Stephen Graham has a bachelor of Science (BSc) in Sports Rehabilitation and possess various other health and medical qualifications aimed at the treatment and management of musculoskeletal injuries. For a list of his health services and treatments offered click
Stephen is also a fully qualified personal trainer and (MMA) mixed martial arts fitness instructor, he also has many years of experience in the art of Thai-boxing.
Fitness For All
As a part of community outreach Stephen Graham offers 1-1 sessions and group classes to encourage a healthier lifestyle. Stephen has delivered successful programmes for both statutory and non-statutory organisation, as well as community groups. Frequent exercise is known to reduce stress and increase general health within all age groups. Stress is one of the biggest killers within society, it manifests in many ways and on many levels. The trigger or reactive affects caused by stress can be physiologically, (muscle tension, aches, pains) psychologically, (depression,low self-esteem/motivation) and or emotionally. (anger, snapping) It’s not impossible for an individual to have a mild degree of all three. There are numerous health benefits gained by regular exercise and treatments such as massages, fascia release and cupping.
There is an alarming number of youths diagnosed with stress related mental health. This is problematic; the cause can be attributed to a single, or multiple factors in their lives. Stephen understands this all to well; due to his own experience as a youth. Having turned his life around, he uses his first hand experience, knowledge and empathic approach to deliver more than just a fitness workshop, but a bonding workshop based on communication and positive reinforcement. Stephen has delivered kickboxing and fitness sessions as a self-disciplinary programme in schools and in PRU’s addressing;
- Anger Management
- Stress Reduction
- Confidence Building
- As part of 1-1 mentoring services and small group sessions
Below are a few testimonials, to read more click
“Stephen Graham has been working with the Study Centre since February 2014 delivering successful group sessions to the Year 11 boys. The aim of his programme is to improve student attitude, attendance and behaviour which has been run effectively.”
“Stephen also engaged students in football, martial arts and general fitness activities as part of his programme for Catalyst Gateway. Stephen’s interaction was extremely good, which included ‘hard to reach’ young people. He is a positive influence on young people who look up to him as a role model. Working with Stephen was both informative and inspirational.”
Youth Engagement Practitioner
“Stephen Graham has worked with Catalyst Gateway on a number of successful programmes. OurGener8–Get Focused programme, our girls Fit for Combat fitness programme. I would certainly recommend Stephen Graham to anyone considering working with him. He is a positive influence on young people who look-up at him as a role model. Stephen is both informative and inspirational.”
Young people’s and Families Project Manager
Benefits of exercise
- Being active will help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight
- Being active strengthens your bones
- More able to get around, less out of breath and you’ll sleep better
- Daily physical activity has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- It is known to cut your risk of major chronic illnesses/diseases by up to 50% and reduce your risk of early death by up to 30%.
Other health benefits include
- Improves mental health
- Boosts self esteem/confidence
- Enhances sleep quality and energy levels
- Cuts risk of stress and depression
- Introduce individuals on healthy lifestyle
- Decrease weight loss
- Improve health
- Increase cardiovascular fitness
- Reduce and prevent increase/future injuries and diseases eg CVD
- Increase confidence and self esteem
- Increase mental stability