Ten Clinical

Specialist clinical exercise prescription for clients with a life-altering clinical diagnosis.
Shortlisted for the 2019 Elevate Awards

For anyone today living with one of many chronic life-changing clinical conditions – cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and menopause amongst them – recent advances in medicine mean that the focus today is as much on life after diagnosis as it is on treatment.

TenClinical exists to help maximise quality of life for clients living with these conditions, or their aftermath. We do this by providing bespoke, specialist, clinically proven and highly effective physical exercise sessions within a welcoming, inclusive and empowering boutique environment.

The evidence in support of this kind of exercise during and after treatment is overwhelming. And the benefits, both physical and mental, are huge.

About TenClinical

Since 2012, Ten Health and Fitness has set out to bridge the gap between the fitness sector and the medical community.

TenClinical is the latest step in that process, providing bespoke exercise prescription for clients with an identified clinical need – specialising in those diagnosed with cancer, heart disease, diabetes or women’s’ health conditions. Through exercise therapy, we support the benefits of their treatment and improve the speed and quality of their recovery.

We have strong relationships with London’s leading hospitals, consultants, surgeons and clinical practices. Many of our clients are referred to us by them.

TenClinical exercise sessions are led by qualified and clinically experienced physical trainers, with fully integrated physiotherapy support.

Every client has a full clinical, functional and musculoskeletal assessment, which underpins the development of his or her individual programme. All sessions are closely monitored, with regular assessments to evaluate performance and measure improvement.

We’re also able to support referring surgeons, consultants and medical teams by providing them with detailed, quantified feedback on client progression and outcomes.

Outside their 1-1 sessions, clients have access to Ten’s in-house massage and physical therapy teams, along with nutritional guidance and mindfulness coaching to support them on their journey.

TenClinical is uniquely able to offer a rigorous clinical approach within a welcoming, supportive and empowering boutique environment, and, through our Circle of care, to enable clients to progress from illness through rehabilitation and clinical exercise to functional exercise and fitness.

Why TenClinical?

No other fitness provider in London is able to offer a comparable service.

Mainstream gyms, personal trainers and fitness providers generally lack the capability to deliver Clinical exercise. Gym staff are not qualified in or capable of working safely with clients whose conditions require specialist skills and training. Designed for ‘DIY’ workouts rather than expertly guided sessions, gyms typically lack our sustainable approach to exercise, level of trainer expertise and in-house Physio and Massage therapy and rehab capabilities.

In contrast, Ten has a in-depth of experience providing expertly taught guided sessions (whether classes or 1-1), and we offer a uniquely integrated and in-house Circle of Care, to support our clinical capability, along with a significantly more expert, personal, inclusive, supportive and welcoming experience.

TenClinical is not the only provider of Clinical exercise in London; there are also a number of specialist single-clinic practices. While we share their rigorous clinical approach, ours is delivered within a welcoming and empowering boutique environment. In addition, for clients progressing from clinical to more functional exercise we have the ‘downstream’ skills in-house that they lack. In fact, we’re already providing 500 hours a week of expertly-taught, highly effective and sustainable exercise sessions to a broad range of ages and abilities.

Lastly, with 9 Studios throughout London we’re more readily accessible to clients wherever they live and/or work.

“TenClinical has replaced my self-doubt with confidence and made me stronger – both physically and mentally. I now join Reformer Classes, which is something I never thought I’d physically be able to do again.”


What’s Clinical Exercise?

Clinical exercise differs from standard personal training sessions in a number of ways, the most fundamental being that goals are dictated by the client’s needs rather than their wants.

So rather than being about aesthetics, weight loss or running the marathon in under 4 hours, the first priority is client safety, with sessions designed around proven scientific and medical principles to help clients manage a life-changing condition and improve quality of life.

