FAQs

Need to Know

How are you different from a regular Gym Instructor / Personal Trainer?

Most people know what a personal trainer is and what they do. They help people to lose weight, build muscle, trim, tone and get fit and healthy. Both Exercise Physiologists and personal trainers can work with those who want to improve their health and well-being. Exercise Physiologists are university trained and have extensive training in treating people with chronic conditions in addition to those without any known conditions. I can work with all kinds of people and are different from personal trainers and other health professionals due to my extensive knowledge, skills and experience in exercise delivery, provision on health modification counselling and understanding of complex and chronic health conditions. While Exercise Physiologist are more likely to work mostly with some form of pain, injury, illness or disease, I also work with people without any known health conditions and help them to achieve their fitness goals and prevent disease like diabetes or cancer. In fact, I am dual qualified as personal trainer also!

What conditions can Saol Sásta help with?

Saol Sásta can help with   

  • Chronic conditions such as chronic pain & PCOS;

  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as Back Pain, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, post-Orthopaedic Surgery, pre-surgical “prehab”, Injury;

  • Cancer (Pre, During and Post Treatment)

  • Cardiovascular conditions such as post-heart attack, heart disease, high blood pressure;

  • Respiratory conditions such as COPD and Asthma.

  • Metabolic conditions such as   Diabetes, Dyslipidaemia and Obesity.

  • Mental and intellectual disability, mental illnesses, mental health and well-being.

  • Fall Prevention in the elderly.

  • Pre & Post Natal Training 


If you have a condition not listed above, please send me a message and I can see if I can help you.

Do you charge extra for nutritional guidance?

Clients that require nutritional guidance have it included in their program (Not included in the Gym Service) for no additional charge. While I have a degree in Food Science and Health, and have studied Nutritional Science at university level for the General population and in Sports & Exercise, I am not a Dietitian.
For clients of mine who have a chronic condition and require nutritional guidance, I have teamed up with brilliant Dietitians who I can referral you to. This will be an external service and won't be included in the price.

What are the benefits of starting a program with Saol Sásta?

Benefits of starting a program with Saol Sásta include:

  •  Reduced Fatigue

  •  Increased Bone Density

  •  Maintaining a Healthy Weight

  •  Decreased Blood glucose levels

  •  Reduced Blood Pressure

  •  Improved Sleep

  •  Improved Balance

  •  Increased Quality of Life

  • Decreased Insulin Resistance

  •  Reduced risk of Heart Attack & Stroke.   

Plus many, many more!