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Rolfing Fitsmile London Before and After Rolfing process photos.

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Rolfing Structural Integration also called Rolfing 10 series or Rolfing process.

Time scale: 05.01.18 – 18.04.18

Rolfing & Personal Training in London Jaro Wojciechowski

Please take a close look at changes at the KYPHOSIS of the thoracic spine. Please also notice a different position of the HEAD & NECK regarding the thorax and the PELVIS to the lower back.

Looking at this photo a year later I’m extremely amazed at the level of POSTURAL TRANSFORMATION this gentleman had.

For more information about Rolfing Structural Integration please visit:  https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/rolfing-in-london/

For more information about personal training please visit:  https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/personal-training/

For testimonials please visit:  https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/testimonials/

For booking a personal training at the DW Fitness First Devonshire Square or Rolfing appointment by Liverpool Street station in London, please click here.


The shoulder maintenance session.

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improved, better, much greater shoulder flexion
Rolfing & Personal Training in London Jaro Wojciechowski

The shoulder maintenance session at Rolfing Fitsmile London.

For more information about Rolfing Structural Integration please visit: https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/rolfing-in-london/

For more information about personal training please visit: https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/personal-training/

For testimonials please visit: https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/testimonials/

For booking a personal training at the DW Fitness First Devonshire Square or Rolfing appointment by Liverpool Street station in London, please click here.
https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/contact/


My new Personal Trainer profile on the Fitness First Devonshire Square iPoint.

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Jaro Wojciechowski PT profile.

Rolfing & Personal Training in London Jaro Wojciechowski

Profile:

I am a enthusiastic Personal Trainer with over 12 years of experience in the industry. I believe in healthy, balanced exercise programmes combining Pilates, Resistance Training and Massage Therapy, which all help you to reach your fitness goals, increase your energy level, while keeping you away from injuries.

Engaging passion, dedication and determination delivers ultimate goals.

Diploma in:

  • REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • REPS Level 3 Pilates Teacher
  • Pre and Post Natal Exercise Specialist
  • Nutrition and weight Management
  • Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage diploma
  • Rolfing Structural Integration diploma.

Specialities:

  • Pilates
  • Weight loss and tone up
  • Core strength and stability
  • Posture correction
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Sport massage
  • Kettlebells
  • Boxing
  • Pre and Post Natal
  • Rolfing Structural Integration

Personal Training funny side with @savsavvides

Personal Training funny side with @savsavvides

For more information about personal training please visit: https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/personal-training/

For more information about Rolfing Structural Integration please visit: https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/rolfing-in-london/

For testimonials please visit: https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/testimonials/

For booking a personal training at the DW Fitness First Devonshire Square or Rolfing appointment by Liverpool Street station in London,  please click here.


Rolfing from Jaro is an investment in your health. Five stars Google review – meet Maciek!

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Rolfing from Jaro is an investment in your health
Jaro Wojciechowski Rolfing & Personal Training in London

Five stars Google review.

” Rolfing is an innovative 3 in 1 method. It improves the mind, ameliorate internal organs and body motility. JARO is a professional in his field. He perfectly understands the patient’s needs using his knowledge. Rolfing from Jaro is an investment in your health. I would highly recommend.” Maciek.

For more information about Rolfing Structural Integration please visit:  https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/rolfing-in-london/

For testimonials please visit:  https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/testimonials/

To try Rolfing by Liverpool Street station in London, City of London, EC2M 4NS, please click here.
 https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/contact/



Neilam reviews Rolfing Fitsmile London Jaro Wojciechowski.

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Jaro Wojciechowski Rolfing & Personal Training in London

Five stars Google review.

“I had been experiencing the pain in my upper leg/lower back area for quite some time & had been to a couple of physio sessions but nothing helped until my PT recommended me to Rolfing Fitsmile. Honestly the first session i had with Jaro i noticed a massive difference. I went to a second session & the pain had completely gone. Jaro is a complete professional in what he does & I wouldn’t hesitate recommending him to anyone.”

For more information about Rolfing Structural Integration please visit:  https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/rolfing-in-london/

For testimonials please visit:  https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/testimonials/

For booking a Rolfing appointment by Liverpool Street station in London, please click here.
 https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/contact/


Brilliant!!! 5 stars Google review

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Jaro Wojciechowski Rolfing & Personal Training in London

Thank you so much Kathryn for your BRILLIANT 5 stars ( 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟) Google review!

“I never review anything online but have to after meeting Jaro. After injuring myself waterskiing 4 years ago and doing nothing about it, I finally realised that the pain in my leg wasn’t going to go away with hope alone. I was referred to Jaro who I have to say was BRILLIANT. It took a few sessions to relieve the amount of muscle tension, but it worked and now after 4 years I don’t live in pain and can really push myself when I excercise and simple things like using steps doesn’t hurt me.. If you’re hurting don’t wait, go see him. He works magic and is also lovely and very friendly!”

For more testimonials please visit: https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/testimonials/

For more information about Rolfing Structural Integration please visit: https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/rolfing-in-london/

For booking a personal training or Rolfing appointment by Liverpool Street station in London,  please click here.


