My interest in following a healthy lifestyle started back in the late 1970’s when I was a teenager. After many years of playing football, I eventually joined a gym to ‘build myself up a bit’.
The intention was that it would help me to play football. Well, I became hooked completely right from the start and never actually played football again.
Over the years I developed a passion for both physical & mental health, strength, fitness and well being. More than 38 years later and now in my 50’s that passion is even stronger than ever. The only difference is that now I am as passionate about coaching others to achieve their health, fitness and lifestyle goals as I am about continuing on my own journey.
As a youngster I was very fortunate to receive excellent advice, support and motivation (Coaching) from a number of people. I still very much have my own goals I am working towards and they are important to me. It is also now my turn to pass on the knowledge and experience I have gained over the last 3 decades or so by coaching others. I firmly believe that everybody can benefit from leading a healthier lifestyle and indeed those who perhaps lead the least healthy, or are struggling the most now, have the most benefit to gain from making the necessary changes.
The mind and our mental state plays an integral part in us reaching our goals and fulfilling our potential. I first came across Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) back in 2004 and I realised that I naturally used a lot of its principles in my life already. Since then I have further adopted many of the NLP approaches with myself and clients and also qualified as an NLP & Hypnotherapy Practitioner. I believe these practices to be so powerful in changing peoples lives that I am currently working towards Master Practitioner status in them all and regularly attend as a Coaching Assistant on courses helping others become practitioners.