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    Reawakening your mind and body

ABOUT US

Whether you’re a newcomer, have something specific or simply want to adopt a healthy routine here at Fitness Renaissance we have the bespoke support for you.

We work as a team to manage your journey, this way you have access to a dedicated professional who can provide efficient and sustainable solutions for your health and fitness priorities.

Which of these pillars are critical to your success?

Personal Training

Acquire skills, move with greater agility and increase your energy capacity. Our PT team will make your training functional, rewarding and most importantly fun.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Collaborate with a CBT expert who can work with you to map out rewarding and sustainable targets, that will embolden you to see through your health ambitions.

Osteopathy

Reduce pain and safe guard against injury. The osteopathy team are skilled at boosting recovery, spotting and preventing potential ailments and helping you bounce back from injuries.

Nutrition

You can’t out exercise a bad diet. Our nutritionist can provide you with healthy and delicious options to boost your performance and help you change your shape.

Each discipline unites a professional in their field providing you with the necessary toolkit to address each aspect of your health in a methodical, long term manner.

THE TEAM

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Personal Training

David Lawrence, Certified L3 personal trainer, CIMSPA registered, BWLA level 2, UKA Level 1, Animal Flow Level 1. LTA Tennis Coach Level 1. England Boxing Level 1. Kettlebell Trainer. 11 years + working in the fitness industry.

I love seeing people build their strength, agility and vitality. My ideal day is helping people move with greater confidence and joy. I find a real sense of fulfilment when I see my students overcome a challenge and redefine themselves as stronger, more capable and confident because of the physical attainments they have developed through working together over time.

I look forward to sharing the lifetime of training, movement and sport that has shaped my practice over the last 11 years working in the fitness industry and has helped support the health of people from all walks of life.

CBT

Doug Foot, MA MBACP (Accredited)

My name is Doug Foot and I run an integrated health practice offering a range of therapies including counselling, psychotherapy and acupuncture. Wellbeing therapies London run by Doug Foot is a Counselling, CBT, Psychotherapy & Acupuncture Clinic based in the City & Forest Hill.

Osteopathy

Peter Schimke, British-trained osteopath, Master of Osteopathy degree from the British School of Osteopathy (now University College Osteopathy).

All aspects of your body and life are considered during your treatment with Peter; leading to innovative solutions to your health concerns.

Peter uses a structural, biomechanical approach as well as more indirect techniques like cranial osteopathy. This he does in conjunction with self-care advice and education. Giving you the tools to manage your own fitness and health through exercise or lifestyle changes, thereby reducing the need or dependence on treatment.

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Nutrition

Elisabeth Carlsson, N.T. Dip CNM, MBANT

My name is Elisabeth and I’m a London-based nutritional therapist.

I qualified from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in September 2016 where I obtained my diploma in naturopathic nutrition. I am a member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).

SERVICES

Fitness Rennaissance values exclusivity, as such we have very limited availability due to the comprehensive level of support and bespoke services on offer, we always respond to enquiries promptly, however, there is a waiting list for new applicants.

We take your results seriously…. let us know why you are eager to change and the value you would reap from this service.

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  • Athleticism

    • Private training sessions – 1 to 1 or small group
    • Olympic weightlifting
    • Kettlebells
    • Boxing/ kick boxing
    • Running
    • Speed, agility, reactions and quickness training
    • Bespoke training programs
    • Animal Flow

  • Mindfulness

    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Psychotherapy
    • Breaking negative cycles
    • Adopting healthy habits
    • Improve mental discipline
    • Sleep management
    • Stress reduction
    • Mindfulness
    • Acupuncture

  • Osteopathy

    • Deep and soft tissue restorative massage
    • Injury identification and treatments
    • Postural analysis

  • Nutrition

    • Bespoke Nutrition Plans
    • Food Intolerence Testing
    • Blood Tests
    • Functional Tests
    • Supplement Recommendations
    • Stress Management
    • Nutrition Timing

