Follow editor Alex through his 6 week fitness challenge at Harley Street’s Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP).
As the editor of maryleboneonline.co.uk and also working in the world of digital marketing, it’s fair to say I spend a fair amount of my time stuck behind a computer. When I’m not behind the computer I’m usually on the move at quite a pace, wondering the streets of Marylebone or meeting with clients, leaving me with little to no structure to my days. It’s great, but planning healthy eating, exercise and making sure I move enough can all be tricky and all happen fairly irregularly.
Although I’ve been on a ‘health conscious’ kick for the last couple of months, it’s time to step things up – with the team at CHHP behind me. CHHP offer a service that might normally only be available to a professional athlete, making it accessible to anyone and all under one roof.
Led by Professor Greg Whyte (the man behind the camera whilst celebrities such as John Bishop, Chris Moyles, Cheryl Cole and David Walliams pushed themselves through a range of challenges), CHHP can provide clients everything they need when it comes to health and fitness. They provide a unique medical and analytical basis on which to optimise a healthy lifestyle – meaning that instead of just hoping that in 6 weeks you might ‘feel a bit healthier’ they can actually put numbers on things and watch those numbers improve with time.
In the run up to starting my 6 week routine in the Milon Studio (more about this next time) with trainer Richard Solomon, I’ve had a full body review with physiotherapist James Moore, had a medical check with Dr Jack Kriendler, received nutritional advice from nutritionist James Collins and been pushed to my limits in the lab by senior physiologist Jim Pate! Find a bit more about this highly experienced team below:
James Moore – physiotherapist – worked with Gloucestershire Country Cricket Club and was most recently Head of Medical for Saracens RFC
Dr Jack Kriendler – physician and Altitude Medicine Specialist
James Collins – nutritionist – Head of Nutrition for Arsenal Football Club, worked with Team GB athletes
Richard Solomon – Level 3 REPs Registered Personal Trainer Sport & Exercise Science
Jim Pate – senior physiologist and lab manager
The experience listed above would be hard to find nearly anywhere else and is made all the more unusual by the fact that they work together as a team with every client. As a bit of a geek at heart, I like the idea of proper science being used to fine tune my experience and I’m looking forward, albeit mildly apprehensively, to getting started!
Check back next week for the first update having undergone a cardio pulmonary exercise test and begun my routine in the Milon studio.