Why Me – And – Why Should You Consider Anything I Have To Say About Fitness And Training?
I came into the fitness industry late in my life, at 52, after a long career in hospitality as a development manager. A career in hospitality invariably involved lots of entertaining, long hours and more often than not, plenty of stress.
My career span during the early 70’s and 80’s was a time when smoking and excess alcohol were quite normal and the only exercise was walking the kids to school. Gradually, my weight increased and by the time I reached my late 40’s stress levels became so high I thought I was having a heart attack.
In fact, I rocked up at A&E one day thinking the worse was to be told to me. I was only having a stress attack and was told to go and lose some weight! No nonsense back then.
This kicked my butt and I started to think about my lifestyle and it was time to go for a run. Huh! The first run I made
was a 0.9-mile lap and I had to stop 6 times to gather my breath, I was so unfit. I was determined to make a change so I stuck at it three times a week. The only training advice I had received was from reading the magazine ‘Runners World,’ and you know, it worked.
Just 2 years later, I ran my first marathon in 4.06.57. I ran 10 miles in 60 minutes 1 year later and so far I have run over 300 races from 10k to 55-mile ultras.
I was so hooked on my successes that I changed my career to that of a personal trainer and now spend all my time helping people like you to improve your fitness and change your lifestyle and overall wellbeing. It is the most valuable and priceless change I made in my life since getting married and my wife agrees!
I have seen an enormous development in the fitness industry in the past few years, but unfortunately, I have also witnessed the enormous growth of obesity in men and women of all ages.
In the last 12 years I have assessed, coached and personally trained hundreds of people through all manner of lifestyle and medical conditions. This does not make me a medical expert, but it has prepared me to advise you on the most common of lifestyle conditions which will help you make
significant improvements to your routines, health and fitness.
I have been fortunate enough to have worked and be trained by one of the UK’s best independent health providers. They possess an unrivalled track record in clinically governed recommendations.
My personal record of achievements includes:
• 35 Full marathons with a personal best (PB) of 3:18
• 4 Ultra marathons in Switzerland and the UK
• Over 200 short distance races including half marathons PB 1:27
• Olympic Triathlons age group winner when I was 60
• 3 British 4 peaks; race finisher in the top 6
• 6 Half ironman distance completed in some of the UK’s hardest terrains.
There is a lot of training advice on the internet but sadly it only reaches a small percentage of the people who need it.
I have seen many who have decided to increase their fitness and training for the benefit of their long-term health – and you can join them and benefit in the days, weeks, months and years ahead – with successful, habit forming ideas. I have helped to effectively change their fitness and behaviours, to alter their lifestyles – for the better.