TESTIMONIALS

  • “I wanted to work with Elisabeth because of her holistic approach and I knew I needed a lot of emotional support in order to make changes to my eating habits as it felt too difficult to do on my own. I have long had issues with a fast metabolism and running low on energy, plus stress around what to avoid with my IBS...but it was an endometriosis diagnosis last year and chronic thrush that finally sent me to look for professional help. I am so glad I did!”
    Anna Nelson Smith
  • "I have been working with David from Fitness Renaissance over the past 9 months. I am a professional beach volleyball player, and David's help has been invaluable. He has been in charge of my physical preparation for playing, working with me to assess what we need to work on, helping me rehab injuries and prepare physically for the challenges of my sport. What I have found particularly impressive is the extent to which David has engaged in my progress. He is very thorough, has had detailed conversations with my coaches and is constantly challenging my preconceptions and making sure that I stay on task and healthy. I also like his style of delivery, his sessions are fun, and challenging, and even as a professional athlete he still manages to find new challenges for me to try."
    Sam Dunbavin
  • “Thank you Doug. It’s been a journey. You were absolutely instrumental in maintaining my psychological health and wellbeing during my sporting times.”
    Shavaun Henry, Runner
  • "David has been a great help and I can’t thank him enough for helping me with my weight loss goals (3 stone by Christmas) and shaping goals.  Training is never boring and he always communicated it in such a way that I knew why we were doing it - it wasn't a case of just do this! - more like do this because this is how it fits into the bigger picture and meets my goals, which I must say we met before I expected! I would strongly recommend him to anyone who is unsure of their fitness as I was but doesn't want to hit the gym alone. As a motivator and a trainer I hold him in high regard" Goals: Has lost 3 stone and 4 inches of his waist over the course of 4 months
    Peter, 45 years old
  • "If you need someone to motivate you, give you confidence and show you how to reach your personal fitness goals I can’t praise David highly enough. He is extremely flexible and will endeavour to work round you, however busy or disorganised your daily schedule may be. 6.30am was never too early to exercise. We have used a variety of techniques to help improve my stamina, shape and power, David has also helped me come back from injury using rehabilitation techniques from foam rollers to nutritional approaches."
    Emma, 29 years old
    Marathon Runner
  • "As a 38 year old beginner, David had to start with the absolute basics. He quickly got to grips with not only what I enjoyed, but also the best techniques and exercises to strengthen a previous back injury and to lose weight. David's accurate, technical approach and knowledge are second to none and he's also a really great guy. Whatever your goals, I would thoroughly recommend working with him."
    Alistair
  • "David introduced me to a functional way of training to benefit me in completing my first even triathlon.  David produced a plan that was specific to all three of the discipline areas and got me ready to compete.  The type of programmes David produces are different to standard ways and involve a variety of methods to ensure you maintain focus and motivation throughout."
    Selina
    Footballer and Triathlete
  • "I first met with David in October 2013 after having been tricked into signing up for an Ironman Triathlon which would be at the end of July 2014. Over the course of 4 months David transformed my body from a “cyclists physique” which had no strength whatsoever from the waist upwards, into a strong all round physique which could cope with the rigours and fatigue of a 12+ hour event. David gave me tailored weight lifting and core strengthening programs to follow as well as food plans and nutritional advice. I started the training period weighing 72kg with approx. 14% body fat and completed the training period weighing 65-66Kg with less than 10% body fat. As a benchmark indicator, on my first session with David I was unable to do a single pull-up starting from a straight-arm hang but by the end I could do 4 sets of 10. Every session was well structured and was designed to move me along a path to reach my ultimate goal. I found that there was a lot of 2 way communication, if there was ever something I was uncomfortable with or unsure about David would listen to my concerns and adapt if necessary. I highly recommend David as a personal trainer."
    Christian Zaleski

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CONTACT US

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Crystal Palace
National Sports Centre,
Ledrington Rd,
London
SE19 2BB


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    My background is in ‘talking therapies’ including short term counselling, CBT as well as longer-term psychotherapy. I am also a Chinese medicine practitioner specialising in Acupuncture. My practice experience includes working with people from high achieving business and sports backgrounds. I aim to focus my expertise on providing a beneficial and patient responsive service.

    Having first trained as a sports massage therapist Peter is very comfortable dealing with diverse injuries and musculoskeletal concerns, but having recently completed two years of postgraduate training in Women’s Health Osteopathy at the Molinari Institute of Health, he has a special interest in all aspects of women’s health. The two-year training also encompassed many elements of men’s health.

    Peter appreciates that whilst treatment can sometimes be challenging, the patient remains fully informed about what is being done and where possible why the problem exists. Your healthcare is a partnership, practitioner and client working together to be better.

    1. What do you love most about Nutritional Therapy?

    I love being a health detective. I love getting to the root cause of the health issues as so often there are many layers to a person and why they are in the situation they are in. It’s such a buzz when people improve their health from advice you have given them. Part of my job is to give them the advice they need, but at the same time, explaining to them about biology and physiology. This empowers my clients to support themselves better and understand the signals their body gives them.

    2. How do you tailor your service to each client?

    I tailor everything to each client, as there is no ‘size fit all’. The protocol is designed depending on where they are in their journey, how much time they have to dedicate to their new lifestyle, and how open to they are to change their habits. I look at each client as a whole so it’s important to take in all of these aspects when designing a protocol, as you want them to succeed.

    3. What is your favourite thing about what you do & why?

    One of my passions is debunking health and food ‘myths’ that are rife in the media and show clients that food and health doesn’t need to be complicated or stressful. It’s really satisfying when clients (re)discover foods they thought were (in their minds) on the ‘bad’ list that they now enjoy and make them feel great.

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