Richard Powell is a personal trainer, keen cyclist, and occasional pescatarian. He tells Sundried how he ensures he gets results.
How did you find yourself in the world of fitness?
I’ve always been an active and sports orientated individual. In 2009 I was training full time in MMA (mixed martial arts) gym and wanted to take my love of health and fitness to the next level. I searched online and decided a job as a Personal Trainer was what I wanted to do. I qualified at the European Institute of Fitness based at the time at Lilleshall in 2012 and haven’t looked back on my decision since.
What do you do to keep your clients motivated?
The motivation of my clients is done by regular contact via email, text, or phone calls. Fortunately, I see the majority of my clients at least twice a week so regular face to face contact helps massively.
Talk us through your training regime.
I alter my training according to events or activities I have coming up. I train in my Studio mostly following Neil Hills Y3T protocols. I do a fair amount of road cycling away from the gym as not only do I love the sport of cycling, I find it a great way to free my mind from day to day matters.
Do you follow a specific diet?
Nothing really specific I try to remain consistent with my food and timings. I have recently been using a Pescatarian diet on odd weeks and have been really enjoying that.
How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?
I keep my knowledge up to date by reading and listening to podcasts. I have also recently completed Neil Hills Y3T Academy and built and extended library of books from this course.
How do you balance work and a social life?
When I began as a Personal Trainer my sole focus was my business and so my social life got put to one side. Now I have the Studio up and running I have just become restrictive with my diary so I can free up time to have my social life.
What are your top 3 trainer tips?
- 1) Be consistent
- 2) Keep track of your workouts and food
- 3) Keep hydrated
If you could only give your clients one exercise, what would it be?
Deadlifts as they are a great exercise that offers a large number of variations.
What are your training aspirations?
I just train to be happy and enjoy what I do. As long as this remains I will keep on training.
Why work with Sundried?
I chose to work with Sundried as the company ethics for sourcing and production of their clothing are second to none. Also the high quality of the products, and friendliness of the staff.