Describe yourself in 3 words
I like efficiency and strive to be as efficient as I can in everything I do.
I’m a very real person. I hate fakeness, it’s a complete waste of time and I don’t need that in my life
I think honesty is a great value
Fun fact about you
I swear a lot! It may not look like this when we first meet but it’s definitely the case!
How did you get into health and fitness?
I’m one of those personal trainers who used to be overweight, so I actually wasn’t into fitness at all when I was young. I only started training about 7 years ago, and when I first started out I wasn’t training very well. Before I started training I used to be sad, I used to be overweight, I used to be depressed and I really wanted to change. Once I started I really liked the change in my body and I understood that it would be good to keep that as a constant in my life and also to make a business out of it.
What areas do you specialise in?
Body composition, which means losing fat and building muscle at the same time. These are usually the kind of requests I have from my clients and I train a variety of people, but mainly office workers. Body composition is generally what people want as they want to look good and feel better.
Why do you love your job?
It makes me feel happy being a good and positive person in people’s lives. It’s very satisfying and for me being able to live a good life whilst making other people’s lives better is extremely satisfying.
What’s your top overall health tip?
If you’re not training, start training. I’d also say it’s very useful to start with a good coach. It may seem like a lot of money, but it’s definitely an investment. Starting with a coach reduces the likelihood of injury, reduces the chances of stagnating and it’s also great to have the knowledge of a professional on hand.
You don’t have to stay with your coach full time, but I’d say work with them for at least a year. In that time, you’ll start to understand how to use the equipment, how your body works, how to progress and much more. In a year, you can get great knowledge from a trainer, then after that you may feel confident enough to go out on your own, or you may still choose to stay with your trainer.
What’s your motto?
Do one thing and do it well. Everyone who’s been successful in whatever they do, they started doing one thing and then they’ve done it well. They’ve performed it, to get better and better and then after that you can go on to do multiple different things.
You always have to start somewhere and then progress from there.
What’s your biggest tip for anyone new to working out?
I don’t think there is an easy, single answer to this question but I would say the best thing you can do is to start by eliminating all processed foods, even before exercise. At a certain point exercise should definitely come into your life, but if you’re doing nothing and looking for somewhere to start eliminating anything made out of wheat and gluten is a good first step.
What’s your top exercise tip?
I believe in squats and in progression. From experience, I see that this gives good weight loss results and it’s one of the main movements which can change your body. Not everyone can squat though, as they may have had injuries for example, so I’d say your ability to do it needs to be assessed case by case.
What’s your favourite exercise?
As I said before, I fully believe in squats as it’s a great movement – so it’d definitely have to go down as my favourite. When I first started out, I could really see my body changing as I performed squats in different variations
What are your 3 essential gym songs?
I’m someone who listens to a lot of Drake! I love the melodies, I love his voice, I love the lyrics. So I’d say any song by Drake would be on my headphones in the gym, but usually when I’m training I don’t listen to my own music as the music in the gym is usually good enough for me.
What annoys you in the gym?
People who need a lot of attention – it takes up a lot of my energy which I don’t have! When I say a lot of attention, I’m talking about stuff like unnecessary behaviour from people who are just seeking attention. I prefer to save all my energy to focus on my clients, to give them the best of my skills.
What’s usually in your fridge?
Smoked salmon, organic butter and avocados. I really believe in low carb diets, so what I usually eat is high protein and high fat. The other things that are normally in my fridge come from Pura!
What’s your best nutrition tip?
I touched on this earlier, but I’d say remove the wheat and gluten products from your life. That’s a good first step. I’d also say for someone who’s overweight, above 15% for a man and 20% for a woman, low carb diets are good as well. We call these Ketogenic diets, so they’re high protein, high fat and low carbohydrate and they’re good to do, at least for a set period of time. Then after a while carbohydrates can be reintroduced.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
I still really enjoy pretty places and great food – so I’d say that and cigars are my biggest guilty pleasures! I also do like to party, but I have a good ratio to balance it out. So most of my life I’m healthy, I eat the right things, I train hard and then maybe once a month I’ll party and go mad.
How did you find out about Pura?
I found out through Gavin, who I met through Kelvin Garner
Why would you recommend Pura to your clients?
It’s a great service, the food tastes good, they make things very simple for you and it works. Every time I recommend Pura to my clients they see results and getting results is the most important thing when it comes to health and fitness.
What kind of results have you seen since joining Pura?
Weight loss – it’s as simple as that, I’ve seen it help with better body composition. Any changes you want to make to your body will require a serious diet plan at a certain point, so Pura is excellent for this as it helps to make things happen.
Describe Pura in 3 words
- Great tasting
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