Joe Edmonds is a personal trainer and triathlete based in North London. He tells Sundried about his work and training ethic.
Tell us about yourself:
I'm Joe Edmonds and I am a Qualified Personal Trainer with a real passion for engaging people in long term and sustainable exercise for the benefit of their health and well-being.
I compete in Olympic Distance Triathlons and Cycle Sportifs, racing for my local Triathlon Club here in North East London. I gave Triathlons a go back in 2009 and since then have never looked back. I love the multiple discipline of the sport and the dedication, balance of training and effort it requires.
Do you follow a specific diet?
Only leading into race day!
I like to eat a lot and keep it healthy!
What do you do to keep your clients motivated?
Knowledge, Encouragement and Belief.
Training, exercise and movement should be for the long term. I always ask my clients to look at the long term changes and goals they have and to try to see exercise as nothing but enjoyment (that hurts sometimes!) and certainly not a chore!
Talk us through your training regime.
I aim to train 10 hours per week and split this across the Triathlon disciplines and upper body strength work in the gym.
Swims consist of technique drills, intervals and sprint work.
I aim to get a few hill climbs in on the bike alongside the normal longer rides.
I run regular 5 & 10ks.
What are your top 3 trainer tips?
1) When you think you've got nothing left, you've always got a little more
2) Find what you love and do it lots!
3) Don't give yourself a hard time when you fall off the regime...it happens...just jump back on!
What are your training aspirations?
Keep training for competition and with the current intensity well into my later years. Training is life long.
To win a Triathlon - Current PB is 3rd.
Why work with Sundried?
The brand is slick and stylish...But mainly because of their work ethics!