Unlike normal personal training, collaboration and information sharing with the clients’ consultant is ongoing, along with frequent measurement and evaluation of baseline clinical indicators, especially blood pressure, resting heart rate, body weight/composition and blood glucose/cholesterol.

Each condition requires a different approach. For example:

  • With cardiac issues, continual measurement – and more importantly, management – of heart rate is paramount, so it’s measured every 2 minutes during sessions.
  • With oncology clients, there’s more focus on resistance work to build lean muscle, proven to improve resilience before, during and after chemotherapy and other treatments. In addition, session content and approach are tailored to fit the fatigue stages of treatment cycles.
  • For clients going through or post menopause, key areas of emphasis are on blood pressure management, and on optimising the effectiveness of resistance work to combat the body’s reduced ability to generate lean muscle.
  • For diabetes sufferers, there are strong links between diabetes, difficulty in managing weight and coronary heart disease. So for safety, glucose readings are taken at the start and finish of every session. Additionally, sessions are tailored to ensure that exercise is conducted in the ‘fat burning zone’ (utilising energy from fat lipids rather than glucose or glycogen). The higher body mass that frequently accompanies diabetes puts undue pressure on bones, ligaments and joints. As a result, sessions also focus on injury prevention – correcting compensatory movement patterns and encouraging safer, more functional patterns.

All sessions are totally bespoke in every detail.

Medication can affect the way the body tolerates exercise, so clients’ prescription, dosage, and frequency are incorporated into session planning and programming. As are external factors that can impact either clinical symptoms or physical capability – including client lifestyle, external stress levels, and mood.

Even environmental influences like music, lighting and behaviours are tuned to maximise the benefit from each session.

“The team created a personalised program that accounted for my limitations and capabilities, with an eye on rebuilding my body slowly over time.”

Specialisms

  • – Oncology

    2.5 million people are living with cancer in the UK, with numbers predicted to rise to 4 million by 2020 (Source: Macmillan)

    Studies show that prescribed physical exercise can reduce recurrence risk, decrease fatigue and improve physical fitness and quality of life in cancer patients throughout treatment and afterwards.

    During cancer treatment, exercise releases endorphins which improves mood and as well as helping reduce some of the side effects of treatment. Afterwards, it can help to recover physical function as well as reducing the risk of cancer reoccurring, and other long-term conditions developing (heart disease being one of the more common), by 40% to 50%. (Source: National Cancer Institute).

  • – Cardiac

    7 million people in the UK are living with cardiovascular disease. Of those, 2.3 million people are living with coronary heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 25% of all deaths per year. (Source: British Heart Foundation)

    Hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of the most common medical disorders, associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease.

    Exercise is a cornerstone therapy for the primary prevention, treatment, and control of hypertension, particularly cardiovascular training. Aerobic exercise lowers resting blood pressure and heart rate for up to 22 hours post exercise as well as stimulating fat loss, which reduces strain on the heart and circulatory system, which can result in a reduction in prescribed medications.

    In addition, a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training helps to build muscle mass and boost metabolic rate, again aiding weight loss and reducing dependency on medication.

  • – Diabetes

    4.5 million people in the UK have diabetes, an increase of 60% in the last decade, with numbers expected to top 5 million by 2035. (Source: Public Health England, Diabetes UK).

    Diabetes is now the fastest growing health threat of our time, and one of the top 10 causes of death in first world countries. However, more positively exercise has been proven to have both acute (short term) and chronic (long term) influence on those sufferers.

    Whilst exercising, muscles require more glucose in order to continue working thus reducing blood sugar levels. Exercise also improves your insulin sensitivity i.e. how well your body responds to your own insulin. Over time, well-structured exercise can result in a reduction in diabetes-related medication as well as a reduction in the associated cardiovascular risk factors.

  • – Menopause

    30% of the female population – that’s 13 million women in the UK alone – are going through or are in menopause. (Source: MenopauseUK)

    A natural part of the ageing process, Menopause affects women in many different ways, some of the most common being hot flushes, difficulty in weight-management and increased levels of fatigue. It has also been associated with increased susceptibility to clinical disease.

