Having been involved in fitness all my life through both Athletics and my career as a Professional Footballer, I have experienced various training techniques, approaches and methods, all of which have helped shape me to become the Personal Trainer that I am today. I have also had direct experience of a variety of diets and nutrition plans and their benefits and drawbacks, first hand.
Representing England in the U17 200m Sprint gave me an excellent insight into the training that is demanded of the Elite athletes and the extent of how their training differs to that of a beginner. Likewise, I have also experienced a variety of injuries and knocks along the way which has given me excellent first-hand knowledge of the rehabilitation process and the alterations and modifications required throughout this process.
I have also had the benefit of experiencing a variety of Sport Psychology techniques and approaches and, with the extent of my experience, how these apply and motivate to different personalities.
I believe my strengths as a Personal Trainer lie in weight loss (guaranteed!), strength and conditioning (muscle building) and coaching Elite performers as a direct result of my first-hand experience within the Sports industry.
My 16-year Football career saw me reach my peak playing in the FA Cup Final in 2004 with Millwall against Manchester United. I have also played for several other clubs including Charlton Athletic FC, Brighton FC, Doncaster Rovers FC. Finishing in 2012 I then went on to undertake a Degree in Professional Sports Writing and Broadcasting (BA (Hons)) and featured on various football matches live commentary.
I got into Personal Training when I finished my football career after being continually approached by my peers (still within football) who were seeking advice and support for their fitness and diet. Seeing them get great results through weight loss and improved fitness inspired me to want to help others achieve their goals.
I also work with young children with anger management issues and behavioural problems through Social Services to educate them and train them giving them a controlled behavioural outlet whilst also working on instilling discipline.