My recent back/neck injury is a so called thoracic outlet syndrome – meet Zsofia. Trying Rolfing therapy was my last resort.

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Five stars google rating and review – meet Zsofia. Here’s her experience with trying Rolfing therapy at Rolfing Fitsmile London.

“Being a personal trainer and playing sports all my life resulted in having severe injuries and through that getting to know different therapies in order to promote recovery.
My recent back/neck injury is a so called thoracic outlet syndrome which has been an ongoing issue for a few years now. I have tried alternative therapies such as osteopathy, massage, physiotherapy in the past however none of them brought the desired progress.
Trying Rolfing therapy was my last resort.
The technique along with Jaro’s approach really helped me. It’s gentle and not an invasive way of treatment and he tailors the treatment to the client’s current state. He’s calm, professional, knowledgeable and reliable.
I can highly recommend him!?”

For more information about Rolfing Structural Integration please visit: https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/rolfing-in-london/

For testimonials please visit: https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/testimonials/

For booking a personal training or Rolfing appointment by Liverpool Street station in London,  please click here.


Postural workshop

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Here’s my postural workshop from 03.09.18, which I did for DW Fitness First Devonshire Square.


Strength and Conditioning for Team GB Athlete – meet Kevin a dragon boat paddler

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Strength and Conditioning for Team GB Athlete – meet Kevin, a dragon boat paddler and take a look at his strength and conditioning exercise program and his journey to a European Championship.

Jaro Wojciechowski Rolfing & Personal Training in London

The last months have been extremely exciting for me here at the Rolfing-Fitsmie-London practice. I am very grateful for the wonderful clients I have and it is my pleasure in helping them with their journeys on getting fitter, stronger, recovering from injury and accompanying their Rolfing structural integration process.

I’m very proud of Kevin firstly for having qualified for the over 40’s dragon boat Team GB and secondly for the amount of hard work he put in to get ready for the European Championship in Germany this year.

Keeping it brief, here’s mine and Kevin’s story.

I first met Kevin at a commercial gym in the City of London located by Liverpool Street station. At the time, he was at the beginning of his dragon boat journey. We talked about his past exercise experience and future fitness goal. He also told me about the biomechanics of the dragon boat paddling, telling me also about his past injuries. Taking all what he said into consideration, I designed a specific exercise program suiting his body type, skills and fitness level.

One day, he said to me “Jaro, I have a new challenge. I want to qualify for the senior A (Over 40’s) Team GB Dragon Boat.” I said that it was a brilliant idea which then led us to preparing him for his new challenge. This time, we mainly concentrated on strength! In addition to our gym sessions, he followed a specific cardiovascular fitness program created by his dragon boat club coach to make him fitter. He also worked on his paddling technique and did boat training on the water a few times a week, took part in dragon boat races most weekends during the dragon boat season AND on top of all this, he did core exercises and press-ups every morning!

For our strength and conditioning program, we divided it between ‘Push and Pull’ days. On our ‘Push’ day, we included squats and with our ‘Pull’ day, we included deadlifts.

The structure of the program was as follows: Phase 1 – Hypertrophy, Phase 2 – Strength, Phase 3 – Maintenance and Phase 4 – Active Rest. The number of sets and repetitions per set varied depending on the phase of the program.

Here’are some videos from Kev’s push day session:

Bench press (flat)

Dumbells incline bench press

Military Press

Squat

Here’ are some videos from Kev’s pull day session:

Pull Up

Bend Over Row

 

Suspended Row (This exercise was part of the strength and conditioning test in order to qualify for Team GB dragon boat).

 

Deadlift

We used two Reebok steps placed on each side of the bar for a warm-up, this way the range of movement was reduced and his body had a chance to adjust to the movement without putting an extra stress on the joints and muscles.

 

 

When his body was ready and the muscles warm, stretched and activated, we increased the weight on the bar.

 

We had some good and better weeks with our training. He caught the flu and was out of the gym for a few days. He got some minor injuries, tight muscles or a sore lower back after boat training and racing.  When it happened, we addressed the injury before our strength and conditioning session and when it was needed, I treated it with some Rolfing or fascia manipulation technique.

 

His one rep max personal bests were:

Bench press: 52.5kg (116 pounds)

Squats: 75kg (165 pounds)

Deadlift: 80kg (176 pounds)

Jaro Wojciechowski Rolfing & Personal Training in London

These were achieved before going for the European Championships with the body weight of 58kg (9.1 stone) and a body fat percentage of around 16%.

For more information about Rolfing Structural Integration please visit: https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/rolfing-in-london/

For more information about personal training please visit: https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/personal-training/

For testimonials please visit: https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/testimonials/

For booking a personal training or Rolfing appointment by Liverpool Street station in London,  please click here.


Rolfing for gymgoers, weightlifters, bodybuilding and fitness competitors.

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Rolfing Structural Integration for gymgoers bodybuilders and fitness competitors.

Rolfing for gymgoers bodybuilders and fitness competitors. Good posture is an important factor for bodybuilder competitions for a number of reasons: Excessive lordosis, which can give impression of stomach sticking out. Misaligned shoulders, which can give impression that the muscles one side of the body are larger...

