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About Training with Hannah

Personal training with Hannah is a wonderfully unique experience because her methods are based on a wide variety of philosophies and techniques. Hannah bridges the gap between physical rehabilitation programs and traditional exercise programs; and she collaborates with health professionals to develop exercise programs that compliment primary treatments including chiropractic adjustments , acupuncture, massage therapy, physical therapy, reiki, and more.

Hannah has developed her own techniques and methods over the past 12 years. Although she is continually learning about new concepts and techniques in order to provide the best quality of services.

Lastly, Hannah believes it is important to provide services that are based on science ( evidence-based practice ), but she also believes that it is equally as important to value the art and intuition of a health practitioner.

What to expect with your initial assessment?
The initial assessment is more than just a physical assessment. Therefore Hannah does not just assess your physical and physiological state, she is learning about you and what you want to accomplish. You are not a number working with some un-named health professional in a white lab coat. This trainer-client relationship is important to the success of your exercise program.

What to expect with your first training session?
During your first training session, Hannah will provide you with a folder where you will keep all of your educational handouts and exercises. She will also go over the initial assessment summary, which includes your goals, summary of your assessment and a timeline for your exercise program. After you have discussed your assessment, you will begin training. She will work hands-on with you and teach you the first exercises.

What is a corrective exercise program?
Your corrective exercise program is where you create "balance," working on your problematic areas. It precedes your traditional exercise program and is your foundation. Generally the program addresses poor postural alignment, strength and flexibility imbalances, and inefficient movement patterns. Normally the corrective exercise program takes 6 to 24 weeks to complete.

What are hands-on techniques?
Hannah has learned various hands-on techniques through her education and experiences in exercise science, kinesiology, athletic training, personal training and continued education courses and workshops. Her current hands-on techniques involve guidance and at times varying degrees of resistance as the client moves. Visualization, deep breathing, and energy medicine techniques may also be utilized to achieve your goals. These techniques help relieve muscle tension, improve joint alignment, and correct inefficient movement patterns. Pain associated with these problems is often reduced over time.

Read more on principles and methods:

PNF

Functional Training

Primitive Movement Patterns

*Note: Hannah has learned the above principles and methods through formal education and independent studies.