1.What is your greatest life achievement?
My greatest achievement in life has to be graduating in Sport and Exercise Science. Coming from a little fishing town called Grimsby there isn’t much of a pathway to success, so I am aiming high and taking another step forward every single day.
2. What is your greatest fitness achievement?
Getting up each day and getting it done, has to be the most important to me! Even if I am increasing PB’s by marginal increments I still see this as a huge achievement.
3. Why do you work for FITISM?
I believe you should surround yourself with people that can empower you. You are a product of your environment and FITISM is a perfect to environment to be in!!
4. What are your fitness goals right now?
My number one fitness goal is to improve my Olympic lifting. Watching how Crossfit athletes can throw weights around so easily is so impressive… oh yeah and also get HENCH! Haha…
5. What part of your body do you hate the most?
My biggest hate is my glass joints! I have dislocated my knee three times and my shoulder once. Some people would blame rugby, but am still here blaming my joints.
6. What part of your body do you love the most (clean answers only)?
I love the fact I have quite a solid hairline!! My dad has gone bald, my brother is receding… so that must mean I take after my mum.
7. What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
Ahhh, you caught me! Bacon Sandwiches with maybe a cheeky sausage or two.
8. What’s your idea of the ultimate cheat meal?
Usually involves a Pub challenge burger that is ridiculous in size! As it gets brought to the table I can feel the judgement from others.
9. What have you done or achieved that we might not know about?
Going a full day without doing anything clumsy. Sometimes just leaving the house can be an expedition.
10. What’s your most embarrassing moment?
It all started during a game of rugby. Someone tackled me and proceeded to pull me down to the ground. Unfortunately, during this moment a member of my anatomy had been grabbed!!... Yeah you get the picture.
11. Why and how did you get into health and fitness?
Growing up if it didn’t involve some sort of ball I wasn’t interested. During my teenage years I played Rugby Union and began to learn that weight lifting could improve performance. My goal when leaving school was to become a Personal Training Instructor in the Army. A few broken knees later… I decided to enrol on a Sport and Exercise degree to learn the ‘in and outs’ of the body. I am in the fitness industry to continue to learn and pass on my knowledge to others that maybe in need. Who doesn’t love using their knowledge to help others achieve things they thought was impossible!!
12. What is your favourite exercise?
Has to be a Heavy Squat or Heavy Leg Press. NEVER SKIP LEG DAY!
13. Who is your fitness role model?
James Smith a personal trainer who questions the ‘norms’ and ‘myths’ that are put out in the mainstream fitness industry. Just because something is said to be healthy doesn’t mean it necessarily is! Keep things simple don’t over complicate things too much with lotions and potions back by magazines.