A little about me...
I haven’t always been advocate of the healthy lifestyle. As a kid I played a lot of different sports and was always active, although never an elite athlete! Then in my late teens, like a lot people, I discovered booze and the party life. This involved a lot of alcohol, late nights and a lot crap food. I carried on like this for a number of years, during which time I made several attempts to get fit again but most were in vain.
Somewhere around my mid-twenties I discovered the buzz of training. I started setting goals for myself and smashing them. This gave me a great sense of achievement and encouraged me to keep going. I was keen on combat sports so I trained and competed in boxing and kickboxing. I like to vary my training and gave some short triathlons and trail runs a go. Slowly but surely, the boozy nights out were replaced with gym sessions and runs. It wasn’t a light bulb moment, where I just woke up one day and decided to change my lifestyle. Bit by bit I began to realize how good training and healthy eating made me feel. Not just physically, but mentally too. When you are training hard and eating and recovering properly, you really do feel like you could take on the world.
I found as I got fitter and stronger I wanted to get my nutrition and recovery on track too. This would allow me to get the most of my training, in other words, recover faster, trainer harder and more frequently. What had begun as an interest in physical health became a challenge that I embraced more holistically. I spent lots of time researching and reading as much as I could on the subject. So eventually I decided to go the whole hog and become a qualified trainer.
I love working with people and am extremely passionate about helping them reach their goals. There is no set path or cookie cutter plan for everyone in getting fit and healthy. We all have different needs, responsibilities, varying amounts of free time, and life stresses. But I do believe that there is a way for everyone to reach their goals. There is no such thing as “I don’t have time” or “I am too busy”. If you want it, there are ways of getting it done.
Living a healthy life is about a lot more than grinding away for a couple of hours a week in a gym, or living a life of abstinence and bland foods day in, day out. It’s about doing daily physical activities you enjoy, and working out a nutrition plan that incorporates nutritious and delicious foods. Put these together and you will live a healthy and happy life.
I believe I hard training, but intelligent training. You don’t have to annihilate yourself everyday, just do a little bit more than you did yesterday. With a sound nutrition plan and a steady progressive training plan, you will keep making progress for years and will be doing it injury free.
I don’t subscribe to quick fixes, magic exercises, pills or potions. I believe in lifestyle changes using real food, real training, and getting real results.
Contact me to see how I can help you reach your goals and change your life!