Sabeen - posture and pain solved!

"I came to Rupert Hambly health and performance after struggling with persistent neck and shoulder spasms and pain.

My posture was off, my neck felt weak and vulnerable, and I had some flab to lose around my belly and arms. After just two months with RHHP, I noticed a serious difference in my health; my neck had better range of motion, I had lost body fat, and my stamina was through the roof. My chiropractor noticed the improvement in my neck, as well as my posture. Fast forward another few months and we managed to build on all of the progress we made. RHHP are professional, super friendly and genuinely passionate about their work. They really know what they are doing!"

Sabeen - Solicitor

Martin - Actor conditioning

“I ought to go to the gym today…

no I’ll have a bike ride instead. Much more fun.”

That was me for years. I knew I should give attention to overall fitness, but a dozen gym visits a year with a desultory tour of a few fixed machines was the most I could motivate myself  to do.

But then, with a 68th birthday looming I took the plunge and invested in a three-month course with RHHP. It has been revelatory! The scary-grunty world of free weights turns out to be a fascinating lab for self improvement and knowledge, so long as your tutors ground you in solid technique and tailored programming.

 This is where I’m sure I struck lucky when I chose RHHP. They are thoroughly nice, but very serious minded and informed about their subject. And they don’t seem to mind being sworn at when the third set of reps starts to feel unreasonable!

 

So how about the results? I haven’t been a model pupil – they are demanding teachers with a holistic vision – but I am demonstrably stronger, look at my posture above and in better shape! Just as important, I feel empowered to go on improving because I have the tools  – and I’m enjoying myself! Cannily, I was introduced to the delights of the next level of training as I signed out. I will have to be back to learn more

I am listening to the news as I write this (25-4-17), but it’s old hat; the report is repeating word-for-word what I was told at induction:

 "Exercise 'keeps the mind sharp' in over-50s, study finds …while muscle training - for example, using weights - had a significant effect on memory and the brain's ability to plan and organise, the so-called executive functions.
 Martin Nelson - Actor 68 years young!
To learn more about Martin and his very interesting projects have a look here:
http://www.martinnelson.co.uk

Karen - Bride transformation

I began to see results within a matter of weeks and by the time of the wedding I had lost 4% body fat, dropped a dress size and was stronger and more toned than I had ever been" Karen Maher. 33 - Solicitor

Jackie - Climbed a mountain!

"I have just climbed this peak after Rupert Hambly Health and Performance's (RHHP) training. This is something that would've been impossible given my previous knee injury!

"When I came to RHHP, I was out of shape and not in the best of health, I had back pain and couldn’t do the things I wanted to do.

Although I had a number of goals, my over-arching priority was to improve my physical performance. RHHP helped me achieve this, to an extent which far exceeded my expectations.

I am much stronger, and my balance and flexibility are greatly improved. Everything is functioning better. All manner of day to day tasks, such as running for the train, are infinitely easier. I’m thrilled that I am able to engage in the activities and sports that I want to do. All of this in spite of a pre-existing major sports injury involving my knee. I can even jump with confidence now!
Hand in hand with this success came, thanks to RHHP’s help, the achievement of many other great results:

1 Posture corrected: I can stand up straight

2 Back pain and other aches: gone

3 Rehabilitation of old knee injury (ruptured anterior cruciate ligament): function improved greatly by exercise
(the injury had not been fixed despite previous surgical treatment)

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4 Risk of further injury reduced

5 Blood pressure lowered - from high to normal: great health benefits

6 Body fat lost [11] %; weight lost 12 kg (26 pounds); dropped several dress sizes

7 Eating habits dramatically and sustainably improved

8 Energy and positivity much increased: a sense of wellbeing

RHHP are experts whose passion for their work shone through in everything they did for me. They are highly professional and experienced. The depth and breadth of their knowledge and skill sets are exceptional. They’re also really motivating, encouraging, positive and patient – which was especially appreciated when the going got tough!
The key to getting my results was RHHP’s excellent personal training. Their exercise programmes and training sessions were all expertly designed and delivered. They took into account my goals and abilities, they were varied and challenging, and constantly kept me progressing. The quality of instruction was exceptionally high.
Also vital was RHHP’s personalised and practical nutritional guidance: this really worked for me, whereas other eating plans had not.

