I am a 31 year old Personal Trainer and Nutritionist from Lowestoft, Suffolk (UK)
Sports have always played a big part of my life, coming from a big sporting family. A big inspiration to me was my Dad. He was always a top class sportsman, from his younger years as a very talented Athlete to playing semi-professional Football. He still has a role in sport to this day as a top football referee.
Growing up I always looked up to my dad as being super strong and athletic and this gave me an urge to train from a young age, I would often sneak into his home gym as a child just to try get muscles like his.
During my School years I kept my love for sports playing locally for football teams, boxing, keeping fit and always getting top grades in PE lessons. As my school years were coming to an end I had a meeting with the school careers officer who asked me what I wanted to do when I left school. Loving sports so much I simply told her my goals were to be a Personal Trainer or a PE Teacher but was sadly pushed in a different direction as I "needed a Trade" and there was "no money in Personal Training" so leaving school I began to look for a career in the Plumbing industry.
In 2003 I left school and was successful in my first job interview and landed an Apprenticeship in Plumbing with a local Building firm. I worked as a Plumber for five years and gained all my plumbing qualifications. Unfortunatly in 2008 I was made redundant when the credit crunch hit. I then applied to over 100 local plumbers and building firms for work but sadly all were in the same situation and were at a loss for work or getting rid of employees.
In 2009, after giving up hope of finding plumbing work, I totally changed careers and joined forces with my dads Home Maintenance & Gardening Company and had a career as a Gardener., although gardening is a very seasonal job and not ideal for all year round.
In 2011 my Life itself and Outlook on life totally changed, On March 26th 2011, My Brother Taylor, who was also my best friend, my gym partner and the greatest boy to ever live was tragically
killed in a car accident.
The pain and hurt my family had to go through and still go through today is indescribable and this is why things had to change,
I decided I would do something with my life because life is far too short! too short to have enemies, too short to fall out with loved ones and certainly too short to be stuck in a job I hated waking up too every single day. This is what took me back to fitness, I found that the gym was the only place I could go to isolate myself and turn all the bad feeling and emotions into something good and after years of not really knowing what I was doing training wise (except for Scott Herman's Videos on YouTube) I decided I wanted to learn about fitness properly.
I researched into top training companies because I wanted to excel in training and not just be a basic trainer, this is when I Discovered WABBA and haven't looked back since.
I studied everyday and night for almost a year and enrolled myself onto the Diploma In Personal Training Course where I had a few weeks courses learning in depth (and I mean majorly in depth) about how the body works, training methods, Nutrition and everything fitness related.
Thanks to the amazing team at WABBA and a special Thank you to Scott Burton and Alan Runacres I am where I am today!
A fully qualified top level Personal Trainer and fitness instructor, living each day loving what I do! I achieve great results for my clients and love the positive changes im making to peoples lives.
Sometimes you need a wake up call... Your life doesn't get better by chance, it gets better by change!
I would just like to finish by saying a special thank you to all the people who have believed in me over the years, for the people who have been there for me in hard times and loved me endlessly no matter what,
My Friends, My Family, My Mum, My Dad, My Wife Amy and most of all My Brother Taylor who will always be the Angel by my side