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Sean is a personal trainer and professional MMA fighter. He talks to Sundried about his fitness journey.

Please tell us about any sporting events you have taken part in or have coming up.

I have been involved and medaled in regional and national Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions. I’m a professional fighter in both MMA and K1 (kickboxing). I hold a championship belt in MMA.

Tell us about your journey to fitness, how did it all begin?

My fitness journey started when I was around 7 years old. I started off training in Karate. I’m became obsessed with sports and athletics in general. Moving on to weightlifting when I was 16. Then Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at 17 and MMA/Kickboxing at 20.

What are your goals?

My training goals currently are to receive my black belt in BJJ, get back to competitive MMA, and to be extremely well conditioned and strong.

What is an unusual fact about yourself?

I’m a flat earther.

What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?

Knowledge is key.

Do you follow a specific diet?

No, I’m relatively strict but I like to be flexible, so I don’t follow a specific plan.

What do you do to keep your clients motivated?

The 3 Fs - Feel, Felt, Found.

For example, how do you feel doing something? I've felt that feeling or similar. Here’s how I coped or dealt with it.

People are motivated by understanding and a drive to progress.

Talk us through your training regime.

Weights or cardio in the daytime and BJJ/MMA in the evening 6 days a week.

How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?

I read a lot.

What are your top 3 trainer tips?

  1. Patience
  2. Persistence
  3. Perfection

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Potatoes.

Why work with Sundried?

Because it is an ethical company that has the same will and passion as myself. Fantastic performance apparel.