Mark Stanton, Author at Healthista
Mark Stanton

Mark Stanton

Strength Coach

A full time Personal Trainer and Strength Coach of almost 20 years, Mark has successfully worked with a huge variety of athletes and clientele both in London and around the world.

Combining an academic background, consisting of two research degrees, with years of hands on coaching experience, Mark seamlessly bridges the gap between science and its application to real life.

Prior to setting up his own studio in 2020, Mark spent his time training Olympians, supporting Athletes at World Championships and working with some of the industry’s leading figures in Personal Training.

Q&A's

What does being healthy mean to you?

Being physically and mentally equipped to make the most of my lifestyle.

Whether that’s challenging myself; climbing mountains, doing triathlons, lifting weights or just keeping up with the day to day rigors of work and family life. I want to be able to enjoy these moments and experiences to the best of my potential.

Don’t be afraid to train for strength.

Increasing your strength is associated with lower risk of all-cause mortality, increased bone health, and improved self confidence, to name a few. Strength training, when done correctly, is a great tool for increasing muscle mass and/or burning fat.

Many people can be intimidated by the concept of strength training. Whether it’s a fear of getting injured, worries about how it may make them look or just not knowing where to start. Please don’t be.

Training for strength can take many forms. When you’re getting started I like to explain it as just moving, lifting or resisting more weight than you are previously used to.  This can be through bodyweight exercises such as pilates, yoga or calisthenics.  As you progress, it could be introducing weights, bands or impact.

Try to include a minimum of 2 exercise sessions a week where you are working against some sort of resistance.

Don’t rush the process, learn to move well and gradually challenge yourself more and more.

The biggest thing for me is to move every day and this is primarily for my mental wellbeing.  Whilst I love to workout or play sports, even walking or doing a stretching routine on the days I don’t have the time or energy always turns a frown upside down.

No nonsense, applicable fitness advice based on evidence and 20 years of Personal training and Strength coaching.

From rehabilitation and back pain clients to Ante & Post Natal mothers, Olympic Athletes to Londoners wanting to look and feel better, I have helped a huge variety of teams and individuals with their performance, fitness and aesthetic goals.

No matter what your aims or goals, success is always built on solid but simple foundations. Get the basics right with your Nutrition, Sleep and Daily routine. Physically get to know your body, learn to move with control and stability and then get strong.

Paprika dusted Salmon with coconut rice and greens.

I am one of those individuals who struggle to find the motivation to cook something if it takes too long. So once a week I will cook a side of salmon (dusted in Paprika, Garlic and Onion powder) and a batch of coconut rice. Without the rice it takes 15 minutes to prepare the salmon and veggies and if you cook the rice in advance it’s two nights of a very quick, easy, tasty and nutritious dinner.

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