I came to fitness training later in life after having worked in IT for 15 years and have now worked with older adults to help improve their strength and balance for over 8 years. I don't think there is any age that doesn't benefit from exercise and I enjoy working with older adults to help improve their balance and strength.
I am a qualified Postural Stability Instructor which means I am able to plan and deliver an effective evidenced based exercise programme to help improve balance and strength for older adults. I have done further study in the following areas.
- Parkinson's and Exercise
- Osteoporosis and Exercise
- 1st Steps in Dementia
- Level 3 Qualification in Exercise Referral
- Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain.
In addition to my personal training qualifications I have also attended many motivational interviewing courses to help support my clients in their goals.
Motivational interviewing is a form of collabrative conversation which enables me to find out your true goals and your motivations (and barriers) to change. As the goals will be formed by you and what you actually want to achieve you will have a higher chance of achieving them.
Register of Exercise Professionals Profile
Helen Rothwell at CIMSPA Membership category is: Practitioner (Exercise & Fitness)
CIMSPA Membership number is: 035116
Helen Rothwell on the Register of Exercise Professionals Registration Number: R0064683