A same training style doesn't suit everyone.

Different person equals different priorities and approach.

See how we can design your own plan and achieve results.


What make us different

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When training with us, one of the first things you might notice is that we will never compromise your fitness pursuits by sticking to one or two methods of physical conditioning.

In fact, we have learnt our craft directly from world-renowned leaders from diverse backgrounds such as:

• Professors specialised in Movement Impairment syndromes, Spine function, injury prevention and rehabilitation;

• Physical Therapists specialised in Movement Quality, Myofascial / locomotor anatomy, fascia function and release.

• Coaches that know how to address Strength training, Athletic Conditioning and treat insufficiencies in Biomechanics, Neuromuscular imbalances and Physiological impingements.

• Holistic Practitioners who understand the human body as a system of systems, where the quality of nutrition, rest, lifestyle, stress and exercise determinate our path of health.

As a result, QTX brings to you 25 years of training experience, supported by consistent ongoing education, advanced communication skills to deliver training that matters and, most importantly, the positive feedback from hundreds of clients. 


 
  At QTX, WE UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF REDISCOVERING OR REFINING MOVEMENT PATTERNS ACCORDING TO SPINE AND JOINT CHARACTERISTICS OR POTENTIAL IMPINGEMENTS OF THE PERFORMER. 

At QTX, WE UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF REDISCOVERING OR REFINING MOVEMENT PATTERNS ACCORDING TO SPINE AND JOINT CHARACTERISTICS OR POTENTIAL IMPINGEMENTS OF THE PERFORMER. 

Does every client get the same kind of training?

No. We believe that exercises and equipment must suit your needs. Never the other way around. With us, rather than punishing muscles to exhaustion, we will help you to adapt to new levels of personal performance. In other words, a better physical version of yourself.

Also, your own habits, lifestyle, resting patterns, nutrition, nature of your job or profession, daily habits,  joint structure, potential impingements and even your attitude towards training (among other individual and socio-cultural components) are all factors to consider when it comes to design your tailored plan. 

Part of our duty is to identify individual characteristics and assess possible musculoskeletal imbalances. In other words, establishing personal requirements is the foundation of our tailored programs, according to the uniqueness of each client.

 


 

The QTX Approach

Indeed, each case is unique. A different person equals a different training approach. Our commitment is to design the correct personal training solution that addresses your priorities. Having said that, there is a protocol that we follow in order to establish individual foundation levels and map gradual progressions  to reach new individual standards of adaptation to training and, ultimately, better performance. 

To visualise our entire training protocol, imagine that you need to start right from scratch but also, eventually,  you would like to become an elite athlete. In such case, see below how we would proceed to coach you -in strict order- during a given period of time (that varies according to individual profile and goals). 

There are 10 successive steps: 

  1. Listen to you. Then, we'll assess you.

  2. Diagnose and establish priorities in order to map needs and goals

  3. Prescribe a tailored plan according to your foundation level

  4. Recover or smooth your motion patterns. 

  5. Develop or modify corrective exercises. 

  6. Establish strategies to improve joint stability and encourage mobility where it is needed. 

  7. Improve your endurance capacity. As this stage, you are moving better for longer.

  8. Help you to master fundamental movements and incorporate assistance exercises. 

  9. Improve your strength levels. 

  10. Make you more responsive. So, you will moving better and faster.


 

"Working-out" vs "Training"

Have you been at the gym punishing your muscles or heart rate to exhaustion without a specific, clear or suitable purpose? If your hard work hasn't given you results but only making you tired, lethargic or prone to injuries in return, perhaps you only have been "working-out". In fact, any fine fitness professional could make you sweat profusely and get you tired. However, it doesn't mean that you are becoming physically better.

"Workout Sessions" can be popular because they are often fun. However,  they are not always tailored to respond to your health and fitness needs. On the other hand, "Training Sessions" imply that you are adapting to new levels of personal performance based on programs that must be designed to address individual weakness and refine human movement overall.

