When I met Hugo I was already fit and healthy but I had reached a stage in my life where I was unable to train as much or participate in the sports that I’d loved for so long. Years of martial arts training and numerous overuse injuries had me in fairly constant shoulder pain. I was unable to do 20 push ups without pain let alone strike pads. My other great love is cycling, both road and mountain bike, but tears in both knees from mountain bike accidents had me fearful to get on the mat or even throw a kick. I knew a slight twist the wrong way and I would be sitting out again with an ice pack! This was a terribly frustrating period.
I’ve trained with a number of PT’s over the years, but I’ve found Hugo to be unique in his approach and style. He seems to have the ability to recognise what you ‘need’ in order to improve in your chosen sport and he applies it to your training. With me the emphasis has been on mobility and functional movement patterns that align with actual striking and grappling movements rather than typical gym weight lifting exercises. This style of training has developed strength in my supporting muscle groups to the point that I’m no longer concerned about my shoulder and knees! I’ve gained joint mobility and stability. Overall I’m stronger and faster than ever and have confidence in my joints again!
With Hugo there’s no ego, just a genuine desire to help you reach your goals, and then set new ones. I have no hesitation in recommending Hugo, he will lift your game!