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Personal Training is really about two things, getting results and enjoying the process of getting there. We recognise that every client is individual, and each person requires a different approach. We’ll work with you to decide what is best for you and your body. We’ll make this journey as fun as possible.
Personal Training is not just about having someone with you in the gym, it’s about having someone to coach you on the lifestyle that’s required to reach your goals. This might include your training in the gym, outside the gym, the foods you eat and all the little things you do to contribute to your health.
Personal Training at Aorta is carried out in one of our private training rooms. Training can only take place with one of our personal trainers, there are no gym memberships, ensuring that all the clients are working one to one whilst in the facility.
We integrate a wide range of disciplines and techniques to ensure that you are getting the most from your workout and that you are always moving towards your goal. Through good planning and expert implementation we aim to make you the very best version of yourself!
Buddy Personal Training at Aorta is also carried out in one of our private training rooms but the session is shared with a partner.
Whether you want to train with a family member, a friend, or colleague, the session is designed for two people to share the allotted time with the trainer. The objective is to encourage you to exercise correctly and achieve your goals with the support of a partner. Your shared training sessions will be fun and motivational, and your results will be inspiring at half the price.
Pilates exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. This involves placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilization, and integration of all the parts of the body into one. As well, preparatory exercises and modifications allow the technique to be appropriate for many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to sport-specific training and everyday life.
Aorta offers 1-1 Pilates sessions or small group classes of maximum 5 people per class. Classes run for 1 hour.
At Aorta we implement golf specific programs that include strength, flexibility, stability, power and mobility, all of which are important aspects of the golf swing.
The golf swing requires that the individual have sufficient hip mobility and thoracic mobility to not only transport power from the ground, up through the core, into the upper extremity and out to the club; but to also decrease the potential for injury:
- When hip mobility is poor or insufficient, we then try to get that movement somewhere else (compensation) which results in us using our lower back instead of the hips, which can lead to injury or a faulty golf swing.
- When thoracic spine mobility is poor or insufficient, this can often lead to shoulder issues or compensation through the hips.
In addition to the benefits that your golf specific training has on your golf performance it will also help improve your posture and play an important role in injury prevention.
Are you interested in running? Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced runner here at Aorta we have training programs to help increase your endurance and your speed.
Running is a great form of cardiovascular training (cardio) but for many people it seems a daunting task to get started. It doesn’t have to be! No matter what level you are at, Aorta can design a programme that will maximise the time you have to invest in your running program.
To compliment your personal training program we have an in house NMT (Neuro Muscular Therapist) that is qualified to perform:-
→ Trigger Point Therapy
→ Orthopaedic Sports Massage
→ Soft Tissue Release (STR)
→ Myofascial Release
→ Pre and Post Event Massage Therapy
All of which are used to address the five elements that cause the following types of pain:-
1. Ischemia: Lack of blood supply to soft tissues which causes hypersensitivity to touch
2. Trigger Points: Highly irritated points in muscles which refer pain to other parts of the body
3. Nerve Compression or Entrapment: Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone
4. Postural Distortion: Imbalance of the muscular system resulting from the movement of the body off the longitudinal and horizontal planes
5. Biomechanical Dysfunction: Imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns (i.e., poor lifting habits, bad mechanics in a golf swing or tennis stroke, computer keyboarding)
Unhealthy eating and physical inactivity are major contributors to reduced quality of life. The typical Irish diet is too high in saturated fat, sodium, and sugar and too low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, calcium, and fiber.
An unbalanced diet can lead to health problems such as heart disease; diabetes; obesity; hypertension; stroke; osteoporosis and many cancers (colon, prostate, mouth, throat, esophagus, lung, stomach).
Maintaining a balanced diet by healthy eating can:
→ Give you vitality and energy for life
→ Help you stay at a weight that’s right for you
→ Boost your immune system
→ Improve sports performance
→ Delay the effects of aging
→ Keep you active and fit into old age
→ Help beat tiredness and fatigue
→ Protect teeth and keep gums healthy
→ Enhance your ability to concentrate and possibly alter mood
→ Ward off serious illnesses like heart disease, certain cancers, mature-age onset diabetes, and gallbladder disease
Aorta’s approach to nutrition isn’t about dieting, it’s about giving you the knowledge to change how you eat. Nutritional guidance covers topics ranging from how to eat light, dining out and changing unhealthy eating habits. When you add smart nutrition to regular workouts, you have a balanced programme to help meet your fitness goals.
When you sign up with Aorta, we will ask you to keep a Nutritional Diary. We do this so we can take a look at your current diet and see what changes we can make to put you on the road to a much healthier way of life. We will then develop an eating plan to suit your specific goals.