Let’s Get Strong!


So, first things first.

That’s me in the photo.

Not the old guy, or the guy in green shirt, but the lump holding a barbell.

You’re probably checking out this page because you’ve seen me in the gym, or read one of my blogs and you’re wondering who the hell I am and why you should listen to me.

Here’s the TL;DR version of my life in fitness:

I was a fat kid. I started working out lifting my mom’s pink dumbbells and doing chin ups on my bunk bed. Fast forward a couple of years and I was a slightly skinnier kid who enjoyed skateboarding busting out my repertoire of 3.5 tricks and jumping off high things. Then, I realised I was quite small compared to other lads my age, so took up martial arts doing about 10-15 hours of training per week in a vain attempt to boost my confidence. I ended up getting a job in a gym in 2011 and getting qualified as a personal trainer which is when I took up Olympic Weightlifting. Got a “proper job” for a while and went to uni. Competed as a weightlifter for a bit. Coached Crossfitters during 2017-2018 to lift weights properly. And now I work full time as a personal trainer.

Now we’re up to date.

But that doesn’t answer why you should listen.

The truth is, maybe you shouldn’t…

You should get info that will help improve your health from as many other reputable sources as you can find.

However, I became a fitness coach to help you simplify your own journey to becoming a better version of yourself. I’ll support you with your training, nutrition, and mindset along with providing you with accountability to make sure you achieve your goals.

Anyway, on my site you’ll find my thoughts and musing on getting strong.

I have no qualms in saying that getting strong should be a key component in everyone’s training programme. A lot of people come to the gym to train to look better and that’s awesome. Having bigger stronger muscles will help you do that and that’s pretty much what my aim is…

To help you get stronger and build some muscle.