At QTX, we are not content with only witnessing how our clients enjoy their sessions. Throwing random challenges to make them swat profusely is not our main goal either. We coach them to rediscover their own physical capabilities and make accountable every new level of personal adaptation to training. In other words, Our Physical Training strategies imply carryovers to superior conditioning levels, transferable to improve mobility within most lifestyles, achieve  fitness goals or enhance athletic performance in a given sport of choice.

Our commitment is helping people to feel physically better, where health & fitness are the priority and cosmetic goals are actual collateral benefits. 

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Some Profile examples*

Just in case you are wondering about the typical profile of our clients, see below 4 different training scenarios. You might identify with one of them. However, don't feel surprised if you don't. As stated before, every case is unique. We look forward to witnessing and supporting your health & fitness pursuits.

 
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1. Mr Johnny Queen, 25, a vibrant entrepreneur flourishing who is currently succeeding as a Real State Agent. He also excels as a skier. A couple of years back, he went on his traditional winter holidays. His destination, Jackson Hole, a famous Mountain Resort in Teton Village, Wyoming. Johnny's goal was building up leg explosiveness and optimal core conditioning to conquer the Cobert Couloir, one of the most difficult runs in the world and reserved for elite athletes. After three months of consistent training, Johnny happily achieved his performance training goal  

 

4. Mr Pete Brown, 63, a former hurdler at State level who is enjoying retirement but still advices important companies at financial level. He is sensibly active, methodic, loves classic music and gives special attention to his eating habits and sleeping patterns. Pete used to play tennis regularly but switch to golf when he turned 60 and, since then, he plays twice a week. He was referred to us initially to find management for his low-back pain and get some carryover exercises to feed his golf performance. In the process, we also addressed insufficient mobility in both hips and thoracic region. Shortly after, started to complain with a sharp pain on the back of his knee after doing some essential movement. Suspecting the issue was beyond our area of expertise, we suggest Pete to see his GP and request a referral for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examination. The results revealed an articular cartilage degeneration that required a new therapeutic strategy.

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2. Ms Jennifer Citizen, 36, an active business woman who wanted to get back as close as possible to the fitness levels that she enjoyed once when playing for her Uni basketball team. That was before having 3 kids and expending most of her latest years seated in front of the computer, having conference calls, board meetings, up in the air, back to office-desk, you got the picture.

However, before getting her strength and agility back, we needed to address a few issues related to her sedentary lifestyle. For instance, she was presenting low-back soreness. Our assessment revealed that insufficient hip mobility was the main culprit. After incorporating some habits and eliminating others, Jennifer started to show remarkable progress not only in the gym floor but also during her long working days.

As wearing her "corporative" high heels most of her working days was affecting the normal curvature of her low back, we also prescribe postural and strengthening strategies that happily enhanced neuromuscular activation and relieved her mild lumbar issues, upper back tension and constant headaches. Currently, Jennifer is not only wearing the same dress-size of her basketball days but has become stronger. 

 

3. Mr Josh King, 49, a dedicated accountant and former cricket player. A family man, when not working numbers or driving long distances, Josh could be found at home enjoying the company of his wife and a good glass of wine. Josh's original goal was losing some inches around his waist and building up endurance levels to keep up with his teenage children and kick buddies' butts when doing off-road cycling in the weekends. Achievable, that was the easiest part. Our assessment revealed that he also needed to improve his ankle mobility and increase strength levels of his back and gluteus. Over time, we referred him to see an specialist who could address better his shoulder joint issues, affected since his cricket days.  

( * ) Some names have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients profiles. For the record, all 4 cases reported positive outcomes after our intervention. 

 

 

About our Training Gear

One of our specialties is providing versatile training techniques, according to the individual requirements of each client, athlete or referred patient. As a result, the equipment and tools that we prescribe respond to the same premise, so as to ensure a genuine tailored experience. 

