After giving birth to two children, our client, Georgie, needed a training programmed which was individualised to her rather than group classes. Our individual programming ensures that Georgie is moving safely and effectively to reach her goals whilst maintaining a busy work and family life.
Georgie Shears, 38, Manchester
"My coach learns about me and then uses that to tailor the program specifically; what every day looks like for me, how much time is available to train/perform necessary mobility exercises, what my nutrition looks like on a daily basis, how much sleep/down time I get, how my body moves, what my strengths and weaknesses are and therefore exactly what I need from my training.
The work contained in the program is always so varied and progressive, making it lots of fun and really challenging. This means not only do I get the physical benefits of the session, but also the headspace I need giving me emotional benefits too.
My coach is always keeping up with the changes that occur both in my body (energy levels, stress, injuries etc) and also in every day life (children, work, sleep etc). When I have limited time to train, the program is adapted to ensure I get the most out of shorter sessions. If I am lacking in sleep, or my body is under stress, the program is adapted to ensure my body isn’t overloaded and that the movements I perform are beneficial rather than adding further stress to my system."
Individual design programming helped our client, Gary, break through his plateau as his training age increased.
Gary Bramwell, 42, Manchester
"I love training, but as I started to get older I felt myself slowing and hitting a plateau. I needed to mix it up, challenge myself again and get my fitness levels back up.
My goals are to improve my fitness and keep my body looking good. I felt a programme that took my strengths and weaknesses into account would be the ideal way to achieve that.
I now have a greater understanding of why I'm doing certain exercises and the benefits of them as I can talk this through with my coach. I absolutely would recommend OPEX Manchester for anyone who has something to aim for and wants to see the progression in their programming."
Individual design programming helped our client Tasha find her motivation for training again and achieve her goals after the CrossFit Open. Whether you're a competitor or not, individual programming can help you overcome plateaus and train efficiently and effectively for longer.
Tasha Watkiss, 28, Manchester
"The biggest benefit of an individualised programme is that I don't have the stress of wondering if I am doing the right training or if I am doing too much/too little. That side of things is taken care of by an experienced coach so I can just relax and put all my focus into getting the work done.
I work shifts so the programme allows me to fit my training around work, when it's convenient for me. I find it easy to track my progress as the programme is structured to advance and build on itself each week according to my feedback, and it is satisfying to input my results at the end of a session and look back to see how I have improved from previous weeks. I get lifestyle and nutrition guidance and recipes from my coach included in the programme, which is a side of things I didn't focus on in the past.
I would definitely OPEX Manchester because it is flexible to any situation and helps anyone to achieve what they want from my training, through structured programming. Also, I can't wait to check my email in the morning to find out what my training will be each day, it has made me excited about training again!"