My Name is Ernie Boxall I am a Personal Trainer and Corporate Well-Being Instructor. Please view the video below.

Together, we can change the way you exercise and bring balance and well-being into your life. I specialise in a number of fields with a focus on oriental therapies and arts including

  • Tai Chi
  • Shiatsu Therapy
  • Qi Gung and Makka Ho Exercises
  • Personal & Group Training

For Your Body’s Sake..Keep moving

by Ernie Boxall on July 16, 2014

  If you’re anything like me, you may have spent much of your life either in contact sports or in work that involved poor posture or positions of stress.
The damage is done, now what? 
   Thank goodness exercise doesn’t come in just one package. Many people put on plenty of pounds of fat, or their joints get stiff. They quit working out due to pain or poor self-esteem
The average person puts on 7-10 pounds every three months, and I can assure you, it is rarely lean muscle.  If you put on 10 pounds over the holidays, and you already wanted to lose 10 pounds prior to the holidays, then you now have 20 pounds to lose!
   The smartest thing to do would be to continue workouts. Most programmes rightly suggest you try to do some extra cardio, and take control of your food intake and alcohol consumption. But what about the people who, for one reason or another, cannot continue with cardiovascular workouts?
Is there an alternative?
   Many people, athletes included have been attracted to alternative programmes of Yoga,Pilates or T’ai Chi and after the initial introduction to a slower, more controlled programme, have appreciated the benefit of these forms of exercise.
   Many people fall into the “Trap of Tomorrow.” The trap of putting off things that should be done now, but “promising” ourselves that we’ll do it at a later date.  More often than not, the Trap of Tomorrow means not attaining the goals that are truly important to us.  Studies have shown that up to 90% of people who have the best intentions of working out tomorrow, next week, or next month never actually get around to it and fail to reach their goals.
   Some people have found the best way to make sure Todays Things Are Done Today.
They call Ernie Boxall and sign up for a personal 6 session introductory programme.
In Leamington Spa/Kenilworth/Coventry or Warwick..Call me on 07962 216833 or E mail
See Video Clip..
Tai Chi Holding The Ball
T'ai Chi Stance
T'ai Chi Stance
T'ai Chi Stance


When The Child Cries…

by Ernie Boxall on June 26, 2014

When the child cries…Treat the MOTHER!

That was the axiom we were taught in the first year of our shiatsu training in the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This meant treating one set of symptoms to relieve or prevent a more serious illness. But how relevant is it in modern life? I’m often in coffee houses or tea rooms in meetings and see groups of new mothers slumped into the chairs trying to hold conversations with friends who appear to be in the same situation.

   I began to write an article at 01.15 and felt the overpowering fog of tiredness beginning to seep into my work. It suddenly occurred to me that the following questions need to be looked at:
  • How many new mother’s are routinely awake at this time of the morning feeding the baby; cuddling a crying baby; downstairs with a restless baby?
At  14.26 that afternoon I was back on the computer completing the article and again realised that the same Mums were now probably having the same routine
  •  How many Mums are feeding the baby again: trying to keep up with housework; getting the place ready for the family to come home to? 

It occurred to me that these circumstances have consequences, and many of them negative. I asked myself some questions:

  • How long before you snap and begin to shout
  • How long before tiredness drives a wedge between you and your partner?

The partner is working long hours to build a home and life for the family and needs and when he arrives home is either under pressure to complete work or simply “knackered.” I’m sure few women wouldn’t have experienced these situations, I know the mother’s of my children did. And, unfortunately I often arrived home after a full day of talking to and listening to complaints from clients or patients so wasn’t in the mood to talk that much. It was only at the weekends that the real consequences of a full day’s “baby” routine was driven home.

 Balance Health and Fitness is offering Mother’s the chance to experience 30/40/60 minutes (your choice) of total relaxation. 

COME  and experience this fully clothed, no messy oils massage for 50p a minute  in comfortable clinic conditions
through the month of July

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The Top Ten Excuses for NOT Exercising… and How to Overcome them

March 23, 2014

Hello, Most people over 50 years old want to be able to move – pain free.. But that’s the catch. Instead of finding a way of exercise NOW, they leave it until another day. Some time in the distant future – they will get round to doing something, sometime, it’s a nice, safe PLAN. The […]

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T’ai Chi Introduction

January 4, 2014

Welcome to my series about T’ai Chi . I saw a great quote from Lea Genders ( “I love the idea that exercise doesn’t have to feel like exercise.” I grew up a fat kid whose saving grace was he could play a bit of football. How many of you remember the time when a […]

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Have You Ever Worked For A B—–D? Was it YOU?

December 28, 2013

Have You Ever Worked For A B*****D?  Was it YOURSELF? How many of us on Linkedin have worked for a b—–d in our life? The boss who’s sent us to do the dirty work while picking up the credit and passing on the blame. The boss you’ve looked at in contempt as the hours you […]

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Why T’ai Chi

July 17, 2013

Why T’ai Chi ?  I know that T’ai Chi has allowed me to find a level  of flexibility way beyond the level of my younger years and learned a discipline that will stay with me for the foreseeable future. But is that enough to bring even martial artists, athletes and the general public along? Probably not. But, fused with the  challenge of Makka […]

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T’ai Chi and Polar Bears…in Kenilworth.

July 17, 2013

The ‘Polar Bears and Paddleboards’ team now around two weeks away from heading to the Arctic to undertake the worlds first stand-up paddleboard expedition in Arctic waters.   What started as a hazy conversation around eighteen months ago has developed in to a world class project which includes supporting charities, encouraging people to get active, […]

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Personal Trainer in Kenilworth…

June 30, 2013

Are you looking for a Personal Trainer in Kenilworth,Leamington or surrounding areas? I’ve been working with people who want to balance their health and fitness for over forty years. Since I recently moved to Kenilworth I thought I’d dedicate my personal training to these areas. I love training inside and outside, so here we have […]

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“Sitting down for too long could Kill You”…learn how to exercise sitting down..

June 25, 2013

“Stand up if you want to live longer.” or at least learn how to exercise sitting down… That’s the message from the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health, where over 200,000 people were studied by Dr Hidde van der Ploeg along with David Dunstan of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne. […]

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A Shiatsu Journey…the first of three years

June 1, 2013

A Shiatsu Journey A Shiatsu Journey, my shiatsu journey anyway, began in an amazing way which set my feet on the path I’m still on, and hope to be on for a long, long time to come. I’d been attending a t’ai chi group for two years when we were invited to a Health and Ecology Show […]

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