JOÃO

group & personal trainer

I used to dread sports and anything related to physical activity when I was a child.

At the age of 12 I was overweight, overly shy and overwhelmed with guilt for being the way I was.

It wasn't until I discovered fitness that I understood there was something I could do to gain control of my life. That my body and mind could change, if I dedicated some time and put some effort into moving more.

I began swimming, running and cycling, and this made me feel so much better about my body. I became more empowered by taking control of my health and creating a new version of myself.

Towards the end of my teenage years, I enrolled in a fitness studio and began taking part in group fitness classes. This was a big step out of my comfort zone, but I found out that it was so much fun!

Fitness changed my life, so now I dedicate it to changing other people's lives too.

Having taught my first classes in Portugal, I moved to London a few years later to pursue a full-time career in the fitness industry. After 4 years in the big city, I spent 18 months living by Lake Geneva, in Switzerland, working as Head Group Trainer while completing the ACSM Certificate in Personal Training.

Now based in Australia, I bring all my passion and expertise to #fit_r's virtual exclusive programs, available all over the world and designed to give you the best results and that special feeling of mission accomplished after each workout!

ACSM Personal Trainer

AusREPs Level 3

EREPS Level 4

USREPS

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GOT A #QUESTION?

WHAT IS A TRAMPOLINE CLASS?

Our trampoline classes incorporate basic aerobic moves with body weight / dumbbells / resistance bands exercises.
The goal of the class is to give you a full body workout, while keeping it very safe on the joints and lower back. The trampoline absorbs up to 90% of the impact compared to doing the same exercises on a hard surface, guaranteeing the right amount of challenge for a great workout!

I HAVEN'T DONE A FITNESS CLASS IN AGES, WHERE SHOULD I START?

All our classes have options to accommodate different fitness levels. We recommend trampoline tone as a starting point as there is a good balance between cardio and toning exercises, which allow for a smoother transition. If you are planning to begin with Tone or HIIT, then we recommend lighter hand weights (1-2 kg). If you have any questions, please email before class and we'll get back to you!

I AM PREGNANT, CAN I STILL JOIN YOUR CLASSES?

Many women are fine to continue exercising during pregnancy if they were already exercising regularly prior to becoming pregnant, however due to the nature of trampoline classes, we recommend that first you get in touch with us via email to arrange a free health assessment, so that we can discuss which options are best for you.

I HAVEN'T GOT A STRONG PELVIC FLOOR/LOWER BACK/KNEES. CAN I STILL JOIN THE #REBOUND CLASS?

Yes, you can! Training on the rebounder can help strengthen your pelvic floor, as well as the muscles responsible for helping to maintain a strong posture and healthy knees. Please speak to the Instructor prior to the class so that we can give you some helpful tips to make this class an awesome experience to you.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO YOUR CLASSES?

If you are a beginner, we recommend starting with 2 to 3 classes a week, on non repeat days. If you are on a mission to become fitter and have got no time to waste, then we encourage you to train up to 6 days per week, mixing different class genres to ensure your body stays challenged enough!

WHAT IF I AM LATE FOR CLASS?

We ask that you join class 5 minutes before it starts, so that any questions you have can be answered by the Trainer. However, we know that work commitments may get in the way, so your Zoom link is valid for the whole duration of the class. If you join late, just remember to take it easy for first 3 minutes to give your body a chance to warm up!

 

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