A Bit About Me
I have always been passionate about sport and exercise I have been playing football since the age of 6; I have been fortunate enough to represent clubs such as Stoke City, Nottingham Forest, West Bromwich Albion, Notts County and now currently Derby County. My football career has given me exposure to topflight coaches, fitness and strength and conditioning instructors; how they have made me excel is now what I want to translate in the gym environment to help others improve in their health and fitness. Whether this is weight loss, improving in a sport, adding muscle or even to make you look and feel better.
Furthermore, I have a passion for how exercise can be used in a way to improve health and quality of life; rather than just aesthetic appearance. This is why I have specialised GP exercise referral to help those with conditions such as COPD, asthma, arthritis, osteoarthritis, anxiety, and depression. I have then gone onto specialise further in my Level 4 Diabetes, Obesity and metabolic syndrome management qualification to specifically help people with these conditions, to prescribe exercise and nutritional advice to improve or even reverse/manage symptoms. This is an area that is increasingly more prevalent in modern society with case numbers of type 2 diabetes doubling since the 1990s due to lifestyle factors and even those without such conditions can take preventative measures through positive lifestyle change.
I am also a sports massage therapist to treat injuries as well as a pilates and chair exercise instructor to keep those less able stay active!