My Love for sports began as far as I can remember when I was about 2 years old when I first became aware of Muhammad Ali. Something about “The Greatest” captured my imagination and I wanted to be just like him. Then as a teenager came the great Sugar Ray Leonard who also had it all, speed, power, style, elegance and intelligence. These are my heroes. And I think a reason why as a kid I was always challenging any grown-ups I could find to race me around the block or to see how may situps they could do, this must have been a sign of things to come.
After being attacked in the street at the age of 16 I took up kung fu, Shaolin Fist. The training was tough but very enjoyable and I still use some of the training techniques to this day in my training sessions. After a few years, I found myself training in local boxing gyms. There is something about boxing training which fills you with confidence! I think it is a mixture of the art of boxing mixed with the history which just gives you something no other workout seems to do. As well as giving you the chance to dream that you are a little like Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard or other greats.
I qualified with diplomas in personal training and sports therapy with Premier Training in 2004. Since then I have successfully run my own London based personal training business for the last 13 years during which time I had the opportunity to work with hundreds of different clients. All my clients have had different goals and needs which enabled me to gain substantial experience in a huge range of activities from training clients for marathons, summit climbing, triathlons to working in the sport of professional boxing.
I first got qualified to teach boxing while being coached by Adam Booth and David Haye with their OutBox program, who at the time went from being the Commonwealth cruiserweight champion to the Heavyweight world champion! It was such a great experience to be learning and working with the “Heavyweight Champ” and his team.
I then had and took the opportunity to work as a private personal trainer for a year to a film producer, which involved designing and overseeing his workout schedule, planning and preparing his meals and traveling with him on business trips from India to spending time at health spas in Austria. All the while ensuring he stayed motivated and received the full benefit of his personal training programme.
I then became qualified as professional boxing trainer by the British boxing board, after working part-time for three years in a famous London boxing gym. Then followed the opportunity to work as the conditioning coach and cornerman for the professional boxer Ben Day. We worked together over a three-year period and 7 fights in which time he was undefeated!
Knowing there is always more to know in any field, I decided to further my studies in the area of intrinsic biomechanics, the study of the mechanics of the human body. This has been so interesting as I am passionate about this field of study and practice, which not only helps with improving performance and movement but also gives me the skills to work as a back pain specialist, enabling me to get fantastic results with my clients who are suffering from back, knee or joint pain.
I had been working closely with for a few years with a client who was suddenly diagnosed with cancer. This lead me to furthering my studies yet again and becoming a Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist, as I needed to know more about the disease and its contraindications and treatments as I continued to work with her through her treatment.
My unique blend of qualifications and years of experience complement each other to create a unique training experience.
Sept 2014 Cancer Rehabilitation Exercise Specialist
July 2013 Biomechanics Education, Biomechanics Coach
July 2012 Institute Of Optimum Nutrition, Sports Nutrition
|July 2011||Intense mixed performance acceleratesd cros training|
|May 2011||UKSCA Level 1 Strength And Conditioning Coach|
|Jan 2011||British Boxing Board Of Control Trainer/Seconds License|
|Jan 2011||British Boxing Board Of Control Basic First Aid|
|Apr 2010||Power plate health and fitness level 2|
|Mar 2010||Power plate core fundamentals level 1|
|Jul 2007||Out Box Training with Adam Booth & David Haye|
|Dec 2007||Out Box round 2|
|Mar 2004||Premier Training International Limited|
|Mar 2004||Diploma in Sports massage therapy|
|Jun 2004||Diploma in Personal Training Level 3 inc:|
|Nutrition for Health & Fitness|
|Sports Massage Therapy|
|Emergency First Aid|
|Career & Personal Development|