I love helping people find their pride in themselves.
Meet Your Trainer
As a younger man, I was seriously uncomfortable in my skin. Mainly because my face had decided that what was best for me was a wonderful covering of acne. I could be funny and engaging but a desire to hide away from the rejection that most certainly awaited my spotty face drove me to drinking and eating too much as an escape.
Unsurprisingly, this now winning combination of chunky spottiness only served to confirm my fears. So I shrank away when the girls walked past. I might have smiled and cracked a joke but I got no female attention, at least not in the way I wanted. And that's why I started working out. That's what got me started, but it's not what kept me going.
What kept me going was the difference it made in my life. Within 3 months I walked taller, with more confidence, and slowly - as my body changed - I realised that I was no longer ashamed of what my body looked like. My skin might not have been better yet, but finally I felt in control of something. Now, don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t necessarily easy. But I was obsessed. I set the gym record for the most attendance 4 months in a row. I basically lived in that place. I trained 2 hours a day, determined to feel proud of myself. If that meant taking an hour long bus journey just to work out, then that’s what I would do. And for the record, that bus only went 3 times a day (I grew up in Herefordshire and let’s just say it’s not the biggest place in the world).
Let’s just say that it worked. I owe so much of my life to the power of transformation. And it was this that drove me to want to help others find the same level of respect for their achievements. To find their confidence again. To improve how they saw themselves. It is still this that drives me today. I made so many mistakes on my path to where I am right not. Turns out you don’t have to go to the gym 6 days a week for 2 hours at a time to get in shape. In fact, you only need a fraction of that time. I’ve walked this path for years and during that time I’ve had the great pleasure of helping so many others learn what I learnt all those years ago; that you can become who you want to be.
These days, my passion for coaching comes from making the experience genuinely individualised. My aim is simply to be one of the best coaches in the UK. To do this it is my job to understand and utilise biomechanics, the science of forces on anatomy, to create programming and exercises that accommodate the differences in people's physiology. Manipulating these forces allows me to get the most incredible results for your body in the shortest possible time.