Please tell us about sporting events you have taken part in or have coming up. Sell yourself, this is your page :)
The last few years I have been taking part in Duathlon - of which I am now lucky enough to represent my age group for Team GB. My first international event was the European Duathlon Championships last March 2020 in Spain - unfortunately immediately following this coronavirus hit and so I have only done one race since. I am currently training to improve my fitness for next year where I have already qualified for the European and World Championships - fingers crossed they go ahead!!
Tell us about your journey to fitness? Where did it all start?
I have always had an interest in fitness and have been a Personal Trainer for 12 years - through this time I have tried a few different sports but always enjoyed cycling and running the most. In 2018 I took part in my first Duathlon race to try it out and fell in love with the sport.
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What are your training goals now?
Currently I am working a lot on my cycling and running technique (as I have the time to do so before international competition) to reduce injury risk going forwards. My main goals being the World and European Championships next year where I hope to place in the top 3 of my age group.
Tell us one unusual fact we wouldn’t know about you:
I am currently learning to fly - working towards my Pilots licence.
What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?
Take part in sport/exercise activities because YOU enjoy them - not because other people do.
Do you follow a specific nutrition plan? If so, what/when do you eat?
I do follow a set nutrition plan - my daily target is 2500 - 2700 calories. This caters for my body fat target and activity level ensuring I have enough energy in the tank for the big sessions. I try to eat 5 times per day - 3 main meals and two snacks. Diet wise I keep a good balance of Carbs and Protein, Fats I try and keep relatively low. My favourite snack is a bagel with peanut butter and chopped up banana!
What do you do to keep your clients motivated? Do you have any top tips to keep motivated?
Keeping clients motivated is all about goals - no different to myself. Setting goals and working towards them keeps motivation high.
Make sure your goals are achievable and not too far away - you can always set a new goal once you have achieved your first!
Talk us through your training regime.
Currently I train 6 days per week - my regime consists of 2 strength sessions, 3 bike sessions and 3 run sessions. The sessions vary in goal and purpose depending on the weekly plan and how my body feels.
How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?
Reading! The most valuable tool to us all, and I don't mean insta feeds...I mean books! Learning how the body works and where everything is is the best place to start if you want to improve your knowledge - once you get to grips with this the exercises become easy to develop.
What are your top 3 trainer tips?
- Set achievable goals.
- Do what you enjoy.
- Health and Fitness is a lifestyle not a diet.
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Flapjacks! Although I'm not sure I'd manage many before they came back up!
Why work with Sundried?
I love the Sundried gear! I already recommend it to my clients as I wear it myself - it's affordable, well made and well designed.
Favourite fitness quote:
The body achieves what the mind believes.
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