Being a Personal Trainer is all Dominic has ever wanted to do, now he is living the dream, training clients and guiding them to a healthy lifestyle.
Tell us about your journey to fitness...Where did it all start?
When I was at school I was given the opportunity to shadow a personal trainer for the day at a big gym. Ever since then it was all I wanted to do. I also used to play a lot of sports at school so I’ve always enjoyed being active.
What are your training goals now?
I’m trying to work towards lifting 2x body weight in the deadlift. I’m also looking at competing in obstacle events like tough mudder in the near future.
What would future you, tell yourself when you were starting out?
Be patient and persistent. Not everything will come at once and although it may seem difficult at first it’s important to stick at it.
Do you follow a specific nutrition plan? If so, what/when do you eat?
I’ve never been one to weigh out my food or track macros to the gram, I have a rough idea of the amount of calories and I also try to keep protein high. Then when it comes to fats and carbs I vary them on training/non training days. I will always have a big breakfast then smaller meals throughout the day.
What do you do to keep your clients motivated? Do you have any top tips to keep motivated?
Give them as much feedback as possible, whether this be during the session or after. Motivation has to come from within yourself so find something you really want to work towards and you won’t need help with staying motivated.
Talk us through your training regime.
This changes as I will go between strength and hypertrophy blocks, as both positively impact each other. At the moment I’m training 5 days a week using an opposing body part split such as chest/back. I try to incorporate kettle bell circuits into one session for a bit of variation too.
How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?
As there is always new research coming out, I’m a member of two coaching courses which regularly update me on anything new that has come out.
What are your top 3 trainer tips?
- Be consistent, a lot of people want a quick fix, find something you can sustain and the results will follow.
- Work hard, there is no substitute for not working hard.
- Have an end goal, without this how do you know when you’ve achieved what you set out for.
If you could only do one workout for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Probably a Kettle bell circuit, uses the entire body.
Why work with Sundried?
They have a great message behind the brand. Also it’s something I wear myself!
Favorite fitness quote:
You can’t cheat hard work.