Our equipment provides efficient and safe conditions to optimise your performance goals. To see more about Training techniques, click here or visit our "Specialties" section.

 there is nothing more annoying that rusty,  multi-sized and poor calibrated weights. our pro-grade kettlebells are the answer for all ages, fitness and strength levels.

there is nothing more annoying that rusty,  multi-sized and poor calibrated weights. our pro-grade kettlebells are the answer for all ages, fitness and strength levels.

 WE ARE FULLY QUALIFIED TO COACH YOU THROUGH THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SUSPENSION TRAINING, INCLUDING BOTH THE POPULAR TRX SYSTEM (ABOVE) AND THE VERSATILE Cross-core 180º pulley system, AS THE ONES ON YOUR RIGHT (or below, if NAVIGATING ON A smart phone) 

WE ARE FULLY QUALIFIED TO COACH YOU THROUGH THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SUSPENSION TRAINING, INCLUDING BOTH THE POPULAR TRX SYSTEM (ABOVE) AND THE VERSATILE Cross-core 180º pulley system, AS THE ONES ON YOUR RIGHT (or below, if NAVIGATING ON A smart phone) 

 these dumbbells offer a firm but also a comfortable grip.  no rust presence. No gloves are needed.

these dumbbells offer a firm but also a comfortable grip.  no rust presence. No gloves are needed.

 Unstable loadings are also a great resources to encourage optimal recruiment of the core musculature. the aqua-bag above is a great option for unsteady resistance. On your right (or below, if navigating on a smart phone), a QTX's CLIENT performing KOJI-deadlift, a strengthening technique that enhances neuromuscular activation based on the control of variable unstable-resistance. 

Unstable loadings are also a great resources to encourage optimal recruiment of the core musculature. the aqua-bag above is a great option for unsteady resistance. On your right (or below, if navigating on a smart phone), a QTX's CLIENT performing KOJI-deadlift, a strengthening technique that enhances neuromuscular activation based on the control of variable unstable-resistance. 

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 the versatility of the rubber bands is widely known among coaches and personal trainers. As it turns out, at qtx we use them also within therapeutic scenarios and also for conditioning goals different from strength training. above is a variation inspired by pilates techniques where we combine power bands and pro-form® trolleys to produce gradual assistance during the hardest segment of some exercises (also known as  "STICKING-POINT")

the versatility of the rubber bands is widely known among coaches and personal trainers. As it turns out, at qtx we use them also within therapeutic scenarios and also for conditioning goals different from strength training. above is a variation inspired by pilates techniques where we combine power bands and pro-form® trolleys to produce gradual assistance during the hardest segment of some exercises (also known as "STICKING-POINT")

 we are also qualified to enhance muscular activation and fascia release with the help of practical compression and trigger point tools. 

we are also qualified to enhance muscular activation and fascia release with the help of practical compression and trigger point tools. 

 we have training solutions For clients presenting arthritis or poor grip strengtH. above, strengthening grips covering the wheel-roll handles to encourage a neutral position of the wrist joint.

we have training solutions For clients presenting arthritis or poor grip strengtH. above, strengthening grips covering the wheel-roll handles to encourage a neutral position of the wrist joint.

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 Attention to detail: Above collars that truly hold the discs tightly and safely.  

Attention to detail: Above collars that truly hold the discs tightly and safely.  

  even the BARBELLS need to be TAILORED DEPENDING HAND-SIZE,  STRENGTH LEVEL and training application.  

even the BARBELLS need to be TAILORED DEPENDING HAND-SIZE,  STRENGTH LEVEL and training application.  

  AH! IT is ALSO PLEASANT WHEN THE BARBELLS ARE NOT RUSTY.

AH! IT is ALSO PLEASANT WHEN THE BARBELLS ARE NOT RUSTY.

