Three years ago, when we first moved to Glossop, we wrote a business plan for Global Therapies. One thing that we were clear on was that we would be constantly learning. Body work, manual therapies, making people move and feel better are all areas which constantly need updating and whilst we don’t want to be CPD course collectors, there is a requirement to ourselves as professionals to keep our knowledge relevant and up to date.
Along the way our plans changed just a little bit – we didn’t originally think Tim would be qualifying as a Physiotherapist (or will be in about a years time). But with inspiration gained from his time working at the 2012 London Olympics he enrolled at Salford University and is fast approaching the final year of his Physiotherapy degree.
What we did have planned though was for me, Tim, or both of us to become personal trainers or strength & conditioning coaches. You often see PT’s or coaches enhancing their skills by training in sports massage and injury management, we would just be doing this the opposite way around.
Last September I enrolled on two CYQ courses: Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer. “CYQ is one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations for physical activity, fitness and wellbeing“, more about CYQ on their website. Having a sound base in anatomy and physiology has certainly helped as there has been a vast amount of reading, distance learning and written assessments, as well as several weekends attending practical lessons and ongoing assessments.
We are pleased to announce that Lynne is now a qualified Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer.
My original motivation for getting the PT qualification was to add depth to my knowledge when giving advice on injury management. Being able to safely advise on strength training for improving muscle functioning and correcting imbalances was a key area I wanted to learn. Along the way my thoughts on this have developed.
Complimenting my Hill and Moorland Leaders Award, I recently qualified as a UK Athletics Fell Leader in Running Fitness and have been taking people out on guided fell runs around the Peak District. I love showing people the area, and also giving people a reason to improve their fitness without the need to slog away for hours in a gym. It’s in this area I want to develop the PT work – fun, fitness and fresh air.
If you want to get fitter, lose weight, gain self-confidence or work towards a specific fitness goal then get in touch with me (firstname.lastname@example.org). More information on our Personal Training in Glossop page as well.