A quick bonus tip:

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 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.

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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Our Deddington Studio

Our Deddington Studio

opening this October

The Hall Training Studio in Deddington

We're excited to be launching our second personal training studio here in Deddington.

Our private personal training studio will deliver an incredible environment for our members, with a huge selection of free weights and cardio equipment across a 5,000 sq.ft area. There'll be changing rooms, showers, and treatments rooms on site, with a reception area that's perfect for a pre-workout coffee or a post-workout chat. Parking for both cars and bicycles will also be available.

Our Deddington studio will be open from 7:00am-8:30pm Monday to Friday, and 8:00am-1:00pm on Saturdays, with personal training sessions running on the hour and half hour all day every day.

The countdown to opening is on...

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Everyone at Hall Personal Training starts their fitness journey with our 30-day trial. It’s an opportunity for you to get to know our approach to health, fitness and community. You can make sure you like the people, the place and the personal training before you make a commitment.

We're offering the first thirty people an early bird price of £129. Secure your place today to guarantee a place on our 30-day trial.

£149 £129

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What you get for £129

  • One 1-on-1 movement screening

    Meet with one of our trainers for your one-to-one movement screening and health discussion. This is where we can make our programmes specific to you and work out what you'll need from us to achieve your goals.

  • Four 2-on-1 semi-private sessions

    Get involved with our amazing community and take part in up to four hours of semi-private personal training with just one other person, and everything still tailored just for you.

  • Eight 4-on-1 small group sessions

    Complement your personal training with up to eight hours of small group personal training sessions. Great fun and a great way to improve your general fitness.

  • Nutrition advice

    Your dedicated personal trainer will give you comprehensive nutrition advice to help you reach your goals faster and support your fitness programme.

  • Thirty minute massage

    If you continue on training after your trial you can treat yourself to a relaxing 30-minute massage with our in-house sports masseuse.

  • Open gym

    As well as your personal training and small group PT sessions, you’ll be able to top up your training with free use of all our facilities. Come in and do your own thing or follow one of our gym workouts.

  • Our community

    Discover a network of like-minded individuals with similar goals and ambitions, and join our online community where our team and members can share their experiences and knowhow.

  • Dedicated support

    One of our team will look after you throughout the 30 days, giving you lots of advice and keeping you on track.

The Gym Floor

Our gym floor will boast eight training pods designed for small group personal training. A 15m indoor sled track along with an array of cardio equipment and cable machines. We welcome our members to come in and use it as a gym to help supplement your personal training sessions.

A Private Environment

Looking to become stronger and fitter? Our private pod system will allow you to work with one of our personal trainers in an intimant setting, creating the perfect environment to learn, lift and train.

Our Facilities

Built using shipping containers, Deddington will feature individual shower and changing rooms, two treatment rooms, and a beautiful open-plan reception where you'll be able to relax and pop your feet up after a training session.

Time to Relax

our open-plan reception will be modeled on the swanky New York cocktail bar providing a chilled and relaxed atmosphere where we'll be serving protein drinks - shaken, not stirred.

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find us

  • we have parking available at our studio, here are our details for your sat-nav:

    Hall Personal Training

    Clifton Road

    Deddington

    Banbury

    OX15 0TP

  • our closest bus stop is Deddington Market Place & Earls Lane, accessible via these routes:

    4A/4B: Middle Barton - Sandford St Martin - Ledwell - Over Worton - Duns Tew - North Aston - Deddington

    S4: Banbury - Adderbury - Deddington - Steeple Aston - Tackley - Kidlington - Oxford

    7: Middle Barton - Sandford St Martin - Over Worton - Duns Tew - Deddington

  • if you fancy taking a more active route to us, we'll have plenty of bike storage on site.