 ABOVE, a core strenghtening drill using the simple but effective a torque-based device known as  "landmine" or "TORSONATOR"

ABOVE, a core strenghtening drill using the simple but effective a torque-based device known as  "landmine" or "TORSONATOR"

 The QTX PLANKS OFFER ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES TO ADJUST HIGHS ACCORDING TO INDIVIDUAL BODY DIMENSIONS AND EXERCISE MODIFICATIONS. ABOVE, see a TAILORED SETTING FOR A "RACK OR PARTIAL DEADLIFT" MOVEMENT.

The QTX PLANKS OFFER ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES TO ADJUST HIGHS ACCORDING TO INDIVIDUAL BODY DIMENSIONS AND EXERCISE MODIFICATIONS. ABOVE, see a TAILORED SETTING FOR A "RACK OR PARTIAL DEADLIFT" MOVEMENT.

 REGARDLESS HOW HEAVY DUTY THEY ARE, OUR MULTIPURPOSE RACKS WOULD BE INCOMPLETE WITHOUT A PROPER chalk-bow, A FEATURE HIGHLY APPRECIATED BY COMMITTED LIFTERS. 

REGARDLESS HOW HEAVY DUTY THEY ARE, OUR MULTIPURPOSE RACKS WOULD BE INCOMPLETE WITHOUT A PROPER chalk-bow, A FEATURE HIGHLY APPRECIATED BY COMMITTED LIFTERS. 

Our equipment provides efficient and safe conditions to optimise your performance goals. For information about our Training techniques, click here to visit the "Specialties" section.

  THE QTX'S CLEAR-  DISCS ARE USED FOR LEARNING PURPOSES, in order TO GROOVE   MOVEMENTS BEFORE ADDING HEAVY LOADS TO   THE BARBELL.   THE "SEE-THROUGH" discs facilitates correction of POTENTIAL BIO-MECHANICAL OR POSTURAL   IMBALANCES WHEN LIFTING.

THE QTX'S CLEAR-DISCS ARE USED FOR LEARNING PURPOSES, in order TO GROOVE MOVEMENTS BEFORE ADDING HEAVY LOADS TO THE BARBELL. THE "SEE-THROUGH" discs facilitates correction of POTENTIAL BIO-MECHANICAL OR POSTURAL IMBALANCES WHEN LIFTING.

 training on hard and stable surfaces is pivotal to develop maximal strength for sports like powerlifting and olympic weightlifting, where techniques are often transferable to multiple fitness purposes, lifestyle in general and occupational health and safety. 

training on hard and stable surfaces is pivotal to develop maximal strength for sports like powerlifting and olympic weightlifting, where techniques are often transferable to multiple fitness purposes, lifestyle in general and occupational health and safety. 

 above, 4 layers of plywood engraved at the same level of the rubber flooring. This feature provides an even surface to the entire gym floor. these rubber offer optimaL shock absorption if dealing with bumper plates, kettlebells, bouncing and most heavy-duty applications where having the safest training flooring is critical.

above, 4 layers of plywood engraved at the same level of the rubber flooring. This feature provides an even surface to the entire gym floor. these rubber offer optimaL shock absorption if dealing with bumper plates, kettlebells, bouncing and most heavy-duty applications where having the safest training flooring is critical.

 The image above not only reveals the thickness of our shock-absorption flooring but shows practical solutions for both plyometric (jump) exercises, box squats and many others.

The image above not only reveals the thickness of our shock-absorption flooring but shows practical solutions for both plyometric (jump) exercises, box squats and many others.

 Apart from training on hard surfaces, we also offer a variated range of performance training resources for surfers, skiers, snowboarders, skaters and any sport that might benefit from UNSTABLE SURFACES TRAINING. We are not just arguably the best xtreme-swiss ball trainers but also design functional alternatives based on the movement patterns of specific sports.

Apart from training on hard surfaces, we also offer a variated range of performance training resources for surfers, skiers, snowboarders, skaters and any sport that might benefit from UNSTABLE SURFACES TRAINING. We are not just arguably the best xtreme-swiss ball trainers but also design functional alternatives based on the movement patterns of specific sports.

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