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  • Weight training Limehouse

    Weight training Limehouse

    Have you been thinking about starting, getting back into or enhancing your current weight training?  Have you been searching weight training Limehouse online?  If so then read on to find out the benefits of weight training. Weight training confers many benefits: It will help you [...]

  • New Year's Fitness Goals

    New Year’s Fitness Goals

    Any day is the best day to start or re-start exercising, you don't need the start of a New Year to do so.  But to start or re-start training at this time of year is popular and does have some advantages such as time to [...]

  • Power training

    Power Training

    Power training is characterised by rapid acceleration/deceleration with low load.

Endurance Training

Following on from strength training post, this post discusses endurance and endurance training. Cardiovascular system (CVS) endurance is a vital health parameter. Improved CVS endurance will enable an individual to live better for longer. Keeping [...]

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Endurance Training

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Simon helped me develop a liking and a routine for gym practice for the first time in my life. Professional, knowledgeable and completely flexible to the individual needs of the client.Couldn’t recommend him and Superfit programmes enough
P Til5
P Til5
1700999791
Simon delivers his sports and physio expertise in a professional yet very welcoming and empathetic manner. Above all though he knows an immense lot about the human body, its mechanics, and sports rehabilitation. He has been a huge help as I (a committed amateur cyclist) recover from a broken femur. His instruction is very clear, he is motivational yet still mindful of limits, and steady progression. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Diogo Caldas
Diogo Caldas
1700692945
Simon has been an incredible force in my fitness journey. His approach goes beyond the typical personal trainer role; he's a true mindset shifter. Under his guidance, I experienced a remarkable transformation both physically and mentally. His expertise not only helped me shed excess weight but also fundamentally changed the way I perceive and approach exercise.What sets Simon apart is his multifaceted skill set. His prowess as a personal trainer is undeniable; he designs workouts that are challenging yet tailored to individual needs, making every session both effective and enjoyable. But what truly impressed me was his dual role as a physiotherapist. Whenever I faced muscle soreness or felt a bit out of sync, his knowledge in physiotherapy proved invaluable, aiding in my recovery and ensuring I stayed on track with my fitness goals.Simon isn't just about workouts; he's about holistic fitness. He took the time to understand my goals, limitations, and preferences, crafting a program that not only helped me achieve results but also kept me motivated throughout the process. His encouragement, support, and positive attitude created an environment where I felt empowered and motivated to push my limits.I can confidently say that without Simon's guidance, I wouldn't have achieved the level of fitness and wellness I enjoy today. His dedication to his clients' success is evident in every session. He's not just a trainer; he's a mentor, a motivator, and an expert who genuinely cares about his clients' well-being.Thank you, Simon, for being an instrumental part of my fitness journey. You're a true legend in the realm of personal training and an invaluable asset to anyone seeking genuine transformation and long-term fitness success.
Hannah Thompson
Hannah Thompson
1697141042
Simon is a great physio. He helped me during my pregnancy by giving me a clear and easy to follow programme. He follows up regularly and adjusted the programme according to my needs and the improvement of my pain. I would highly recommend him
Dean Scarfe
Dean Scarfe
1696139457
I came to Simon with a serious lower back injury (disc extrusion). I could barely walk and the pain was excruciating. Within 3 months of Simon’s training, massage therapy and guidance I was back to lifting weights, mountain biking and I was pain free. He was pleased to answer any questions I had in between sessions and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Dean.
Marcus Honig
Marcus Honig
1695623366
Simon at Super Fit is an excellent physio and PT. I had 8 sessions with him over an 8 month period and his knowledge and professionalism are both very good.He built me a programme to work on, developed this over time and would check in regularly to see how I was getting on.After many years of seeing various physios and not getting diagnosed and treated correctly, Simon was exactly what I needed.Happy to say I am now fighting fit and I have Simon to thank for this.I would definitely recommend Super Fit for treatment.
Parth
Parth
1695122021
Patrick
Patrick
1694717281
Having had a back injury, Simon did a great job at identifying symptoms and constructing a personalised rehabilitation programme, whilst taking a hands on approach in its implementation. Definitely recommend
