Yes, of course. However, this does take more time and effort. Emma will require more information to meet the needs of all the family members. Therefore, a holistic lifestyle consultation or the complete food package will take longer than 90minutes.
If you are looking at having a one-off consultation with Emma, whether it is nutritional and lifestyle based or a postural assessment, both are fine. Emma is happy to consult with your current personal trainer if they are happy to receive the information. If you are looking to leave your personal trainer, it is up to you to decide how to go about doing that
There are no set contracts with Emma in regards to personal training. Emma will discuss with each client what she feels would be the most effective way to reach their goals. This can vary person to person, but will often include an initial postural assessment, program design and sessions to go over programs. The client is then free to work on the programs in their own time and Emma will update the program when necessary. Clients will often work with Emma weekly or fortnightly for specific training purposes, rehabilitation, or because they know that they lack the motivation to come into the gym by themselves. Monthly sessions on top of programs are popular, as it helps clients to remember how hard they should be working when training alone and often gives them a motivational kick into gear!
No, not at all, Emma also works at Fitness-n-Function, which is a private personal training studio in Eden Terrace, Auckland. Have a look on the locations page to get the address.
This depends on your initial ‘health status’, your goals and how much time and energy you are willing to put into your health. Once Emma knows more about you she is more able to give an accurate time frame.
A posture assessment involves Emma observing the client’s posture with a plumb-line. Specific angles are measured including: spinal curvatures, forward head posture, pelvic tilt, and the first rib angle. This is followed by a stretch assessment in which short or tight muscles are identified (that need to be stretched), along with long or weak muscles (that need to be strengthened). Specific strength and endurance tests are also done where applicable, as is gait analysis.
A physiological load assessment looks at the accumulative stress in a client’s life including physical stress, mental and emotional stress, spiritual stress and organ stress. Unfortunately, our bodies cannot distinguish between the different forms of stress that we may be under. Exercise is a form of physical stress, so this is vital information for Emma, so that she can understand her clients and can prescribe the most appropriate form of exercise. The more stress that is placed on a body, the more likely it is to show signs and symptoms of pain and disease, particularly chronic disease.
CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coaches are specialists in wellness, stress management and lifestyle coaching. They have completed one or more levels of the CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach program, including all the required prerequisites for that level. The higher the level completed, the more practical knowledge and experience they will have. CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coaches come from highly varied backgrounds including fitness professionals, health care professionals, nutritionists and dietitians.
CHEK Exercise Coaches are trained in personalization of exercise programs. A key component of CHEK certification is the integration of mind and body fitness. CHEK Exercise Coaches understand how different types of exercise, from Tai Chi to cardiovascular conditioning to weight training, affect the nervous system - an often neglected factor that is vital to achieving success with clients.
Using the C.H.E.K Institute's unique system, CHEK Exercise Coaches can determine the amount of physical and emotional stress placed upon the body. Using this system, they will be able to implement results-producing programs that enhance the client’s function and overall well-being.
Paul Chek is an internationally-renowned expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology. For over twenty-five years, Paul’s unique, holistic approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of countless people worldwide. By treating the body as a whole, and finding the root cause of a problem, Paul has been successful where traditional approaches have consistently failed. Paul is the founder of the C.H.E.K (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute, based in California, USA and the P~P~S Success Mastery Coaching Program.