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Training for me is all about intensities and volume, I’m a born motivator and I will find the formula to achieve the best results with my clients.
I am familiar with many forms of different training techniques, not only designed to stimulate muscle fibres but your mind too. I like switching training techniques, for excitement and variety. I keep the human body guessing and adapting, to insure progression.
Boxing and functional training is my passion, combine that with my strength and conditioning knowledge, and I can push your performance, sculpt your body and make every minute of your time spent in the gym productive.
I was an Amateur Boxer in the Southern region for seven years. I now pass on my skills and passion as an ABA Boxing Coach. My exercise foundation in one of the most vigorous of sports has provided me with the attitude of “no limits”. I fully understand what is needed to push the body beyond its usual capabilities to attain performance goals. During my six years of Personal Training, I have experience working with figure competition models, professional boxers and I have delivered two years of exercise physiology lectures to BTEC and A Level students at Queen Marys College, Basingstoke.
Former General Manager of The Gym Southampton, I decided to embark on a new journey and develop a venue a bit special. Pound For Pound Training Ground, a Strength, Functional and Combat facility. I run two amateur boxing clubs and personal train all variations of clients.
I have vast health and fitness knowledge to support my managerial skills. I have been a Registered Exercise Professional (REPs) level 3 Personal Trainer since 2007 and I have been a qualified Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) Coach since 2011. Additional to my full time management position and personal training, I am a qualified Post Compulsory Exercise Physiology Teacher with two years experience at Queen Marys College, Basingstoke. I now use these skills delivering First Aid Courses and Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) Courses to various other fitness centers around the Southern region.
I am a highly driven and confident person, with responsibilities that have shaped and educated my approach to business, management and decision making. I am a natural communicator and team leader with creative ideas. I have experience of working in all three Public, Private and Education sectors of the leisure industry. My own experiences of education, sport and personal life have enabled me to become a well time managed and mature individual who thrives on good health and success.
Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) Coach Certification
BA (Hons) Sports Studies Degree
Certificate In Education: Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology & (CYQ) Fitness Instructing
The Register of Exercise Professional (REPs) Level 3 Certification
Central YMCA Qualified (CYQ) Assessor
First Aid Trainer Assessor
Lifeguard Trainer Assessor
HMS Nelson: First introduced to Boxing with the Navy, Q Shillingford train me alongside his Naval Team
Titchifeld ABC: I furthered my Boxing experience and fought all my amateur fights of 7 wins and 6 lossesfor Titchfield. Meanwhile kept close links and occasional sparring sessions with Q Shillingfords Boxers.
Millbank: Wayne Batton coached me for a couple years where I was tempted turn over to professional boxing.
HOP: Heart of Portsmouth was set up and managed by Q Shillingford. Q encouraged me to start coaching and put me through my assistant and full coaching badge over a 2 year period.
Southampton Solent University: This is my fourth season as the head coach for Solent Uni.
Barnes Boxing Academy: Eliminates just term time training, all of my boxers and clients can train with me all year round. The talent and opportunity just keeps growing.
The most important part of exercise to me is too make sure all of my clients are challenged mentally and physically, leaving the session content that they have pushed themselves to the limit.
I have a large toolbox and experience to drawer in with interests in rehabilitation, boxing, strength training and most importantly functional training that allows all of my clients to move correctly, freely and still achieve their goals.
Having boxed for 7 years I know exactly what it is like to push your body to the maximum and reach new heights that you thought were impossible. For your body to adapt you need to be put out of your comfort zone, this is true for all aspects of life.
Bsc (Hons) Fitness and Personal training
Level 2 certified Amateur Boxing Coach
REPS Level 3 personal trainer certification
Sports Massage Qualification
Whilst studying at university I have gained many valuable experiences such as working with athletes on conditioning programmes to improve at their sport, older adults training including medical referrals and a lot of experience massaging a variety of clients. This is just a few of the clients I have worked with in the 3 years of doing my degree and believe I have got a large enough skill set to suit most people’s needs.
I have worked at Pound for Pound now for 2 years not only boxing for the university out of this great gym but having the privilege to coach some top level amateur athletes and learn my trade as an amateur boxing coach. This has led to me being the current owner of Fighting to Fit Ltd which provides personal training, large coaching sessions and rehabilitation from injury.
I started off my amateur boxing career at a small club called Horsham ABC, since walking into the gym 6 years ago I have fallen in love with the sport and never looked back. In my 6 years of competing I boxed in the amateur boxing championships, represented my county and boxed abroad in Germany. The experience that really sticks out in my mind is boxing for Solent Uni/Pound for Pound at Horsham ABC’s Home show, which was my first fight for Steve in which I won a close decision. Boxing has really shaped who I am today and I am so lucky to be able to pass that passion over to my clients and people around me. I gained my level 2 ABA award in November 2015 and haven’t looked back since.
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