Experience & Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 3 Personal Trainer                             

What does this mean to you?  As a fully qualified Personal Trainer I am trained and able to deliver safe, effective personal training to clients.  As part of the qualification I am also trained as a Nutritional Advisor – allowing me to provide current, professionally certified nutritional advice to support your training programme and progress towards your goals.

Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork

What does this mean to you? As a Pilates Instructor I am trained to teach Pilates in classes, small groups and 1:1 settings.  Pilates focuses on developing spinal mobility, strengthening and stabilising the core as well as the upper and lower body.  This will improve not just your posture and injury mitigation but also translates into improved sports and activity performance.

Level 2 Fitness Instructor (Gym)

What does this mean to you?  As a qualified Fitness Instructor I am trained to teach and support you in developing safe and effective use of a wealth of cardio and resistance machines as well as free weights.  This also includes being qualified to support you in safe and effective techniques for a diverse range of exercises ranging from the plank through to barbell squats!

First Aid

Why is this important for you?  Active IQ are one of the top recognised national bodies who provide training and qualifications for fitness professionals. I have qualified in an Active IQ First Aid course tailored for fitness professionals giving you piece of mind that should an incident/accident occur I am trained to deliver First Aid and effectively manage and control the situation.

Kettlebells Instructor

How does this relate to your training?  As a qualified kettlebells instructor I deliver kettlebell classes as well as implement effective kettlebell exercises into your bespoke programme in line with your fitness aspirations.

Spinning Instructor

How does this relate to your training?  Having qualified as a Spinning Instructor I am trained to deliver spin classes as well as utilise the experience and knowledge gained on the course to support your training programme and progress.

Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)

As a member of REPs I bound by the Code of Ethical Conduct which determines the rights, responsibilities and principles required in the conduct of an exercise professional. I am also insured through REPs with full Public Liability Insurance to deliver exercise and personal training sessions and programming. You can rest assured that as an insured member of REPs I have met and am covered by a set of exercise and fitness industry standards.

EXPERIENCE

Endurance Events

My time in the Army allowed me the opportunity to complete a variety of endurance events – both as part of military training and in sporting competitions. I have been fortunate to gain first-hand, hard-earned experience in what is required to develop cardiovascular fitness, mitigate against injury, and develop a nutrition plan to facilitate success. This experience filters directly into your training programme – and is tailored to be progressive no matter what your starting point.

Rock Climbing

I began rock climbing aged 18 determined to overcome my fear of heights! Whilst I can’t pretend to be completely cured, I can deal with the anxiety and negative thoughts that creep in as soon as my feet leave the ground. No matter what fear you have (not completing an upcoming event, not reaching your fitness goal) I have first-hand experience and techniques in facing and, crucially, overcoming these mental and emotional hurdles.

Obstacle Courses

Both in the Army and, now as a civilian, I continue to participate and enjoy obstacle courses! Be it Tough Mudder or any of the like – having completed numerous obstacle course events over the years I understand the ‘total body’ muscular and endurance fitness that is required – as well as top tips for kit and equipment to help make life a little easier! Whilst you may or may not wish to undertake an obstacle course, the experience I have developed can be directly transferred to your training programme depending on your fitness goals.

Combat Sports

Having competed in both Ju-Jitsu and Boxing I understand what is required to develop muscular strength, power and endurance. Whether you are interested in combat sports or not, improving your ability in these muscular categories feeds into a whole cross-section of other sports, general fitness, and life in general!   This experience is translated into developing your training programme.

Army Officer Training & Six-Years Service

I fully appreciate that mention ‘Forces’ and some people are put off immediately! Please be reassured I do not fit the “scream and shout” Forces streotype – instead, being fortunate enough to work with such a diverse group of people during my six-year service I understand that people are motivated in many different ways. As a PT, I use this experience to discuss with you and learn what it is that motivates you. I also seek to develop your own self-motivation and self-esteem to believe and achieve your fitness goals. To me, this is the most rewarding part of the job – seeing you develop as a person as well as achieving your physical goals.