My journey into the fitness industry started not following a long career of competitive sport, but from waking up one day deciding I needed to take control of my life, find something new to focus on away from the banality of my day job, and hopefully gain a new found vigour – plus get rid of the ol’ ‘poochy bits’ along the way.
I’d tried working out on my own, bit of jogging here and there, but I never quite got the results I wanted. So I decided to take things a bit more seriously, sought some advice and began a more systematic resistance based programme. And something happened; I got hooked – from day one I felt energised, alert, able to wake up in the morning and look forward to my day. Learning that I could make real changes to my body through hard work, sweat and consistency taught me a huge lesson. I can make things HAPPEN.
I learnt that if we make a plan, follow that plan through, we CAN get results. That feeling was massively liberating. Exercise offers us empowerment, a feeling that can translate across all areas of our lives. No longer was exercise just a means to an end, it was a lifestyle. It was about sustained health, longevity and being the best that I could ‘personally’ be, in both body and mind.