to lay on your yoga mat. I have yoga mats I can lend you, or you are most welcome to bring your own.

Wear loose fitting or flexible clothing, so that you can move freely. I recommend you remove your shoes in order to train in your socks.

Absolutely anyone. Because I keep classes small, I can tailor the routines to the needs of the individuals in each class. Every movement will have modifications to make it less or more challenging. If you feel it’s not for you, I would love to hear from you!

Not at all. The benefits of the types of movements we do are for every body. I keep classes small (never more than 6 people, usually less) so that I can tailor our practice specifically to the needs of the people in each class.

I completely understand. And yes, you should come. My classes are all small, warm, and friendly. Everybody is in the boat together. If you make that special effort to come along to the first one, I’m confident you will feel most welcome and at ease to come the next time. Hopefully the information on this site has helped you to get somewhat of a picture of what takes place in a class. If it would help to speak before you come, please get in touch by telephone or email.

I recommend not eating a heavy meal before attending a class, but it’s a good idea to drink water right up until the start. If you’d like to discuss how nutrition works around classes, by all means ask.

Please get in touch to discuss this with me before you come, just so I am aware. You can rest assured that safety is an absolute priority for me. And with the movements and routines I use designed around building functional capability, it’s excellent for rehabilitation. As the groups I run are small, you will have the opportunity to modify movements to suit you.

Congratulations! Please let me know before we start work together.

You will feel the benefits of the work that I do with you in classes on as little as one class per week. However, if you are really committed to building your fitness and capability, you will notice a greater difference with 2 sessions per week. Ideally, everyone would do 3 per week. However, don’t let this put you off if it seems overwhelming. What really matters is long-term consistency.

That’s no problem – you will be at liberty to attend a different class within the same term.

That’s a fantastic idea, and one I definitely would encourage. However, it is not essential. The fewer obstacles to your commencing with classes the better 🙂

Of course – if you and some friends or family members would like to schedule a private class just get in touch. It can be such a wonderful connecting, health-giving ritual.

Gong Bath FAQs

My intention is to focus gently but powerfully on holistic wellness. Other instruments such as bowls, handpan drums, rattles, whistles and so on all offer very beautiful aural experiences but equally each sound is a fluctuation or disturbance – in yoga this would be a state of Vritti. We are looking for focus -the state of Samadhi, or oneness with the object of meditation. Stillness, singularity, and total relaxation. So to bring the experience away from the ears and the mind, and deep into our body and spirit. Additionally, unlike these other tools, gongs uniquely offer extremely low frequencies, which work deeply.

Absolutely not. The term Gong Bath is a slight misnomer. Gong baths can take place in water absolutely – but the vast majority do not. The term has come to refer to the idea of bathing in the sound of the gong. So by all means feel free to don your swimwear but unless you have specifically scheduled a session in water, our “Gong Baths” will be in the warm and dry, under blankets. So we suggest you wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Whatever you need to feel comfortable. I suggest:

  • Something soft to lie on – a mat or sheep skin for example
  • A pillow
  • A blanket
  • A bottle of water
  • An eye mask if you like
  • An optional cushion for under your feet
  • A journal if you wish.

We will be creating a very sacred space together. So I invite you to come in to the space with your presence, an open heart, and an open mind. That said, whatever you come with will be welcomed with warm, care, and understanding. All that will be required of you is to create a comfortable space in which to lie down.

It’s best not to arrive with a fixed idea of how you might experience your gong bath. It’s a deeply personal experience, best received by totally submitting to the presence with the experience.

I will have to ask you to trust me with the process – you are in safe hands. It will be an evening of warmth, connection, and nourishment. If you have any concerns please get in touch.

Every body. Female, male, non-binary, any age. Because the way I play would be different for children, I ask anyone under the age of 16 (or looking to bring someone under the age of 16) to get in touch first. If you have any questions about suitability for you for any reason at all, please get in touch.

If you have a particular health condition that may be relevant or that you feel may be contraindicated, please discuss it with me by phone or email before booking.

Please get in touch before booking. Gong baths can be deeply soothing and nourishing but I need some more information to determine the most suitable way for you to receive the gong bath. It may not be as part of an open group.

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