I head up our coaching team and own and manage the business.
I’ve been a keen sportsman and athlete most of my life. As a child I was a keen footballer and progressed to boxing and weight training in my teens. I trained for two years in the gym of one of Great Britain’s finest weightlifters, Louis Martin. On moving to London, I continued training in various gyms, qualified as a PT and focused my training on conditioning for football. I have more recently undertaken multiple CrossFit certifications including the Level 1 trainer course, Mobility, Endurance and Defense. I’ve also had experience coaching in football and karate.
My aim is to ensure you train the best way you can each time you work with me. Whether in a personal training setting or in a bootcamp I’ll be trying to get the best out of you, meaning I will work to understand both your physical and mental status before during and after our sessions. I’ve spent the last 6 years designing and developing my own style. The mix of experience and my sense of fun mean most of my classes despite being hard work leave customers feeling drained and elated in equal measure.I have a fun and lively approach to life and I’m totally passionate about functional, lifelong fitness for everyone – I see EVERYONE as an athlete on a path to greatness!
Being in the ‘Above 40’ age group (now 52!) and having encountered some age related issues, I’ve become intrigued in how to maintain and develop physical prowess and optimise well being later in life. There are numerous negative influences we as humans are at risk from and its useful to be aware of, and try to avoid these so they don’t restrict your own on-going lifestyle or ability to function effectively.
An awareness and understanding of injuries, in terms of both prevention and cure, helps me to quickly help diagnose and then prescribe a suitable course of action. I believe in continuing to work on fitness even if injured. There is nearly always something a person can do to keep active no matter what the injury, you just work around it! One of my ‘mantras’ is: Don’t let your age be an excuse to stop you living a full and active life! We are all able to grow stronger and develop our skills at any age.