Frequently Asked Questions.

Things you might be wondering.
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Frequently Asked Questions.

What do you specialise in?

  • Giving you freedom from your pain and injuries
  • Making you faster, stronger, mobile and more agile
  • Showing you how you can eat out with your friends/family and still look good
  • Showing you how to get the most out of your life with the least amount of time in the gym
  • Calisthenics and ring gymnastics
  • Functional movement training
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Mobility and flexibility
  • Postural correction
  • Strength development

What if I’m an absolute beginner?

Can you sit on a chair and get back up? Could you get off the floor if you sat on it? If you said yes to both these questions, I class you as more than just a beginner and I’m ready to help!

Do you work with really complicated pain or bodies?

I’ve worked with people that have shoulder pain for years, knee pain for years, spinal issues like scoliosis and arthritis in the neck and back, wrist issues, plantar fasciitis, and more. Where others run away from, I run to.

Can you help me if I only have 5 minutes of free time per day?

I once worked with a single working mother who only had 2 minutes of free time per day. If you’ve got 5, you’ve got time to spare! I am The Lifestyle PT because I build the improvements you want into YOUR lifestyle.

How hard will these sessions be?

As hard as you want them to be. Each persons perspective on difficulty varies so I work with your individual needs and not a standardised system.

What can I expect in a session?

A workout, a stretch session where you lie down and I do all the work for you, and a massage to end. Each session is catered specifically to you and to how you feel on that given day.

Outside of this, conversations about nutrition, sleep, and exercise plans are all built-in to your weekly investment.

What if I’ve been told that my pain cannot be improved?

I am not a doctor, surgeon, chiropractor or a medical professional.

But I’d be very surprised. Most pain that I’ve ever come across can be reduced if not fixed. Musculoskeletal pain that is. Muscle pain that can sometimes feel like bone pain and can sometimes compress on your nerves causing nerve pain - so you have to be sure why the pain is happening and not just where you are experiencing the pain!

How can you put in less work but still look good and feel good?

Put in more effort in less time by doing the exercises to the best of your ability. Quality not quantity. The most I have ever exercised has been 30 minutes a day.

What is Calisthenics?

Calisthenics is the mastery of your bodyweight. To use your body and move it through space like a gymnast, like a rock-climber, like a sports athlete.

Calisthenics can be used for a variety of objectives: to work on your cardio, to lose weight, to build massive amounts of muscle, to stay lean, to get strong and whatever else you would like to accomplish. It is truly said to be functional training.

Calisthenics works well for minimalists - those that lead busy lifestyles and like having minimal equipment to use.

It is different from bodybuilding or powerlifting as the wide varieties of movement (rather than just bench press, squats and deadlifts, or very isolated movements) improves your brain function, improves your athletic performance on all fronts, and makes a healthy lifestyle more sustainable. Just using squats or deadlifts not only makes for a boring workout if you have to keep going for decades, but it doesn't translate to functionality as well, since most daily activities and sports involve using one leg at a time.

Calisthenics at its basic level involves pushups, pullups and squats. But at its more advanced level can involve front levers, back levers, one hand pull ups, triple clap push ups and one leg squats.

Calisthenics is not without its limitations, which is why I like to use a mix of 70% calisthenics and 30% weights when working out and training my own clients.

Why should I use a personal trainer?

First off, I like to call myself a professional trainer rather than a personal trainer. Is the qualification any different? No. Is the service you get any different from the average personal trainer? Yes.

Personal trainers can be quite useful. They can help you create exercise plans, workouts, give you basic useful advice on healthy eating (as seen in my e-books) and MOST importantly, hold you accountable to your goals.

9/10 people will end up getting a personal trainer because they want someone who specialises in the area of health and fitness. Someone who can motivate them and hold them accountable. Most personal trainers are useful for these goals.

What I offer that is unique is the professional component. Everyone has an opinion. We've got the expertise and the service that caters specifically to your lifestyle.

What are your terms and conditions?

That you hold yourself to the highest standards and finish the goal that you came up with. There are other T&C’s but this one is the most important.

Where are you based?

Auckland, NZ as of now. Sessions at your residence and online sessions are available for the right client.

Want to learn how to:

Move without pain?
Say goodbye to diets and salads?
Spend less $$$$ on professionals that ONLY offer you short term fixes?
Live a life that is both achievable AND enjoyable?