The initial consultation and assessment is an opportunity for us to get to know you, your goals, health and training history. We will assess your flexibility, stability, movement, strength, power and capacity. The information we gather will guide us as we start our planning process.
Once we have a clear picture of you, we draw on our extensive experience and expertise to create the perfect programme for you. Taking in to account your specific needs, as well as the time, equipment and resources you have available to unsure there is nothing to stop you hitting your goals.
Before you start we will run through the programme with you and make sure you are confident with the exercises and technique and are ready to get started.
You will then be able access your plan from anywhere using our simple app, view videos and descriptions of every exercise, and monitor your progress and goals every step of the way.
The app is great way to chat directly to your coach, ask questions, share videos and get expert feedback on training, technique and progressions.
Regular review sessions are an opportunity to catch up, review training and technique, retest on key metrics and plan and progress your next training block.
An easy-to-use app will allow you to access your plan and programme from anywhere. The app has clear customised videos and descriptions of every exercise and clear metrics to track and monitor your progress. It is interactive meaning you can chat and feedback to your coach, send them videos and ask any questions as you go.
If you’d like to run through your programme, check your technique or just get some input from your coach you can book in for a one-to-one session with your coach online or face-to-face.
This hour is an opportunity to focus on you and your needs. This could mean challenging and progressing your movement and strength training, fine-tuning exercise technique or assessing your progress on key areas.
The aim is for you to get the most out of your time with your coach, to keep you on track, focused and motivated in your own training.
Preparing for a Marathon
“I’ve been working with Leah for over two years and couldn’t speak more highly of her. I find her very knowledgeable, professional and down-to-earth at the same time. Nothing is ever too much for her.
Since lockdown my training continued online and I found the app well thought out and easy to use. I especially like the video feature and ability to send messages after sessions.”
Preparing for a Biathlon
“Leah is the ultimate coach. Deeply knowledgeable, motivating, and a pleasure to work with. Training is perfectly tailored to my specific needs and the ability to work together in person or online (as I’m now doing) has made it easy to track performance and stay consistent.
Most importantly, I’ve seen huge improvements in my sports performance and overall wellbeing! Having worked with many coaches and spent a long time researching the best options, I feel lucky to have found Leah.”
Preparing for a Triathlon
“I have been working with Leah for a number of years now, she knows how to keep both body and brain in check and running like a smooth engine. Her workouts, planning and attention to detail are second to none. Since lockdown the app has come into its own, kept me both strong and sane – it’s incredibly handy and useful and so good being able to track progress and view online content.
Without being in a gym it can be very tough to motivate yourself to workout from home, but the guided app and interesting and varied exercises from Leah make it all that much easier. Your body is the one asset you have for life so invest in it wisely with someone as knowledgeable and caring as Leah! I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”
Online training is a comprehensive coaching service that involves use drawing on our twenty-plus years of experience to design a bespoke physical training program that will help you achieve your goals, whether they are health, movement or performance related.
Your program is written specifically for you and based on your goals, exercise history, current fitness levels, equipment and availability, movement, strength and capacity and any other relevant information gathered in your initial assessment.
We use our first session together to run through the programme, make sure you’re comfortable with the exercises and technique and how to get the most out of our training app.
Our easy-to-use app will allow you to access your plan and programme from anywhere. The app has clear customised videos and descriptions of every exercise and allows you to record and monitor your progress and track your metrics as you go.
You will receive support from your coach via the app where you can ask questions, send videos and update metics. The regular sessions or reviews are a chance to go through things in more detail and plan and progress your next training block.
We work with anyone who’s motivated to achieve their goals, whether sport, health or lifestyle focused. Online training and remote coaching tends to suit people who are motivated and comfortable training on their own.
We recommend that all new clients start an initial assessment. This is an opportunity for us to catch up one to one either in person or via Skype/Facetime and talk through your goals, medical history, lifestyle, current and previous training history.
There will then be a practical screening where we look at your mobility, stability, movement, strength and power – identifying strength and areas to work on.
We then have all the information to go away and write a programme specifically designed for you and your current level of training.
We are also happy to arrange a free 20 minute consultation over the phone if you’re unsure if online training is for you or want to ask any specific questions.
Following your initial assessment, we will design your personalised plan from scratch and send it out to you within three to five days. The programme will be set out in 6 weeks training phases and will clearly map out your training sessions and exercises with clear videos and instructions to guide you through. As part of your programme you will have:
An introductory session to run through the programme and regular reviews with your coach – On a monthly or 12 week basis depending on your plan.
Use of a simple, easy-to-use training app with exercise videos – The app will allow you to access your plan from anywhere and record and monitor your progress and track your metrics as you go.
Elite coach support throughout – The messaging part of the app is a great way for you to stay in touch with you coach and get the support you need in your training. If you have any questions about specific exercises, training or just want to let us know how a session has gone, you can get in touch. We want you to feel confident and happy with what you are doing and am here to support you every step of the way. If you are unsure of technique and want your coach to take a quick look at a video you can upload it through the app. We will always do my very best to respond to any messages within 48 hours.
Ability to track your progress and training goals – Marking your sessions as complete and noting down training loads (weights) and comments in the app will allow both you and your coach to track your progress. The ‘metrics’ part of the app will also display your current and previous testing scores and how close you are to reaching your goals.
You will receive an invite from True Coach which once you accept will allow you to access your training plan and programme. You can do this on the computer or through the app. It’s pretty intuitive and straightforward but here’s a little video of how it all works.
Get in touch with your coach on the app to schedule a review session every month (performance plan) or 12 weeks (development plan).
This is an opportunity to discuss how you’ve found the programme, whether it’s been too much or too little, what you’ve loved (and hated!), areas where you feel like you’ve improved and areas you’d like to focus more on moving forward. It’s also a chance for us to make sure we have pitched things at the right level for you and that you are finding the training challenging, motivating and achievable.
We can also use this time to discuss goals, planning and training in your next training block and retest on key metrics.
We will aim to see you for your initial consultation within a week or two of you getting in touch. Your coach will then go away and write your bespoke plan and programme from scratch and aim to deliver it to you within 3-5 working days.
Although we specialise in sports injury rehabilitation and reconditioning we are not medical practitioners and am not in a position to diagnose injuries or provide medical advice. If you have an acute injury or medical condition we would advise seeing a qualified medical practitioner before commencing any programme. We are happy to recommend excellent sports doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths if you would like to be assessed before starting a programme.
No. Each programme is written on a bespoke basis and we will work with whatever equipment and space you have available to you. If we believe you will benefit from specific pieces of equipment to achieve your goals, we will make recommendations.
All the LD coaches are qualified and experienced strength & conditioning coaches with more than twenty years experience working with people of all ages and abilities. Find out more here.
Definitely. If you are struggling with certain exercises, technique or just motivation you can book an hour of your coaches time (online or in person) and we will coach you through anything you feel unsure of and give you a few cues and pointers to keep you on track.
Still not sure? Let us know what you’d like to know and we’ll get back to you asap.