Rolfing Structural Integration Jaro Wojciechowski

As you read this post, you may know already know myself or Nas (@FitNASlifestyle) from the gym floor. If not, you may be reading as you have heard of or are interested in Rolfing or bodybuilding. This article covers a bit of both.

I’m not a bodybuilder or a fitness model myself, although I do enjoy weight training. I work as a sports therapist, Rolfer (Rolfing Structural Integration practitioner), Pilates instructor and personal trainer at a gym in Central London. My working day consists of working with clients with a mix of hands-on therapy, body conditioning, core training and weightlifting exercises. My personal training background benefits my body work treatments, as it allows me to better understand the biomechanics of each weightlifting exercises and the impact it has on the body. I believe this is why last year, Nas asked me to help him to work with his body while he was preparing for a natural bodybuilding competition.

Personally, I think bodybuilding is an extremely tough sport. In order to succeed bodybuilder’s need to be dedicated and give one hundred percent to each workout as well as their nutrition. They need to adapt their lifestyle and keep a strong mindset. Bodybuilding is a full-time project, often without little rest days over long periods of time. I admire the level of dedication, hard work and passion for achieving success these athletes have prior to competitions.

I met Nas at DWFitness First Devonshire Square gym in London where he works as a personal trainer and body transformation coach, helping his clients to lose body fat, build muscle and take their fitness to the next level.

Here is a video showing Nas’s physique from last season:

 

 

Here is Nas with a trophy for second place in the British Natural Bodybuilding final:

 

 

To get into competition stage shape Nas worked out up to three hours a day and followed an extremely strict nutritional regime for a 16-week period. He would start the morning with a fasted one-hour cardio session. He would then do a one-hour weight session in the afternoon followed by another one-hour cardio session in evening. The weight training sessions were divided into push, pull and leg workouts which were repeated in the same order for 16 weeks. In between training he would also practice his bodybuilder poses and had one Rolfing session a week with myself. Nas heard about Rolfing after meeting some of my clients who had been through the ten step Rolfing process which is why he decided to incorporate into his preparation.

For those of you who have not heard about Rolfing Structural Integration, please read on below about the basics of what it is and how it can be of benefit in general as well as to bodybuilders. At the bottom of this page is a video showing one of our Rolfing sessions and an interview of Nas giving feed-back on his experience.

What is Rolfing and how a balanced body and good posture can give an advantage to a bodybuilder?

Rolfing Structural Integration is a technique of deep tissue manipulation, which releases tension and realigns the body to improve posture and wellbeing. To achieve this the Rolfer will manipulate the fascia (this is the dense fibrous connective tissue that interpenetrates and surrounds the muscles, bones, nerves and blood vessels of the body) to optimise the structure of the body in line with the primary force that acts upon it – gravity.

I like to think about fascia as an envelope or t-shirt around the muscle. When the body moves in a particular way for a long period of time this t-shirt gets denser to support the muscle and make the movement more effortless. However, if this particular movement recurs for a long period of time it can fold the fascia’s t-shirt in a specific way, which can affect muscle growth. Rolfing realigns fascia to allow optimal posture and in tur muscle use and growth.

Good posture is an important factor for bodybuilder competitions for a number of reasons:

Visual – In all body competitions it is important that the body looks proportional, i.e. the same muscle groups looks equal on both sides of the body. Some examples of the effect bad posture can have are:

  • Excessive lordosis, which can give impression of stomach sticking out.
  • Misaligned shoulders, which can give impression that the muscles one side of the body are larger.

Muscle Activation – In order to adequately train and grow muscles it is important that bodybuilders can activate correct muscles during training. Rolfing can help to stimulate idle muscles which are forcing other muscles to compensate.

Posing – In order to show off muscles adequately during competitions it is important that bodybuilders have a full range of movement and are able to stand up tall. A tight shoulder for example will not enable the bodybuilder to raise their arm fully and show of their muscles fully.

Injury prevention – During training for a competition a bodybuilder cannot afford to take time out for injuries or compromise on standard of training sessions. Good posture and Rolfing can enable quicker muscle recovery, reduced wear and tear as well as elimination of pain and discomfort

Here is a video from our Rolfing Structural Integration session:

 

 

Here is a video of interview where @FitNASlifestyle talks about his pre-competition preparation and the benefits of Rolfing Structural Integration for bodybuilder & fitness competitors:

 

If you interested in bodybuilding/body transformation/personal training with Nas, please email fit_naslifestyle@outlook.com or call +447889759342

 

For more information about Rolfing Structural Integration please visit: https://www.rolfing-fitsmile-london.co.uk/rolfing-in-london/

 

and @rolfingfitsmilelondon

 

For booking a Rolfing appointment please click here.

 

Reference and external links:

https://www.dwfitnessfirst.com/find-a-gym/london-devonshire-square/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascia

https://www.thoughtco.com/the-eight-mandatory-poses-in-bodybuilding-415148

https://www.rolfinguk.co.uk/

https://rolfing.org/rolfing/


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