Alyssa Miranda
Alyssa Miranda
1694514040
I initially went to Simon for a foot injury from playing football. He went over the MRI report with me and explained it way better than the physio at my GP did! I instantly felt reassured with the knowledge and experience he has. He wrote up my rehab programme and after a few sessions, I was able to return to playing pain free! As season just started, I do get some aches and pains, and as a frequent gym-goer, whenever I see Simon he is always willing to stop and say hi and check up on me. Whether you’re going through an injury or wanting to become more athletic, Simon is your guy!
Balthazar ROGER
Balthazar ROGER
1690194861
Simon is a very good physio, very up to date on the latest research. He is very accessible and he always tries and finds the best suited exercises for your specific problem.
Simon helped me post a leg surgery for rehabolitation getting me to walk and attain my natural gait and also strength and conditioning for with my legs.His exercises/suggestions were super helpful and had a solution for most pains/stiffness I had, and helped me increase my ROM.I was so much impressed with it that I also took PT for upper body strength and conditioning. With his form/techniques I could also feel the exercises a lot better.Would definitely recommend him!
Martin Conway
Martin Conway
1689926330
Simon is excellent. I played a lot of rugby and Gaelic football over the years so unfortunately accustomed to injuries and the recovery process!!. I had a long standing hip issue which I thought I would have to carry through life… Simon was able to rehabilitate the problem, I’m now completely fine. I was very impressed by his in depth knowledge of the body. The guy to see for anything complex!!
Tony Wood
Tony Wood
1689187088
Simon provided an in-depth assessment of my physical and functional abilities following an extensive ankle injury. He provided a personalised graded physio program considering both the muscular skeletal and neurological elements to the injury. I am now back walking equally on two feet and working towards further goals!Ali WoodOccupational Therapist
thibaut daviaud
thibaut daviaud
1687881302
Simon has been great during the whole duration of my shoulder recovery (and then ankle recovery 😅). Very professional and helpful in the way he accompanied my recovery. Arranged real life appointments when needed, to show exercises and assess state of recovery. Otherwise would follow up on my exercises via WhatsApp, which was great to keep progressing in between sessions.Always reachable for questions or doubts. Cannot recommend enough.
Amanda Hearn
Amanda Hearn
1687553125
Justin Hancock
Justin Hancock
1686662218
Simon is the best trainer I've ever worked with. I've had nagging back pain for almost 2 decades and within a few weeks it was entirely gone. Highly recommended to anyone looking to improve their lives through movement and fitness.
Derek Mok
Derek Mok
1685262150
Simon is very knowledgeable and friendly, and provided many helpful tips and exercises for my lower back abd forearm issues, both of which I've seen improvement on in the past couple of weeks since the session
Rebecca Richter
Rebecca Richter
1684446060
Simon was really knowledgeable and friendly. He gave me really good advice tailored to my request. Highly Recommend for his experience, advice and personality
I needed to get an ankle, sprained the previous year, strong and flexible enough to manage a couple of weeks trekking in Nepal. I only had a few months to play with.A series of in-gym physio sessions with Simon plus a home regimen did the job nicely.From a personal standpoint, was also a pleasure to work with him.Recommended.
Marina VA
Marina VA
1683651765
Great experience working with Simon on my toe and foot rehab. He gave me clear exercises and saw progress after 2 weeks.
Aimee Laura
Aimee Laura
1681734473
Simon is professional, courteous and considerate. Offered modifications for all physio exercises thoughtfully.
I met Simon when I had no clue how to get started with my fitness journey and was dealing with some injuries. He understood my needs and helped me improve my fitness and confidence step by step. Simon is extremely knowledgeable and whilst I do the exercises in the sessions, I also pick his brain to understand various concepts around fitness. I then go home and take notes as I would have learnt so much! His kindness, patience, skill are all unparalleled. Best investment I have ever made!
Alyssa Fuller
Alyssa Fuller
1679596282
Simon was recommended to me by a friend and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been training with Simon for a year now and we’ve been focusing on lumbo-pelvic stability to help me get back to strength after having two children. Simon has put together a selection of programmes I can do between our sessions which are perfectly detailed for me to follow on my own. I would highly recommend Simon, he is very professional and knowledgable.
Tom Cox
Tom Cox
1677613637
