Former Professional Footballer has turned his passion for fitness into a career and is changing his clients’ lives for the better by coaching them in a complete Holistic way- Mind & Body Fitness
Tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a former professional footballer and I’m an ISSA certified CPT and an NASM certified performance enhancement specialist. I’ve been working in the fitness industry for the last 5 years.
Describe your experience in the industry?
I’ve had my ups and downs in the fitness industry but overall it’s been a healthy one. I’ve met some incredible people along the way and it’s been extremely rewarding to help people change their lives through fitness.
Tell us your training philosophy?
I believe in a very holistic approach to fitness in which your mental health matters just as much as your physical health.
How do you keep your clients engaged and motivated?
I keep reminding them of how far they’ve come and I firmly believe in being kind and empathetic towards them because that definitely does help them with long term adherence to their programs which in turn helps them achieve their desired results.
What do you see as your greatest strength ? And weakness?
I feel like my greatest strength is the fact that at a very early age I feel like I’ve figured out what really matters to me and that just makes life a lot easier because once you figure out that materialistic things don’t really matter and what truly matters is how you treat people it takes a lot of pressure off you because yes it’s extremely important to be driven and focused but it’s just as important to be kind so I feel like it gives you a lot of perspective on life when you realise that in the end what truly matters is how we treat people around us and that helps us chase our goals without a lot of external pressure.
I feel like my greatest weakness is that I am very shy and self conscious, that holds me back in a lot of situations, I am actively working on it now because I think it’s important to identify what your weaknesses are and then try to get better
What are your professional goals you wish to achieve in the next 5-10 years ?
I hope to continue working in the fitness industry and at some point transition into working with differently abled people. In the next 10 years I hope to open a gym that’s accessible for people who are differently abled.
What would you say is the best way to maintain mind & body balance through fitness?
According to me your mind and body go hand in hand so if one or the other don’t feel right I think it’s very important to be self aware and identify that and work on the issue. I also think that it’s extremely important for you to find your outlet in life, for me that outlet has been training and I thank god everyday that I started because it’s transformed my life, so I’d recommend that you find your outlet whether it’s running, dancing or whatever it is, find your outlet and it will help you maintain your balance.