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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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Hall Personal Training is the trading name of Hall Training Systems LTD, registered in England and Wales, company number 10230138.


The discounts offered for the direct debit packages are only available when a package is purchased via direct debit. For example, it is not possible to purchase four individual sessions for the price of a four-per-month direct debit. Block packages of five, 10 and 25 sessions are available if you prefer not to sign up for a direct debit. 


Cancellation of appointments 
All clients are required to give 24 hours’ notice of cancellation. Any cancellations made within 24 hours of the session start time will be charged at the full rate. There will be no exceptions to this rule. In the event of your trainer cancelling within 24 hours, your session will be rescheduled. 


Direct Debit Payments 
Sessions cancelled with due notice cannot be carried forward into the next direct debit period, they must be used within the same direct debit period. Sessions will only be rolled forward if your trainer is unable to fit all of your sessions into the direct debit period. Any session rolled over for this reason must be used within the next direct debit period, and cannot be rolled over again. 

The direct debit period runs from the day your direct debit is due, which will be on or around the 1st of every month, or the date you chose when the direct debit was set up. If you select a direct debit package, a £1 fee will be deducted from your account, which will be refunded to you as soon as the direct debit has been processed. This just confirms the account. 

Any additional sessions performed out of your direct debit plan will be charged at the end of the month, and priced at whatever an individual session would cost as part of your monthly plan. Please be aware that this is likely to occur during longer months.  


If you or your trainer book a holiday, the direct debit will be suspended for the time you or your trainer is away. Trainers must be alerted of any holidays at least one week before the direct debit period the holiday falls in is due. If they are not made aware, they will not carry your sessions over.  

For example, if your direct debit period runs from the 1st of every month, and you are going away in June, your trainer must be made aware a working week before the end of May. If you do not make the trainer aware, no refund will be given, and sessions must be completed within the direct debit period. 


Sessions cancelled within 24 hours due to illness or injury will still be charged at the full rate unless a doctor's note is provided. Direct debits can be paused or cancelled if the client or trainer is unable to carry out sessions due to prolonged illness or injury. Please bear in mind that being injured doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t train. With 24 hours’ notice, your trainer can plan an alternative session taking your injury into account. 


Cancellation of direct debits 
There is a minimum contract of 2 months on all direct debit plans. Should you wish to cancel or change you direct debit, you can do so after your initial 2-month period. To cancel, at least one week's written notice is required before the date of your next payment. If you wish to cancel within the first 2 months, you will be charged for 50 per cent of the direct debit plan.  

To cancel or amend your direct debit you must email: accounts@halltrainingsystems.com 

You will receive a confirmation email informing you we have received your request.


Unless otherwise agreed, sessions run for one hour. If your trainer is late, they will make up the time. If you are late the missed time will not be made up unless your trainer is happy to do so.


Block Sessions 

  • Five session blocks must be used within 40 days of your first session 
  • Ten session blocks must be used within 2 months of your first session 
  • Twenty-five session blocks must be used within 3 months of your first session 

If your trainer is unable to offer a session within the time period, the cancelled session(s) will be carried forward. Refunds will not be given if a block is cancelled, but clients do have the option to transfer any remaining sessions in a block to friends or family. Any transferred sessions must be completed within the time period from when your friend or family member takes their first session.


I understand that my personal training sessions will be delivered by my individual trainer, who is a separate legal entity to Hall Training Systems LTD. Hall Training Systems LTD acts as an agent on your behalf in this transaction. Hall Training Systems LTD’s registered VAT number is: 263 8576 67


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