Work Experience                    

  • 2013 - Present      Freelance Mobile Massage Therapist & Fitness Trainer    www.michalbarvik.com
  • 2008 - Present      Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa ''One Spa'' - Fitness Instructor    www.onespa.com
  • 2013 - 2014            Bodyworks Edinburgh - Massage Therapist     www.bodyworksedinburgh.com
  • 2005 - 2008            Freelance Sports Massage Therapist     www.michalbarvik.com 
  • 2003 - 2006            Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic - Firefighter     www.hzscr.cz
  • 1999 - 2007            Decathlon Athlete     www.iaaf.org

About me

I am a fully qualified Sports and Re-condition massage therapist with over 15 years of experience in the field.  I am originally from Czech Republic but I have been living in Edinburgh since 2005. From early childhood I have devoted most of my time to athletics, in which I have achieved most of my personal success. I competed at many international competitions including  IAAF World Athletic Championship. I am passionate about Fitness and Well being and determined to make changes for the better. Focus on health is the key element for me when I train any athletes or people with any goals in their lives. Everyone knows that suffering with injuries is the worst period in a sports career: for this reason I worked to gain a qualification as a sports therapist to prevent common injuries which occur in sports. I would like to share my experiences of past 15 years in sport and fitness, as well as a sports therapist and give my clients full satisfaction.

I can offer rehabilitation and relaxation services all individually tailored to your needs. The main benefit of my services is an individual approach to each client and care that meets the highest standards and flexibility to accommodate your capabilities.

I completed VTCT Level 3 Swedish Massage Certificate, Sports and Re-condition Certificate and obtained a Diploma in Health & Safety. I have since been developing these skills working as a freelance sports massage therapist with athletes in competitive sports. I have skills in injury prevention, rehabilitation, recovery and PNF stretching.

I can provide pre and post activity sports massage, helping to reduce the stresses put onto the musculoskeletal system, delivering an effective therapy for the relief of pain, swelling, muscle spasm, and restricted movement, and promoting the removal of lactate after exercise through enhanced oxidation and diffusion out of the muscles.

Through various courses I have gained a vast amount of knowledge on many different aspects of exercise and sport. These areas includes: General Fitness, Strength & Power, Conditional training, Functional Training, Kettlebells, Indoor cycling, Power Plate, Nutrition, Sports therapy, Re-condition & Swedish massage techniques. These skills help him to design injury prevention programmes to ensure recovery is as fast as possible, using techniques in the most effective manner.

I will work with you and do my best to deliver your goals in a healthy and fun way and show you how to maintain them in the long term.

Education

  •          PiYo Instructor - Edinburgh, May 2016
  •          METAFIT Instructor - Glasgow, September 2015
  •          Pregnancy Massage - Glasgow, March 2014
  •          Functional training instructor - Edinburgh, March 2012
  •          Power Plate Core Performance - Edinburgh, September 2012
  •          TRX Suspension Trainer course
  •          I.C.E Live Strong Indoor Cycling - Edinburgh, May 2011
  •          I.C.E Circuit, Dri Tri, Nutrition, Survivor etc.  – Edinburgh, June 2011
  •          Kettlebell Training Instructor - Kettlebell Training Academy, Glasgow, January 2010
  •          SVQ Advanced Fitness Instructor - Edinburgh, June 2008
  •          Volleyball Instructor Level 1 - Edinburgh, March 2008
  •          VTCT Level 3 Certuficate in Swedish massage - Edinburgh, June 2007
  •          Personal Trainer of Conditional training - Prague, March 2006
  •          Certificate in Sports Therapy - Ostrava, Czech Republic, June 2005

Sports Biography

Crieff Highland Gathering, Scotland 2007

Track & Field 90m Open handicap - 1st place

Hawick Borders games, Scotland 2007

Track & Field 110m Open handicap - 2nd place

World Fire Fighters games, England 2004

Track & Field                110m hurdles - 2nd place, Javelin - 2nd place

IAAF International Athletic Meeting, San Jean De Luz, France 2004

Track & Field                110m hurdles - 2nd place

IAAF International Games Czech Republic-Hungary-Slovenia-Germany - Slovenia 2004

Track & Field                 400m hurdles - 3rd place

National Athletics Championships, Czech Republic 2003

Track & Field                400m hurdles - 1st place

National Athletics Championships, Czech Republic 2002

Track & Field               110m hurdles - 1st place, 400m hurdles - 1st place

IAAF World Youth Championships, Hungary 2001

Track and Field               Octathlon

National Athletics Championships, Czech Republic 2001

Track & Field                  Decathlon - 1st place

National Athletics Championships, Czech Republic 2001

Track & Field                100m hurdles - 1st place, 200m hurdles - 1st place