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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