    Two major concerns are the rise in atherosclerosis (a narrowing of the arteries due to the build up of plaques that can result in coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease or kidney problems) and increases in the body’s bad cholesterol levels (LDL) combined with a decrease in good cholesterol (HDL).

    Exercise and nutritional focus have been seen to be beneficial by slowing such effects during the transition through menopause, and afterwards. It is particularly effective at lowering levels of bad cholesterol and triglyceride (fat molecules carried in the blood that can increase the risk of heart disease at high levels), along with supporting weight management and reducing waist-to-hip ratios.

    TenClinical works closely with leading Harley Street consultant Nick Panay, whose Hormone Health clinic provides medical support and treatment options to clients with with a range of menopause and hormone related conditions.

Our Clinical Centres

NOTTING HILL

Ten Clinical
2-4 Exmoor St
London W10 6BD
Map & directions

020 8969 9677
nottinghill@ten.co.uk

CHISWICK

Ten Clinical
Barley Mow Centre
London W4 4PH
Map & directions

020 8996 1710
chiswick@ten.co.uk

ST JAMES'S

Ten Clinical
6 Duke Street St James's
London SW1Y 6BN
Map & directions

020 7930 4442
stjamess@ten.co.uk

FITZROVIA

Ten Clinical
83 Great Titchfield St
London W1W 6RH
Map & directions

020 7637 0555
fitzrovia@ten.co.uk

HATTON GARDEN

Ten Clinical
36-38 Hatton Garden
London EC1N 8EB
Map & directions

020 7404 8132
hatton@ten.co.uk

CITY (LIVERPOOL ST)

Ten Clinical
119-121 Middlesex St
London E1 7JF
Map & directions

020 7247 8895
city@ten.co.uk

TOTTENHAM COURT RD

Ten Clinical
1 Stephen Street
London W1T 1AL
Map & directions

020 7637 0971
tottenhamcr@ten.co.uk

Meet the Team

ADAM HEWITT (MSc,BSc, CanRehab) Clinical Lead

  • Masters in Strength and Conditioning (Rehabilitation) - Middlesex University
  • Bachelors of honors in Sports and Exercise Science - Exeter University
  • Cancer Rehabilitation (Advanced Level 4) - CanRehab

Adam comes to TenClinical with over 10 years experience in rehabilitation. Adam has a depth of experience working with various clinical populations. He provides expert and bespoke exercise prescription for clients diagnosed with a range of life-changing conditions including heart disease, cancer, mental health, eating disorders and diabetes.

Having previously managed a leading Harley Street clinical rehabilitation company, Adam is Clinical lead at TenClinical, building on already strong relationships with many of London's major hospitals and clinics, as well as with leading oncologists, cardiologists and diabetes specialists.

For Adam, working with clinical clients is as much vocational as it is professional. His approach is empathetic, positive and highly personal.

For him, it is crucial that whatever his clients are undergoing, he is on their journey with them, and much of his personal motivation comes from having the opportunity to be a part of someone's rehabilitation through their toughest times.


FRANCES BOWDEN (BSc, BACPR, CanRehab) Senior Clinical Trainer

  • Bachelor of Honors - Sports and Exercise Science - (Loughborough University)
  • British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation - Advanced Level 4 - (BACPR)
  • Cancer Rehabilitation - Advanced Level 4 - (CanRehab)

Frances previously worked in leading Harley Street and City clinics, where she saw patients with a range of diagnoses, but focused on cancer and cardiac patients.

Qualified as a Level 4 BACPR exercise professional together with CanRehab, Frances is an expert in clinical exercise prescription. She is a firm believer in breaking down the mental barrier of ‘I’m sick therefore I can’t’ and using exercise to help a patient psychologically just as much as physiologically.

