Here in Ibiza, Sandra Albuschat, founder of Personal Training Ibiza, believes women should be focusing on feeling well rather than the shape or weight of their bodies. From here, comes more body awareness, which contributes to our long-term wellbeing, and is a healthy way to start to changing your body. It only takes a few exercises to change your body and take that internal pressure off. Over the years, Sandra has developed her own unique style of fitness training, working in a hands-on way with each client to understand exactly what their body needs, identifying the challenges they are facing and leading them to develop their own body awareness.
Her eagle eye is highly trained to spot any muscular errors or misalignments while training — right down to the tiniest of muscles tensing — which means she is ideally placed to help you increase the efficiency of each exercise. Sandra explains that while it takes time to change our bodies and our inner attitude, the good news is that in as little as 14 days with two to three personal training sessions per week , you will start to see, and importantly feel, differences.
This small commitment is the first step to making exercise and a healthy lifestyle a key part of your life. Personal training is so interesting — I look at each person as a whole and then train them for their proportions. Not every exercise is for everyone and many women train themselves incorrectly.
For example, they think they have to train the thighs a lot to lose weight, but this will actually make them bigger — you look broader. Everything I do is so tailored to the whole person in each session. I remember what they looked like two weeks prior and I know what their aim is.
I see every little change. Abdominals is where she truly excels — using a technique that speeds up the definition process. Sandra works closely with new mothers to help restore the abdominals to their pre-baby shape — in addition to private sessions, she has created her own program called Mama Fitness Ibiza, designed for both pre and post pregnancy. Those with back injuries, knee problems or any other niggling physical complaints will be happy to know Sandra also specialises in working with clients who have constraints.
Her methods enable clients to create a new relationship with their bodies — one that increases confidence and ultimately brings a feel-good, strong and happy attitude. The most important element when it comes to training with Sandra is to be realistic. This is a trainer who will never encourage fad diets or over-exertion in order to quickly and thus unhealthily shed excess weight. Of course, improving nutrition is always going to help however Sandra says dieting is not always needed if you can simply look to eat more healthily or control portion sizes with meals.
This can be assessed on a case by case basis with her clients. Agua Training in particular can give instant effects, as it helps reduce the water retention associated with the hot summer months by speeding up the detoxification process.