Do you want MORE?
More energy? More efficiency? More awareness? More speed? More knowledge? More ease? More out of life?
Personal Training is for people who want more. In the current pace of life, your time requires greater effectiveness than ever before. Taking time to look after your body, is a great way to start improving your performance in all areas of life.
People have trained with Performance Frequency for the following reasons:
•to prepare for their wedding
•to recover from/prepare for surgery
•to drop a dress size
•to heal a fractured ankle
•to manage pain
•to feel happier
•to run faster
•to improve balance
•to hold own bodyweight in their hands
•to be able to work at job with less pain in their back and neck
"excellent at catering for a wide range of abilities"
"value the professional manner"
"supportive and kind - but firm when she needs to be"
"full of surprises!"
Whatever your starting point, there are two things that interest us:
Are you enjoying yourself?
Are you making progress?
Training together is just the start: we are interested in where your training fits into the rest of your life, so that it can be holistic.
NASM Level 3 Advanced Older Adult Specialist
NASM CPT Level 3 Personal Trainer
BODY VIVE Instructor (Les Mills International)
YMCA Level 2 Fitness Training
YMCA Level 2 Resistance Training
YMCA Level 2 Circuit Training
YMCA Keiser Cycle Advanced
FITCLUB (Childrens Fitness Training):
Amazing World of Fitclub
SAQ (Speed, Agility & Quickness)
ITEC Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology & Massage
BSc (Hons) Social Policy Research
Training Clubs e.g. Back Care Fit
Register of Exercise Professionals: Advanced Instructor Level 3
What Is Age Anyway?
At Performance Frequency, we don't believe in age. We believe in accumulations of habits, known as training.
We can train ourselves for hours to watch tv and eat junk food, or we can spend our time training for something different. We can spend hours training our bodies to adopt poor postures - often for 8 hours a day - slumped over a desk.
We can train ourselves to be active, or we can train ourselves to be inactive. The choice is ours.
If we choose to be inactive for a period of time, this is how we can expect our bodies to respond:
•Reduction of bone mineral density
•Loss of muscle mass
•Reduced cardiovascular function
•Compromised functional capacity
•By age 65, 10-20% of bone mass will be lost, unless counteracted
•After age 25, CV function decreases by 5-15% per decade, unless we do something about it
•Our heart is a muscle: we use it or lose it
Some people call these effects of not training age:
At Performance Frequency, we are fascinated by the role sound can play in training our bodies. We believe people need every opportunity to fully engage with their health, their bodies and their spirits.
We are passionate about the synthesis of sound and fitness as the best tools for this - reaching places that nothing else can.
We particularly enjoy the way sound can bring us back to our simple sense of playfulness.
Why Do We Like the Fitness Industry?
The Fitness Industry is interested in supporting us to make our world bigger, not smaller, expanding our energy rather than diminishing it. It offers constant challenge and invites us to take our boundaries beyond where we imagined they could stay.
The orientation of the Fitness Industry is towards what CAN be done rather than what can´t be done. In this way it is inherently positive: there is usually always something we can do, whatever our starting position or condition.
Unlike more passive approaches, the fitness world, puts the emphasis on us using our own energy to change or improve a condition in the body, through the application of our own energy and practice. In this way, fitness is very empowering and the individual is consciously involved.
The Fitness Industry often says Yes, you can! when other industries say No, you cant!
Start saying Yes to life and living. Start Now!
Working in the West of Ireland
Sara McCarthy has worked as a Research Officer for a Public Health Department in the West of Ireland.
She was employed specifically to work on the Cardiovascular Health Strategy - a national policy aimed at reducing the high prevalence of heart disease in Ireland.
Part of her work involved a research project on the outpatient use of Cardiology services. During this time, she witnessed people at a frightening stage in their life, with heart conditions, receiving little support from staff who were overworked. Further more, the advice they were given by Registrars, was to make lifestyle changes involving exercise and diet.
Sara clearly saw that hospital environments were not the most inviting places for people to embark on major lifestyle changes. She decided that the more ordinary, everyday kind of environment, that can be found in gyms and studios, was a more accessible, appealing and fun place for people to make changes for themselves.
As a Personal Trainer, Sara is interested in the detail of your everyday experiences and supporting you towards health and well being.
In the past, Sara had the great fortune to work for Different Strokes as a Fitness Instructor.
Different Strokes is a charity run for younger strokes survivors, by younger stroke survivors. They are a self-help organisation who decided that there was more to life after stroke, than the negative prognosis offered to them by the medical establishment.
Working with stroke survivors in this way, taught Sara a great deal about the role that exercise can have in really turning around people’s lives for the better. Sara was hugely affected by the dedication that these people had to their own training - often it would take someone 2 hours to get dressed just to attend a class. This understanding is something that influences her today in her work.
Exercise: it really can change your life