Mission Statement
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"Projectmybody" was born from the desire to help people project themselves forward and to inspire body movement whether it is to feel better or more energetic, to get fitter or improve core and posture, to enhance a specific sport performance or begin a safe exercise routine in order to recover from an injury or a surgery.

We believe mental focus, accuracy of movement and precision are core skills needed in order to achieve optimal mental and physical results; our mission as conditioning coaches and exercise specialists is to help our clients master these skills so they can reach their health and fitness goals and enjoy their training in the process of it.

Massimo De Micco
Holistic Coach - Personal Trainer
Low Back Exercise Specialist


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As the Founder of "Projectmybody" Massimo is a Freelance Holistic Coach and Personal Trainer specialised in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and Exercise for the management of Low Back pain. The health club where he sees his clients is minutes away from London Moorgate and Liverpool Street train stations.
 
Time spent in the army has given Massimo a disciplined result focused approach to training. His academic knowledge in addition to his 13 years experience of hands on training have consolidated his enthusiasm and passion, and strengthened his expertise in many areas of the health and fitness field.

Having previously worked as an "Elite Trainer" for a world-renowned health and fitness club and then as a "Low Back Exercise Specialist" in a sport facility within a Chiropractic Clinic he has helped hundreds of individuals from the unfit and the injured to the avid sportsman looking to improve their performance. He has conditioned and coached clients from different athletic backgrounds such as gymnasts, synchronised swimmers, mountain climbers, skiers, golf and tennis players.

On a more personal level Massimo’s best asset is his ability to motivate people of any age or level; he likes creating a fun and challenging environment during his sessions, you will find them often packed with challenges, games and some seriously hard work.

Away from coaching and training Massimo enjoys cycling, cooking, reading and is passionately involved in educational seminars, mental well-being, research on
nutrition and studies on Developmental kinesiology.


Having suffered from repeated bouts of severe lower back pain for a number of years due to disc injuries, I decided that I needed to find a way to stop this pain from recurring: Massimo was recommended to me as a personal trainer specialising in this area. 

I have now been training with him for a little over 6 months and I’m truly amazed at the positive changes that he has helped me achieve during this relatively short time. Massimo has identified the key areas of my core that are imbalanced and that need strengthening – and he then has taken me though a layered programme of exercises to build up my core strength. All through the process, he has explained why we are doing particular exercises and has listened closely to my feedback to tailor and fine tune the work that I do.

The result is that I now feel stronger and more confident in leading an active lifestyle without the constant worry of my back issues returning: I’ve been pain free since my first training session. Massimo is not just a great trainer but he’s also a very approachable and amicable guy. I’d have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.

Doug ( CTO, a leading Travel Company )

I have trained with Massimo for the last 8 years because he is, quite simply a first class trainer. Like many city workers who are always pushed for time I train once a week (hard!) and I maintain a size 10 shape and am fitter than I have ever been.  He instinctively knows when to test my strength and equally knows when I reach my endurance limit. No workout is ever the same so I never become complacent and it is always a challenge. He is great company, a superb motivator and I always leave mentally and physically energised even if I have had an exhausting day and am in no mood to work out.

Massimo’s passion, interest and commitment to physical fitness are self-evident.  I cannot recommend him highly enough. He will transform you.

Jane Arnold  ( Broker, Oil Company )

I am 31 and work in finance, I play football and I like running. I started training with Massimo over a year ago on a weekly basis following an herniation to my disc and a front dislocation of my left shoulder.

Before starting seeing Massimo I was afflicted by severe chronic back pain and repeated shoulder dislocations, but thanks to the hard work done with him and the routine he has tailored for me, I now run a perfectly normal life, I am much stronger, the pain is gone and the shoulder has been stabilised. Also, in the past I have never been very consistent with my training and Massimo has done great work in keeping me focussed and motivated for over a year now.

Highly recommended!

Walter Manara ( Banker )

"I first heard about Massimo from my girlfriend. She had been training with him for two years and praised inventiveness of his exercise routines and his expertise and was still so enthusiastic about her work-outs that i finally decided to try him myself. 

Despite being relatively sceptical (after my previous experiences with personal trainers), i was very quickly won over by his simple and sound ideas as to which exercises must be prioritised to counteract the results of a largely sedentary life style of an office worker - which worked small miracles for me! After just 3 months of exercising with him i felt much stronger and had slashed about 6 minutes of my 10k run time, and this just as a by-product, without really concentrating on the actual running at all. 

Now i never leave for a run without activating my glutes, or have a workout without holding a plank! And by the bye, my girlfriend became my wife, and she continued training with Massimo until week 35 of her pregnancy. Cannot recommend him highly enough!"

G. Kucerov (Investment Banker)

I have worked with Massimo for the past 3 years, and began training with him as a result of a chronic back problem. The work that we have done together has made a very significant difference to the health of my back, and Massimo’s expertise has been invaluable.

Malcolm ( Lawyer )

Massimo has been training me for over 3 years now and I can highly recommend him to anyone. I have noticed significant improvements in my all round fitness and strength over this period of time and this is completely down to the Personal Training work done with him.

Massimo is patient, understanding and a great motivator; he makes working out fun and enjoyable. More importantly he is an expert in what he does and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who wants to improve their fitness and general health.

Danny Done ( Managing Director Leading City Based Recruitment Company)

I am an experienced runner with 9 marathons under my belt. During the last few years I have taken up Personal Training, tennis, golf and cycling to add more variety and fun to my fitness regime.

I first saw Massimo in January 2009 and have had a PT session with him for most weeks since. In addition to having a deep understanding of my personal fitness requirements he provides great variety to my training programme and has a fantastic attitude. He has become an important part of my busy working week.

