Personal trainer and sports massage therapist for Guildford and Surrey, Chris James
PUBLISHED: 13:09 28 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:31 20 February 2013
If you're looking for home or studio based sports massage therapy and personal training in Surrey, Chris James is a personal trainer and sports massage therapist offering mobile health and fitness services.
If youre looking for home or studio based sports massage therapy and personal training in Surrey, Chris James is a personal trainer and sports massage therapist offering mobile health and fitness services.
If you live in Guildford, Woking, Weybridge, Cobham, Byfleet, Chobham, Godalming, Bramley, Ewhurst, Dorking, Leatherhead, Esher, Chertsey, Light Water, Farnham, Camberley, Aldershot and the surrounding areas he can bring all the equipment required to deliver first class fitness workouts and sports massage therapies.
If you'd rather not have your sessions at home he can provide a private studio in central Guildford. All prices are available to view on the web site.
Chriss story - couch potato to professional coach!
Chris hasnt always worked in the fitness industry; in fact he hasnt always been in great shape. A few years ago he was an over-worked businessman approaching middle age. He had no regular exercise since leaving school 20 years before, and hated PE lessons even then.
Over the years, I had become extremely unfit, and at nearly four stone over-weight had very little energy or vitality, says Chris. I felt tired and stressed most of the time and suffered with aches and pains that had been getting progressively worse for a long time. Basically, I felt like I was a mess!
At the age of 35, Chris decided he had to do something about it. So, he joined a local gym. Finding it hard to maintain at first, he worked with a few personal trainers, but found that they pushed him too hard too soon, and he ended up hating the session (and them!) and feeling demoralised.
In the end, I took control of my own training and decided to exercise regularly, but at an intensity I could manage - even though that was at a very low level at the start, he says. From then on, my journey to health was challenging enough to be of benefit but manageable enough to be fun.
Over the course of the next year, through a progressive program of healthy eating and exercise Chris lost all the extra weight he was carrying and made radical improvements in his strength, fitness, muscle tone and posture.
I felt so much better and actually enjoyed the process so much that I decided to make a permanent career change, and undertook several courses of study to become a qualified personal trainer, he says.
I am now over 40 and in the best shape of my life. Ive turned back the biological clock and look and feel younger than I did before I started exercising.
Chris has been working in the health and fitness industry for several years now, but has never forgotten what its like to be unfit, and will always have a strong empathy for newcomers to exercise.
I know from first hand experience that for exercise to be both effective and sustainable, you need to find the right level of challenge for you without over-training and putting yourself off, he says. Thats been the key to success with my fitness and with my clients.
If you are not used to exercising or you have any health issues or concerns about starting a course of structured activity, e-mail Chris or phone for an informal chat.
- Professional Diploma in Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy - BTEC & ISRM Level 5
- Specialist in Exercise Referrals for the Management of Low Back Pain - REPs & ActiveIQ Level 4
- Masters in Personal Training & Corrective Exercise - REPs & PTI Level 4
- Advanced Fitness Instructor - REPs & NVQ Level 3
- Fitness Instructor - REPs & VRQ Level 3
- Gym Instructor - REPs & CYQ Level 2
- Nutritional Assessment - University of Surrey
- Postural Assessment & Correction - Premier Training International
- Resisted Movement Training - Premier Training International
- Movement Based Flexibility - Premier Training International
- Core Stability Training - Premier Training International
- Core Stability Training - Lifetime Health & Fitness
- Boxercise (& Kick) Personal Trainer & Instructor Awards
- Fist Aid for sports
- Valid CRB Check
- Fully Insured
Personal training at your home
As a highly qualified and experienced personal trainer with a proven track record of getting results for my clients, Chris will provide you with customised health and fitness program that is designed specifically for you. Regardless of your age or current level of fitness he'll coach you to your goals safely and effectively.
With his effective home exercise systems you'd be surprised how little floor space is required to get a really good workout.
Chris provides a free initial consultation with no obligation for you to take up any training. You then have the option to book a first-time taster session for a discounted price.
If you want to boost your health, energy and fitness, burn calories and tone up, you can see more information on his Personal Training page.
Mobile sports massage therapy in Surrey
Chris also brings sports massage and deep tissue therapies to your home or office. Remedial massage treatments are safe and highly effective for relieving back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and other muscle and joint dysfunctions.
So regardless of whether you are inactive and office-bound or an energetic athlete, whether you train with him or not, he will provide you with effective treatments and relief from your aches, pains, sprains, strains and other injuries.
If you are suffering with muscle pain or an injury, be sure to see his Sports Massage page for more information.
Personal training and sports massage therapy combined
Getting a sports massage after your workout isn't just a great way to cool down and relax, it also enhances the training effect, speeds recovery and improves the blood circulation and health of your muscles. So, training with Chris gives you the option to enjoy the health and fitness benefits of having both within the same session.