How did you get into fitness?
I’ve been involved in Sport and Fitness all my life. My interest in Coaching started at age of 17 when I had my first personal training session. From then, I increased my knowledge for all things in the ‘Health and Fitness’ industry.
What kind of sports do you enjoy and why?
I loved playing team sports like Rugby and Football as it pushed me to become better so as not to let my team mates down.
What are your tips for women who might be afraid to lift weights?
There is a misconception of “Getting Bigger” from women lifting weights. I completely understand though as it is a fear that most women have when they first start in The Edge. But before you even lift a weight we teach you the correct form using light—or even no weight at all. Lifting weights does not make women bigger. Eating cakes and sweets does.
What are your tips for me who are looking to gain lean muscle mass?
There’s an old saying “Abs are made in the kitchen” so getting lean and staying lean requires planning and preparation.
What are your favourite exercises to do yourself in the gym?
Deadlifts- why? Because you get serious bang for your buck with the Deadlift. When done correctly, the deadlift targets not only the lower extremities of your body but a lot of upper body too…You burn some serious calories and it really tightens those glutes.
What tips do you have for clients looking to stay motivated?
I like to have a training and nutrition plan for a number of weeks. I set myself little targets and try to reach them within that period. It really pushes me to stay motivated and focused on my Goal. “What we measure, we manage”.
What do you love most about your job?
I love helping people achieve their goals. There is honestly no better feeling than seeing a person transform in front of your eyes. Whether it be weight loss or strength gains, it’s great to see people with a smile on their face knowing that they have achieved something they never thought they could.
What are your goals for 2016 in terms of strength, health and fitness?
I hope to finish off my Neuromuscular Therapy course in the summer and look to start helping clients with any injuries they have. I had to have minor surgery on my knee so my goal is to get back squatting and lifting to my potential as soon as possible.
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Following a long term illness of my Mam and her subsequent passing I was feeling pretty low and lost interest in looking after myself and ended up putting on a fair bit of weight.
However in April 2014 following some encouragement from my wife Avril I decided to phone the Edge for some advice. Andrew answered and after a few minutes conversation a visit to the gym was organised for an assessment. Calling to the gym I was a bit surprised how small it seemed but in talking to Andrew I quickly learned that what they were offering was a very focused, goal oriented fitness regime.
I also quickly learned you can train as much as you want but if you weren’t matching it with what you eat then you’re not going to get the full benefit and this was well covered in the initial chat we had. I decided then that this was the right place to come to to get me on the road to feeling and looking better so a programme was agreed and off we went. When I started I was 102kg in weight and my initial target was to get to 93kg. It took till July to achieve this and I just decided to keep going so after 10 months I’ve lost 21kgs and 9% in body fat and am still going strong and enjoying every minute of it.
A big thanks has to go to Andrew who I’ve been working with since joining The Edge. His advice, motivation and great programme planning has made the journey all the more enjoyable and more successful with him helping keep me on track whenever I’ve struggled. I suppose what made me realise how important it was to feeling better and fitter was when after a few weeks the kids turned round to me and said it was great to see you smiling again!
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