Welcome to the Healthy Ageing Movement!

You are sick of feeling tired. You’re tired of feeling pain. You want to avoid progressive diseases and taking pills for the rest of your life. You know there’s a better way to live, and you are ready to start.
We are a community of like-minded souls who are dedicated to maintaining a happy, active and fulfilling lifestyle. We have fun, support each other, form friendships and, most importantly, move!
Sounds like a good match? Read on…
From our studio in Portimao, we provide private sessions and group classes to suit every kind of budget.

Our philosophy

Training is as natural as possible, so that you develop the physical movements you need for real life.
Fully respects and accepts the individuality and needs of each person.
Focuses on not only improving your physical health, but also your mental and emotional health.
Develops your self-confidence, self-esteem and self-motivation.
Provides a community of people who feel inspired, and who enjoy inspiring others.

Vital Flow Group Classes

A mix of dance, playground, & functional, flowing movements set to fantastic music.
Guaranteed to get you smiling while you grow stronger and more flexible!
Make friends with a group of great people, all on a journey to health.
Maximum 10 participants
60 minute classes
Includes access to Arlindo’s Way monthly social events

Your Health Investment

I provide options for every budget.
If you don’t have any major injuries or limitations, you will probably be able to join our Vital Flow classes (max 10 people in each group).
However, if you have very specific or severe injuries or health conditions (such as arthritis, Parkinson’s, or body limitations such as back or knee pain), or if you prefer a more elite service, you will receive a private service for either individuals and couples. Later, you may progress to small groups (max 3) or join our larger Vital Flow classes.
All Arlindo’s Way clients are fully committed to their health journey, and we come together once a month for a variety of social activities.
Once we have assessed your state of health, we will be able to confirm which type of training will be best for you. 🙂

Personal Movement Coaching

2-3 60 min weekly sessions
Private & couples sessions, or join a small group of 3. 
Tailored home practice movement plans, manual, and videos
Accountability strategies
Motivational coaching  
Access to Arlindo’s Way monthly social events
Access to Arlindo’s Way private studio in Portimao for personal practice
Teamwork with other specialists such as physiotherapists, nutritionists, psychologists

About Arlindo

Degree in Sports Science
Motivational Coach 
Cert IV Fitness Instructor Personal Trainer (Australia)
Arlindo’s early work life was as as a PE teacher, as well as founding and managing a long-running, highly-successful martial arts school. In his career, he has reached international level competition, trained elite athletes, and been invited to television.
However, the greatest joy of his career has taken place over the last 10 years, as he has helped many people to find a way to healthy ageing through movement, and to dramatically change their lives for the better.
He has had outstanding success with helping people to recover from, or radically improve, body issues such as back and hip pain, arthritis and Parkinson’s. He also loves working with people who have never exercised, or who have not exercised for many years, to help them discover a love of movement.


Lynn Nicolai

After breaking my shoulder, I stopped doing a lot of physical activities. I was afraid of injuring myself again and very protective of my arm. Luckily, I found Arlindo and slowly my confidence returned. With Arlindo’s expert guidance, I discovered I was capable of more movement than imagined and in time became much stronger. Arlindo’s strength is his ability to listen and to customize a plan based on the needs and abilities of his clients. Most importantly, he brings fun and variety to his approach and makes learning how to take care of your body a real joy.

Janice Affonso

Arlindo is an effective and creative coach who is passionate – and very knowledgeable – about fitness for older folks like me. I am much more flexible since I’ve started working with him six months ago. I’m also a lot stronger, using muscles I’d forgotten I had. He makes a point of mixing plenty of fun with the challenges he sets, which are based on careful observation of what I am capable of doing safely. Last but not least, Arlindo is very patient: for example, the number of times I get my Left and Right sides confused would make most grown men cry. I give a big thumbs up for Arlindo!

Alan Cresswell

My partner and I have been working with Arlindo for six months. We had the usual stiffness, aches and pains associated with growing older and wanted to improve fitness levels, mobility and balance which with Arlindo’s help and support we are achieving. I had a long standing hip problem which was very painful and restrictive at times, nothing had helped until Arlindo came along and within three months my hip completely recovered. Arlindo is so knowledgeable and passionate about working with older people and treats us all as individuals with tailor made programmes. We cannot recommend him highly enough as a personal trainer and to top it all he is a lovely guy.

Charlotte Conley

I feel very fortunate to have found Arlindo after having had two falls in 6 months. There is nothing traditional about what he does. His approach is holistic in that he understands the body is a system and all of the parts have to be working together. Exercising individual muscles doesn’t get older people where they need to go. We need to practice flexibility, response time, dynamic balance, agility. All of those things in addition to building muscle strength. And that’s what Arlindo’s unique program does.

Ready to start living a better life?

Let me see if I can help you.
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2. Book your trial week of Vital Flow

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