Steve Kemp ( MD, Emperor Design Consultants )

I have participated in sport all my life and used to be a very active rower until my mid twenties.  After that I started running and completed a number of marathons and half marathons.  I have had two injuries requiring operations (knee and lower back) and finally realised the enormous benefit of personal training post my back operation – I wish I had used Massimo a decade ago!  

Massimo has taught me a whole range of core strength exercises, all very simple and using minimal equipment yet very effective – he has made a real difference to me and has made me realise that I should have been doing this for years!
Massimo is very efficient, he takes time to understand his client’s needs, designs a specific programme, and provides encouragement and motivation to stick to the programme.

David Shalders (Investment Banking at RBS)

Training with Massimo has massively improved my chronic lower back pain within a short time. Massimo is technically prepared, passionate about his job, very personable and good at motivating people. I could not recommend him more, I’ve been training with him for 9 months and will continue to do in the future.

Vito Elia ( Banker )





The health club where we are based is minutes away from Moorgate and Liverpool Street tube stations, London.
Contact us today and we promise we will come back to you as soon as we can.



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Our coaching and training philosophy goes beyond the traditional concepts based on just sweating and being shouted at or on no pain-no gain mentality. Our sessions are educational, mentally engaging, physically tiring and challenging but most of all they are adapted to your personal ability, wants and needs, they are an integrated holistic service aiming to guide you through the entire health and fitness spectrum, including your diet and lifestyle.

An initial consultation will be carried out in order to find out what is that you want to achieve and how we are going to help you do that safely and effectively. A clearance from injuries and pre-existing conditions, including blood pressure (if required) will follow before moving to your personalised and detailed action plan. 

During your sessions a variety of disciplines and methods will be integrated to ensure that your interest levels stay high and your body is constantly challenged. Following your initial physical assessment a progressive exercise plan will be designed and tailored to your personal ability and requirements.

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Training with us will help you improve the following areas  and components:


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Some of the training modalities and devises you will benefit from include:


 
 

 

Biomechanics assessment - Gait and postural analysis - Corrective exercise
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Bad posture and biomechanical misalignments can not only prevent your body from training efficiently, they can also cause pain, discomfort, repetitive stress and strain on muscles, joints and connective tissue which can in turn lead to injury. Looking at your body as a whole allows us to understand it better and be able to design a plan that will prevent injury and enhance your sport performance or daily activity. 


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Rehabilitation training aims to return the client back to full health and fitness using the safest and most effective methods. We have helped many clients recover from their injuries and get back to their sport or activity. A Doctor or a Physician’s clearance might be required before starting an exercise rehabilitation program. 
 

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Performance enhancement training can be applied to leisure activity or athletic performance. Whether you are someone who participates in recreational activities or an elite athlete, this type of training will bring in significant improvements to your sport performance. How? Simply using a set of systematic and scientific principles that have produced results for many years. 

 


 

 

 

 



We work closely with a team of Health Professionals made up of Conditioning Coaches, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Nutritionists and Massage Therapists. 


Prices and packages

The following fees include access to the facility during your one on one session, showers, sauna e complimentary towels.

We offer a complimentary consultation with health screen and goal setting.

Single session                   £.70
Package of 5 sessions      £.340 
Package of 10 sessions    £.650 

Biomecanics Assessment and Postural Analysis   £.70

All sessions last 60 minutes

Home sessions prices based on location


Terms and policies

We operate a 24-hour cancellation policy whereby if less than 24 hours notice is given the full session price is payable. Our business is built purely on appointments and late cancellations result in us not having enough time to fill the space. 
Sit-Ups: myth or not?
Performing old fashioned full range sit-ups puts pressure on your lumbur spine which can cause disc herniation and sciatica. A more scientifically researched exercise is "The McGill curl up". It gives your abdominals a strong functional workout without damaging your back. There are also other great exercises used by professional athletes that can help develop strong and powerful abs without compromising your spine.
Click Here to watch the demo video of some of these exercises  from Professor Stuart McGill.

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Stretching: good or bad? 
Static Stretching prior to exercise does little to warm up the body, it is more likely to reduce peak performance by decreasing muscles neural drive. On the other hand stretching can be very useful as post-work out relaxation routine, it can be used to increase flexibility and mobility when needed or it can help release an overactive and tight muscle. Hip flexors for example are prone to become short and overactive with a sedentary lifestyle.
Click Here to watch a great hip flexors stretch from Gray Cook.


Kettlebells: fad or great training device? 
Kettlebells have been used for competition and sports throughout Russia and Europe since the 1940s. They are amongst the most versatile training devises and when used appropriately they can help enhance stability, coordination, endurance, strenght, power, improve posture and athletic performance. One of the most complete exercises performed with kettlebells by the oldtime strongmen and the greatest athletes today is "The Turkish Getup". 
Click Here to watch the perfect Turkish getup by Brett Jones and Gray Cook.

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Did you know that running on the ball of the foot helps maximise performance and prevents joints injury?
Try to build up on the following running technique, easing into it slowly:
1 - Collaborate with gravity and lean forward;
2 - Take smaller strides to keep your foot under the hip not in front of it;
3 - Try forefoot strike (landing on the ball of the foot) rather than heel strike, it minimises ground reaction forces through the body preventing legs and lower back strain.

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Do your injuries prevent you from enjoying physical activity? Reached a training plateau? ...Or are you thinking of starting an exercise routine but cannot find a way to ignite your motivational flame?
We are all different, each one of us reacts uniquely to exercise, what works for you might not work for your best friend. Look beyond the things that your typical magazine, media programme or gym buddy suggest you do to keep fit and if you care about your health and fitness, tell us your story, we would like to help you set up and achieve your goals in the simplest, sefest and most effective way.



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