Personal Mastery Overview

Personal Mastery Overview

To me, “Performance“means testing one’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience against the pressure of competition. 

A “Performance Coach” empowers this successful performance by constantly adapting and offsetting the stress to recovery load according to the individual’s ever-changing landscape.

The landscape I draw upon is holistic and can be distilled into four key lessons:

  1. Love your life.
  2. Calm your mind.
  3. Eat real food.
  4. Enjoy regular and varied exercise.

As each individual is unique in ambition, ability, condition, and circumstance, so is how we prioritise these four factors in their lives. Personalised coaching just requires a good rapport, an open mind, and an understanding that podium places require an integration of lifestyle into any exercise programme as much as exercise. (I usually sew this into movement lessons, but it can be done systematically in a sit-down lesson or self-paced through my online PRX programme.) 

Clinical Musculoskeletal Assessment for injuries & sports performance

Musculoskeletal, hormonal, emotional and mental weaknesses and the toll on your physiological load can be identified in many ways.

  1. Comprehensive health & lifestyle history.
  2. Clinical Posture, flexibility and movement ability assessment. (Including gait running assessment if required)
  3. Troubleshooting “freestyle” lesson that aims to alleviate a body-mind-spirit obstacle. (ROAM, mental strength, attitude, creative visualisation)
  4. After I have analysed the lifestyle history and physical assessment, we will meet to review my findings for a lifestyle consult and instruct you in the stretching and strengthening programme. (My “Personal Mastery” programme is a progressive lifestyle plan to build wellness, fitness, and performance. Personalised lifestyle consults will drill down into critical modules of the PRX programme to make the most significant impact on your life with the least effort.)

Programmes and coaching morph from level to level according to your mastery of the exercises or lifestyle action plans. Typically, I change the programme’s emphasis every three weeks and exercise variations change as needed. This really depends on the frequency of your self-training and how often we meet. 

I am flexible on how we work together, and the frequency of coaching depends on your ambition, condition, ability, and circumstance. As everyone is unique, I don’t want to limit you or lock you into anything you don’t feel comfortable with, so I am happy to work within your budget if it means helping you get better. I am available for product reviews, mentoring and staff training, corporate wellness talks, programmes or offsite retreats.

I am happiest when “using my full powers along the lines of excellence. ” I love challenges such as solving chronic injuries and unwellness, creating corporate presentations, applying my sometimes maverick methods to designing periodised sports programmes (including learning and applying new sport and training philosophies to myself), structuring education or product manuals, and coaching athletes’ mental game so that they peak for a performance.

Above all, I love helping all people “do their best today so that they are better tomorrow”.

I am conservative in starting, favouring appropriate exercise and correct technique over intensity. However, once you are out of pain, know what athletic posture is and can move well, we will ramp up intensity/complexity to take you out of your comfort zone and stimulate gains.

My number one priority is to reveal your weaknesses (needs) and strengthen them; this prevents injuries and clears the path for more advanced exercises (advanced exercises increase fitness capacity and metabolic rate, lean body mass and weight loss).

I believe in a positive coaching environment and actively promote levity; my coaching style leans towards Coach-Technical-Athlete-Entertrainer; that is, my cueing will be concise to what I think will make the most significant change, technical and science-based, with small demonstrations, focused on correct technique and task orientated. The hive-fives, storytelling and scintillating conversation come after you have mastered the current programme and probably only on a recovery day when that is the best course of action. (Don’t get me wrong; I am more focused on giving value for money and am not averse to coffee and conversation with clients.)

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