Frances’ favourite part of her role as Clinical Trainer is giving people the confidence in getting back to exercising post diagnosis and seeing the positive results that exercise can have on the side-effects of medications and cancer treatments.


KIMBERLEE HANNESSEN (BSc, Grad Dip, BACPR, CanRehab) Clinical Trainer

  • Bachelors of Honors - Human Movement and Sports Science (University of South Australia)
  • Graduate Diploma - Clinical Exercise (University of South Australia)
  • British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation - Advanced Level 4 - (BACPR)
  • Cancer Rehabilitation - Advanced Level 4 - (CanRehab)

Following her graduate and post-graduate courses – both of which provided provided valuable exposure to clinical populations - Kim began her Clinical career in her native Australia. She worked with a variety of populations suffering from chronic musculoskeletal and clinical conditions, prescribing exercise to individuals with co-morbidities, including cardiovascular, metabolic and respiratory conditions, before relocating to the UK.

Kim joined the TenClinical team after four years experience working in the NHS at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital and brings a wealth of experience in clinical exercise prescription. This included specialised experience in diabetic populations, where she found particular satisfaction in helping her patients improve blood glucose profiles and reducing/prevent the need for further medication.

Kim loves helping her clients achieve their goals, big or small, and seeing the physical and mental differences these successes can make. She is massively client-focused and is an advocate of incorporating exercise into daily living whilst keeping it enjoyable. She enjoys nothing more that proving to people that you are never too young, too old or too ‘unfit’ to exercise.


MARITINA ANTONOGLOU (MSc, BSc, BACPR, CanRehab) Clinical Trainer

  • Masters in Clinical Exercise Science (University of Portsmouth)
  • Bachelors of Honors - Sports and Exercise Science (University of Birmingham)
  • Advanced Level 4 Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Level 4 Cancer and exercise rehabilitation
  • Advanced Level 4 Cardiac Specialist Exercise instructor
  • Advanced Level 4 Exercise and Fitness Training after Stroke
  • Advanced Level 3 Exercise Referral Instructor

Maritina graduated with a First Class Honours - and an NHS placement as a reward for her academic success. As a result she was able to gain a breadth of experience in cardiac rehabilitation by working closely with patients, and focusing on exercise prescription and lifestyle modification.

Inspired by this placement and eager to further develop, she went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Clinical Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth. The course gave her both valuable scientific-based knowledge and practical 1-1 experience with a variety of special populations suffering with chronic clinical conditions. Specifically, she spent a year working for the NHS team based in Portsmouth and Southampton Hospitals, specialising in clinical exercise delivery and prescription for cardiovascular, neurological, oncology and respiratory conditions.

A true academic who is able to put her knowledge into expert practice, Maritina has recently been awarded an Frank Golden Award for best MSc Project Grade.

On a personal level, Maritina finds purpose in helping people from all walks of life see both physical and mental improvement, and being part of their journey as they discover the significant impact that even small changes can make.


ADAM RIDLER (BSc, CanRehab) Clinical Trainer & Master Trainer

Sport was always a passion for Adam, leading him to study Sports Science at university, initially focusing on strength & conditioning and performance enhancement, but quickly developing skills in other areas.

It was whilst studying that Adam’s other passion emerged, as he was introduced to rowing. He went on to become part of the Great British Lightweight development squad, enabling him to work alongside Olympic champion coaches and athletes.

Working with people to help them move well and understand their bodies is something Adam particularly enjoys. For him, what brings greatest satisfaction is working with people to overcome barriers, unlock their potential and understand what makes them feel their best.

Adam is a hugely experienced fitness professional. In addition to spending many years as a Personal Trainer and Dynamic Reformer Pilates instructor, he has also worked in corporate wellness, teaching employees to become more active throughout the day, and understanding both the short term performance and long term health benefits this brings.

