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Bermuda trainers to fit your lifestyle

Have you ever made a commitment to movement? By now you know that no two people are built the same. Once you’ve figured out your wants, written down your goals, it’s important to figure out your individual needs — physically, mentally and spiritually. There is a trainer in Bermuda that is a right fit for you, it’s just a matter of finding them. Here are some options for slow and fast-paced movement to get you started whether you’re 50+, postpartum, recovering from an injury or in need of high-intensity.

Samantha Pardoe

Rehabilitation training
Court House Squash & Wellness

Diploma Level 4 Personal Training, Level 3 Orthopedic Conditions, Level 3 Mat Pilates & Pilates Reformer with Orthopedic Conditions and Small Equipment & Various Group Exercise Certifications

Why rehabilitation training?

If you have a physical condition that inhibits you in everyday life, while playing sports or working out, getting checked out can uncover an underlying issue that requires an area to be worked on through stretching and strengthening, i.e. rehabilitation training.

What does it entail? 

Generally, there would be a session, or more, on the Pilates Reformer to discover where the member may require strengthening and/or stretching. I would then focus on making sure the muscles are working safely and effectively without assistance and introduce weighted workouts.

Philosophy

Start with the basics and work up! I ensure that technique is the priority and that clients know their limits. It’s about doing what’s right for you and your body.


Elinor Lucas-Quarterly

Swim Training
Head Coach, Dolphin Swim Team

American Swim Coaches Association Level 3 Certification

Why Swim Training?

Swimming is a non-impact total body workout that burns a phenomenal number of calories.  Although great both for cardiovascular and resistance work, swimming is very gentle and safe.

Suggested Frequency

Swim training has a strong emphasis on technique and is best done at least twice a week. Half-hour to one-hour sessions, one to three times a week work well depending on your level and goals.

Philosophy

I’m a very technique-oriented swim coach and work to correct. At the same time, I understand and respect that different people have different levels of comfort with the water and work with that to get them to their goals.


Kevina-Lorae’ A. Santucci

Sustainable Weight Loss
B.E.A.S.T & T.A.C

American College of Sports Medicine Certified; Turbo Kick Live Certified

Why Weight-loss Training?

A healthy body fat percentage can improve sleep quality, help balance hormones, improve sex drive, improve mood, ease joint pain, reduce stress, and increase energy levels. Not to mention improve confidence and overall quality of life.

What is Sustainable Weight Loss?

It requires healthy eating, strength training, and some cardio. You should shoot for 2-5 pounds a week for safe weight loss. The goal is to develop healthy habits and keep it off for good.

Philosophy

I would call my style fun, sustainable fitness. At my heaviest, I was 210 pounds, but eventually was pushing for the bikini category in a body building show. I like to find workouts that clients can enjoy, with functional compound movements that assist with everyday life.


Sophia Cannonier

Postpartum reorganization
Lotus Mind Body Spirit Wellness Center

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, Certified Advanced Midwife Assistant, Certified DONA and ToLabour trained Birth and Postpartum Doula, and more.

Why postpartum reorganization?

After a baby, women are quick to want their “body back”, when what they really need is to move the body forward. Most recovery takes place before the birth, which is why it’s best that women start training in pregnancy.

What does it entail?

We observe breathing – the most important part of internal recovery. We look at where things have changed and reorganize from there. We work on simple movements – getting up and down off the floor, in and out of bed, etc., and then pelvic floor exercises. Together, we figure out nutrition options that are best for the individual.

Philosophy

To empower – knowledge is not knowledge unless you give it away. I encourage critical thinking. I work with kindness and patience to figure out fears and work towards goals.


Cara Bowen

Iyengar Yoga
The Club Yoga Centre Bermuda

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Why Iyengar Yoga?

Iyengar Yoga is taught in over 70 countries worldwide. The high teaching standards are part of the reason Iyengar Yoga is the most widely performed method of Yoga worldwide.

What is it?

This unique style of yoga encourages precise alignment and mindful movement, often utilizing a variety of props to help students safely achieve and hold poses for maximum benefit. Iyengar yoga provides an ideal foundation for new students, and offers a comprehensive platform for more experienced students to advance their practice.

Philosophy

I am one of only two certified Iyengar teachers on the island, and have been practicing for over 20 years.I have chosen to teach as a lifetime profession moving through art, dance and yoga, and find it a blissful and ever-rewarding commitment.

This article was originally published in the 2019 edition of the rg Health & Wellness supplement.

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