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WHAT IS MOVEVOLUTION

At Movevolution, our aim is to promote exceptional movement at the heart of everything we do, allowing you to participate fully in everything you do. We believe your health and wellbeing should not be seen as a finite goal with a start and end point. Instead, we feel it should be continually evolving, enabling you to become leaner, stronger, healthier, injury-free, and more mobile, consistently over time.

Whilst we are proud to be able to draw upon over 20 years’ experience in Pilates, Yoga, Group Interval Training, Soft Tissue Therapy, Natural Movement and Sports Nutrition, we are more than a studio and don’t want to be seen simply as the output of the services and facilities that we offer. We work holistically – with constant dialogue across our specialisms, sharing client information – as we feel this joined-up approach gives our clients every opportunity to succeed

This is not about square pegs and round holes; nor is it a one-size-fits-all model. From your initial ‘Functional Movement Screening’, we will be able to identify your strengths and weaknesses, which will allow us to help plan the best approach to achieving your personal goals.

 

Keeping You Safe: Covid-19 Message

OUR FITNESS SERVICES

PILATES

Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Focusing specifically on the smaller stabilisation muscles, it is the quality of movement that is key. Unlike some forms of training, Pilates is all-encompassing, with no restrictions on age, gender or skill level. Pioneered initially amongst elite athletes by the All Blacks and Pat Cash, Pilates will now almost certainly form part of individual and team training programmes. Pilates is equally beneficial to non-athletes, whether this be individuals simply looking to improve their strength and posture, or those recovering from injury or managing an ongoing illness.
NATURAL MOVEMENT
As we get older, our bodies lose the ability to perform natural movement patterns. Those of us who choose to continue to exercise into adulthood tend to do so for aesthetics or to improve performance. Whilst these objectives are perfectly acceptable, most of the training we undertake often impedes mobility and the body’s ability to perform simple and fundamental movements well. Our Natural Movement classes will allow you to reconnect with your body’s natural movement patterns. Comprising balancing, climbing, jumping, hanging, crawling, and a variety of other skills, Natural Movement can be practised as an independent discipline or to complement other areas of your training. It will rejuvenate your body and allow you to carry out basic functional movement patterns efficiently.
GROUP INTERVAL TRAINING
Group Interval Training or High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves short periods of intense work effort, followed by a short period of rest or active recovery. The format lends itself extremely well to small groups, as the wide variety of exercises tend not to be overly technical and allow for all areas of the body to be trained each session. The physical benefits are wide-reaching and include improvements to the cardiovascular system, lung function, metabolism, bone density, blood sugar control and hormone production, as well as significant mental health benefits.
SOFT TISSUE THERAPY
The body’s soft tissues comprise muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (connective tissue). Therapy of these tissues requires management, manipulation and rehabilitation – soft tissue therapy is therefore as much about helping you to avoid injury in the first instance as it is about aiding recovery. Soft tissue therapy should be seen as a necessity rather than a luxury, and something that is not the restricted domain of elite athletes and competitive sport. Adopting an holistic approach, and planning therapy sessions into your training schedule, will help you to avoid injury, recover quicker, improve flexibility and mobility, and allow you to continue to do the things that you enjoy.
HATHA FLOW YOGA
Hatha is a general term that includes most yoga styles. It involves the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help to bring peace to the mind and body. Hatha Flow Yoga specifically uses flowing movement patterns to smoothly connect traditional yoga postures. Movement is carried out in coordination with breathing exercises, to allow the body and mind to work in unison, helping to release tension, improve posture and flexibility, alleviate chronic pain, and develop strength.
NUTRITION
Optimal nutritional strategies are not only important in the fuelling and recovery stages of exercise, but also in ensuring we are able to maximise the significant health benefits various foods have to offer. There seems little point in negating the effort and subsequent benefits of exercising by undoing any good work in the kitchen. No two people are the same when it comes to our body’s physiological response to food. Training history, age, weight and gender are simply a few of the variables that affect our body composition. Similarly, we are all very different in our relationship with food, and the psychology surrounding eating habits should never be underestimated.

As with all our training programmes, the Movevolution approach to nutrition is personalised, dependent on your individual background and requirements. In addition, to encourage success, we will ensure that any nutrition programme is well considered, practical, realistic and sustainable.

