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We are proud to offer a multi-disciplinary range of fitness classes as well as a variety of booking options to offer total flexibility for our clients.
Classes include Bars+Bells, Pilates, Barre, IMPACT, Circuits or TRX Conditioning and you can choose to pay-as-you-go, pay weekly, monthly or annually.
Personal training at SWEAT Southsea means means working 1-1 with highly-skilled and committed professionals to help you achieve your individual goals in an environment free from the typical gym crowds or any additional fees. You’ll find four studios and an array of equipment including free-weights and kettlebells, TRX, rowing machines, sandbags, battle ropes, BOSU balls and more
Sports Massage Therapy
Sports massage is a form of manual therapy designed to assist in relieving tightness and correcting imbalances in soft tissue that can be caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity or the stress of every day life.
Some of the benefits include relief of stiffness and soreness, improvements to mobility, flexibility and posture, injury prevention and improves soft tissue healing after injury or heavy training.
The shoulder press is an upper body exercise which has many variations to work the muscles which stabilise the shoulder. It can also be used with other movements to create more of a cardio exercise. As always, correct technique for the shoulder press is important to avoid injury, when executed correctly, it can be a great tool for improving shoulder stability.
The ball slam is a great cardio exercise which incorporates numerous aspects of different compound exercises such as the squat and press. It’s an easy exercise to progress as the weight can be changed or the movement can be smaller.
The squat is a compound exercise, meaning it works multiple muscle groups at the same time. Although it is a basic movement, used all the time in every-day life, there are a number of common mistakes which people make in the gym which can increase risk of injury, pay particular attention to the key technique points.
The plank is a great whole body exercise which specifically targets the core. It is simple, effective and requires no equipment. The plank is also the starting point for a lot of different exercises work the core – meaning no two planks need be the same!
Press-ups are a great bodyweight exercise to improve upper body and core strength. When performed correctly they strengthen shoulder stability and can help prevent injury. However, poor form during a press-up can increase the risk of shoulder injury and lower back pain.
The single leg deadlift is ideal for improving lower limb strength and single leg stability as well as working the back and core muscles. This is a more challenging exercise and it is important to ensure correct technique.
The Bulgarian Split Squat, also known as the “rear-foot elevated split squat”, is a great exercise to help build single-leg strength. This exercise specifically targets the glutes, hamstrings and quads as well as working the core muscles to maintain balance.
The deadbug is a great exercise to improve core strength and stability whilst placing minimal stress on the lower back. There are a number of progressions and regressions, meaning this is an exercise which can be suitable for everyone.
Lower back pain is thought to affect up to 70% of adults. The majority of these cases are classified as non-specific as the mechanism of the pain is unknown. The spine is supported by a large number of muscles, the key groups being those of the glutes and core. These muscles, along with many others, work together to maintain posture and if one, or more, of these muscles are weak, it can lead to poor alignment of the spine and pain. In this post, we will discuss why muscle balance is important and what exercises can help activate and strengthen the key muscles of the back.
I have realised that I can say: "I am fit" Recording wins is a challenge for me even when they're obvious. The journal has undoubtedly made me more positive about my exercise.
Focus on recovery, connecting your core and pelvic floor with breathing.
Build strength for mum life and exercise safely in a supportive and encouraging small group environment.
As well as Mummy+Me and Bump+Barre classes, we offer Pregnancy Massage, and Specialist Personal Training for mums-to-be and new mums. There are also times when we offer Bring your Baby PT and small group sessions!