Like many, I left school not really knowing what I wanted to do in life, and ended up spending 7 years in retail as a result. I wouldn’t say I hated it, but it definitely didn’t excite me enough to consider it a career.
During this time I started my own fitness journey, and after a few years I encountered a frustration that so many people experience – a big fat lack of progress! This created a desire for me to learn and understand the theory and science behind my failings so I could learn from my mistakes, which inevitably ignited my passion for fitness and nutrition and made my transition into the industry a no-brainer.
In 2014 I qualified as a Level 3 PT and have worked in gyms ever since. I’ve participated in group exercise, CrossFit, strength training, long and short bouts of cardio, obstacle events, and training to change my body shape. I was Pure Gym’s PT of the year in 2015 and have more recently certified as a nutritionist with MNU, achievements I believe that, when combined with my failures, outline some of my key attributes – knowledge, compassion, and the willingness to help others.