Linda is working in the fitness industry since she qualified as a fitness professional with the NCEF in 1995 and since then has been constantly updating and evolving her skills. Since 1997, she has also worked as an educator and trainer of fitness professionals in all areas of fitness instruction, including Personal training, Pilates and Corrective Exercise and Sports Injuries massage.
She has had the pleasure of working with a variety of specific sports with the aim of improving performance and injury prevention. She has worked with varying levels of athletes from general fitness clients widening their horizons and up their game to others who have been involved in sport for years. Some of her client base have been involved in rugby, rowing, ballet, Irish dancing, musicians (pain prevention), skills improvement and strength for horseriding, eventing and dressage. Also in more recent years she has worked with golfers, swimmers, cyclists, marathon runners and an Obstacle Course Runner. One notable runner she trained ran from Derry to Kinsale for charity #runwithciara.
She also regularly works with people who want to return from back pain, injury, or wish to improve their posture and lose inches and generally just improve their quality of life.
Linda’s own sporting background includes horse-riding, swimming and cycling and triathlon.
Her favourite personal areas of training are Pilates, Stability Ball , TRX and weights. She loves being creative using different pieces of equipment and mixing body weight and alignment to create different effects. She can also incorporate a mix of higher intensity workouts involving battle ropes, medicine balls, slam balls and a mix of functional training approaches. Her working knowledge of the body helps her to visualise and plan the best possible approach for you.
As no two clients are the same, she does not believe in the “cookie cutter” approach of “one size fits all” because, basically it doesn’t.
Exercise is not like lycra and must be tailored to the individuals even in group sessions to get the best results.
Everyone’s path is different and this is possible to achieve in this training setting.
If you need the “baby steps” approach of multiple break down of exercises to develop the necessary strength and flexibility in particular muscles and joints to perform a movement, then she will create the appropriate chain of exercises to get you there safely.
All exercises are modified to the level of the client.
If you are ready for the “dark side” and ready to push on, she has the creativity mixed with a dash of evil that makes her able to make even the toughest mortal work hard.