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Personal Trainer and Holistic Lifestyle Coach

Personal Trainer and Holistic Lifestyle Coach

On this Q & A Joan will answer your questions on training methods for weight loss and lifestyle.

Our expert - Joan Steel

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Joan is a freelance personal trainer and holistic lifestyle coach, based locally, who trains a variety of people in the comfort of their own homes and outdoor locations.

Joan is based at Flex-Ability Personal Training Studio and also at The Laboratory Spa and Health Club in Mill Hill.

She specialises in general weight loss and conditioning, aesthetics, postural correction, core strength and stability, pre- and postnatal training and rehabilitation during or after chronic illness and injury.

Her methods are based on functional movement patterns with a holistic approach throughout. She always work with each client according to their individual fitness level and does more specific energy and zone work with those who are struggling with health issues.

Joan also provides nutritional advice and online training programmes for those who are incapable of committing to one-to-one sessions.

Please visit www.joansteel.com for further information.

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weak sholder joint i think

a few years back I partially dislocated my shoulder playing badminton. I haven't played properly since, every time I go to do an over head shot I feel like its going to pop out again so I stop myself from going full force or I miss the shot. if I roll my shoulders back quite harshly I get a popping grinding sound and I really feel it , (it doesn't hurt) almost like I have knots in my muscles that my shoulder roll is pushing against. could this be it or could it be something to do with the...

1 reply , 8 views Lisa1, Herts Valley - Thu, 15 Sep 2016



Hi Joan, I'm starting to run as a way to keep fit but i have a question about what other people seem to always think you should do. Should you run at a steady pace only or mix it up by intervals of running very fast and then back to slow pace? I feel like i'm having a heart attach when i run fast and my heart literally jumps out of my chest. Is this safe to do when starting or should you first build up your stamina? Thanks Gee

1 reply , 4 views guydee79, Barnet - Thu, 23 Jun 2016


Prolapsed disc

Hello Joan. I had a prolapsed disc in my cervical spine in 2005. I used to play a fair amount of golf before i did this. Since then I haven't played as i am worried that it would cause the problem to recur. Recently a friend of mine has asked me to join them on a golf range and the orthpaedic surgeon says this is fine. What exercises do i need to do to build up my neck and upper back muscles before i resume golf. Are you able to train me to do these? How many sessions would i need with...

1 reply , 12 views Alan, United Kingdom - Wed, 4 May 2016

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