The chief instructor and founder of movement4life, Michael Cashmore, is a physical education and science graduate from Loughborough University with 38 years experience in this field of work. Michael lived and worked in SE Asia for 16 years where he was able to learn and experience a wide range of physical cultural activities to help in his development of a unique approach to exercise and wellness management.
After a spell at medical school and several mangaement career changes Michael graduated with a B.Sc. in Physical Education and Sports Science in 1981 and after a short spell as Manager of a Health and Fitness Club in Warrington moved to Singapore as Operations Director in the health and fitness industry, much of that time as a consultant developing business projects and managing luxury health and leisure clubs throughout S.E Asia. He also spent three years sharing his expertise, working as a senior lecturer within the higher education sector in Singapore and introduced stress management to Singapore in 1992 as part of an initiative by the Civil Service Institute.
Michael continued to organize stress management programmes as a consultant to many health and fitness institutions, and schools in Singapore and England, and has lectured extensively in other areas such as Workplace Health Promotion, Fitness Leadership, Personal Training and Business Communications.
Michael developed a keen interest in the martial arts, t'ai chi and yoga in the late 80’s while living in Singapore and studying with a Chinese Master of Shaolin as well as TCM Physicians and other Qigong Masters from mainland China. He is a graduate of the Nature Cure Institute, Singapore.
After incorporating the concepts into his own holistic view of education he published a book on health and exercise, “Taichi Aerobics”, in 1993. His unique East-West approach to teaching physical education is the culmination of many years of disciplined practice, training and personal development. The present programme has been continually updated and evolved with teaching and interaction with particiapnts at his classes, workshops and masterclasses . In addition to his formal graduate studies, Michael has developed a wide range of skills including counselling, acupressure, meditation, transactional analysis, and team building.
Chris has been practising Qigong, Tai Chi and meditation for many years and now enjoys sharing his experience with others.
He has undertaken Instructor Training for Shibashi 18 steps and has studied and practised the traditional Daoist 5 Elements Qigong techniques. He continues to learn about the therapeutic benefits of Qigong to further develop his own practice and to teach classes based in and around Burton upon Trent.
As well as the Shibashi 18 step Taijiqigong Chris focuses on the 13 Step Tai Chi for All and a selection of Qigong routines including the Eight Golden Brocades.
Chris is based in Burton on Trent and takes classes at Branston Golf & Country Club and Rough Hayes Community Hall. In addition he takes classes for the residents at Richmond Hall retirement village, including a seated class for those with restricted mobility.
Chris believes that everybody can enjoy the health benefits of learning these gentle but effective practices and particularly welcomes beginners to his classes.
He can contacted on 07968307209
Alan been been a keen practitioner of the Martial Arts for over 40 years. About 12 years ago his focus changed to see how he could adapt the arts to help improve his own health and well being; in particular exploring Tai Chi, its benefits, principles and practice.
He is an accredited teacher with the Tai Chi for Health Institute, a world wide health programme founded by renowned Australian Dr. Paul Lam in 2010.
The Institute specialises in developing health related programmes such as Tai Chi for Arthritis, for Diabetes, Rehabilitation, Seated Tai Chi, and Tai Chi for Energy.
Alan also works with local charity organisations on their programmes promoting better living assisted with Tai Chi.
Personally he has experienced how Tai Chi, with its slow smooth continuous movements, combined with breathing techniques and mindfulness /mediative focus, not only improves physical and mental wellbeing but also helps him better manage a chronic illness that he's had since his twenties. Deciding to look at ways to share this knowledge with others has become a natural progression and passion.
Alan is based in Breedon on the Hill and teaches classes on a Saturday at Breedon Priory Health Club; Bluestone Fitness Centre, Ashby de la Zouch and Champneys Springs Spa, Packington.
He can be contacted on 07463610997
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