Marco Berta Andreu
Strength And Conditioning Specialist.
Since my father was a Judo Sensei, I was involved in competitive sports from a very early age. I practiced Judo,Karate and Aikido but I also enjoyed swimming and playing basketball.
At 18 years old, I became interested in weight training in order to develop my physique which was a bit skinny for my height. So after 3 years of training I became a competitive bodybuilder. This led me to work in several gyms in my native Argentina and, after moving to the UK, to get qualified to pursue a personal training career.
While working in the UK as a fitness instructor and personal trainer for a large fitness corporation, and due to my relentless desire to acquire knowledge, I came across some literature on strength and conditioning for athletic performance.
While going through the books and learning the basis for athletic training methodology, I then understood the difference between “personal training and the fitness industry” and, a professional Strength and Conditioning Specialist, who must pay attention and take care of all the factors that affect the outcome of the training process and therefore, the end result.
I then embarked myself on a journey to learn not only about training methodologies,but also to learn more about all the factors that affect the outcome of the training process such as nutrition, metabolism, health , biomechanics, posture assessment, injury rehabilitation and much more.That journey took me several times to Sweden,Germany, Ireland, and the USA.
I have since applied Olympic-level science- based knowledge to train not only professional athletes from different sports, but also a vast array of people with different needs: weight loss and body transformation clients,people suffering from years of chronic injuries ,postural assessments and exercise prescription,competitive bodybuilding,nutrition for cancer survivors and people HIV positive wanting to improve their bodies and health.