In addition to exercise and nutrition, RHHP’s coaching encompassed other areas relating to overall wellbeing, and this inclusive approach proved highly effective for me. Their high quality educational resources addressing health, performance and wellbeing were really informative and helpful, and positively enhanced my journey.
RHHP are outstanding.

They helped transform my life immeasurably. I feel the difference every day!"

Jackie - Mum.

Leila - Bikini in 12 weeks!

"RHHP  havewithout a doubt the most inspirational trainers I have ever worked out with. They are enthusiastic, encouraging, knowledgeable, patient and will help you move from one level of fitness to another." Leila 35

Gurj - Amazing in 8 weeks!

"I'd never stepped foot inside a gym, I was aching, out of shape, tired and lethargic. I'm now energised, leaner and with no aches! Choosing RHHP's coaching has been the best decision I've made this year" Gurj 35

Sarah - Performance & orthopaedic

Motivated to make a change but unsure where to start...

I enjoy being fit and active to a high level but knew that what I was doing wasn't getting me the results I wanted.  I needed to go back to basics in terms of a better functioning body, getting my 'chain' back in order and most of all getting structure around my training programme. After some research I decided to go with RHHP.
Now my body is more flexible, has far fewer injuries and I have learnt that training harder doesn't always lead to better results! I have learnt that rest and stretching is just as important as doing the hard exercises and exhausting myself. Train don't drain.
I'd recommend RHHP to anyone who is ready to make a change - regardless of their level of fitness.  For people who are injured, RHHP will help you get back to fighting form.  For those who are fit and exercise a lot of already, RHHP will push you further and get you results as long as you are prepared to listen and follow instructions!
Sarah - Lawyer 36.

Angie - Amazing body at 40!

RHHP helped heal my nagging back pain, fixed my posture and helped me get a bikini body at 40!" Angie Vasquez - Entrepreneur

Stanley - Super training at 50!

"RHHP got me exactly what I asked them for! They got me leaner, faster, stronger, great posture and improved my fitness for tennis. Their coaching is the real deal!" Stan. 50 - Business owner
 

 

 

Aubrey - Life changing

"In my early thirties I was a mess. I was recovering from a cocaine addiction and was still an alcoholic.

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On top of this I was on some pretty harsh medication as if I came out of the 'wrong side' of running clubs, bars and my own events company for over 10 years. I was a mess.

I desperately needed a trainer to get back into shape and found RHHP, who's advert was the only non-obnoxious piece of advertising I found when looking for a trainer. Later I found out why, RHHP are more than  personal trainers. Their system is truly holistic, looking at all the areas you need to improve upon for lasting results.

We met and I was a nightmare. I wasn't well at all and RHHP went above and beyond their 'call of duty' by not only getting me into shape, but also I felt like I was counselled by them and given advice I would have had to pay hundreds of extra pounds to receive from other professionals. RHHP also educated me about nutrition, lifestyle, sorted out my chronic back pain and taught about building habits. Therefore I got a lot of care all under one package with RHHP.

The start was incredibly hard as I hadn't yet sorted out my 'issues' but the team at RHHP never made me feel uncomfortable or guilty about this. The coaches's patience with me was unbelievable and when I finally pulled my socks-up (with his help) then I turned my life around and committed fully with their programme and well, look for yourself at the results!!!"

Aubrey - Promoter.

Your personal training UK

RHHP has proven to be a team delivering outstanding results for their clients.

RHHP has managed a loyal customer base at Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre which in turn led to Rupert's promotion to Senior Personal Trainer within the business.
In partnership with the Active Training Awards 2016, Rupert has also been nominated as "Activity Champion of the Year 2016" which highlights his commitment to his customers and Your Personal Training.
Joe Oliver, Director, Your Personal Training

Yarom - Total transformation

"This has been an incredible journey. One that has completely transformed my health, physique and future in incredibly positive ways. RHHP has the encouragement, cutting edge exercise & lifestyle coaching to take you to another level"  Yarom - CEO. 50

Eric - A new man!

