Hello and welcome to my website. Let me introduce myself. My name is Sarah Keates Andrews and I’m based in Wrexham, North Wales.
So what exactly is a Body Mechanic?
Let me explain….
Over the years, what I and others have referred to me as, has changed. Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Nutrition Coach, Sports Massage Therapist, Exercise Referral Specialist, Biomechanics Coach, Movement Therapist, Women’s Health Coach. The list goes on.
After all, I’ve been in the Health and Fitness Profession for 18 years. It’s a hell of a long time and I’ve picked up a shed load of qualifications along the way (I’m addicted to learning!)
But the truth is that I am ALL these things. I just don’t have space on my Business cards to add every single one of them!
Which is why I decided to incorporate everything I do into one name….The Body Mechanic.
You see, the body is a highly sophisticated system where all areas interact with one another. The brain talks to the gut. The gut talks to the immune system. The immune system talks to our nervous system. Which talks to our musculoskeletal system. And on and on and on.
Nothing works in isolation in the body. Which means that in order to improve our health, fitness and wellbeing we have to work with the WHOLE body.
And so I incorporate a number of different techniques that I have aquired over the years to help people as opposed just focusing on one technique.
Originally it was my plan to specialise in an area. But truth be told, the body IS my area.
I’m in love with how the body works in this integrated way. Which is why I get excited trying to piece together how my clients can improve whatever it is that they want to improve.
They just might not realise the factors that are holding them back. And that’s where I come in. I am able to reflect back to them what they may not see.
Let me give you a few examples of problems that my clients have come to me with…
- Pain in back when deadlifting
- Restriction in shoulder movement when performing overhead movements
- ‘Slipped’ and ‘bulging’ discs (don’t get me started on why I hate those terms)
- Sciatica when cycling
- Creating a training programme for a half marathon
- Hormonal health
- Pain in foot when running
- What shoes are best to buy
- Nutrition advice
- Creating a training programme around Menstrual Cycle
- Pain in knees when squatting
- Headaches and shoulder tension that won’t go away
So how do I help? Well as you’ve guessed it’s not just one technique that I use.
- I assess Biomechanics and injuries
- I create training programmes
- I apply Sports Massage
- I give movement therapy plans
- I coach nutrition
- I explain pain
- I educate on exercises and anatomy
- I give advice on sleep, stress and health
But most importantly, I LISTEN!
I believe it is my job to listen to you with a curiosity in order to understand who you are, what you think, how your body works and how you experience the world.
I am here to reflect back to you objectively in order to create clarity and discover ways to improve your health, wellness, body and fitness.
So if you have a problem with your body that you believe needs addressing then please get in touch. I will always do everything I can to help.
Or if you’re just here for a browse, then not a problem. Hopefully you’ll find just what you need…