WHO AM I?

Simon Mesner

Personal Trainer and Clinical Specialist Chartered Physiotherapist
BSc. (Hons) KCL, MSc. (Merit) Keele, Cert PS Manc Met, MSCP, HCPC

Simon originally trained as a Physiotherapist graduating with honours in 1996 from King’s College University, London. After University he worked in a major NHS London Teaching Hospital and then private practice specialising in Outpatient Physiotherapy including sports injuries, sports specific rehabilitation, spinal pain/dysfunction; joint problems and trauma.

He made progress to become a Clinical Specialist Chartered as well as gaining further post graduate qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy from the Manchester Metropolitan University. He also furthered an interest in analysing movement patterns and coaching of enhanced motor control with formal training (Kinetic Control).

After a career break travelling around the world, with further post graduate training he became a Clinical Specialist and eventually a Clinical Director at Back in Action UK, London. He completed an MSc. in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, with merit, at Keele University in 2013. This qualification also elevated him to being a Kinetic Control Movement Therapist, a method to analyse and correct movement patterns.

During his time at Back in Action he worked with more and more clients without traditional physiotherapy problems but who required specific fitness coaching/personal training as well as health and wellbeing coaching.  A particular speciality was personal training for clients seeking to undertake major physical challenges such as running a marathon or ultra-events such as the Marathon des Sables across the Sahara Desert.  His clinical case load also reflected his training and experience with more complex rehabilitation clients and those with chronic pain. His continued post graduate training matched these client group with training on diet, hydration, refuelling/rehydration, strength and power training, cognitive behavioural therapy, endurance training and the psychology of athletic performance.

The genesis of Super Fit was a long time coming but by 2017, Simon had the experience, education and opportunity to found and open the company.

Simon has worked successfully with a large and wide variety of clients over the past 24 years including amateur and professional athletes, clients undertaking significant fitness/physical challenges, clients with multiple health challenges as well as more regular physiotherapy patients.

APPROACH

Super Fit’s approach is both science based and draws on Simon’s vast experience.

Spoken assessment =>

Physical assessment =>

Plan and goals =>

Training/coaching/treatment =>

Regular review

Each programme is bespoke and addresses the specifics of that individual. The starting point is a two-part assessment – spoken and physical.

The spoken assessment will determine what the client would like to achieve and what they are prepared to do to attain their goals. Also discussed will be the client’s activity levels with detailed description required in many cases; the physical demands of the client’s occupation; their current medical status and previous medical history. Other areas discussed are diet, perceived sleep quality and quantity and exercise motivation. For clients who have an active injury and pain, the assessment will include specific sections regarding the history of the problem and a pain questionnaire.

The physical assessment follows on from the spoken assessment. A variety of tests and observation are used to determine strength, speed, stamina, range of movement, flexibility and skill. The client’s static and dynamic posture will also be assessed. A focus on quality of movement will always be a factor in the physical assessment. Video analysis may be used to perform this for example to assess running gait.

Depending on what is gleaned during the spoken and physical assessments, a programme will be constructed for the client to follow and work on with Simon. The programme will aim to achieve mutually agreed goals and would include physical drills and exercises as well as mental techniques to enhance achievement. The programme will be reviewed regularly with the client with reference to the set goals.

Super Fit provides regular personal training and physiotherapy sessions with clients but also collaborates with other health care practitioners where appropriate for example psychologists or swim coaches.

Super Fit does not offer ‘fast results’ and won’t agree to or set unrealistic goals. Results will come from detailed analysis, the appliance of science, mutually agreed goals and hard work. The analysis of each individual will be particular and cater to the desires of the client.

Super Fit can demonstrate a proven track record, a wealth of experience, plenty of high quality training and promise a real enthusiasm for achieving the goals of each and every client.

Super Fit’s Personal Training approach is science based, is comprehensive (diet, sleep, rest, re-fuelling and re-hydration will all be covered where appropriate) and has been influenced by technique/motor control analysis and correction, Black Box thinking (analysing and learning from mistakes), the theory of marginal gains and the theory of deliberate practise used by expert performers. Any programme will also mitigate the risk of injury with emphasis placed on technique and control both physically and mentally.

Super Fit’s Rehabilitation approach follows the best evidence in the literature combined with over 23 years of experience. There will be plenty of overlap with this and the Personal Training approach but differs significantly as the pathology has to be taken into consideration and this will influence the programme and attaining full fitness.

Coming under the supervision of Super Fit means that all of your health and wellbeing needs can be addressed.  And if Super Fit cannot assist then onward referral to an appropriate professional will be provided.

OUR PARTNERS

We work with the very best. We are proud of our partners, who work with us to deliver the best service possible.

OUR PROMISE

Your goal is our goal. Your challenge is our challenge.