My name is Silvia Costa and I am a Powerlifting Coach.
My passion for fitness came to fruition at the age of 16 when I started boxing. As time went on I realised that training regularly, maintaining a healthy nutrition and trying to keep a balanced lifestyle was key to my success. I then decided to take my performance to a higher level and commenced weight training. Since then I have never looked back or regretted my choice. Weight training not only helped me to change my body composition but it also allowed me to become mentally stronger, kept me focused and inspired a more disciplined approach which positively affected other areas of my life.
This all-encompassing approach to exercise allowed me to take my skills to the competitive field. I currently compete in British Drug Free Powerlifting Association (BDFPA) at a national and international level and I am also the 55.5kg Junior British Record Holder in the Squat and Bench Press.
In line with my website name, my coaching method is based on learning how to Empower yourself: `First build your mind and your body will follow`.
When training with me you will benefit from my holistic approach to exercise and lifestyle management. Firstly I will help you inspire yourself by consistently refocusing you on what is driving you to achieve your goals.
The training style I choose depends on my clients’ rate of progress and their goals. It varies from body weight exercises to more advanced complex lifts with a change in the delivery of these where appropriate. It is imperative for me to teach individuals how to move efficiently, creating a good mind-muscle connection that allows them to become more body aware in their daily functions (holding your kids, working at the desk, driving long hours,etc.).
As a coach building a strong relationship with my clients/athletes is fundamental to make progress and achieve long term goals.
Nowadays the fitness industry is full of myths, cookie-cutter plans and illusion. My approach is different: it's science-based, simple, effective and it's the most optimal to ensure happiness and sustainability in life.
I am hugely enthusiastic in helping you become more confident in your own abilities and create a powerful mind-set. I am continually improving myself and my knowledge and enjoy passing my passion onto others.