Benefits from Counselling with Fitness Rush
1. Gaining a Different Perspective
One of the main benefits of counselling is that it offers a different perspective which can help people to verbalise their problems. A professional counsellor will listen and help you to engage in new perspectives, encouraging you to identify ways to deal with the problems. A new way of approaching a problem is sometimes all people need to overcome it and in turn the skills learnt can help to manage future problems and look at them differently.
2. Physical Benefits
Psychological trauma, or even general ennui, can trigger physical symptoms – and depression and anxiety are well known to have significant, and sometimes debilitating, physical effects. Going to therapy, assuming it’s successful, can help these issues fade away. Studies have shown that many physical ailments are ameliorated when someone engages in therapy. When feelings are not expressed but ultimately buried within, out of conscious awareness, the body often reacts. It acts as a barometer that reads: Danger! Something is wrong and needs attention. Manifesting through stomach aches, headaches, sleeping problems, and ulcers are just some of the ways our body reacts to stress and psychic pain.
3. Self Discovery
Working with a counsellor gives you the opportunity to learn more about yourself therefore understanding why you respond and act to certain situations in certain ways. When you develop a better understanding of your values and beliefs you will gain a much better insight in to your mindset and how to get it where you want it to be.
By discovering oneself, it is possible to better understand the issues you are facing and how to challenge them ensuring successful management of any future issues too.
4. Enhance Self-Esteem
Most of us will experience low confidence issues at some point in our lives, whether it’s related to appearance, skills or abilities.
Through counselling, we can learn to accept ourselves, developing a stronger sense of self-love, self-compassion, and self-confidence. This in turn can assist with mental health and anxiety, overcoming the fear that something bad may happen. It can also help to raise confidence and introduce people back in to the community as a healthier and happier person.
People with low self esteem can become introvert and lonely and find it increasingly difficult to talk and see loved ones. Talking to a counsellor can be easier knowing they will not be judged and that they will be listened too letting them speak freely and openly.
5. Resolve Conflicts
Ever found yourself not knowing where to turn in a conflict? How to make someone see your point? Counselling is a great way to resolve conflicts, whether that’s in your professional or personal relationships. By breaking down problems in to manageable chunks you can begin to learn to look at conflicts differently and methodically in a manner which you can explain confidently, engaging others and inviting them in to understanding you.
From marriage counselling through to addressing issues within friendships, counselling can help people resolve conflicts in a positive and respectful manner. Counselling designed for resolving conflicts has also been proven to strengthen bonds and relationships by coaching a broader understanding of each other.
6. Improve Well-Being for Medical Disorders
A distressing diagnosis can easily lead to the development of psychological difficulties. Patients facing life-threatening or life changing diagnoses can benefit from a counsellor guiding them through the trials of what they’re facing. Health counselling is a gateway to effective treatment. Counselling a patient will assist them in navigating the medical & emotional care that follows a diagnosis. A problematic diagnosis will present new medical needs along with many emotional changes that may be unfamiliar and frightening. A counsellor familiar with the medical needs a patient is facing can offer comfort and guidance in a painful situation. Difficult conversations with terminally ill patients can take place more openly and freely, benefitting both patient and family.
7. Increase Social Connections
A great benefit of therapy is that it not only helps you understand yourself better but it allows you to understand other people too. When we hold negative thoughts in without processing them, they become ingrained so that we see the world through that lens – and we make lots of assumptions that may or may not be true. Without the clutter of your own (sometimes mistaken) assumptions, it’s a lot easier to understand others’ intentions and motivations.
8. Better Management and Expression of Emotions
Since big and small problems are going to come up from time to time, knowing how to deal with them in a healthy way is an essential skill. “Conflict is a part of everyday life,” says Margulies. “It’s helpful to be aware of one’s feelings around conflict. If, for example, you are angry with your boss who is piling up work for you when you are getting ready to go away, you are bound to feel resentment and conflict. By reflecting on what’s going on outside (your boss’ demands) and inside (your mounting anger, irritation, and fear of losing your job if you say ‘no’), you are in a better position to resolve the conflict. Talking things through with someone and reflecting on what feelings are evoked, and why, leads to a greater understanding of oneself. Then one is freer to think of ways to respond in a more proactive way.” Learning how not to get swallowed up by events, but instead how to form a game plan to deal with them, is the key (and it takes a lot of practice).
