For those serious about improving their physical and psychological attributes to take their sporting performance to the next level.

Physical Performance

This is probably one of the biggest issues within sports, not to mention one of the most frustrating attributes to be lacking. Even the most talented athletes in the world will never achieve their full potential without the right strength and conditioning requirements specific to their sport.

Our strength and conditioning system was created by co-director of Move Training Centre Owen Gayle who himself is a former professional MMA athlete and currently competing in ultra-endurance races. Owen knows exactly what is required to reach the top from personal experience as formally being a top 10 ranked UK fighter, competing against the best In Europe.

This system is based around using calisthenics, movement, sport specific drills and traditional weight training movements designed to improve various aspects including conditioning, strength, power, proprioception, coordination, spatial awareness, agility, flexibility and mobility.

Sport Psychology

Sport Psychology is a new concept which combines psychological theories, knowledge and skills to address the well-being of athletes and help with optimal performance. Sport psychology also considers the developmental and social aspects of sports participation and issues associated with sports settings and organisations. Sport psychology takes into account the individual as an athlete as well as team sports, whilst considering the coach and influence of parents/guardians.

 

How can Sport Psychology help athletes?

A Sport Psychologist can (via Psychological skills training) help athletes overcome certain psychological problems, feelings and behaviours they may experience in competitions, training or everyday life.

Do not wait until your situation has reached its extreme form to take action and gain help!

Our sport psychology system led by Shakiba Moghadam. Shakiba has been training and competing in amateur boxing since 2013 and qualified for the ABA national finals in October 2015, where she became one of the first female amateur boxers to compete at the famous venue of York Hall, London, placing herself top 2 in the country for her weight and developmental category.

At the same time Shakiba graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a First Class degree in BSc Psychology in 2015, as well as a Master’s of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology in 2016, where she has gained valuable experience in working with professional, elite and amateur athletes.

Early 2017 Shakiba unfortunately suffered reoccurring concussion during sparring sessions which led to her having to make the difficult decision of stepping away from competing due to the possibility of the injury progressing to bleeding on the brain.

Shakiba is currently a part-time Sport and Exercise Psychology lecturer and a research assistant at the University of Portsmouth as well as studying for a PhD in Sport Psychology.

How to Get Started

The process starts with an initial consultation with Owen and Shakiba consisting of an in depth discussion to find out your goals and general information. This will then be followed by various physical and psychological assessments which have been carefully designed to gauge the client’s current level of psychical conditioning, structural balance, flexibility and mobility as well as their psychological strength and weaknesses.

We can also offer our strength and conditioning and psychology services individually for those looking to focus on just one aspect.

Please contact us for prices and a full breakdown of our packages.