He has also worked in the emerging and increasingly important field of Exercise as Medicine, leveraging the latest insights and data to demonstrate how exercise can be an important element in the prevention, treatment and recovery process for various illness and diseases.

By keeping an eye on the latest research and key opinions Adam believes in following the best practice and evidence based methods to continue to move forward with his skills and teaching methods.

Away from the studio Adam will most likely be found outdoors, ideally on the water, and still competing at the odd national event.


TOMMY MARSHALL (MSci, CanRehab) Clinical Trainer

  • Masters - Sports and Exercise Science - (University of Bath)
  • Cancer Rehabilitation - Advanced Level 4 - (CanRehab)

Tommy has been physically active for as long as he can remember, playing recreational to semi-professional football over the years before a back condition stopped him in his tracks.

Combining a lifelong enthusiasm for movement and activity with his love of science, Tommy took his first career step by graduating from the University of Bath with an MSci Sports and Exercise Science degree.

Tommy has always been dedicated to helping people achieve their goals/rehabilitate from life altering conditions through exercise interventions. Suffering from a back injury himself he knows first-hand how affective exercise rehabilitation can be. Especially when underpinned by science and research. Tommy’s master’s degree sparked his interest into clinical exercise as it taught him the science behind how exercise and daily physical activity can improve the quality of life and retard and/or prevent a number of chronic diseases.

Tommy is a firm believer that exercise is medicine. He loves helping people meet their goals no matter how big or small – meeting any goal is a step in the right direction. He is driven and enthusiastic to help empower clients to reach their full potential. Tommy took his first steps towards being a qualified clinical trainer by attaining his Level 4 Cancer Rehabilitation qualification.


LYNDALL SMITH (BSc, BMc) Clinical Trainer

  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Movement Science
  • Bachelor of Medical Science Honours in Biokinetics.

Lyndall joined the team at Ten from South Africa with a Bachelor of Medical Science in Biokinetics, a specialist qualification that gave her the knowledge and skills to improve a client’s quality of life through individualised assessments and scientifically-based exercise prescription.

Following this, she secured a placement at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa where she worked in both the Orthopaedic and Neurological Centre, and the Fitness Centre, enabling her to further her knowledge and gain valuable experience with various clinical populations.

Lyndall focuses on the maintenance of her clients physical abilities, helping them to become fit, healthy and pain free. Her approach is considerate, encouraging and personal, and she prides herself on her ability to improve the quality of her client’s lives through the quality of their movement.


HOLLIE SMITH (REPS level 3) Clinical Trainer

Hollie’s passion is helping people.

Having been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes aged 17, she has first-hand experience of dealing with a life-changing condition and understands the impact it can have on the individual.

Since her diagnosis, she wanted to learn more about her condition. This culminated in her turning her passion into a career, leaving the legal profession, and qualifying as a Level 3 Personal Trainer. She has since written an e-book on Type 1 Diabetes, Health and Fitness and is currently studying to be a nutritionist.

Hollie’s personal history with diabetes and her expert and specialist knowledge of the condition makes her a highly valued part of TenClinical’s specialist diabetes team. Driven to successfully help others both physically and mentally, she is passionate about the ability of expert, specific exercise prescription to manage blood sugar levels.

Hollie believes movement plays a huge role in health and understands the positive impact the correct training and nutrition has on the body and the endocrine system. She is living proof that that regular exercise can make it easier to control diabetes (especially type II), and as someone living with a Clinical condition herself she brings a particular insight, empathy and passion to her sessions.

Fees

CLINICAL PT SESSIONS

For all clinical PT sessions, please fill in the enquiry form below.

  • Initial Assessment
    • £55
  • Initial Clinical PT
    • £120
  • 6x Clinical PT
    • £600 (£100 / session)
  • 12x Clinical PT
    • £1,080 (£90 / session)
  • 24x Clinical PT
    • £1,920 (£80 / session)
  • 48x Clinical PT
    • £3,600 (£75 / session)

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