Before I give you a quick run through of my career and tell you my background story I want to you to hear from some of my clients.
Watch the video below to see what they think about East Coast Fitness. You’ll find out what they think about me, what they love about the training, and how the East Coast Fitness has changed their lives.
When I left school I spent 4 years as a professional footballer at Hartlepool United. I had a reasonably successful, short career, winning international tournaments with the youth team, making my professional debut in 2005, and winning Young Player Of The Year in the year we reached the League 1 Play Off Final.
More importantly, during this time I learned a great deal in the way of exercise and nutrition and how to get the best out of your body. When my football career ended due to injury I qualified as a personal trainer and moved to Dubai where I worked in a huge gym.
Working in Dubai was a priceless experience; I instructed over 1000 personal training sessions in one year and helped over 50 people achieve their fitness goals. The experience I gained in one year in Dubai would have taken at least five in the UK.
When I returned from Dubai I took on the role of gym supervisor and personal trainer at the 5 star Seaham Hall Hotel and Serenity Spa. It was at Seaham Hall that I set up my first boot camp. They went from strength to strength and grew very quickly. While I was there I won the Leisure Excellence Award at the North East Hotels Association.
I left Seaham Hall in 2012 to focus on running my own business. I held the boot camp sessions in local car parks and travelled to PT clients to train them at home.
Then in 2015 I opened my first Personal Training studio, East Coast Fitness at Seaham Harbour Marina, where I now run boot camps and personal training.
In 2015 I was shortlisted for Small Business of the Year and Leisure Award at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards.
In 2016 East Coast Fitness won Sole Trader of the Year at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards and retained it again in 2017.
My aim is to keep developing my knowledge, growing the business, and helping as many people as I can get in shape and stay in shape.