9. Manage Your Brain
One of the best things about therapy is that it can bring about change at the level of the brain. We think of medication as changing the depressed brain, but there’s very compelling evidence that talk therapy does the same. With brain imaging methods, psychotherapy has been shown to alter activity in the medial prefrontal cortex, the anterior cingulate cortex, the hippocampus, and the amygdala. These areas are involved in self-referential thoughts (“me”-centred worry thoughts), executive control, emotion, and fear.
One very effective method, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), helps people identify the negative thought patterns they fall back on habitually – which are no doubt wired into the brain like deep ruts – and replace them with new and more positive mental habits. In addition to helping people experience fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety, it, too, seems to bring about brain changes that are measurable.
10. Reduce Medications
Self-medicating to “deal” with psychological stuff is incredibly common. But it doesn’t do anything to actually address what’s going on – it just masks it. It also creates an addictive cycle, which may exacerbate the real problem. Getting to the root of your past stuff in therapy will, with time, obviate the need to self-medicate. When you’re no longer living by the negative things in your past, the need to avoid them – and yourself – will disappear.
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After joining Fitness Rush two years ago and training with Liam periodically, I have seen continued progress and success which I've never found from training alone. The friendly atmosphere coupled with Liam's fitness knowledge is second to none. If it's results you're looking for, then this is the place for you!!
Nice gym with a good range of equipment for both weight training and cardio. Members respect each other, and the equipment. The owner, Liam, is friendly and welcoming. Used the gym for a couple of months whilst I was in the area between house moves, but I wouldn't hesitate to make it my regular gym if I lived in the area permanently.
I started my journey 2 weeks ago and must say I am very pleased with the results so far .most gyms can be very nerve racking for most but feel very comfortable with it all. A big thank you to Liam for guiding me to achieve my goals.
Absolutely amazing gym, I have been having personal training sessions with Liam and he is absolutely fab!! I feel fitter and stronger and can't wait to see more results. Would definitely recommend Liam and the gym to everyone as it has a great atmosphere and everyone in there is very friendly.
What I like about Liam is that he knows how to motivate people, he makes each training session challenging but rewarding. I would have no hesitation in recommending Liam and Fitness Rush as your personal trainer if you want to achieve your fitness and health goals.
Liam is always motivational - always keeps the encouragement going even though you may just want to give up!! His personable approach and great sense of humour makes the experience a pleasure rather than a chore! Would highly recommend both Liam and his Gym.
I have been at Fitness Rush with Liam for the last six months. I love coming into the gym as it has a very welcoming atmosphere for a female going into the weights section at the gym this can be a very daunting, however at this gym I feel completely relaxed and everyone is willing to help if needed.
Since training with Liam I have learnt so much about fitness and my eating habits and this has resulted in me going from a size 16 in jeans now down to a size 12 (Nearly a size 10). I have not only lost weight and gone down in clothes sizes but I now feel happy with the way my body is looking for the first time in a long time.
I could not recommend this gym enough and Liam's personal training sessions are amazing and I love the fact that he tailors it to me as I have certain problems with my back and wrists and he always thinks about this when doing my sessions. Anyone wanting to start your story needs to sign up to this gym as all the equipment and staff are amazing!!!!
There is a lovely friendly atmosphere in this gym. I didn’t think as a female I’d have the confidence to go alone but I’ve not had that problem attending fitness rush! Liam is so friendly and is always there to help and guide in the way he feels it is best for you! I’ve only had one personal training session with Liam and this is something before I would never dream of signing up for but it was so much easier with a trainer who makes you feel welcome, when I attend without a training session Liam always asks how I am and how my session was after! The gym is very accommodating and I couldn’t recommend it more!!
I had Liam train me whilst I was visiting the UK for a couple of months last year. The progress I made under his guidance and knowledge was amazing, along with being serious towards the training, we also had a laugh and I made a friend for life. Highly recommended to anyone of any age or size!
