"COACHING PEOPLE, EXPERIENCING PAIN, AND TAKING THE TIME TO HELP THEM PERFORM NATURAL MOVEMENTS"
I have over 5 years professional experience coaching clients and I am passionate about working with people who struggle with pain, injuries and health concerns.
People come to me when their pain, problem or health affects simple movements; such as walking or bending as well as exercising in the gym or playing sports. I help my clients to achieve their goals through improving body awareness and functional movement patterns alongside a gym based strengthening programme which is under my careful guidance and specifically tailored for their individual postural imbalances.
Due to the nature of my clients needing tailored progression, I am with my clients every step of the way.
I have had a lot of personal experience being on a journey to remove pain and injury so understand what my clients are going through. During this time, I found that there was a significant lack of support other than choosing to take pain relief, which is why I chose to become qualified as a personal trainer in this area and help others. With experience and practise, I have helped many clients to become free of pain and return to daily activities successfully.
I am also qualified in exercise referral, so if clients have both postural as well as medical issues then I am well equipped to provide just the right advice and support to help you become healthier, move better and become pain free.
Being a qualified swimming teacher and coach, I have been lucky enough to work with children from the age of 4 all the way through to masters swimmers including GB Paralympic swimmers and triathletes.
I enjoy open water swimming events and can provide programmes to improve these activities also.
Alongside being a personal trainer I am a keen horse rider, having competed in county level competitions and hold a FdSc in Equine Management. I work with many horse riders to help them improve balance, core strength and posture.
I have been training with Sophie virtually several times a week since the unfortunate Covid-19 lockdown begun. In that time I have gone from being able to plank for 30 seconds to over 2 minutes. I now feel in the best shape I have ever been in. I am also starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with a couple of long term injuries as I have finally started to consistently work at the strength and stability elements of training I had never quite managed to do for a long enough period of time. I love being able to workout in the comfort of my own home with minimal equipment and will continue to do so even after Covid-19. I can not wait to see how it affects my swimming once I am back in the pool. Bring on Nationals - thank you Sophie for helping me!
Sophie Liddament, National Masters Swimmer
Phoenix Gym Norwich