Having always been fascinated with the various facets of exercise I gained a Btec in sport and exercise science from New College. This gave me the fundamental understanding of exercise and only further encaptured my imagination to broaden my knowledge. I am enthusiastic about strength training and the adaptions that occur through different methods of training, constantly finding myself researching to better my own training and to provide members with fresh inventive exercise ideas.
I am thankful that I’ve been given the opportunity with Pure Fitness to portray my passion and enthusiasm in this industry. Very ambitious and eager to develop into a well-respected trainer and help to drive, motivate and deliver for members of this gym.
- What did you do before you started working at Pure Fitness?
Before joining the fitness industry I worked in a pub/restaurant as a chef. This was a hard profession mentally and also on my waist line….I wasn’t shy if a chip butty was going spare!
2. What made you want to work in the fitness industry?
I have always been a member of a gym since I caught the bug roughly aged 17. I always liked training with friends and got a buzz from pushing them to their limits.
3. What do you do to stay active (what sport do you practice)?
Enjoy football, whether it is 5aside or 11 aside. Enjoy tennis and squash also and love to ski. Then of course gym based I have my own training and with the classes I teach, keeps me fit enough!
4. What motivates you?
Progression. I think seeing differences/changes is a major component of motivation. Whether it’s my own physical appearance and seeing it change through training or seeing a change in someone’s attitude through my advice. If I help motivate someone and change the way they feel about themselves I feel motivated by that as well.
5. Any tips on staying in shape over the cold winter months coming up?
Don’t wear a coat….shivering burns calories you know! Of course I am joking! Consistency is the key. Don’t break routine because it is a little colder outside. Work even harder in the gym over these months so you don’t feel as guilty when you have your Xmas pudding!
6. What would you say are the benefits of having a personal trainer?
Personal training can help everyone, regardless of fitness levels or capability. Something we hear often is members wanting to have a couple weeks to get fit enough for personal training, why? From the get go the one-on-one environment is perfect to help progress fitness so why wait? Why can’t advanced level members personal train? Personal training is for everyone as our knowledge can help with correct technique, fat burn, strength gains, core stability, muscle gain, endurance capacity, nutrition and vast other specific goals. The motivation factor is massive, we will address what motivates you and work closely together to achieve your goal…..the best thing about achieving your first set goal….you set yourself another!! Lets work together and get you in the best shape of your life!
7. What advice would you give someone who has just started training for the very first time?
Ask questions and don’t be afraid to reach out for advice. It can be daunting walking into the gym for the first time and can be easy to become disillusioned. Ask the trainers for advice, enhance your knowledge and embrace the lifestyle. Book yourself a programme, a structured exercise routine based on your fitness goals will focus your motivation when you see the changes. If ever unsure, ask! Simple advice but don’t worry, we don’t bite!
8. What class or classes would you recommend at PF?
I may be bias but for me, INSANITY is the class. People who have done this class know that it is tough! Yes…it’s tough but that’s the beauty of it. Pushing yourself to the limits in an environment where people are motivating each other is the place for me. Be prepared to sweat and your body to scream at you but the self achievement you feel when you’ve completed it really gets you hooked!
Cardio acceleration is becoming a very popular workout method which aims to burn that dreaded body fat we all dislike and to retain the muscle mass we have underneath.
It is a type of high intensity interval training (HIIT) which aims to keep the heart rate at a high level and intensity at a maximum.
With cardio acceleration, it incorporates weight training with aerobic or endurance exercise/movements. This method of exercise helps to burn more calories, burn more fat and also recruit more muscle fibres. The aim of this type of training is to enable you to go hard and heavy on your weight training and then use an aerobic exercise where the rest period would be e.g. performing a bench press for set amount of reps but then performing one of the following exercises;
- Battle ropes
- High Knees
- Jumping jacks
- Jump Squats
- Press Ups
- Kettle bell swing
If you have any inquiries about personal training session visit our personal training area on the site for more details on prices or speak to a member of staff.