SPORTS SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST AND PERSONAL COACH
BTEC LVL 5 HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN SOFT TISSUE THERAPY (LSSM/ISRM)
REPS LVL3 PERSONAL TRAINING
Since studying for my Level 3 PT, my interest in human movement and anatomy has quickly become a passion (some would call it an obsession) and learning what makes the human body perform and move as efficiently & painlessly as possible is what inspires me every day.
I have a wide range of sporting experience from ball sports such as golf, rugby and basketball to weight training, boxing & CrossFit. I have been nearly 17 stone through weight training and “bulking up” and I have also experienced the dedication it takes to lower body fat (I managed to get down to 5.5% at my lowest, albeit I didn’t still weigh 17 stone at the time!). So, I am well equipped with a wide variety of training styles and exercises to suit the majority of goals.
I have had my fair share of injuries from each of these sports (yes, even golf!) and also from having spent several years working in fencing and garden maintenance, which led to muscular imbalances and weaknesses. This all contributes to helping me create training programmes that will not only support your fitness goals but help to keep your body balanced and injury-free.
In 2016 I was training for my first boxing bout and was making good progress until, sadly, my goal was shattered when I tore 2 muscles in my back during training, which resulted in my pelvis dropping and left me barely able to walk and unable to work for 6 weeks. I spent 6 months doing a lot of rehabilitation exercises and was frequently visiting Chiropractors and Physiotherapists. This incident was a pivotal moment in my decision to change career and to become a Personal Trainer and, consequently, wanting to further my knowledge by studying Sports Massage & Soft Tissue Therapy – something I am currently studying with The London School of Sports Massage.
I try to include a multitude of exercises in my training sessions which cause muscles to be challenged through their specific functions as well as through their full range of movement, as I feel that this is the optimal way of maintaining a well-balanced, well-functioning body. This also adds variety to training sessions and helps to create a lean & toned physique when carried out alongside a well-balanced diet.
Outside of the gym, I spend time with my family and am also constantly on the look out for ways to improve my knowledge in my field of expertise.
TOP TRAINING TIP
To earn the right to lift heavy, you should first lean to move well.