If you feel as though you could benefit from personal fitness training, Movement Training by Design would like to offer you a free movement assessment. John Watson is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist located in Glastonbury CT. John works with clients who wish to increase their strength, range of motion, flexibility, endurance, and power. From the athlete to the hemiplegic, anyone can improve their strength, coordination and flexibility, Even if you are not an athlete, Movement Tr

John Watson is a personal fitness trainer in Glastonbury CT. Our program of functional movement exercise is training for life.  Movement is the gateway to fitness. Movement is a basic part of life. You can prevent injury, reduce pain and improve stability using Functional Workouts. Functional Movement Training strengthens several groups of muscles at once. When all your major muscle groups are toned, your body can function as a single unit. Functional Movement Training will improve your

John Watson is a personal fitness trainer who will help you improve stability with movement training. At Movement Training by Design, we improve your body's flexibility, power, endurance, and range of motion. Your age does not matter. Your level of fitness coming into the program is irrelevant. From seasoned athletes to middle aged couch potatoes, we strengthen muscle groups and teach your body to move safely, powerfully.  Whatever your health challenge, whatever your fitness level, ever

Rather than resting, we suggest you relieve back pain with movement. If you suffer from chronic back pain, below is a link to an informative article that gives a great overview of dealing with back pain. With the link I have pasted a section of the article that reviews why movement is important for back pain. When choosing the best type of movement to help you it is important for your movement professional to be working in conjunction with your healthcare professional.  Each practitioner

Get moving and feel better with the help of Movement Training by Design in Glastonbury CT. If your sedentary lifestyle has you complaining about pain and stiffness, call John Watson. John is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. John will work with you to improve your flexibility, strength and conditioning.  As your certified personal trainer, John will work towards reducing muscle weakness, reducing pain, and preventing injury. You may be an athlete who seems physically fit,

There is strong evidence that the cause of injury of a body part may be due to dysfunction elsewhere. There are several factors that contribute to performance and risk of injury. Among these factors are skill and fitness. For the purposes of this article I would like to focus on fitness and its affect on risk of injury.  It is often hard for me to help people understand that a hip that is not working well can lead to a shoulder problem. In other words, a seemingly unrelated body part (th

John Watson is a certified strength training specialist located in Glastonbury CT. At Movement Training by Design we strengthen muscle tone and improve flexibility and muscle function. From the seasoned athlete to the post-surgical patient, movement training can be applied to people from all walks of life and every level of fitness. John Watson will train your body to perform simple tasks in a coordinated and fluid manner. Your muscle groups learn to work together. With improved strength and fle

I would like to share an article published several years ago that discusses the use of ambient sound therapy to fall asleep. There are so many people of all ages who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Sleep affects many aspects of health and fitness. If you are having trouble with sleeping both in terms of quality and quantity, having some kind of background noise may help. I personally have found sleeping with a machine that produces white noise helpful. Insomniacs are finding

From a functional movement trainer's perspective, movement is the gateway to fitness. In this article I'll talk about the importance of movement training and what we look for in Functional Movement Screens. What do all fitness, strength and conditioning, and sports programs have in common? The answer is very simple: MOVEMENT.  Movement is a basic part of life. People who move well are the envy of the rest who struggle with movement on some level. Over the last 30 years a

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The Deep Squat as used by Functional Movement Screens and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) has been found to be a useful test to gather information on a golfer’s preparedness for the game. In their research, TPI has found several correlations between the Deep Squat and the GOLF SWING. They find that it is almost impossible for a golfer who cannot perform the Deep Squat correctly to maintain posture throughout the swing (Loss of Posture), o

According to many experts “many people run to get fit when they should get fit so they can run.” Having a good base of movement patterns is essential to reducing the risk of injury and is a contributing factor in improving performance. This is why I have all my clients go through Functional Movement Screens before beginning a fitness or performance enhancing program. The two articles at the links below about the use of Functional Movement Screens on members of the USA Olympic Track and Field

Whatever your health challenge, whatever your fitness level, everyone can benefit from functional movement training.  From athletes to ordinary people, movement training will enhance the quality of life, improve stability, and prevent injuries.  Movement Training by Design offers functional movement screening to assess potential imbalances in movement before beginning an exercise program. John Watson is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist loca

John Watson is a certified strength training specialist that helps you move better and feel better. Whether you arrive a seasoned athlete or a post-surgical patient, movement training improves flexibility and muscle function. Movement Training by Design trains people from all walks of life and every level of fitness. When we train your body to perform simple tasks, we strengthen muscle tone and coordination. Your muscle groups learn to work together. With improved strength and flexibility, you c