Training for Under 16’s

I have a youth exercise speialism, which means I can work with under 16s. We still need to understand the challenges and goals that they would like to achieve, adapting the training especially for thier needs.

Introduction

Introduction

I love working with young people, they are always so full of energy and mostly really keen to learn.  I have worked with a number of younger clients and often there is something which is driving them to get stronger, whether it is to overcome stresses at school, help with some mental health challenges or get stronger for a particular sporting activity.  Whatever the challenge I always start by understanding what their goals and ambitions are.

Once I know the history and driver for my clients, I work in a pretty similar way to when I work with adults.  I plan a fun and personalised fitness sessions, which is created for each client, allowing for any injuries or mobility restrictions that you might have.  Any likes or dislikes you have will be incorporated into your session because you should enjoy the session just like older exercisers do - not just feel like you’ve worked hard.

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Benefits

There are many benefits to exercise but for this age demographic in particular, the benefits can be to:

  • Increased body awareness for growing young clients.
  • Increased balance and hand-eye coordination.
  • Learning correct form and technique at a young age to set them up for future exercise.
  • Learning that exercise can be fun and isn’t just about team sports.
  • Prepare them or build strength for a particular sport or team activity.

Benefits

Helping my clients to
achieve their fitness ambitions.

What our
sessions look like

What our sessions look like

Our training sessions are very similar to if I was working with an adult, but I might make some adjustments along the way.

We may minimise very high impact movements for example as bones and their density still hasn’t full formed in younger clients. Exercise sessions are shorter to cater for shorter attention spans and possible issues with dehydration and fluctuating body temperatures as younger clients can struggle with temperate regulation.

 

Client Testimonials

I have a long-term condition and keeping strong and flexible is important for my health.  After a recent issue with bursitis in both hips which led to problems with my knees, Sara adapted my training plan to help me to keep attending sessions with her while protecting joints and muscles where needed.  As this has now lasted for over 3 months, she has helped me maintain muscle strength and general fitness during a period when I could easily have given up and retired to a chair!  I am very grateful to her for her knowledge and patience as she has coached me through this frustrating time!
Sarah – Online

We’ve been working together for just over a year now and I’ve really seen a big impact in my game following our sessions. Sara is constantly keeping the sessions fresh and open to feedback on ways I think we might be able to get more out of them. Often, I can be overzealous with my requests which she’s very good at keeping me in check and focussed on my goals.

The weekly sessions are a welcome respite to the monotony of work & family life – Not only being a great trainer, Sara is also a fantastic listener. In between sets (which often isn’t a lot of time – @Sara hint hint), I have the chance to offload some of my life challenges. However trivial they may be, Sara always has a kind word to say or helps to rationalise.

I’d recommend reaching out to Sara to help with your health & fitness goals. She has a wealth of knowledge; and if something isn’t within her repertoire, she’ll go away and research it ready for next time.

Matt – Touch rugby player

I have just completed my first block of sessions with Sara and I am really enjoying it. I no longer live in the UK but as all training has been online recently I thought I would try virtual PT. The virtual aspect of the training has not been a problem at all. What I most like about Sara is that she asked up front what exercises I hate. She also really listens to my feedback about how I am feeling, muscle pain etc, and modifies workouts accordingly. I look forward to the sessions and because of the variety of exercises it doesn’t feel boring. Sara was recommended to me by a good friend and I would definitely recommend her to anyone. She is professional, communicative, really friendly and easy going too. I am really happy that I started working with Sara and I already feel stronger and healthier!

Nicola – Basel, Switzerland

As an anxious and easily stressed individual, Pilates has helped me to take a breather and relax my mind. It’s the only time in the week where my mind isn’t flipping somersaults and I’m able to focus on just me! Sara has helped me to refocus on my strength and instantly helps me to relax within the first moments of a session. Starting with a full body roll down or just some basic shoulder rolls and slow breathing, I’m immediately transported to calmness. I’ve started to see such an improvement in just three months; reduced anxiety, stronger in my core and the ability to better control my breathing.   So far, Pilates has been enormously refreshing and I look forward to continuing to build on my strength and working with Sara, who has been so tremendously fabulous and patient throughout!

Laura, Windsor based online client

“I have been doing Sara’s outdoor fitness classes twice weekly for about 10 weeks (via Zoom during lockdown). They are very enjoyable with a great variety of exercises. Sara is great at motivating you, so whether you are just starting out or are someone who already exercises you will benefit from her sessions. Would definitely recommend.”

Aileen, Windsor

 

“I never thought I’d find a class where exercise doesn’t seem a chore but Fitness in the Forest is always fun and varied. I always leave feeling energised and set up for the day. I love these sessions :)”

Niki, Windsor (Busy Mum)

“I love the Fitness in the Forest session every Friday, they are always fun, varied and challenging.  I come away feeling really positive and ready for the weekend.  Sara is not at all as I imagined your boot camp trainer to be, she is very knowledgeable and kind.  Thank you, Sara!”

Sophie, Windsor (Small Business owner and Mum of 2)

“Sara is amazing. She has listened to what I would like to achieve and work on and has tailored my workouts to suit me.  No pressure, just support. Thanks, Sara.”

Sharon – Mum of two

“Sara’s sessions are tailored very specifically to my needs (eg knackered knees!) & wants. She’s very encouraging, and her sessions are always varied & interesting.”

Debbie – Newly retired

“Sara is an excellent PT who is very dedicated to her work. I’ve been training with her for over 7 months and each session is thoroughly planned to suit me and my ongoing progress whilst also being mindful of pre-existing injuries.  She is highly knowledgeable offering advice when asked and also flexible, regularly adjusting sessions on the spot to incorporate my toddler when necessary!”

Sumreen – Mum of two

Client Testimonials

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