I am full time student, my daily activities involve mostly sitting to do paperworks and using computers. I acknowledge that I had a terribly curved spine and big belly due to sitting too much. And I was a smoker.

I've Been with RHHP for 4 months now. First significant change is to stop smoking and replaced the habit with exercise. I no longer crave for any. I feel much better, I do not feel out of breath after long walks and start to replace the bad habit to exercising. I was never able to do push-ups more than 5 times, but now I am able to do over 20 push ups continuously for 5 sets!
What I like about RHHP's methods rather than other PT's, is that, being healthy, improving strength and looking good should be a holistic process. They give me loads of recommendations on how to change my diet plan strategically that works for my body type, exercise frequently to build up inner strength and stability first before gaining a fit and muscular appearance. RHHP keep records of my posture and I am amazed on how I've had a massive a change in such a short period and I feel very motivated. My spine is no longer crooked, my shoulders are now even, have a wider chest and my belly is flat! 

I feel more confident. This is the best experience I have with a PT to helping me transform my health and body structure efficiently and safely!

Eric - Student 23

Julianna - Fitness revamp!

"I worked with RHHP during my last and most stressful year of uni.

My main goals were to fix my posture, and to get in control of my fitness (shedding a few pounds was also welcome!).

My posture had changed and my whole body had toned up. RHHP were a very positive influence during workouts and helped me create awesome fitness habits that I have taken with me. If you’re looking for someone who is kind, positive, but will still push you hard to get that last rep, look no further!"

Julianna - Student 23

Anita - Posture in 4 weeks!

"I had been regularly attending the gym for over a year yet I was seeing little physical change.

One of my main concerns was my awful posture, along with non existent upper body strength. After just 4 weeks with RHHP I could see and feel such a huge difference: Less creaky pain in my back, feeling so much stronger, and standing correctly has made me just that smidgen taller." Anita 29 - Scientist

 

Jimmy - Actor conditioning

I can't recommend RHHP enough.

Rupert and his team are extremely knowledgeable and passionate. With their life coaching, nutrition and exercise skills they offer a complete system that really delivers. Workouts with them are fun and they excel at tailoring them to your needs.

I'm currently in the best shape of my life because of them. RHHP are very professional, they really know what it takes, they change my program consistently and don't give my body a break; and the results are obvious. I have gained a lot of core strength, am very fit and toned without being too muscular, which is exactly what I had asked Rupert, I have also gained a lot of cardio capacity and endurance as a bonus!

RHHP are really nice people, respectful, gentle, pleasant to be around and are very flexible in scheduling class hours, something that as an actor has allowed me to be consistent with the 2-3 classes per week regimen. I absolutely recommend their coaching!

Jimmy Akingbola - Actor (Arrow, Rev, Holby City)

Hokien - Achieves the incredible!

I was riddled with illnesses and had to have an operation over a 6-month period in 2015. I lost more than 10% of my body weight, I was much weaker and my hard-trained muscle wasted away too...

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I was and still am a keen competitive dancer and triathlete. I really wanted to get back on track and have a leaner body with more muscle mass!

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When my health eventually improved, I was very determined to get back in shape. It is not every day that one could say he has gotten his life back... I started training with RHHP.

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With effective, consistent and tailor-made exercise programmes, I now look more muscular, toned and started competing in Dance and Triathlons again.

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People are noticing a massive change in my body shape and tone. I will never get tired of the compliments! I would highly recommend RHHP as they sure know their stuff! They give so much variety, keeping me engaged and focused, and are motivational and supportive.

Hokien - Dancer and Triathlete 47

Dylan - Actor conditioning

I am an actor who has worked on Spectral (released 2017), 300, Total Recall (Colin Farrell), Unforsaken, The Immortals, to name a few "action" movies and a cowboy films I have done.

