STRETCHING, STRENGTHENING AND AEROBIC EXERCISE PROGRAMMES
Individual exercise programmes are great for your health, looks, posture,
confidence and well-being. Exercise also complements a Body Wrap
or a Weight Loss Programme
and Electro Muscular Stimulation
Our increasingly sedentary lifestyles are causing
many health problems (inactivity is the leading causal factor of coronary heart
disease) and current government recommendations are to complete 150 minutes of
exercise and 2 muscle-strengthening sessions a week for health benefits.
Inactivity is the 4th leading risk factor for global mortality, estimated to be
the main cause for approximately 21-25% of breast and colon cancers, 27% of
diabetes and approximately 30% of ischaemic heart disease (WHO, 2011). Only 37%
of men and 24% of women currently meet government targets (or are sufficiently
active) to benefit their health. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of
hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast and colon cancer,
depression, and the risk of falls. It improves bone and functional health.
Exercise is also a key determinant of energy expenditure, and thus is
fundamental to energy balance and weight control. Becoming more active gives a
huge gain in health benefits, increases energy output, increases your resting
metabolic rate, reduces abdominal fat, regulates appetite, improves self
confidence, reduces lean muscle loss when losing weight, and is important for
long term weight management (more so than diet alone).
There are 3 main types of exercise: Stretching, Cardio-vascular (Aerobic) and
Strengthening. Stretching maintains a range of motion in your joints and reduces the risk of injury, warms the muscles for activity, increases
relaxation after exercise, improves flexibility and can also be meditative and
calming. Cardiovascular activities make the heart and lungs work harder than
normal include walking, swimming and skipping. Strengthening exercises will focus on core and/or other muscle groups,
making use of resistance bands, kettle bell, or everyday household items such as
books, tins and bags of sugar. I provide a targeted holistic programme for your fitness by
improving your flexibility, posture, muscle build and condition, without the
need to visit a gym.
Exercise activity programmes consist of:
- Assessment of your posture, mobility, flexibility, current activity levels and
- Agreement on benchmark achievement targets.
- Demonstration of a set of exercises/activities specifically for you.
- Personal exercise booklets.
- Weekly assessments where I listen to your feedback and change your activities as
- Progressive improvements as you develop confidence, strength and ability.
- Enhanced results with treatments, medical advice and nutritional advice.
I've been concerned about my posture since being tall as a child
and thought it's about time I did something about it. Combined with remedial
massage, this programme has changed the way I hold myself and think about
posture in everyday life.
Extended session times allow a more thorough programme to be taught, practiced
and reviewed. An hour is recommended for your first session, thereafter 20
minutes each week.
Relax and enjoy
better health and confidence through stretching, strengthening and aerobic
activity programmes by
Steve in Southampton.
Ring or email Steve now on 02380639913 or 07968065885 to book.
Read my Stretching and
for more of my personal knowledge and experience.
Suggested treatment times:
Exercise and Activity Programmes
*Session time includes consultation, treatment, aftercare and any use of
**Membership and Course Purchases can reduce the
Speak to your private health insurance or employer as they may provide you with
subsidies or full payment for your treatments and training.