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Are you flying solo?

Are you flying solo?

Wednesday 6th June 2018
Joe Rogers

How often do you hear personal trainers vocalising their knowledge of psychology, nutrition, and training? Even some think they are clinical experts in rehabilitation and try to diagnose issues that should be left to trained medical professionals.

'It's your rotator cuff.' (Classic 'bro' science), is something you often hear trainers say to their clients when there shoulder hurts. Truth is it could be something completely different.

You might have even trained with one. I might have been guilty of being one at the start of my career.

The problem is your results as a client are limited by this approach.

The truth is you end up being trained by a jack of all trades and a master of none.

It doesn't make any sense to me. In any other industry, people aim to become specialised in a specific area to add value to an interdisciplinary team. Look at the insurance sector as an example, you might be an expert in aviation insurance and have a broader knowledge of insurance, but you aren't going to profess to be a tax accountant at the same time. You might need one in your team but you wouldn't try and do both jobs.

At MVEMENT we decided to go against the grain. We don't want to pretend to be experts in every facet of health and fitness so what we have done is create an interdisciplinary team that are experts in their field who interact with each other on a daily basis to get the best possible results for our clients.

After working with elite athletes, we realised this was how sports teams all over the world get the best out of their athletes. Normal people are no different. We are all humans after all, everyone has there inner athlete. Sometimes we just forget about it over time. People just like you exercise for a reason. If you can find out what your real reason is it makes the journey even better over time.

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