I have worked with extraordinary stunt-coordinators and stunt men, trained with some of the industry's best stunt teams all of whom are made up of men and women from various different physical backgrounds. Many are high level martial artists, some were professional motorcyclists, professional race car drivers, rodeo cowboys, former boxers, some just never got tired of playing 'best death' when they were kids and now do it all over the world on some of the biggest films around. In theatre school in London, I did stage combat to the highest level which meant hand to hand combat, sword and stick work and learning how to move and fall like a soldier or swordsman, or basic fighter. I have had to learn some martial arts, many times train to build body mass and definition, lots of stunts to rehearse that involved, spears, swords, guns, fist, bombs, all sorts. And I expect more and more work of this nature is coming into the industry as the tent pole productions especially the comic book genre is continuing to grow at a staggering rate.

I met Rupert through an actor I had done a film with. He wanted Rupert to teach him how to look body beautiful. I on the other hand had just been cast in a pilot for a new series playing a lead role as the head of the Neanderthal's. Yes those ancient beings. So I needed to fight, to hunt barefoot, and to move like someone who was of an athletic capacity we can barely imagine. Rupert and his team took to the challenge with absolute precision, tons of research and a whole lot of passion. They designed exercises using equipment I had never seen, to simulate the movements the Neanderthal's would have considered habitual; spear throwing, running through forests, sitting deep down on your haunches. I said I needed to be Neanderthal strong but look starving and that is exactly what RHHP was able to help me with. The results blew away the director, creator and executives.

Rupert is unlike any other trainer I have met and through the kind of films I have made, I have met a lot of them.  When Rupert took me on, he took on not only a very experienced former semi-pro athlete, a physical theatre student, and a regular action movie actor, but he also took on a man with many former injuries, and I mean a lot. So I was experienced and very passionate and quite knowledgeable about bodies and their interconnectedness, emotions, and the connections between them both. Rupert was immediately excited not intimidated by my knowledge and curiosity, he was inspired and authentically passionate about the kind of dialogue we could engage in. I was instantly blown away by his way of thinking about the body, his knowledge of everything from Nutrition, to brain patterning, to Nervous system response, to NLP and so much more.

Why I think Rupert and his team (RHHP) is so good for actors and stuntmen is simple. We are doing this Theatre/Television/Film business because we are passionate about it and we work hard for it. And we would like to do it in an inspiring way for as long as we can. Where others may want to retire, we can't help but want to keep going. So in the name of inspiration, physical regimes, for anyone but especially stunt men and actors,  should not be a blunt dull time in the gym listening to your favourite track of the week, it should be engaged, informative, specific, and constantly changing and exciting. RHHP are the only ones I know who can offer all that. They know how to work on protecting your joints, opening up posture, improving your coordination, building all sorts of different shaped bodies, depending on the stunts or roles you are about to engage in and they know how to really listen and work with your specific needs. From parkour, to nutrition, to standard weights, to unusual weights, to improving your immune health, to completely re-booting your emotional system....They really have a rare and diverse touch.

Dylan Smith - Actor and Athlete

Alex - "Infinitely better"

I knew I had a lot of work to do.

My back muscles were incredibly weak, posture was out of line and so RHHP helped me build my strength in places I've typically avoided during my workouts because they were too much hard work.

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I've made a lot of progress in strength and my posture is infinitely better than it has ever been before! Even my friends and colleagues have commented on how I hold myself differently and that I even seem taller than I was before I started their coaching.

I'm really pleased with the change in my body shape and feel supported by the whole team to achieve the goals that I've set for myself.

Alex - Psychologist

Valentina - Amazing body

"Before RHHP, I had no strength, found it incredibly hard to put on muscle and was more ‘skinny fat’ than slim. Now the transformation is amazing, I’m strong, toned, beach ready but more importantly, I’ve been educated with great techniques for staying that way."

Saul - A new path!

"I did not think I would ever go to a PT but I had a session with RHHP 2 years ago and have not looked back" Saul Margo. 35 - Barrister