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About iona

Mission

With over a decade of Personal Training experience and 15 years athletics and dance, I've developed a formula for a fully balanced Online and Home workout drawing from all aspects of fitness to plan the best body conditioning and well-being programme for clients. My focus is strength based functional training using bodyweight, weights, barwork, resistance bands.

 

My sessions are a calm, effective, build solid technique, a strong beautiful body, engage muscles and core as well as rehab any injuries using a mix of Strength, Stretch and Pilates/Core. I've learnt from all the injuries fellow dancers have experienced to build a body to prevent injury as best as possible as well as rehabilitate. 

 

I specialise in rehabilitation from general everyday injuries to Physio-referrals for serious injuries with RMR Rehabilitation and Stroke Rehab. I studied Level 4 Stroke Rehabilitation with ARNI/middlesex uni in 2015 and found it really interesting with it's underlying message of the power of strength training and how it's linked to neurology. With my experience as a PT I've discovered this principle applies to many forms of trauma from physical to psychological and emotional. 

"Functional rehabilitation & exercise training after stroke taught by ARNI is characterised by: essential upper and lower limb task practice in order to recover action control, innovative physical coping strategies in order to perform ADLs independently… and appropriate stroke-specific cardiovascular and resistance." www.arni.uk.com.

I'm also studying for Level 4 Cardiac Exercise Instructor Course with British Association For Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation.

Online Personal Trainer
Online Personal Trainer

As a dancer I use Strength Training and weights to condition my body I love the way it builds a beautiful strong muscles, encourages a healthy attitude towards food and is calming for the mind. For the mature athlete Strength Training is critical to keep bones and joints strong, anyone over 40 should be doing some kind of weight training for general health! 

 

I use stretch and core to maintain flexibility and nurture the body and muscles for lifelong training. Check out my fitness instagram @ionaPTfit and dance @iona_groove

 

Try out Fitness Coaching for advice and nutrition support; sometimes you need advice and time for questions without actually working out, about 50% of Personal Training is coaching and there's no need to use precious time and energy to meet In-Person. You can also earn how to adapt your diet to reveal toned abs, increase energy, lean up, build healthy muscle tone and reduce body fat 30/60 min sessions available.

 

My exercise programmes are also excellent for helping with anxiety, depression and PTSD without over working the adrenals, if you've suffered exhaustion or fatigue in the past. Feel positive straight away. 

 

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Qualifications

BSC Hons Science & Technology Studies, UCL

Level 4 Stroke Rehab, ARNI & Middlesex Uni

Level 3 Advanced Personal Training, YMCA:

Nutrition for Exercise, Padwork, TRX Suspension

Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Member of National Register of Personal Trainers (NRPT)

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