Originally coined by Chila, Peckham and Manheim, back in 1981 and used for the title of their course at Michigan State University: ‘‘Myofascial Release’’
Fascia is the body’s connective tissue. It's fibrous cobweb-like connective tissue found throughout the whole of the body runing from head to toe. Your fascia provides a framework that helps support and protect individual muscle groups, organs, and the entire body as a unit.
A strength curve is a graphical representation of how a muscle generates and applies force in a specific direction. This force is then represented using three basic categories: ascending, descending and bell-shaped.
An eccentric contraction occurs when a muscle lengthens under load. An example of this would be when you're lowing yourself into a squatting position. Generally speaking, a muscle can be upto 150% stronger during an eccentric contraction than a concentric contraction.
A concentric contraction occurs when a muscle shortens. An example of this would be when you're coming up from a bottom of a squat.
In anatomy, a muscle fascicle is a bundle of skeletal muscle fibers surrounded by perimysium, a type of connective tissue.
Michael Goulden is the founder of a training company and is a resistance training specialist in exercise mechanics. He has been integrating exercise mechanics with neuromuscular preparation to create a uniquely sustainable approach to health, fitness and performance.
Charles Poliquin is recognised as one of the world’s most accomplished strength coaches, and has produced hundreds of medals, wins and personal bests for elite athletes in over 17 different sports, including athletes for both the summer and winter Olympics, the NHL, and NFL.
Ben Pakulski, nicknamed the Pak-Man, holds an Honors Degree in Kinesiology and is an IFBB professional bodybuilder and winner of the 2008 Mr. Canada competition. In the IFBB, he finished 2nd twice in 2008.
Our level five trainers are our ‘elite’. They’re seriously experienced, and incredibly knowledgeable. They have all gone above and beyond, attending numerous industry events, clocking up multiple courses, and spending numerous hours learning through practical experience with clients. They have shown unparalleled dedication to becoming the best personal trainers possible, and have been recognised in the health and fitness industry for their level of excellence.
Our level four trainers have gone the extra mile. All of them have further industry qualifications, whether in nutrition, post-natal exercise, endurance or hypertrophy. They have attended workshops, webinars and courses to lift their learning above others in the area. They are likely to have been a personal trainer for several years, and be pushing to learn more about how they can offer the best possible advice to you.
Our level three trainers are fully qualified, with industry-recognised qualifications, but are relatively new to personal training. What they lack in experience, they will make up for in dedication and enthusiasm. All our level three trainers work closely with a more senior member of the team to ensure the Hall Training quality of service is maintained, and you make constant progress towards your goals.
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I signed up as a member in August 2020 and I have been more and more impressed with the Team at Hall Training with each month! The team are incredibly
I signed up as a member in August 2020 and I have been more and more impressed with the Team at Hall Training with each month! The team are incredibly knowledgeable and between them, have all the expertise to provide a really positive experience tailored to your individual needs and goals.
Training at the gym in a small group is great - but what has been really impressive is how the team have translated their gym training programmes into a really effective home training sessions. The workouts feel as effective as in the gym, are varied week to week and the trainers keep an eye on technique and fine tune as needed. My membership provides great value, and is really helping me keep a routine and stay motivated during lockdown. It will be great to get back in the gym, but in the meantime being part of Hall Training is a real boost for both mental and physical health.
Nathan W. Read more
I can't recommend Hall Personal Training highly enough! The studio is modern, well equipped, well laid out and an overall great facility to attend. I joined over a year ago
I can't recommend Hall Personal Training highly enough! The studio is modern, well equipped, well laid out and an overall great facility to attend.
I joined over a year ago with no gym experience, and Immediately became comfortable, enjoying sessions right away. They are genuinely the highlight of my day.
The personal trainers are knowledgeable, personable and supportive. Their attention to detail in and out of sessions is exceptional and I honestly believe they are the best team of people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. The level of effort in everything they provide is outstanding.
A truly great environment and wonderful community to be a part of.
Nicky H. Read more
I made the decision to try a new type of gym when I gained weight after reaching 50 yrs. I realised that conventional gyms were not inspiring or motivating me
I made the decision to try a new type of gym when I gained weight after reaching 50 yrs. I realised that conventional gyms were not inspiring or motivating me to get fitter or healthier.
I started of with a introductory rate for a month and I was hooked after the first session. I can honestly say that joining Hall training was the best decision I could have made for my health and well-being.
After 6 months I have lost 1 1/2 stone in weight and I feel so much fitter and stronger. I chose the 4-on-1 training sessions as it’s great to mix with other people and see how they are progressing. It really spurs you on. Every single session I have attended I have fully enjoyed.
The personal trainers are wonderful and everyone is so welcoming. You feel part of a team! Plus their knowledge and professionalism is second to none. You really are encouraged to do the best you can do. It’s so inspiring! The programmes are carefully worked out and constantly changing, so you never get bored. Each day a certain group of muscles are focused on so that you work on your whole body in a week. I was nervous about doing weight training at first but I feel very safe under the advice and scrutiny of the trainers. Even the cardio at the end is fun!
There are people of all ages, shapes and sizes at the studio and I have never felt out of place. It really has changed my life. I am doing things that I never thought I would be able to do and going to my training session is never a chore. Rather I look forward to it! It’s also great to hear about how well all of the other members are also doing.
This gym is unlike any other. For all the right reasons. You won’t regret joining.
Kiran A. Read more
In the last couple of years I was fed up with paying extortionate gym fees and not being able to consistently go to the gym. I tried trainers within the
In the last couple of years I was fed up with paying extortionate gym fees and not being able to consistently go to the gym. I tried trainers within the gym that added on top of their membership fees and found it to be both expensive and inconsistent in results.
Then I discovered Hall Training and figured I'd give it a try with their very reasonable 'taster program': allowing you to try different training size groups and open gym sessions for a month trial.
What I discovered was so much more!! Chris, George, Becky, George and Sabrina are all brilliant trainers and you can quickly start on their tailored gym programs. Personally, I have been able to find a good routine that fits around my busy work/family life. Each session is with one of the trainers and either 1-on-1, 2-on-1, or 4-on-1 as a group. And to boot - the cost is less than my previous gym membership and trainer. For me I see this as a preventative cure to getting myself back into a healthy state. In the last 6 months I have lost 6 kgs, dropped one size down on my clothes, feel stronger and healthier than ever before. Hall training has changed my life and their trainer/gym service is not only unique and very well organised, but also run by a very motivated and friendly team.