What classes do you teach? not just at group fitness
Gloves & Pads on a Thursday evening.
I am also a Jog Derbyshire group leader with a running group every Monday and Wednesday night and also act as co group leader in a Friday night for a trail running group.
What year did you begin in the fitness industry and why?
Fitness has been a big part of my life since I started to play football aged 8 and continued to play at amateur league level until I was 42. I started boxing aged 15 at Nottingham school of boxing and have always enjoyed the boxing training which in my opinion is second to none.
What are your qualifications?
I have no formal fitness qualifications but have years of practical experience to draw on.
What advice do you have for those at a beginner fitness level?
My advice to anyone would be to just give it a go, you never know where it might lead!!
In your opinion, what are the benefits of regular exercise?
A healthier lifestyle, meeting like-minded people and feeling good about yourself.
What do you do for fun?
I like to go fishing, I think this is a great way to relax and unwind. I like gardening and DIY, after all, my first trade is that of a joiner!!!!
What type and style of music do you use in your classes?
Anything with a good beat that gets you moving.
How do you get the best out people in fitness?
I encourage, motivate and support anyone who comes to my class regardless of age.
Is nutrition important to you?
Yes, I like to eat well especially when training for a run like a 10k to a half marathon, but I also enjoy the occasional treats as you have to enjoy your life too!!
What experience do you have and where?
I have many years of sporting experiences, I have played football for many years and have also enjoyed boxing, especially the training, for as long as I can remember.
I enjoy running and have now been a Jog Leader for Jog Derbyshire for 3 years. I have 2 successful weekly groups and I am so proud of all my runners.
Recently, some of the club runners have completed their first 5k run by completing the ‘Jog into January’ event.
Now, 10k is possible and for some, it will be their first half marathon in the coming months. Their sheer dedication, hard work and commitment motivates me even more to make my Jog club ‘All About Jogging’ even more successful.
In the 2014 & 2015 Derbyshire runner series, I was best in my category, I would love to achieve this again but there are some good runners out there and I’m not getting any younger!!!!!
Do you prefer cardiovascular, HIIT or resistance training and why?
My preference is cardiovascular training, it just suits my style of training.
Do you do personal one to one training and if so what would a typical session consist of?
I help my runners to achieve their best potential and will often undertake extra running sessions to help them wherever I can.