 

WHAT OUR CLIENT SAY ABOUT US

My overall fitness has improved dramatically. I no longer feel tired during the day and have lost so much unwanted weight but also out of the training sessions, the team at Movevolution have provided constant support – be it by e-mail, text message, phone or Skype – which has inspired me to really commit.
Dr Alex Watson
Vascular Surgeon

I can now ski all day without any discomfort or aching muscles. What’s more, the fat I’ve lost has allowed me to revisit sections of my wardrobe that have not seen the light of day for years.
The ongoing support is exceptional – I have been encouraged to push myself, achieving more than I ever thought I was capable of.
Alan Hendon
Senior Project Manager

I now have more energy now than I know what to do with, which is something to be celebrated. I also love that I can now go into a clothes shop and have the choice of everything, rather than the shapeless garments that hid a multitude of sins.
Having invested a lot of time, sweat and money into this adventure, I can tell you it’s the best thing I have ever done for myself.
Georgina Szanto
Primary School Teacher

I have tried to do my own thing before but failed miserably. I know, without the expertise, support and guidance of the Moveolution team, I couldn’t have achieved what I have in such a short period of time. Activities I used to find really difficult are now a ‘walk in the park.’ The most noticeable changes are improvements to my general fitness, strength and flexibility, which have given me a new lease of life on the golf course and bowling green.
Roger Easton
Retired Co Director and Chartered Surveyor

I’m in the best shape of my life – and I say that as a habitual exerciser, marathon runner, open water swimmer and adventure racer. I feel so much leaner and stronger. Also, get this – I never thought I would have to go out and buy a smaller pair of trousers.
Improvements to my strength now help me when lugging large camera bags around for days on end, as well in general day-to-day life. My sciatica and lower back pain have disappeared. I really do see this as an investment in my family and my future.
Ben Langdon
Photographer and Filmmaker

CLASS SCHEDULE: PILATES & DEEP TISSUE SPECIALIST

MONDAY

09:30 - 10:30

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19:30 - 20:30

TUESDAY

09:30 - 10:30

10:45 - 11:45

17:30 - 18:30

18:30 - 19:30

19:45 - 20:45

WEDNESDAY

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10:30 - 11.30

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19:00 - 20:00

20:00 - 21:00

THURSDAY

09:30 - 10:30

10:45 - 11:45

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18:30 - 19:30

19:45 - 20:45

FRIDAY

09:30 - 10:30

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18:30 - 19:30

SATURDAY

10:00 - 11:00

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PILATES

YOGA

GROUP INTERVAL TRAINING

*Where consecutive classes are run without a break in between sessions, please be reassured that the mats and equipment will be sanitised thoroughly.

OUR PRICES: PILATES, YOGA SESSION AND GROUP INTERVAL TRAINING

Groups

£9.50 per hour

Groups

(booked in blocks of 10)      £9.50 per hour 
                                      1:1     £9.45 per hour 
                                      2:1     £9.25 per hour
                                   3:1     £20 per hour

INDIVIDUAL PERSONAL TRAINING, PILATES AND MASSAGE

As these sessions are tailored to the individual, cost for these services will be unique to your individual programme. Please get in contact to discuss

THE MOVEMENT TEAM

JENI MAJOR

Pilates and Deep
Tissue Specialist

CHARLIE MAJOR

Strength &
Conditioning

JESS HENNESSEY

Soft Tissue Therapy

GET IN CONTACT






MOVEVOLUTION

Units 1&2 The Long Stall Barn Paxcroft Farm, Hilperton Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 7JB

Keeping You Safe

COVID-19:
The Coronavirus has touched us all in one way or another. It seems strange to think that our doors were closed for over five months. Since reopening in August, it’s hard to explain how much we’ve enjoyed welcoming both familiar and new faces to the studio. We don’t want to find ourselves, or you, limited any further by the unfortunate fallout of the Coronavirus. Therefore, please be reassured that we are deliberately working to keep everyone healthy. A touch-activated hand sanitiser dispenser is available in both the entrance and studio. We advise all clients to sanitise their hands on arrival and departure. There is also a touch-activated soap dispenser in the toilet, and a paper towel dispenser has replaced the hand towels. To promote further cleanliness in the studio, all equipment is cleaned after every session. Please bring your own water bottle, towel and mat (optional – all mats will be cleaned after use). Masks are encouraged but not obligatory. Please note that all doors and some windows will remain open during sessions, to facilitate the through-flow of air. During Pilates sessions and pre and post-exercise stretching, mats are two meters apart. Please familiarise yourself with the following red flags and ensure that none are applicable prior to visiting the studio. Within the last 14 days have you experienced any of the following: Cough
Shortness of breath
Sore throat
Loss of taste or smell
A temperature above 37.8º
Contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19
Anyone in your household self-isolating If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the above, please do not put others at risk by attending the studio. Finally, as we enter into Autumn and the weather starts to deteriorate, please be ever more vigilant to the bugs that tend to affect us at this time of year.  Please be considerate and do not attend classes with coughs, colds or any seasonal bugs, as we endeavour to maintain a heathy studio for you and others.

