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Originally coined by Chila, Peckham and Manheim, back in 1981 and used for the title of their course at Michigan State University: ‘‘Myofascial Release’’

What is fascia tissue?

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.

What is a strength curve?

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.

Eccentric contraction explained:

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. 

Concentric contraction explained:

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.

What are muscle fascicles?

In anatomy, a muscle fascicle is a bundle of skeletal muscle fibers surrounded by perimysium, a type of connective tissue.

Who is Michael Goulden?

Michael Goulden is the founder of Integra Training 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.

Who is Charles Poliquin?

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.

Who is Ben Pakulski?

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.

What is a level 5 trainer?

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.

What is a level 4 trainer?

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.

What is a level 3 trainer?

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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This autumn we’re opening our very own studio in North Oxford. It’ll have our same expert team and the same approach to personal training but a more private and exclusive environment with an array of market-leading equipment. What’s more, we’ll be offering semi-private and small-group personal training too!

not your ordinary personal trainers

not your ordinary personal trainers

Hall Personal Training isn't your typical personal training service. Based in Oxford, we treat our clients as individuals, with absolutely no templates and no generic advice. Our team is hand-picked based on their industry knowledge, experience, and their ability to work well with our clients. And we don’t stop there. We're constantly developing our knowledge of weight loss, nutrition, body composition, sports performance, and more, ensuring the best possible results for our clients.

how we work

  • One-to-one personal training

    our bread and butter. Our expert personal trainers will take you through every step of achieving your health and fitness goals

  • 2-on-1 Semi-private personal training

    share your PT session with one other person, still following a programme that’s designed specifically for you. Great fun and cost-effective

  • 4-on-1 Small-group personal training

    complement your fitness programme with small group classes. Work on your mobility, strength and Cardiovascular fitness with a maximum of four to a group

  • Saturday sessions

    top up your training with free use of all our facilities on Saturdays. Come in and do your own thing or jump into one of our small group PT session, it’s entirely up to you

  • Community

    we have an amazing network of likeminded people sharing their experiences, advice and knowledge with regular community meet-ups

  • Nutrition

    all the nutrition guidance you could need to enhance your fitness programme and get you to your goals as efficiently as possible

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Fantastic team, really specialised program for my needs with great ongoing support and the extra push I need. Lovely people!

-Angie, can now lift 1.5 times her body weight in a hip thruster

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