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JOURNEY.

Olly has always had a natural fascination with movement. The discovery of yoga set him on a path to consciously exploring the possibilities of the human body. The cross over between disciplines such as yoga and surfing soon became apparent as well as the connection between physical and mental health.

It wasn’t long before he wanted to broaden his horizons and really delve into human movement. This led him to train as a yoga instructor, masseuse and personal trainer to a degree level currently holding over 3000 hours consultation experience with athletes and regular clients alike. Each person is seen as unique, we all have our respective strengths and drawbacks and as such each session is unique to you and your needs or goals.

If you are unsure what these are then feel free to contact him through phone, email or drop in to see him for a chat. Olly operates his movement clinic at Gym Project in Falmouth.

In his spare time he surfs, dives and continues to explore his own physiology, bringing the experiences back into the clinic to enrich his clients experience.

MOVEMENT CLINIC.

Movement is something we have all had a fascination with at one point in life. Climbing trees, playing tag or swinging on monkey bars, we were all adapting our bodies to move as the varied tasks ahead of us were presented. It is only as adults we tend to forget this notion of playing and often become very repetitive in our movements. Our bodies and minds become specialised and while we may become very good at the specific movements we choose, we can quite often neglect others.

Strength and flexibility, for example are often considered polarizing qualities when in fact the opposite is true, they both augment the other! Everything in the human body is connected and posture in a chair is as important as posture in a handstand.

We don’t offer any set or specific programs instead Olly adapts his skillset and knowledge to your goals and needs going through everything from massage to strength work. Below is a brief summary of the three main elements of the clinic but it is really how these are integrated that makes the experience unique.

MASSAGE.

Nearly every one of us holds tension in our bodies and very often we don’t realize it, a typical example would be pronated shoulders. Massage is used to passively open up the body and locate areas of tension.

Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, busy executive or over worked parent, massage will make going about your daily tasks that little bit easier. Olly is an ITEC qualified masseuse and can offer different massages from a relaxing soft tissue, sports massage to deep tissue myofascial release.

MASSAGE.

Nearly every one of us holds tension in our bodies and very often we don’t realize it, a typical example would be pronated shoulders. Massage is used to passively open up the body and locate areas of tension.

Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, busy executive or over worked parent, massage will make going about your daily tasks that little bit easier. Olly is an ITEC qualified masseuse and can offer different massages from a relaxing soft tissue, sports massage to deep tissue myofascial release.

YOGA.

Olly uses yoga to focus on alignment and stability under load. It is important that you learn to support your weight whilst gaining flexibility, strengthening the connective tissue and protecting your joints from hyperextension.

Yoga also allows a good opportunity to start focusing on mindful movement. If this sound a bit ‘off with the fairies’ for you it simply means that you can start to consider your entire body in the movement, the lunge for example is not simply made in the legs.

If you are comfortable with it, yoga also offers an easy bridge to meditation, as an experienced meditator Olly will help you make your first steps into what can appear to be a daunting discipline.

YOGA.

Olly uses yoga to focus on alignment and stability under load. It is important that you learn to support your weight whilst gaining flexibility, strengthening the connective tissue and protecting your joints from hyperextension.

Yoga also allows a good opportunity to start focusing on mindful movement. If this sound a bit ‘off with the fairies’ for you it simply means that you can start to consider your entire body in the movement, the lunge for example is not simply made in the legs.

If you are comfortable with it, yoga also offers an easy bridge to meditation, as an experienced meditator Olly will help you make your first steps into what can appear to be a daunting discipline.

CALISTHENICS / WEIGHT TRAINING.

Feeling strong feels good. Olly predominantly implements calisthenics (body weight) to build strength supplementing weights where appropriate. Being able to pull your body up to a bar or completing your first handstand push up is only going to give you more confidence to take into life.

One thing you can always count on from Olly is a smile and a laugh. To get the most out of moving it has to be fun, you have to want to do it and Olly approaches each session and person individually.

CALISTHENICS / WEIGHT TRAINING.

Feeling strong feels good. Olly predominantly implements calisthenics (body weight) to build strength supplementing weights where appropriate. Being able to pull your body up to a bar or completing your first handstand push up is only going to give you more confidence to take into life.

One thing you can always count on from Olly is a smile and a laugh. To get the most out of moving it has to be fun, you have to want to do it and Olly approaches each session and person individually.

WHY MOVE?

We all move everyday. We are lucky to have such adaptable and diverse bodies. We understand the instant reward of performing a pull up or planche but what is very often left unsaid are the less immediate or pervading benefits of taking on movement (play) as a practice. Opening up your hamstrings will improve how you walk, releasing tension in your hips will increase balance.

We are born movers, our bodies are designed to work as one machine and that goes beyond just the physical and into the mental. Through your physical movement practice you will learn to release tension from the mind. This is honestly the underlying drive of the clinic and Olly’s work, to use physiological methods to achieve neurological results.

RETREATS

From time to time, Olly teams up with his best mate Bertie to run a retreat. Having always been physically active and with a keen sense for self-destruction, Bertie chose cooking as his profession. Needless to say, the lifestyle of a chef took its toll as it does with all of us with busy lives and health soon suffered. As luck would have it, Olly was just completing his first teacher training in Cambridge and so Bertie was one of the guinea pigs to be taken through his first instructions. The legs were stiff but the laughs were not and the foundation was laid for the changes to come. What began to happen as Bertie moved deeper into his practice and understanding of his own body was that his approach to food changed. It was no longer just substance to be made art from, food took on a much broader meaning. It is our connection to nature, a comfort and nourishment.

Please contact us if you are interested in the idea of our retreats.

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