I originally trained as a Radio Officer within the Merchant Navy, before working as a project manager in London within the telecomm / datacomms industry. After moving into marketing I decided that sitting at a desk was not for me.
I qualified as a Personal Trainer and also as a Circuit Training and BodyMax Instructor in 1998. Having decided to open our own gym we then converted an old Indian restaurant in Monmouth, Wales and then expanded in 2003 by purchasing our second gym in Cirencester.
I have always been a very keen sports person, enjoying rugby, squash, canoeing and running. I have completed 2 London Marathons (never again!!) and numerous half marathons.
I really enjoy the interaction with the members and the great atmosphere generated in the gym. Our goal has always been to encourage all types of people to become more active, its so good seeing people change their life styles becoming so much fitter and healthier. It's amazing the variety of different people you can have working out side by side within the gym; itís a great place to break down barriers.
I find it so rewarding to see people develop as they gain their confidence and self esteem from coming regularly to the gym.
I would never go back and swap the gym kit and dumb bell for the suit and desk.