Physical activity is one of the best tools that you can use to improve your mental health. Unfortunately, it’s a tool that is massively underused.
Hi, my name’s Chris Stone and I’m a Mental Wellbeing Personal Trainer. I work with people looking to improve their mental wellbeing by promoting regular physical activity and self-help strategies.
The Wellbeing PT
Having set up as a self-employed trainer in 2018, I quickly recognised the need to specialise. It didn’t take me long to settle on mental health. There were two main driving forces that led me to set up this service.
Firstly, having struggled with depression for seven years, I know firsthand how deeply debilitating poor mental health can be. However, I’ve also witnessed the transforming impact that regular physical activity can have on mental health.
Secondly, there is such a need for a service like this. There are so many PT’s who specialise in fat loss, bodybuilding, sports performance, nutrition, and so forth, but I’ve never met a PT who uses physical activity to enhance mental wellbeing.
To ensure I was suitably prepared to fulfill the role of The Wellbeing PT, I qualified in Mental Health First Aid, completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, and a number of NHS Mental Health courses.
The Re-Vive Programme
Physical and mental health are often seen and treated as two separate entities when in actuality, they are inseparable.
I wanted to create a programme that brought both physical and mental health together. Over the course of a year, I created an ebook, handbook and coaching plan; the eventual result was the Re-vive programme.
The programme promotes regular physical activity and self-help activities to empower you with the knowledge and tools to help you overcome both mental and physical challenges.
If you’d like to find out more about the program click on “The Re-Vive Programme“ tab.