At Phoenix, we believe that true health is a holistic blend of physical and mental well-being
We combine the benefits of physical training with dedicated emotional and psychological support, working cohesively as a team to help you achieve your aspirations. Alongside this, Al Chambers, our qualified counsellor, is registered with the BACP and has undergone specialised trauma-informed training. This combination contributes to our personalised approach that sets us apart from the others.
Fitness for the body
Unveil a new realm of vitality through our meticulously crafted training and conditioning programs. Elevate your performance, boost endurance and conquer weight loss. All while being guided by our expert team every step of the way.
Training sessions take place at Legions Gym in York. It is a state-of-the-art combat sports and fitness- facility with free parking. Here you can work towards your goals whatever they maybe.
Al is a part of the boxing coaching team at the gym and works with novices through to international fighters. He loves to help people find that inner strength and confidence as they get more capable, fitter and stronger. He is a trauma informed coach and qualified to teach muay thai and reality based self defence.
If you are looking to change the way you look and feel, the sessions will leave you energised and feeling at your best both physically and mentally.
If you are looking to perform at your best physically then sessions can include conditioning that is tailored to you. These can be for goals such as running a 5k in a certain time or hitting them strength PB’s. Most clients enjoy incorporating conditioning as part of their sessions, usually after pad-work. It’s a great way to push your limits and develop your resilience in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Conditioning sessions will be different every time to prevent boredom and enable you to face a fresh challenge every time.
It is important to know that you will work at a level that is bespoke to you. They will be challenging but manageable. The idea that sessions need to kill you off every time is nonsense. Everyone is different and will be treated as such at Phoenix Training.
If you are looking to change the way you look, we can help. This will be in a way tailored to you, helping you with nutrition and food choices that will enable you to take control. There will be no generic diets, or punishing calorie deficits that are impossible to adhere to.
At phoenix we look to enable you to develop an intuitive way to eat so that you understand what is going on for you and your relationship with food as it is such an individual thing. Non judgemental support will be available so that any time you’re struggling a coach will be on hand to help.
Fitness for the mind
Dedicated to the mental health advantages of training, we collaborate with both groups and individuals. Our expertise encompasses designing and leading confidence courses, as well as guiding individuals in addressing anxiety, depression and related behaviours.
Talk & Train
These sessions enable you to talk in a confidential and supportive space with Al who listens with no judgement.
Working in a safe space, alongside dynamic boxing training, is a highly effective way for people to make real change in their lives.
The sessions have helped people with anxiety and depression. They have helped build self-esteem and have also enabled people to cope with difficult emotions around grief and anger. The aim of this type of coaching and training is to create a state of powerful well-being in anybody.
Al works with schools, charities, and organisations to help young people who use these services. He aids them through tough situations, such a bullying or family separations. Improving their health, fitness and physical capabilities is an effective factor in building resilience.
We offer some specific courses and sessions which use talking and training in a unique way.
A trauma informed course in boxing or martial arts.
This course is run over 6 sessions and can be done in small groups or one to one.
It involves focusing on a different aspect of boxing training, while illustrating how this can help someone understand the situations that have affected them from the past. From here we will create the space to acknowledge what has happened to them and most importantly how to move forward with their lives. With an increased sense of strength and belief in themselves.
Self-Esteem focused training. These sessions help the person realise their inherent value and strengths. From here we look to build on them while at the same time building their physical abilities. This combination enables them to not only feel more confident in the gym but in all areas of their lives. They will know that they are capable to do the things they were scared to do before.
These are talking sessions that can be used by anyone for a variety of issues and can work with adults and young people.
Al is a holistic therapist therapist registered with the BACP. He has worked with the NHS and National Charities alongside individuals who have been struggling with anxious thoughts, low mood, emotional problems, substance abuse and bereavement. He has a particular interest in trauma and how it can often be at the root of the difficult issues we face, in many cases without us realising it.
The counselling sessions are led by you and can be about anything. Al will provide a space that is confidential and where you will face no judgement or pressure. Though people often wait till crisis point to have counselling the benefits of coming before can be valuable.
Al can offer counselling face to face, walk and talk, online or on the telephone.
These sessions combine boxing training and talk therapy to create the right environment for the client to face any issues and behaviours that they are struggling with.
This is a unique approach not available anywhere else in York and has proven to be effective. The fact the client can train, learn and improve physically through boxing at the same time as face their difficulties is powerful.
The therapeutic relationship is built as Al coaches the boxing and works therapeutically at the same time.
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