MEET OUR TEAM: HANNAH’S STORY

I’ve been into training since I was young. After I left school I started working out from home; no equipment, just bodyweight exercises.

I loved the feeling after doing a workout and then I started noticing a gradual change in my physique which motivated me to do more.

I eventually decided to leave my job in a Spa and train to be a Personal Trainer. I started in my garage which my parents converted with just enough size for 1-2-1 Personal Training and that’s where I trained my first client from.

In 2017 I decided to set myself a new goal to see how far I could push myself and that’s when I signed up for my first body building competition.

I prepped and coached myself for 15 weeks along with some posing classes as well. On my first competition I didn’t place but the feeling of achievement was still overwhelming that I managed to step on stage. At my second competition I placed 1st and got an invitation to the British finals where I placed Top 10 Junior Bikini Tone in Britain. 

After 2 years of body building competitions I wanted to see what else was out there and thats when I found Crossfit. It’s one of the toughest things I’ve done but that’s why I love it. Every time you hit a PB there is a huge sense of achievement and the Crossfit community makes it even more enjoyable. With a huge amount of support and encouragement you feel you can do anything, that’s why I love my job.

As a trainer I feel it’s my job to be there to motivate and help my clients achieve their goals and stay on track because I know from my own experience there is no better feeling.


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MEET OUR TEAM: JORDAN’S STORY

I don’t really remember one particular thing that got me into fitness, it was and is still a string of reasons as to why I began training and still train.

I was always a sporty and active child, I played football at a high level including Rotherham and Sheffield united.Like most people who train, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a big idol, very cliche I know… But I think most of all, it was a confidence booster, if I felt I looked good it just made me feel good.

As soon as I was old enough I joined a gym, I had no idea what I was doing, what did what. I just copied others, did what felt right and watched a lot of YouTube videos.

I originally had no intention of becoming a PT, I studied games design through college and university, still working out at the gym everyday and also holding up a job. There were difficult times, motivation to go to the gym after uni and work was hard to find.

I once heard a saying that “the heaviest weight at the gym is the front door”. Meaning once you get through that door you’ve done the hard part, which is so true.

I left the conventional gym and began a whole new journey in CrossFit. It was something my mum had done for years but I just never got the time to try it out. It soon become my new love and passion, even quitting football so I would have more time to train. The feeling of trying to find motivation instantly disappeared. It’s not just the training I go for, its like a social club, a community, a totally different atmosphere.

Which is why I joined Next Level Fitness. It has the same family, friendly feeling, no ego’s, no judgement, everyone wants everyone to succeed.

I have my level 2 (gym instructor), level 3 (personal trainer) and CrossFit level 1, which I studied way back before coming a personal trainer just to get a deeper knowledge for myself on why you get stronger and why muscles grew so I could make my training better and more efficient. I began to become fidgety working a desk job as a graphic designer, when I was such an active person, and I was asked a lot in my gym for advice and help and I even ran an occasional class there.It soon became clear that being in a gym, helping people whether it be beginners or experienced gym goers grow and achieve their goals was exactly where I wanted to be and what I wanted to do. I have so much passion for helping people and seeing how fitness can totally change someone’s life mentally and physically.

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MEET OUR TEAM: SEAN’S STORY

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I used to be 18 stone. One day, I ran up the stairs in my house and I was out of breath. I still remember that moment vividly, the moment I knew I had to change. But it wasn’t an overnight win. I didn’t “Lose 5 stone with these 3 simple steps…”

I went from overweight to not eating properly.

Reaching my end goal of being skinny hadn’t brought confidence or happiness. Being a certain weight or body shape doesn’t bring fulfilment. I discovered what brings you fulfilment is being able to do the things you want, not limited by fitness. Happiness comes from within.

IMG_6832I love mountain biking, climbing and surfing. Being fit allows me to do those things. That’s what Next Level Fitness is all about for me: fitness with a purpose, because that’s what brings happiness.

I founded Next Level Fitness because I want to help people in similar situations, so they don’t get lost in the woods like I did.

Now I’m focusing on growing Next Level Fitness, but making sure that it always stays true to what it was supposed to be. I’m so proud of the team and what we’re achieving for people. But I know that there’s a lot more people out there that could use our help.

I love keeping up to date with new developments to improve how we help people with both fitness and nutrition. (Which I often share in our blog.) For me it is important that fitness is fun as well as effective. The reward for me is getting people past those emotional blocks and retraining their brain to prove that they CAN do what they thought was impossible. To push themselves and enjoy fitness Because if I could, you can.

Looking back at how many people we’ve helped is a huge buzz.

“I came to Sean a year ago having tried on my wedding dress that didn’t fit and bulged in places it shouldn’t. I told him that i had a year to get into my wedding dress. Having never had a personal trainer before, I was very nervous about some fit guy seeing me jiggle all my wobbly bits. Sean was very friendly, talkative and forthcoming which put me at ease straight away. He wasn’t your cliché of a personal trainer and quickly became a friend. I trained with Sean once a week for a year. I’m not a gym goer, I don’t exercise and hate any sort of running/lifting/stretching but Sean pushed me. I moaned every step of the way and fought him on most things…but I did it, I lost 2 stone and still had a pizza every weekend! On the day of the wedding i was shocked at the scales. The dress fitted perfectly and I felt amazing. I can’t thank Sean enough, as I had my dream wedding without any worries of bulges. I had so many compliments it was unreal. If you want to lose weight, tone up or just get fit then Sean is your guy!!! If he can get me to lose weight, then he can do anything. Top lad that will get you to your target and have a laugh along the way.”

Review from the Next Level Fitness facebook page.

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Meet our team: Abbie’s story

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Meet Abbie! 🙋🏼‍♀️

Abbie has been a Personal Trainer for 5 years and part of the Next Level Fitness team in Rotherham for just over 3 months now!

Here’s her story:

I’ve always has a passion for sport from an early age, especially in football and boxing as I grew up.

Originally I left school planning to be a teacher however at university part of my degree focussed on gym based exercise and it was that I enjoyed the most. I enjoyed it that much I knew that’s what my career had to be.

Along the way I tore my ACL (knee ligament) which put me out of training for a long time. I had to start from the ground up to get my knee back to where it needed to be. That set back allows me to relate to other’s struggles.

The things I love about training are; it keeps me feeling healthy, there’s always new things to do and learn, and it keeps me in a routine. Most recently I’ve had a go at Crossfit.

The feeling of achievement when you finish a tough workout is the biggest hook. When it comes to the clients I work with, seeing how amazing they feel as they reach a milestone in their journey gets me buzzing for them!

I love to work with people who want to lose weight and get fit. People who are motivated and want to push themselves every session. They want their goals and I want to get them there. It’s the reason I get up in the morning!

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