On-line accessibility:

During lockdown, the Zoom video conferencing platform provided the opportunity for us to continue to run classes and Personal Training sessions. Since opening our doors again, many people have been able to return to the studio. However, others unfortunately are still unable to risk attending classes in person. We have therefore taken the decision to invest in specific audio-visual equipment to allow us to continue to live-stream all Pilates and Yoga classes, as well as Personal Training sessions. These facilities will remain available to our overseas clients, and will be an option to all new members.

PILATES

Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Focusing specifically on the smaller stabilisation muscles, it is the quality of movement that is key. Unlike some forms of training, Pilates is all-encompassing, with no restrictions on age, gender or skill level. Pioneered initially amongst elite athletes by the All Blacks and Pat Cash, Pilates will now almost certainly form part of individual and team training programmes. Pilates is equally beneficial to non-athletes, whether this be individuals simply looking to improve their strength and posture, or those recovering from injury or managing an ongoing illness.

NATURAL MOVEMENT

As we get older, our bodies lose the ability to perform natural movement patterns. Those of us who choose to continue to exercise into adulthood tend to do so for aesthetics or to improve performance. Whilst these objectives are perfectly acceptable, most of the training we undertake often impedes mobility and the body’s ability to perform simple and fundamental movements well. Our Natural Movement classes will allow you to reconnect with your body’s natural movement patterns. Comprising balancing, climbing, jumping, hanging, crawling, and a variety of other skills, Natural Movement can be practised as an independent discipline or to complement other areas of your training. It will rejuvenate your body and allow you to carry out basic functional movement patterns efficiently.

SOFT TISSUE THERAPY

The body’s soft tissues comprise muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (connective tissue). Therapy of these tissues requires management, manipulation and rehabilitation – soft tissue therapy is therefore as much about helping you to avoid injury in the first instance as it is about aiding recovery. Soft tissue therapy should be seen as a necessity rather than a luxury, and something that is not the restricted domain of elite athletes and competitive sport. Adopting an holistic approach, and planning therapy sessions into your training schedule, will help you to avoid injury, recover quicker, improve flexibility and mobility, and allow you to continue to do the things that you enjoy.

NUTRITION

Optimal nutritional strategies are not only important in the fuelling and recovery stages of exercise, but also in ensuring we are able to maximise the significant health benefits various foods have to offer. There seems little point in negating the effort and subsequent benefits of exercising by undoing any good work in the kitchen. Holistic approach…

No two people are the same when it comes to our body’s physiological response to food. Training history, age, weight and gender are simply a few of the variables that affect our body composition. Similarly, we are all very different in our relationship with food, and the psychology surrounding eating habits should never be underestimated.

As with all our training programmes, the Movevolution approach to nutrition is personalised, dependent on your individual background and requirements. In addition, to encourage success, we will ensure that any nutrition programme is well considered, practical, realistic and sustainable.

HATHA FLOW YOGA

Hatha is a general term that includes most yoga styles. It involves the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help to bring peace to the mind and body. Hatha Flow Yoga specifically uses flowing movement patterns to smoothly connect traditional yoga postures. Movement is carried out in coordination with breathing exercises, to allow the body and mind to work in unison, helping to release tension, improve posture and flexibility, alleviate chronic pain, and develop strength.

GROUP INTERVAL TRAINING

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves short periods of intense work effort, followed by a short period of rest or active recovery. The format lends itself extremely well to group training, as the wide variety of exercises tend not to be overly technical and allow for all areas of the body to be trained each session. The physical benefits are wide-reaching and include improvements to the cardiovascular system, lung function, metabolism, bone density, blood sugar control and hormone production, as well as significant mental health benefits.

charlieCHARLIE MAJOR

Strength & Conditioning

From an early age, I have been physically active and enjoyed a variety of sports and exercise. I competed as a gymnast for 18 years and was a member of Trowbridge Swimming Club, training most evenings after school. Over time, this taught me to have discipline, strength - both mentally and physically - patience, and teamwork; all of which I strongly believe has helped shape me as a therapist. Training hard and picking up several injuries throughout my competitive career, meant I endured many weeks of rehabilitation. Eager to fast-track my recovery led me into researching soft tissue therapy techniques, and my interest in this specialism just snowballed from there.
I am fortunate to love the work I do, which stems from a strong desire to fix the physical ailments and injuries we all suffer from. Posturally, the way we hold ourselves and use our bodies every day, is strongly influenced by our musculature. Working with individual clients, using a range of different progressive therapy techniques, I help them to achieve their goals - whatever these may be - and allow them to move more efficiently and pain-free.

