What an amazing year it has been! Upgrading to a new bigger and better studio, media exposure (front page of the Waikato times and a number of other publications), finishing postgraduate studies, meeting and working with some amazing people and overcoming my personal struggles (flexibility disorder and not being able to run for 3yrs) and chasing my triathlon dreams.
My why is to champion and help others to push their limits and achieve beyond what they thought possible. As the year comes to an end, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate a few of my clients successes from this year.
At Taylored Health & Performance we work with anyone looking to get more out of life and perform at their best whether that is in sport, work or just everyday life. This year I have helped many of my clients from all walks of life, from those who have exhausted all options with no success to high performers looking to gain a competitive edge in their life, sport or work.
Overwhelmed to Success
Dan found himself in a vicious cycle with his new high demanding corporate position. Sapped of his normal energy, weight gain, lack of time, and injured with a knee that he was told he will never be able to run on again. Dan knew a change was required and seeked my assistance to gain his life back and be able to do the things he loves. With a number of key focus areas our aim was to find a balance, taking the less is more approach we designed specific strategies for each area of life to ensure his success. Dan couldn’t believe the impact across the board; with the extra energy he could now find the time to surf (a big love of his), spend more time with his family, and he even got further promotions at work. Not only this he was able to run again and achieved his desired body composition. It is fair to say he was pretty stoked with life again.
“I have been working with Luke for 12 weeks. I am so stoked with the results. Luke has helped me overcome some long standing injuries “knees and heel’s which until recently had held me back. Luke has improved my posture and mobility, we have done this in a fun and non-stressful way. I have learnt a lot about my body and what I need to do keep healthy including my mind. My body fat has reduced by 10% through a totally sustainable regime. My surfing has improved and I have more energy and confidence in my body generally. I would thoroughly recommend Taylored Health & Performance to anyone looking to improve their health and performance. Luke is a really cool guy to work with and will find a way to customise an improvement program specific to your needs”
From Potential Surgery to Pain Free
Unable to stand without being in pain Debbie with severe back pain had exhausted all options with no success and was told she required back surgery. After getting varied opinions from specialists she was lost and confused unsure what to do and just knew she wanted to try everything before surgery. This lead her to me, in the pre-screen I quickly identified it was not as doomed as she has been told. Within 4 weeks we had her pain free with normal everyday movement, by 12 weeks we had her back into xome pain free exercise, which she had not been able to do for so long. There is no better feeling than removing pain from someone’s life.
“After visiting Luke,I found I had so much more movement and less pain. I’ve also learnt that posture was a big part of my problem and I have to constantly make sure I watch this.Luke helped a lot with this also.” -Debbie
Chasing “Free Speed”
I will never forget after working with Megan, her racing into our session with even more excitement than normal. She was over the moon she had just got her result from her most recent FTP (Functional Threshold Power) test. Not only did she see a massive increase in her power output but for the first time she was producing symmetrical power through each leg where she was previously producing 4% less power of he left leg compared to her right. This may not sound like much but when you are an athlete who competes at a high level Ironman athlete like Megan this is massive! As Megan likes to refer to her training with me “it is Free Speed”.
“My first session with Luke was a reality check for me, i was overloading muscles that would have eventually resulted in injury. Since seeing Luke i have glutes that work & hips that are free & am balanced. Luke taught me how to do the exercises property & explained the reason for them. I can now do these at home to ensure my body is ready for training & racing. Thanks Luke” – Megan
Perspective Shift Resulting in Massive Transformation
I have worked with Marcia for a little while now and what a transformation! She is a different person! With a perspective shift and a massive reduction in weight to match she couldn’t be happier. Marcia has become a teacher like many of my clients, passing on the knowledge she has learnt and helping others along their journeys. Marcia has not had an easy run, she was another who was on a last resort with very little belief left that anything could be done. With a history of severe gut issues, depression and adrenal fatigue along with a unrecovered hip surgery. Marcia’s persistence and commitment to her journey has been truly inspirational.
“Since finding Luke, I’ve been steered in the right direction to improve my physical health, nervous system, ability to rest and recover, as well as increasing my understanding of mobility, biomechanics and functional movement. It’s been a challenging but rewarding journey, ignited and kept alive by Luke’s unwavering support and encouragement.” -Marcia
From Postie to top level Triathlete
I have now worked with Malcolm for over 2 years and it has been a pleasure working with him along his journey as he chases his dream of being one of NZ top Triathletes. This dream is now coming into fruition after he took out the Olympic Distance National Championship title earlier this year along with a number of other massive results both locally and internationally.
“I highly value the mobility sessions I do with Luke on a weekly basis, especially during my big training blocks, before and after races. These are one of the keys to my success as a triathlete and one of the ways I manage to maintain staying injury free.” – Malcolm
“THANK YOU to all my clients you truly inspire me, helping you succeed is the reason I love what I do, I can not wait to see what 2018 will hold” -Luke