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Technique Matters

As most of you know, I've grown up with a background in dance - ballet, tap, modern/jazz, freestyle/street dance and most recently acrobatics. Dance has always looked at ensuring safe practice whether you're new to the hobby or a seasoned athlete, and rightly so... dancers bodies go through A LOT. However, it's becoming more and more apparent to me now as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, the importance of sharing my understanding of technique with my clients; the movements that they complete must be done safely in order to be able to replicate these things in everyday life.

I do pride myself on ensuring that technique is taught properly to my clients, and as a trainer think that good technique can make the difference between a long-term client who sees steady and continuous progress, compared to a short-term client who just wants a quick fix. (If you start training with me, then you're in it for the long run!) The occasional nit-picking through some of our exercise sessions are my best way of ensuring safe practice, with little to no injuries across your lifetime of fitness.

I also try to explain my reasoning behind some movements whether we're working in class or as a 1-2-1, so that you know why you're completing a certain exercise. This way, you can replicate these exercises more safely in your own time - after all, knowledge is power, and power gives us the understanding to create the greatest versions of ourselves . When a client starts to understand a movement in more detail, levels of motivation can increase since they