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TRISH SMITH

Pilates Instructor

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salJESS HENNESSEY

Soft Tissue Therapy

From an early age, I have been physically active and enjoyed a variety of sports and exercise. I competed as a gymnast for 18 years and was a member of Trowbridge Swimming Club, training most evenings after school. Over time, this taught me to have discipline, strength - both mentally and physically - patience, and teamwork; all of which I strongly believe has helped shape me as a therapist. Training hard and picking up several injuries throughout my competitive career, meant I endured many weeks of rehabilitation. Eager to fast-track my recovery led me into researching soft tissue therapy techniques, and my interest in this specialism just snowballed from there.

I am fortunate to love the work I do, which stems from a strong desire to fix the physical ailments and injuries we all suffer from. Posturally, the way we hold ourselves and use our bodies every day, is strongly influenced by our musculature. Working with individual clients, using a range of different progressive therapy techniques, I help them to achieve their goals - whatever these may be - and allow them to move more efficiently and pain-free.


christianCHRISTIAN

Yoga Instructor

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PILATES

Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Focusing specifically on the smaller stabilisation muscles, it is the quality of movement that is key. Unlike some forms of training, Pilates is all-encompassing, with no restrictions on age, gender or skill level. Pioneered initially amongst elite athletes by the All Blacks and Pat Cash, Pilates will now almost certainly form part of individual and team training programmes. Pilates is equally beneficial to non-athletes, whether this be individuals simply looking to improve their strength and posture, or those recovering from injury or managing an ongoing illness.


ELLA WILLIAMS

Yoga

I’ve always been fascinated with the human body and its potential, so when I discovered yoga in my early twenties, I found the perfect way of exploring this for myself. I have a vivid memory of the feeling after that first class - of being uplifted, energised and bouncing down the hill back to my house. I was reminded of my childhood gymnastics sessions, but there was more - yoga had tapped into something way beyond my body simply feeling good. My mood, outlook and spirit were lifted and I wanted to discover more.

From this early interest in the physically demanding Ashtanga style of yoga, and how it helped to improve my flexibility and fitness, I went on to develop an understanding of the benefits of slower, more meditative forms, including the style I now teach: Hatha Flow yoga. Having trained with both the British Wheel of Yoga for their broad, structured Western approach, and Shakti Mhi of Prana Yoga College (Tel Aviv), for her incredible insight into the traditions and essence of yoga practice, my teaching style combines both.

Through practicing yoga asanas (postures) we release tension in the body, allowing free movement and increased strength. By looking for this balance between strength and softness, we also begin to realise an awareness of how our bodies feel, how they move, our strengths and our weaknesses. This awareness enables us to choose what’s good for us, particularly how far to push ourselves and when to recover, helping to prevent injury and ill-health, and ultimately making us calmer, more clear thinking and more able to move comfortably and positively through life.

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Pilates

As both a youngster and an adult I have always tried to be physically active; it suits my make-up. Originally, I was a keen gymnast, practicing over four hours a day. I wasn’t gifted by any means, but it gave me the fundamentals of movement - principally strength and flexibility - which over time helped to shape me. At 12, I moved from gymnastics to middle-distance running and various team sports. These early experiences definitely helped to shape me. The coaches that had a positive impact and those who maybe drew something out of me that was reluctant to be reached, were the ones that made a difference to me, even now. I’m still able to tap into that, when I find something difficult or feel like giving up.

To me, movement is fundamental, and whilst I believe that we are all very able, some people just haven’t been taught how to use their body efficiently. The adults I tend to work with, more than often need help to undo learnt movement patterns; redressing imbalances in strength and offsetting poor postural movement habits acquired through lifestyle. The process is challenging, fun and very illuminating. From personal experience, I know that children exposed to training or physical work in their younger years benefit so much – it breeds confidence, coordination, the ability to focus, and most importantly the ability to learn through improvement. It is my aim to impart this in the adults that I work with, and importantly to keep smiling on this often long but always fulfilling journey.

My approach creates a synergy of mobility and strength, which I am able to pitch depending on the client’s requirements and personal goals. For some, this may be recovery from a hip replacement, or reoccurring bouts of back pain; for others it may mean improving technique for an overhead squat, increasing range-of-motion in their golf swing, or focusing on stability and foot and hip strength for running. We all have different goals and requirements.

Using Pilates and Natural Movement techniques, my philosophy is centred round the body and how to achieve the most from it. Building new neurological pathways to promote different movement patterns, and develop strength to improve well-being and efficiency in sport and life.

I love my job. I love helping people to use their body, to learn about their body, and to make the best use of their body. This transcends a workout. It takes vulnerable people and makes them powerful, as they learn to control their individual areas of weakness. It requires focus, concentration, respect and, above all else, a sense of humour.

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