My name is Vicki and I am a Fitness Instructor. I am a Level 4 Specialist REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) Instructor. You can find me on http://www.exerciseregister.org/members/members-directory-listing (under Victoria Cook)
I specialise in designing exercise programmes to help with back pain and to aid in other forms of injury rehabilitation. I have had a lot of success with helping people to reduce their need for medicinal pain relief, using movement and strengthening techniques.
I have a real passion for bringing exercise into people’s lives and seeing the positive changes it can make for them. I ensure that all my classes are welcoming and friendly for new participants. I am very interested in how exercise and good nutrition can impact lives and am always looking to further my knowledge and expertise.
I teach a variety of people of all ages and abilities, from children to older adults.
I do a lot of research and studying to enable me to help my clients and to keep them healthy and strong. Since 2011 I have attained the following qualifications:
Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for the management of Lower Back Pain
Level 4 Fitness Instructor on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)
Level 3 GP Referral Specialist
Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor
Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology
Level 3 Adapting Exercise for Older Adults
Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity
Level 3 Pre-Post Natal Award
Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology
Level 2 Exercise To Music
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (children)
Chair-based Exercise for the Frail Elderly
Parkinson’s training for fitness instructors
First Aid Qualified
I have done continuous professional development in the following:
Examination skills of the knee
Examination skills of the foot and ankle
Barreconcept teacher training
Powerhoop teacher training
Zumba teacher training, including older adults
Fitsteps teacher training
I have an interest in Yoga and am in the process of completing my Yoga teacher training. I will also be attending a scoliosis workshop in a couple of months.