All things exercise, injuries, treatment & rehab!
In a series of blogs, the PLPR team will each be looking forward to 2018 over the coming weeks. First up is one of our Directors, Allan Munro.
What are your aims for PLPR in 2018?
We would obviously like to continue with the encouraging start the we have made since opening in June with the injury treatment and rehab side of things and we've got some exciting plans for PLPR this year.
Firstly, Chloe is starting some post-natal exercise classes; this is an area Chloe is really keen to work on and with my wife giving birth fairly recently I have seen first-hand how little support there is locally for new Mum's who want to get back to exercising.
We are also looking to expand our Personal Training and Exercise provision. Chris has been really successful with the Strength & Conditioning classes, so we would like to build on that and create more opportunities for people to experience the benefits of exercise. In particular, I would really like to see more group training classes and classes for those with particular problems, such as knee or back pain.
Having taken over running the medical provision for the whole club (Sedgely Park) last year, I really want to see that develop further into the performance and development side of things for the younger guys. We started some S&C (Strength & Conditioning) sessions for the Colts at the back end of last year and I would like to see that roll out across the Junior teams in the coming months. I have just been appointed the Lead Sport Rehabilitator for the North of England Counties u20s and I would love to be able to help develop more of the Sedge youngsters to progress to those type of representative teams.
What are your personal aims for the year?
Personally, I am aiming to complete a marathon this year. It is something that has been on my bucket list for a long while so I thought I better get to it as I'm not getting any younger! I am really hoping the training will help my own practice as although I have been running on and off for most of my life I have never committed to training for anything more than a half-marathon. I think I will get a better understanding of what it is like to run such a distance which will help me when seeing patients who compete in these types of events.
Having had some Achilles issues in the middle of last year, I don't plan on pushing it too quickly, so I am looking at the Yorkshire Marathon in October - as a Yorkshireman theres no better place to run my first marathon. There will be a few events thrown in for preparation during the year and I really can't wait. I will be aiming to keep some kind of a diary of the training - so watch this space!
I am also looking forward to seeing my little boy Billy grow up, he is 3 months old so lots of fun times to come - my wife will be at the new postnatal exercise classes!
2018 promises to be a great year on a number of fronts, and I for one cannot wait.