Simon really knows his stuff, where you might here differing opinions from online sources or from friends, Simon explains the reasoning behind the exercises to ensure you know exactly why you're doing each movement. Very attentive with his follow ups and flexible with the plan he gives you depending on how you're getting on with it, would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a physio!
Klaus Förster
Klaus Förster
1677177616
david king
david king
1677073328
I was off work with back pain due to heavy lifting. Simon Mesner did a comprehensive physical assessment then provided advice on exercises to build core strength, and risk assessments I could use at work. Excellent service.
Dan Kommu
Dan Kommu
1676927390
Simon from Super Fit was tremendous. Couldn’t have asked for a better care and rehab programme after tearing two ligaments in my ankle last year. Gave me manageable targets which grew more intense as my ankle got stronger. I used to roll my ankles a lot but I haven’t now since my rehab due in large to keeping up the exercises he prescribed me which in turn has led to me being more confident on the football pitch now I have peace of mind that my ankles are secure, stable and strong. Simon was also extremely diligent with his after care during the rehab and long after he had discharged me. Checking in before every session we had planned to see how I’m coping with the workload and how my ankle was feeling so during our session he could focus on fine tuning my rehab or keeping in touch to see how I’m coping afterwards. Simon was always there if i struggled with anything or if I had a question and would reply quickly and efficiently. His knowledge and experience is top tier and I would recommend him and Super Fit to anybody. Keep up the good work Simon
Alex Fuller
Alex Fuller
1675851586
I have been training with Super Fit on a weekly basis for the last six months after a friend's recommendation and am loving the sessions. I was feeling the benefit after a few weeks. The sessions are tailored to my needs and for the first time I have the confidence and motivation to do proper strength sessions mid-week. They are also varied to keep things interesting.Simon's deep knowledge is reassuring and he is able to give clear explanations not only of what to do and how to do it safely and effectively but also why it's of benefit. Also his Physiotherapy expertise means that any niggles can be identified and remedied early.Highly recommended!
Richard White
Richard White
1674657404
Simon at Super Fit was excellent at both diagnosing my elbow injury but also putting into plan a series of simple exercises that helped with its recovery. He is clearly a very experienced and able physio and pt and I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend his services to others. Thanks Simon !
Tom Crane
Tom Crane
1672218196
Simon is an excellent PT. He has a professional approach and lots of technical knowledge; I particularly liked that he explained the science behind each of the exercises and the very well structured training programme he gave me. I would definitely recommend him
Tom G
Tom G
1671123952
It’s obvious as soon as you walk in that Simon has a passion for what he does, and this is immediately backed up with the knowledge behind that.Simon took the time to understand my issues and set up a comprehensive plan to help me. The plan itself is in a great format for carrying out exercises at home and you can tell a lot of work has gone into it. In terms of results I was using painkillers almost weekly when I started and can safely say that’s not the case now with a comprehensive plan in place to manage going forward. 5 stars is an understatement and should I ever need physio again Super Fit will be my go to!
Lynda
Lynda
1669057108
I find Simon's approach to Personal Training excellent and would highly recommend his services. He is professional, reliable and has created really enjoyable PT sessions for me.My goal this year was to go mountain hiking in Spain over five weeks and with Simon's programme in the lead up to my trip it enabled me to develop more strength in my legs for those tricky ascents, plus build my cardio fitness. I achieved my goal last month and was delighted to be striding up those mountains without getting breathless! Thank you Simon.
Danny
Danny
1667909805
I feel very lucky to have discovered Simon, just when I needed expert help. Throughout lockdown I had got out of the habit of the gym, and defaulted to only running a few times a week. So when I headed back to the gym earlier this year, I discovered I’d lost my confidence. And, to make things worse, I then tripped whilst running and badly injured my shoulder.I knew I needed support if I was going to improve my fitness whilst attending to the injury. I needed to get my confidence back, to feel comfortable in the gym, and to get my shoulder on the road to recovery. Simon was exactly who I needed. He is professional, skilled and generous in his approach. As a chartered physiotherapist and trainer, he was perfectly placed to help me. He attended to my training goals and took great care of my shoulder. He’s always generous with his knowledge and experience.Simon listens and is responsive to adapting things. As I began to realise my initial goals, I wanted to shift focus, looking at some further outcomes. In a matter of a couple of weeks I’m seeing the difference through the changes to the programme he’s introduced. And I still feel confident with my expanding repertoire in the gym, and safe and secure with looking after the healing injury.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
