ROLE: LEAD WELLNESS & FITNESS CONSULTANT & WILDFIT DESIGNER
INTERESTS: Make my day! Let me make you healthy and happy!
QUALIFICATIONS: Level 2 Fitness Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 3 Nutrition ...
Discovering Bodybuilding at the age of 16 is where it all started for me, my first weights bench and weights were thought of by my parents as a ‘passing’ teenage phase, just a flinging interest with health and fitness. 17 years later I am still as interested as ever, continually developing my skills, knowledge and of course the body over a 16 year career as a sports and wellness professional and amateur athlete.
From fitness instructor to personal trainer and facility manager, I have prescribed and personally experienced many forms of exercise, experimented with many nutritional plans but at the end of the day it all comes down to 3 main factors, Dedication, Discipline and a large amount of Motivation.
I suffered a large stroke in June 2010 due to an AVM or Arteriovenous Malformation, a congenital condition I was not aware of until I collapsed in the gym, whilst training for the upcoming 2010 Amateur Natural Bodybuilding qualifiers.
After 9 hours of brain surgery I began a long period of recovery, having only left hospital in July 2010 and initially unable to even stand up, let alone walk, I have focused so intently on making a full recovery of health, perhaps even more physically fitter than before but definitely even more determined. Incredibly, I have made a full recovery, amazing my doctors, I am fully aware attaining a high level of health and fitness was a significant difference between life and death. This has inspired me to promote the true value of healthy body, healthy mind. WILDFIT is a unique opportunity for us help to pass on these benefits to others, health and fitness really is key to living a positive and fulfilling life.
Since my event, I turned all of my attention to a different form of fitness training, utilising many different forms of equipment that we take for granted each and every day. I have designed many different personal exercise programs for myself and others over the last few years adapting everything to using only what I see outside, whilst on my own fitness adventures. Beyond this, I have used my qualifications and experience to prescribe simple but effective wellness assessments and plans to ensure that my clients, colleagues and friends can benefit from my knowledge and live healthy, happy lives, whether at work or at play.
Using different terrains, rocks, stones, branches, logs, trees, stiles, fences and gates, i have built myself back up from a literally useless heap to attaining good physical shape, running up to 10 miles and lowering my bodyfat to a consistent 8% (which is relatively low). I was approached by my friend and now colleague Matt, towards the end of 2010 who was developing the idea of utilising the natural environment to develop and deliver fantastic eco-friendly fitness programs set within new or restored habitats to the general public, sports people and others, drawing on their understanding of environment and sport science technology integrated with my fitness knowledge.