I am a Personal Trainer and a British Triathlon Coach.

I like to think that I don’t just ‘do’ my job, but that I lead by example.

In my Kettlebell classes, I like to think that I am not only a good instructor, but that I inspire others to push themselves.  Someone once said, how can you use a 12kg for all those moves during your class, yet you are not bulky.  There is still this perception, that if you use weights, you’ll ‘bulk’ out.  This is not the case.

My job requires me to be fit.   I have to lead by example.

Today, I had 2 cycle clients.

I did hill reps with Alison  Alison has come a long way since I first started coaching her early this year.  Alison is passionate, dedicated and determined.  This really showed today.  She owned those hills!  Good work Alison!

Lucy – Lucy is a committed, determined and focussed PT client of mine.  Lucy has come a long way in the year that I have been training her.  Lucy happily swings a 16kg Kettlebell during her workouts.

Lucy bought a new road bike.

Today, was day one on a road bike with clipped in feet.  Lucy took to it like a duck to water.  Taking corners, stopping at junctions without falling off, descending and ascending hills.  Lucy is going to be a great cyclist.  She loved it.

In order for me to do my job, I need to remain fit and one step ahead of my clients.

This keeps me focussed and driven.

Your sad Ironman, out there inspiring others!

 

 

 

 

Just over a year ago, I qualified as a Personal Trainer.

It was the best thing I ever did.

I followed my dream.

I get to share my passion for fitness and wellbeing daily.

My main area of expertise are Kettlebells – I have taken a masterclass in Kettlebells – I know my stuff!

 

I started teaching Kettlebell classes in January this year, I was taking classes on behalf of someone.   Numbers were slow to take off but I was determined to share my love of Kettlebells and get more women, in particular, doing weights.  It was a slow process and numbers plateaued around 8 – 10 people per class, sometimes less.

In July, I decided to go it alone and set up my own classes – starting with 2 a week. I was putting in so much effort to spread the word, I thought it only right that I should reap the rewards.

Last night, I had 23 people in my class – numbers are increasing weekly and I will now have to cap the class at 23 just for safety reasons and my poor car, that has to transport the kettlebells to the classes!

Did I ever think I would be stood in front of 23 people a year ago, encouraging, motivating and getting them to work hard in my class – never.  Some of you might find it hard to believe, I hate public speaking.  But when you are passionate about something, you can do it.

I have now added a third class starting a week Saturday.

I love it.

I love my classes.  I love the enthusiasm.  I love how everyone pushes themselves.  I love how they secretly enjoy the class – they don’t tell me this, but I can tell.  I love their support.

I love Kettlebells.

If you are interested in my classes or want to know more about Kettlebells ,      check out my website