Wild Training times:
Three words that describe me – Friendly, Inspiring and Avid
Since as long as I can
remember I have always been in to sports and was very active growing
up. If you named a sport I've probably had a good go at it. I worked
out pretty early that I wanted a career in the fitness industry.
I had really got in to doing weight
training at home and then going for a run pretty much every day.
There wasn't much structure to my training back then but I did pretty
well and loved learning more even before I qualified. A buddy of
mine started to see my body transform and pretty much straight away
asked if he could train with me. I had my first training client and I
didn't even know it!
All the techniques I had learned were
from watching TV, studying magazines and asking for exercise advice
off my step father who was pretty fit back in the day. I started to
train with my friend and taught him everything I knew. When he
started to see results he was really grateful for my help. That was
the moment that I decided I wanted to be a personal trainer. I got an
immense buzz from inspiring and developing someone else’s physical
As soon as I left school I knew what I
wanted, so I went straight to college to study sport and exercise
science in 2006. While I was at college I had a lucky offer to work
one day a week at the Nexus gym in Amersham as a receptionist. They
would pay for me to do my level 2 gym instructor course so I could
then work in the gym. I took the job and in no time I was a level 2
gym instructor learning the ropes in a busy gym with other experienced
trainers around me. Perfect.
As time went on I got as much
experience at Nexus as I could by learning from the current
trainers there. When I wasn’t working in the gym, I’d be training
in the gym practising all the exercise knowledge I had learnt. Nexus was more my home than my actual home. As soon as I felt confident
enough I qualified as a level 3 personal trainer (2008)whilst working
in the gym. Not long after I became a circuit’s instructor, and a
boxercise instructor to further my skills even more.
I became the senior trainer at Amersham
and was the busiest personal trainer there. I had a huge client base,
and it seemed to keep growing. Towards the end of my time at the
Nexus gym I started to feel like I needed to move on and progress
my career. I wanted to learn more and start something new and
exciting in the fitness industry.
It couldn’t have been better timing
when James Griffiths got in contact with me about his business Wild
Training and the opportunity of owning a franchise. It was exactly
the challenge and step up I wanted so I took him up on his offer.
Since working with James and Wild Training my fitness knowledge has
increased hugely and I now have a greater passion for training than
ever. I feel very confident and privileged to be a part of such a
great training company. Wild Training is growing really well and I’m
looking forward to helping James develop the company and our services
in the future.