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Tim Dickson Personal Trainer

by Alexandra Parren

Tim Dickson Personal Trainer Sundried Ambassador

Tim is a self-professed lover of the outdoors and has the goal of reaching Everest's base camp next year. He talks to Sundried about life as a personal trainer.

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

My name is Tim and I’m an outdoor personal trainer. I love the outdoors. Everyday my gym can have a different view and a different challenge. I have taken part in several events from the ‘D33 Ultra’, to ‘FastPacking’ the second highest mountain in Britain, Ben Macdui.

My latest personal challenge is coming in 2019 when I’m trying to make a quick ascent to Base Camp Everest, Nepal.

Tell us about your journey to fitness? Where did it all start?

My journey to fitness started in August 2015. I was 24 stone and a type 2 diabetic with high blood pressure and cholesterol. On top of this, I had sleep apnea and mild depression. On the 18th of August 2015 I woke up and said enough is enough. My goal was ‘Obese to Ultra Runner’ in 20 months. I completed this on March 14th 2016 when I finished the D33 Ultra Marathon in Scotland. The icing on the cake was I had also reversed my diabetes and all the other aliments mentioned. I was reborn and have not looked back since. 

What are your training goals now?

My training goals now are all based around my Everest trip next year. Plenty of strength, cardio and endurance work.

Tell us one unusual fact we wouldn’t know about you:

3 years ago I started my fitness journey. I haven’t shaved my beard since this date. 

Do you follow a specific nutrition plan? If so, what/when do you eat?

I don’t follow a specific nutrition plan. For me, it’s all about having a plate full of colour. 

What do you do to keep your clients motivated? Do you have any top tips to keep motivated?

To keep my clients motivated I do monthly challenges. Everyone loves a challenge.

Talk us through your training regime.

My motto is “Train the same, remain the same”. So, everyday my training is different. I mix up my week with trekking, power walking, running, canicross, body weight exercises and mountain biking. I’m totally outdoorsy

How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?

I work very hard at keeping my fitness knowledge and sessions current. I’m always attending seminars and working with some top athletes to give my clients nothing but the best. 

What are your top 3 trainer tips?

My three top tips are simple. Get up, get out, and get it done.

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

If I could eat one thing for the rest of my life it would have to be peanut butter

Why work with Sundried?

I am so proud to be working with Sundried. Their ethics and quality is second to none and that’s just how I try to portray myself to my clients and my personal fitness goals. Be the best version of you possible.

Favourite fitness quote:

“It’s you vs you, make sure you win”

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