Grant Wood AKA The Commando, Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, Health & Wellness coach
Grant Wood is Massage Therapist and Bodyflow Personal Trainer. 68 yr old, Grant enjoys helping others maintain & improve all aspects of healing from injury recovery, flexibility and range of movement to general fitness that does not compromise the spine, muscles, tendons and joints. Grant works with people over 50 to enhance their lives through targeted programs, massage, reflexology, and gentle flowing exercises designed to keep his clients happy and healthy. He uses the concept of being totally present with breath, mind, body and spirit as well as emotional connection.
The vision behind Grants business was to use his knowledge and understanding from his personal experience with sporting and work related injuries to provide quality solutions to clients around general wellness that doesn’t “hurt”. He likes working with people who want to experience no impact style fitness that focuses on improved range of movement flexibility that will enhance what one loves to do on a daily basis.
Grant is a qualified P.E teacher and massage therapist with more than 40 years’ experience in the health and fitness space. Earlier in his life he played provincial-level rugby in New Zealand and was a high-performing adventure, mountain and endurance runner.
As a result of these high-impact activities he suffered significant and debilitating injuries in his early 40s, including herniated discs, hip flexor and neck problems, and issues with his knee and ankle joints. The extreme pain and loss of function he experienced set Grant on a new course looking for exercise that was effective in building strength, mobility and flexibility with low to no impact.
Grant’s wide ranging research of global fitness trends has resulted in a program influenced by yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, martial arts and cardio. His diverse repertoire of exercise blends these elements into a fitness package that builds core strength, flexibility, mobility and endurance in a challenging yet fun way.
As a therapist, Grant has more than 30 years’ experience in advanced massage and remedial techniques including trigger point release and origin-insertion treatment.