This blog is all about what i do as a Personal Trainer and coach that, perhaps is a little different to the others you may find.
You can decide.. i am best known for running a ladies gym, hair salon and being a specialist female only personal trainer. Actually my speciality is helping ladies above 30 years old get much fitter, lose some weight but mainly get their heads in a much better place.
I have had a lot of success at this and i put it down to the other stuff i do and the knowledge and experience that gives me.
I have given my PT clients a break for two weeks now, well actually i designed an online training plan and gave them my drop box password which has all my digital classes and challenged them to get fitter even without me.??
As i am away taking soldiers from all walks of life mountain biking down some of the scariest trails Uk has to offer. So far trails around North Wales and North West Scotland. The benefit of becoming proficient at something difficult and scary like mountain biking is mainly because the process takes you out of your comfort zone and helps build you up as a person. It also helps build a sense of team work, self reliance, determination, mental strength, physical strength and fitness.
These attributes can help anyone in any other circumstance including work, thats why big business spends millions sending their workers on team building training.
I am taking a group on a Biking course putting them through their paces and teaching them skills and techniques on arduous terrain.
Today was awesome the group and myself navigated around loch Morlich high on the cairngorm road and cycled up a huge hill to Rothymurchus Lodge(old army lodge high up in the Cairngorms) we then technically descended our way down a steep single track descent called the Lairig Ghru.
These activities all have an element of risk and sometimes someone gets hurt, and yesterday was one of those days. I have been coaching mountain biking for a number of years now and have never had a student in hospital, that is until yesterday.
The student was a little un-fitter than the remainder of the group and the last descent of the day she took a tumble and injured her hand. We were not sure if it was broken, i quickly assessed for mobility of wrist and hand it seemed ok which was a positive sign. So i calmed her down, gave her a sip of water and an energy gel and then put a support sling around her to support and elevate the hand/wrist. We then evacuated her to the nearest A&E which was Inverness and waited hours watching all the usual druggies and drunks coming in and out. Eventually she was treated and we found out it was only severe bruising which was great news.
So that's just a couple of my days, the experiences my students recieve on these epic days are amazing and life changing and it's these experiences and knowledge which i take back to my awesome clients that makes all the difference when it comes to helping them and making what i do a little different.
Hey though...Mountain Biking isn't just for fit soldiers, biking around the woods has become a great method of de stressing and helping with the fitness and morale needs of atleast one of my PT clients. "She loves it now and is much fitter and happier"
Anyhoo i just though i would share a couple of days in the life of a unique Personal trainer.
Glenn(Adventure Coach Personal Trainer) Hill
Losing weight and feeling great in County Durham doesn't come easier than this.