vandana sohrab
vandana sohrab
1667909417
I had shoulder nerve trapping and C6 disk bulge causing arm to go numb and weak unable me to do any kind of workout. Worked with Simon (referred by Dr Parmar) and felt a huge difference right after first session(amazing to even word proerply). After 6-7 sessions over 2 months, I am completely recovered and my neck bulge appears smaller too. Really very thankful to Simon for to the point approach. Initial exercises were simple but effective and with harder exercises it has made a great difference to my neck strength and multiple posture problems I had accumulated over the years. Highly recommend Simon for injury recovery.
Anna Spasova
Anna Spasova
1667899967
I broke tibia bone on my left leg skiing and had a surgery with screws and plate to fix it. After a couple of weeks I went to Simon with the wheelchair to help me with the physiotherapy. He encouraged me to use the crutches and guided me to a variety of exercises to do rigorously on a daily basis. He changed my program as often to account for the progress. The explanations and the knowledge he shared through the various stages of recovery have been extremely useful.I was able to restore walking without the crutches in a couple of months and progressively gained strength and confidence to restart practicing sports. In 6/7 months I started running and the scan showed much better than expected healing considering the timeframe.I’m extremely happy with the results. They have been excellent thanks as well to Simon expertise and long life experience. Given the development, I also asked Simon to help me with an older injury of dislocated shoulder and we started to work on this as well.
Jordan Matyka
Jordan Matyka
1667039475
Simon's excellent physio skills, professionalism and personalized approach gave me confidence to take first steps in a gym. After sustaining a should injury I was apprehensive about starting training on my own, but his always detailed explanations and patient advice on how to correct my mistakes made me feel safe in the new environment. Tailor-made and varied training programmes he prepared for me ticked all the boxes and ensured I always had an interesting set of excercises to choose from.
John Jackson
John Jackson
1666124611
I have asked Simon to help me recovering from knee surgery and he was incredibly helpful. He was able to identify the right exercises and stretching for me and I could notice a tangible improvement on my knee and overall fitness. Highly professional and certainly recommended.
G
G
1663418451
I had a great experience working with Simon.He adapted the personal training sessions to my requests and mild scoliosis,explaining the mechanics of each movenment and how to do those properly during his sessions and how to apply that to my day-to-day activities.He has also been very flexible with my availability and adapted to it.I would strongly recommend him!
Miss Sands
Miss Sands
1661260795
I chose Simon out of all of the other PTs due to his physio expertise. Simon has helped me get back to fitness after a major ankle injury hindered further by the lack of specialist treatment received during the lockdown. He gave me a thorough initial assessment to fully understand my injury before advising a rehab program tailored to my specific and very intricate needs. Simon is very knowledgeable (especially in rehab and the rehab of ankles particularly) and was very professional. My ankle is now much more mobile and I have returned to running and netball with little limitations which was my goal.
Joseph Steward
Joseph Steward
1653985939
Edward Dodman
Edward Dodman
1653256853
Simon is a fantastic physio who has been hugely helpful in the rehabilitation of both my knee after ACL reconstruction and back issues due to muscles imbalances and tight hip flexors. His knowledge and desire to always help and check up on progress is great. Would definitely recommend!!
Graham Atkins
Graham Atkins
1653085505
Simon first helped me out in 2019, when I picked up a hamstring injury training for a half marathon. He provided a useful diagnosis of the problem, and set me up with an easy-to-follow strength and conditioning regime. He helped me out again in 2021, after I had to take three months off running after I tore a shoulder tendon.I’m now training much more consistently, was able to complete my first ultramarathon in the second half of 2021, and won two races of 2022 (a first!) Simon is clearly very knowledgeable about all things physiotherapy, and I would recommend Simon for friendly, professional and personalised advice.
Simon is an excellent personal trainer, he's been very supportive and motivational in helping me achieve my goals over the last few months.He pays particular attention to my objectives and tailors our sessions accordingly. He's very knowledgable on all topics fitness too.
Coora Fanning
Coora Fanning
1653050130
