“I trained with Tanya Wyatt in Fulham on a regular basis in 2020. I engaged with her for strength training and found her to be an excellent personal trainer. Her extensive knowledge of biomechanics and anatomy means she is very adept at helping clients improve core strength and trunk stability. I was also impressed that – when she referred clients to me for treatments – she attended some of these sessions in person, to understand fully the physical issues they faced. I would recommend Tanya for anyone looking to improve body shape, strength, and posture, or to reduce risk of injury.”
Sue Donnolly, Physiotherapist
Personal training is great for those who want 1-on-1 help achieving goals. Trainers are great motivators for completing any exercise. They may even yell at you to GIVE IT YOUR ALL!!!!! They’ll likely count your reps too.
I’m a little different. As an educator, I impart knowledge to my clients. I want them to be empowered by this knowledge. When they understand why they are doing something, it’s easier for them to commit. And it means they don’t have to engage my services forever. They take away the tools they need to manage their bodies moving forward.
Because of this, I tend to work on 3-6 month contracts. And I’m always there if clients want to come back, check in, and revise their programmes.
As a former professional ballet dancer, I’m dedicated to perfection in movement. This means I have an eye for the detail in everything you do. Adjusting a position by just an inch, can make the difference between activating one muscle group or another.
If you’re going to put energy and time into training, every minute should count. Every muscle fibre should be recruited; every move should be meaningful. Thought is required throughout the session. Both parties need to be awake to the quality of movement; aware of the compensations made for any lack of strength; and cognisant of what it is the exercise is trying to achieve.
Beginning the process entails an in-depth physical assessment. This helps me understand where your physical imbalances lie. This is important because finding balance is the ultimate functional movement goal. When muscles fire at the right time and in the appropriate sequence, you’re looking at a body that will move efficiently, without limitations, and with great posture
PERSONAL TRAINING DETAILS
WHO: Men and Women
WHERE: Swan Mews, Purser’s Cross Rd, London SW6 4QT
WHY: Gain better rewards with less effort. Experience focused, one-on-one attention. Enjoy a fully customised programme, specific to your physical needs & goals. Develop better strength and tone in your problem areas. Remain injury-free and build a powerful core. Reduce the risk of injury and poor posture.
HOW: An initial assessment provides the information necessary to tailor the sessions to your level of strength and physical capability. Sessions are designed specifically so that the trunk and core muscles are fully engaged throughout, and that technique, safety and efficacy are paramount.
YOUR INVESTMENT: 1 x weekly = £135; 2 x weekly = £120
PERSONAL TRAINING ASSESSMENT
The physical assessment is a simple process. It is done prior to starting your personal training programme. In addition to a simple standing check, some movement patterns are assessed too. The focus of our work together is trunk (core) strength and stability. Therefore, the assessed movements relate to pelvic and shoulder stability. The deeper inner unit is also assessed for strength and functionality.
WHAT WE’RE ASSESSING
Do your deep trunk (spinal) stabilisers engage when you’re moving? Is your spine protected through its range of movement? Does your inner unit (what some refer to as the “core”) automatically switch on when it does its job of transferring forces between the upper and lower body? If not, injury and/or joint limitation is a pretty sure thing.
My focus is to help clients strengthen the “engine” (trunk and core) of the body. This should always come before the “chassis” (limb) strength. The engine powers the vehicle, after all. Of course you can look like a sports car, but if the engine isn’t a powerful one, you’re not going to go very far or very fast without some problems.
The hip and shoulder stabilisers
There are other muscles in the trunk and around the shoulder blades/joints and hips that stabilise (and, to a lesser degree, mobilise) these areas. These muscles keep the joints supported and working optimally. They need strength to support all your movements, without transferring unneeded load to soft tissue with a different purpose. They’re also vital for keeping good posture and reducing injury risk. It’s really worthwhile putting time and effort into training them.
The core, together with these hip and shoulder joint muscles, are the most important component of any programme. My workouts focus specifically on these aspects. And the physical assessment tells me all about how strong they are.