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We foster a holistic approach to health and lifestyle. Exercise is only one of the pillars of health. Proper diet, rest & recovery, stress management and play are equally as important to overall health.

Eating unprocessed, whole, organic foods is central to our nutrition philosophy. We include our Natural Fitness 12 week Nutrition Programme with all our Personal Training packages – we believe it provides the foundation for good health and helps our clients start their journey towards optimum health. We also provide more in-depth nutrition and lifestyle programs such as BioSignature Modulation, and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, for clients dependent upon current health requirements and underlying issues.

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This is our signature nutrition and lifestyle programme designed to give our clients the tools that will underpin their initial progress and long term success. Over the first 12 weeks we examine our clients current lifestyle and nutrition status – looking at sleep, stress, nutrition, digestion and exercise – and we put together practical, effective measures that improve these ‘foundational’ factors.

These ‘foundational’ factors are basic principles that need to be addressed for real long term and permanent success. Even though most of our clients see improvements immediately, for some people underlying imbalances can hinder progress. It is by assessing and establishing the order in which to work through these possible problem areas that roadblocks are overcome and real progress is made.

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This is a bespoke nutrition and lifestyle program based on individual assessment that helps with spot reduction and overall fat loss with specific reference to individual nutritional, supplement and training requirements

Biosignature was developed by world-renowned strength coach Charles Poliquin. It is based on 25 years of testing and research with sports people and functional medical practitioners. BioSignature is a system based on scientific evidence that where people store their body fat is an indication of their hormonal profile.

This means that your body fat levels and corresponding imbalanced hormones can be effectively managed through a combination of diet, exercise, lifestyle modifications, and when necessary a targeted supplementation program. As a qualified BioSignature practitioners we can develop a plan for you based on YOUR unique biological signature. This means FASTER results and FEWER supplements than is possible with the industry's typically more random and haphazard approach.

For example, the thickness of a person's umbilical skin fold (your gut) is a direct reflection of cortisol (the stress hormone) output. A relatively fat midsection indicates stress levels are high and/or the ability to handle stress is low. The good news is that 1) it's not your fault and, 2) it can be changed.

Some females have a tendency to store a majority of their fat in the hips and thighs (related to estrogen) while others may store fat in the arms (male hormone) and torso (insulin and thyroid) - specific hormones dictate where and why the body stores fat. Through analysing the 12 sites on the body we presently use, BioSignature Modulation allows us to recommend specific dietary, lifestyle, exercise and exercise changes that can specifically target fat loss in particular areas.

Many of these dietary recommendations overlap, none of them involve any method harmful to the body, and in fact, all of them will improve the overall quality of life. 

By assessing and understanding your body’s hormonal profile, you can expect to learn what types of training works for you and why.  Instead of wasting your hard earned money following fad dietary programs, which may only work for a few weeks, you will learn what type of nutrition is required for your body according to your body’s hormonal status. Rather than wasting hundreds of pounds on the latest dietary craze which you have read about in your favorite magazine, it's time to map out what food and supplements your body may require and why. 

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Functional Diagnostic Nutrition is a holistic discipline that employs detailed questionnaire and functional laboratory assessments to identify malfunctions and underlying conditions at the root of most common health complaints. Your health is built upon a sturdy foundation of diet, hormones, digestion, detoxification, and your immune system. Functional Diagnostic Nutrition ensures that you cover all of your bases. The typical FDN client has been on and off diets and in and out of doctor's offices. He/she has struggled with weight gain, fatigue, digestive disturbances, foggy brain, mood disorders, low libido, and insomnia. Instead of treating symptoms, we work with you to uncover the root cause of your health and wellness challenges. Once we find and remove the cause(s), you can live the vital, energetic life you were intended to live.

If you prefer drug-free, natural solutions to health problems and would rather find the underlying cause instead of just treating your symptoms then FDN is right for you.

Typical issues addressed by FDN:

  • Weight loss and weight gain
  • Blood sugar problems
  • Insomnia
  • Indigestion and bloating
  • Low sex drive, PMS, skin and hair problems
  • Headaches and fogginess
  • Fatigue
  • Inflammation and pain
  • Food sensitivities and allergies

What treatment is involved?

This depends upon the outcome of testing and evaluation of lifestyle factors. The tools we use encompass working on diet, rest, exercise, supplementation and reduction of stress.

To properly assess what treatment and or lifestyle/nutrition/exercise interventions are required we start with questionnaires and may decide that laboratory testing such as saliva, stool or hair analysis be undertaken. Based on results from these we work with you to establish how best to implement successful strategies in a manageable and realistic fashion.

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