The aim of this page is to answer the eternal question…no not the meaning of life, we have the answer to that…it is 42…the other eternal question…
What makes me the right trainer for you?
Ok…I have a list of qualifications in exercise techniques and equipment…but so have most of the other trainers out there, so what makes me different?
Well, unlike many other trainers out there I am still in the middle of my fitness journey (bleugh sorry for the phrase fitness journey…it sounds so twee…but it is the right phrase)
I started 2013, unfit, very overweight, comfort eating my heart out and pretending that it was all not as bad as all that. I hid my denial under mountains of haribo and kettlechips, the excuses were piling up around me; I was too tired, I was hungry while I was driving, I went to the gym sometimes so it was ok right? No matter what I told myself, things were far from ok!
I can’t say exactly what sparked the decision to change, it had been brewing for a while. Despite attempts at pretending otherwise, I knew what I was doing to myself.
So here is how I changed…I pledged to do at least 30 mins of exercise every day for a full year. That was it, that was the only promise I made. But to help me do it, I started a blog to keep me accountable. As I exercised every day, I grew to like it more and more…I tried new things, tried things I hadn’t done for years, I took on challenges and above all I felt myself getting fitter and fitter!
About 3 weeks into the challenge, I realised there really was no point in doing this sort of exercise if I wasn’t prepared to change my diet too. I cut the snack and the junk and adopted a sensible healthy eating plan…no “diets” not fads just healthy food!
The more I worked out, the more I liked it, and the more I wanted to know about how to do it right, and it was that which spurred on to taking my personal trainer qualifications. I wanted to know as much as I could about training and exercise and not only that, I wanted to be able to help other people do what I was doing. I am now coming up to two years from then and I am still going! I may have had a couple of rest days in the second year, but I also did some things I never thought I could!
During the last two an a half years I have seen so many people struggle and fail with weight loss and getting fit that I am inspired help people do it the right way. To help people find a way to love exercise as I have!
If you want to read more about my journey then have a look here:
If you are looking for a trainer who not only understands what it is like to want and need to change their lifestyle completely, but has proven that they can do it themselves, then that is me. A trainer that focuses on health and fitness above all else, and uses this to help you attain your goals!
I would love to help you train in your own home or at a local sports ground in the fresh air! I believe that anything is possible, and that there is a method of training and exercise that suits everyone, it is just a matter of finding what you love!
Just in case you are interested, here is that list of qualifications I was talking about…
- Level 2 Gym Instructor
- Level 3 Personal Trainer
- Nutrition for Weight Management
- Functional Fitness
- Circuit Training
- Core Training
- Kettlebell Training
- Advanced Resistance Training
- Suspension Training
- SJA First Aid at Work