Great gym but even better trainer. Located in a good area close to St Ives and Huntingdon. All the equipment you need with good prices to train.
It’s got everything you need to do all sorts of workouts/exercises. Liam is very helpful and so are the other members. A very comfortable environment to exercise in but a place where you can also challenge yourself and work out hard. Top gym, would recommend!
Great gym compared to those in the area. The weight equipment is really good and has a bigger selection of kit than many gyms with a more basic range. Plenty of bars, benches and machines to go around. There’s a great atmosphere within the gym and everyone tends to know each other. Liam along with the other PT’s who train there are always happy to help and give advice if you ask.
Found this gym very welcoming and Liam helped me challenge myself and set goals. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is a bit nervous about joining a gym. Liam is very welcoming and gives help & guidance where needed.
I have been having PT sessions with Liam and I have to say he's professional, inspiring and keeps you motivated throughout. I saw results within 2 weeks and he opened my eyes to training in a different way through weights and endurance, without having to kill myself with cardio. He's highly recommended. Thanks Liam
As I come to the end of my sessions with Liam my PT, my fitness has improved, my strength and stamina has grown and my weight loss continues. I've really enjoyed my sessions. Liam is approachable, friendly, skilled and super supportive. I can't recommend him and his gym enough.
Liam provides an exceptional one on one personal training service in his very well appointed gym. Each week my session is varied and challenging, allowing me to eat more cake during the week! I'd highly recommend Liam to anyone looking for a comprehensive and tailored service away from the stereotypical gyms!
Liam has been training me for a number of months; it's great - I turn up, he tells me what to do and catches anything I can't lift. He changes the exercises each session, and he is able to work around my problems (I am 70 years old, and have hip arthritis and a slipped disk from long ago). This is the first gym I have used, and I have found it extremely successful. There is a good range of equipment - both machines and free weights. Liam offers personal training, and pay as you go sessions, where you turn up and use the equipment unsupervised, which is cheaper. Altogether, excellent.
I really enjoy the time I spend at Fitness Rush with the expert advise of Liam. The customer service you get from Fitness Rush, that has been built up by a local fitness expert is miles better then a large chain or franchise. I recommend any man or woman to give it a try.
Many people have various reasons for losing weight, mine was for medical reasons. I needed to lose 10% of my starting body weight and bring my BMI down to below 32. I was given a 3 months time frame. I had already joined a mainstream gym many months before with little success, and also tried all the fad diets. Liam is my brother in law, he had already got himself in to exceptional shape, so I asked him for help. He worked out a healthy eating plan and a workout routine that I could do at home or in the gym. He also tailored it to fit around my unusual lifestyle, as I work though the night. We also had weekly weigh ins and as I progressed, he changed my workouts to make the most of my increasing level of fitness. So in 3 months I lost 2 stone and got my BMI down to 29. So with his help I exceeded my goal. I know it's hard to put yourself in someone else's hands, but sometimes we need that one to one guidance to help us achieve our goals. I believe Liam gave me this. 3 year's on, I now maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle on my own thanks to Liam.
After the first six weeks of attending Fitness Rush and Group sessions with Liam, I am surprised in many ways at the incredible knowledge, friendly atmosphere, willingness of others to be welcoming, my own ability to try and achieve and that no two sessions have, as yet, been the same as any other. I would highly recommend to anyone that is willing to give what they can to get the most out of it. Liam tailors everything and whilst encouraging, doesn't push you beyond your limits and is sensible towards setting out realistic goals. Thank you Liam.
I totally recommend Fitness Rush. It offers membership to use the gym and equipment but even better offers dedicated personal training. I have been having personal training with Liam for a number of months and I am really seeing results in terms of weight loss, body transformation and energy levels. I now want to work out and do more and have the strength and energy to do it as well as work full time and be a mum. Liam focuses on you as an individual and what you want to achieve and is a fantastic supporter of your fitness journey.
Liam 100% knows his stuff. I've trained with him since the start of the year and got more results in this time compared to the past 2 years. He also corrected my form on the chest press which instantly saw me lifting heavier. I can't thank him enough for the past, present and future towards fitness and my increased well-being.
