Rob Mayes

The Rower

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My story

I’ve always loved sport and spent much of my youth and early adulthood playing in basketball and football teams, eventually starting to challenge myself in new ways by taking on a few marathons and triathlons.  In 2012 though I found a new passion - rowing.  Starting indoors, competing at local competitions I got the bug and wanted to see how far I could go!  I joined Broxbourne Rowing Club the same year and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Just 3 years after first sitting on a rowing machine, I qualified with a crew to race at Henley Royal Regatta which is the biggest and most prestigious regatta in the UK, arguably the world (click here to watch the race). My experience on the road to Henley as a relatively new rower taught me a lot and after the race I felt compelled to give something back, so I decided to teach others and qualify as a level 2 British Rowing Coach.  

The future was bright!  I was going to use my passion to train new rowers, whilst simultaneously taking on my second Henley campaign. Life had other plans however, and in 2017 I suffered a heart attack. A result of over training with a virus, that had put a strain on my normally healthy heart. This was a massive wake up call.  It showed me in no uncertain terms just how fragile life can be, and how we must listen to our bodies.  Mine was saying ‘REST’.  I ignore it and carried on with my intensive training schedule.  A mistake I won’t make again.  

Whilst I recuperated in hospital, meeting other patients on my ward really opened my eyes to how much of an impact lifestyle has on your health.  It became very clear to me then that coaching people to lead a healthier, more active life was the most important thing I could do.

So my plans have changed.  Although sporting achievement still means a lot to me, my motivation is now to help people at any level get what they want out of sport in the best, most sustainable way possible. If you’re an accomplished athlete already and have a new goal in mind, I can help you train to reach your full potential without burning out.  If you’re new to sport or simply want to get moving I’d love to be part of that journey.

Commitment, consistency and hard work are the keys to success, but I also believe that enjoying your training is very important and essential in keeping you motivated, so not only will the programme be bespoke to your needs, it will also be fun!

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Qualifications and Achievements

 
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Personal Training

As a personal trainer, I’m able to help everybody who needs a positive change in his or her life. Your level of fitness doesn’t matter – you could be beginner who has never been to the gym before, or an elite athlete wanting to improve performance. We all respond and train differently, so there is nothing generic in my sessions. Together we will work to your strengths and improve on any weaknesses.


1-2-1 Sessions

  • A free 30 minute consultation

  • Assessing lifestyle variables

  • Full body Analysis

  • Bespoke training programme

  • Weekly targets to work towards your specific goals

  • Nutritional advice

  • Mentoring via phone, messenger and email

  • Use of equipment / facilities

  • Access to online exercise gallery

  • A fully committed PT who will be with you ever step of the way on your journey.

10 Session Package - £500*

20 Session Package - £900*

30 Sessions Package - £1200*

*Monthly direct debit option available


Buddy Sessions

Many of us struggle finding the motivation when training alone, whether that be at the gym or at home. My buddy sessions mean you can train with a friend or partner which really helps with motivation and is also the cheaper option. You and you friend or partner do not need to be at the same fitness level either, 1 will ensure you both get the most from the session while having some fun!

  • A free consultation

  • Assessing lifestyle variables

  • Full body Analysis

  • Bespoke training programme

  • Weekly targets to work towards your specific goals

  • Nutritional advice

  • Mentoring via phone, messenger and email

  • Use of equipment / facilities

  • Access to online exercise gallery

  • A fully committed PT who will be with you ever step of the way on your journey.

10 Sessions - £325 Each*

20 Sessions - £630 Each*

30 Sessions - £945 Each*

*Monthly direct debt options available


Pay As You Go 1-2-1 Sessions

Great for trying before you commit to a package.

£55


Currently available to train you at the following Locations:

Hackney Wick

Broxbourne

Your Home

east london, essex, hertfordshire

If getting to the gym is difficult, or even a little intimidating, I can train you from the comfort of your own home.


Rowing Coaching

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Indoor Rowing Classes

Rowing is a great full-body workout! When we row we use 85% of our body every stroke. As such, rowing can help to condition your whole body and strengthen your core, whilst increasing your flexibility. A mixed programme of high and low intensity workouts will help you shed fat and get fit very quickly. Rowing is a low impact exercise is perfect for everyone not matter what age or ability.

Indoor Rowing Classes available at the following venues:

Broxbourne Rowing Club

Sundays - 11am

Mondays - 10am

£8 for Non Members

£6 for Members

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Indoor Rowing Instructor

Available to lead Indoor Rowing Sessions at your gym.

To teach correct technique to Personal Trainers

Please contact me for more details.

Contact me for more details

07545545984 or coach@4performance.co.uk

Testimonials

Rob is a high quality coach with a passion for athleticism and a calm manner that makes learning from him easy and enjoyable. He is quick to adapt to your learning style which sees you get quick results. After just a handful of sessions with him I was able to win my first sculling race and was much more confident in my general rowing ability”

Matt - Senior Squad - Broxbourne Rowing Club

“Rob gives you far more time than your allotted coaching session, always willing to provide support away from the river or gym, whether that’s advice on nutrition, or general support after a difficult training session.  He’s genuinely interested in his athlete’s progress and well-being, and the wider aspects of their lives that maybe impacting performance.  Rob is great to work with, blending the right mix of challenge and support to bring the best out in you.”

Yvette - Women’s Squad - Broxbourne Rowing Club

Rob designed me a perfect programme and i’ve been delighted with the results. He focused on helping me achieve my goals. rob made each session challenging yet fun and it made me really enjoy what I was doing in a fun yet practical manner. He also given me suggestions and diet advice to help me achieve my goals. I’d highly recommend Rob!

Maciaj - PT Client.


“Pulling power: why group rowing classes are set to be London's next big fitness craze” Evening Standard June 2017

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/health/pulling-power-why-group-rowing-classes-are-set-to-be-londons-next-big-fitness-craze-a3573126.html

“WHY GROUP INDOOR ROWING IS THE NEXT BIG THING” MENS HEALTH JUNE 2017

http://www.menshealth.co.uk/fitness/fit-for-class-group-indoor-rowing-is-the-next-big-thing