I've been training with Simon for over a year now, and I would highly recommend him to anyone. My main goal was to regain strength in the gym and to be confident with training safely despite a dodgy back from an accident a few years ago. Simon's approach is really encouraging, smart and hits a great balance of challenging me but comfortably so. I have gained strength and improved my form and technique massively since starting with him - even as a gym regular of many years with stints of personal training in the past. Simon is so knowledgeable, friendly and professional all-round. An excellent partner to whatever your goals might be.
My PT sessions with Simon were very enjoyable, productive and informative on how to treat my body in relation to injuries and flexibility etc. Simon is very knowledgeable and personable; each session is tailored to the person's needs and abilities, and he would push you to your limits during sessions while always demonstrating the correct form for performing exercises and offering alternatives if necessary. I'd definitely recommend - a pleasure to train with! Thanks!
I’ve had a number of personal trainers over the years and Simon is one of the best. I have a range of health issues and Simon really takes the time to listen and understand the different issues, and tailors the training to my specific needs. His knowledge and expertise in physical therapy and personal training is vast which means he’s able to provide me with personalised support to help me achieve my goals. He’s kind, approachable and non-judgemental, and strikes the right balance of providing support and motivation to get you to the next milestone. I always enjoy our training sessions and leave the gym knowing I’ve had an excellent workout. I’m so glad to be training with Simon and would highly recommend him.
Irvin C
Irvin C
1639410820
Simon fixed my shoulder and neck pain over 3 treatments 100% recommended
Felicity Rhodes
Felicity Rhodes
1638464744
Simon is a very knowledgeable Physiotherapist. He helped me to recover from a painful ankle injury. He created a programme of exercises to help get me back to fitness and also tailored the training to suit my sports goals. He edited the programme as my injury started to improve, and it was great to be able to check in about any issues I was having along the way. I would highly recommend Simon, especially if you are looking to recover from injury.
Eve Joy
Eve Joy
1634252600
Working with Simon has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I needed intensive physiotherapy after I was was hit by a lorry in June that left me with serious trauma to my lower left leg and foot including breaks and deep skin and tissue loss. I was in hospital for the whole month for reconstruction that included skin and tissue grafts, long immobilisation and metalware in my foot. The surgeons did not know what I would be able to do in future and they certainly did not expect me to be off crutches and walking for a very very long time. I was devastated as I love sports and hiking and have always depended on them for my happiness. I decided on Simon because he brought had a long career as a physiotherapist working with trauma and could find ways to build myself back up after hospital and while I couldn't move my leg. I was in the gym with Simon within days out of leaving hospital. Simon has really thought about what I needed to support my mobility in the short and long term at every stage in my recovery so far. He thinks creatively about using equipment to build fitness when movement has been limited. He keeps on top of the latest developments in his field has helped me to interpret the different sensations and pain I have experienced and figured out what I need to do to move forward. I am happy to say that I am off crutches and able to walk and am making what the surgeons agree is really good progress. I do not know where I would have been without Simon and couldn't recommend him enough. I am looking forward to continuing my rehabilitation with his motivation and support.
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“Once you meet a physio who combines a deep understanding of the human body with a deep understanding of your sport, and the strains it subjects your body to, you never look back. Simon has a remarkable ability to lift the veil on mysterious niggles.”

Dominic Herbert, Triathlete

“Simon stripped things back to basics, treated my knee with manipulation and got me in neutral running shoes with a physio plan to learn to run again!  ”

Tom Underhill, runner and cyclist

“Simon was part of our team at Back in Action UK for 8 years. Simon consistently worked to a very high standard and he was very popular with his patients: he was fully committed to them and they were able to trust him to help them achieve the best possible results in almost all cases. ”

Alex Bell, Director Back in Action UK

“Simon takes his professional responsibilities for the health, wellbeing and outcomes of his patients very seriously. As a client of Simon’s, you are in excellent hands and are well on your way to reach your goals.”

Annie Karim MCSP Dip Phys (Otago), Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, Unit Manager

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