My first visit to the gym in 4 months yesterday, and my first visit to Fitness Rush. A really friendly and welcoming atmosphere, Liam was helpful and on hand if I struggled with any of the equipment. I was impressed at the range of equipment and how clean and tidy the gym was. This is the perfect place to come if you find the big gyms a bit cold and impersonal. Definitely worth the monthly membership, and I’m looking forward to working with Liam on a routine soon.
Given that I could barely see my own feet due to the large stomach that I now had, after 6wks working with Liam saw it reduce massively. I feel so much fitter & healthier after having followed Liam's gym, cardio & dietary suggestions. His calm, friendly attitude towards workouts along with his knowledge on these subjects have definitely helped me get back into better shape - hard work, change of diet, it's all been worth it for sure. Cheers Liam, much appreciated your help!
A great personal training experience. Highly recommend Fitness Rush who provide a personalised plan and achieves results!
Was literally terrified to go back to the gym because of personal barriers I had due to chronic pain, but my first session today was so good, so relaxed and I felt so achieved. Thanks so much can’t wait for session number 2.
I started at fitness Rush last August. I was only going for 1 session to see what it was all about. Well here I am 5 months down and I love it!! Wanting to build my core muscles as well as getting into a dress for my daughters wedding Liam has worked a programme out which is right for me. I am stronger and fitter than I have ever been and I just love the one to one environment, no waiting to use the equipment! Liam is a professional instructor never making me feel I can't do anything, he encourages me every step of the way and if it is too much we look at an alternative. I have built up my fitness slowly and now I can really feel the benefits of going. Come and give it a try, your 1 session may turn your life around, it has mine. Thanks Liam.
Liam is fantastic, he is patient and not critical at all. I have always been self conscious and anxious at the gym, but Liam puts me at ease and I don’t feel like that when I’m doing the training sessions with him. I also highly recommend Liam’s nutritional plan. I used to see a nutritionist and I found it confusing and didn’t get much out of it, but Liam’s plan is simple and easy. I gained so much energy and the weight has been falling off me. If you are looking for someone to support and guide you through the labyrinth of health and fitness, Liam is your man.
I look forward coming into the gym and training with Karl a couple of times a week! Always great fun and a good laugh along with hard work and getting good results out of each session (I even lunge brushing my teeth at home now!) Mum and myself highly recommend Karl and Liam to anybody looking to improve their fitness and wellbeing in a professional and supportive environment!
After injury and health set backs I was unsure how to go about training again. I needn’t have been worried. Karl’s training techniques have helped me rehabilitate a back and foot problem whilst gaining strength, mobility and fitness. If I feel any pain Karl changes the session so I still benefit just as much as if I didn’t have an issue. He always checks in to make sure I’m feeling ok throughout the session and after. Above all it’s fun with the right results and I look forward to my training every week. Great motivator!
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Liam and his team. I was quite intimidated about starting at a gym but I was put at ease immediately. The personal care and limited numbers in the gym really helped and Liam's personal training is fantastic. He's so knowledgeable about the human body and how far it should be pushed, and at what pace. He is constantly talking to me to learn more about my lifestyle so he can advise me better with each session and with making the right nutrition choices.
I have been going to Fitness Rush Gym for a couple of years now and I am so grateful for everything they have helped me to achieve, improving my fitness and toning up. The whole team are very knowledgeable and make every session fun. I would recommend to anyone looking for a personal trainer.
Karl is super encouraging and motivating. Sessions focus on exactly what I want to achieve and push me to make progress without seeming impossible. The gym is quiet, free from distractions and a professional place to train. 100% would recommend
Great gym, perfect one-to-one experience. Couldn’t ask for a better personal trainer than Liam! Definitely recommend for those willing to actually make a difference!
Wow! First fitness session in almost 5 years and I’m so surprised! Liam was fantastic, I won a competition for an online training session and he booked me in promptly (no time to back out lol) and gave me loads of reassurance that I’d be looked after and he was right. The work out was great, even the kids joined in and I feel sore but a good sore. Liam knows his stuff and was so professional and motivating, he really helped me to feel at ease. I’ve been sent the work out to continue at home and I’ll definitely be booking in with Liam to help me on my fitness journey to shift this baby weight and get strong.