Fully qualified Personal Trainer since 2006 - CYQ

The CYQ course, administered through the YMCA, is highly respected within the fitness industry throughout Europe and Australia. It encompasses gym and circuit training at advanced levels together with nutrition, first aid in the work place and weight management. A fundamental element of this NVQ level 3 course is to provide a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology and how to apply this knowledge in training others.

I took the decision to qualify initially to provide practical help and advice to my wife who suffered with a back injury following a car accident in August 2003. I have since developed this expertise and have been offering a personal training service to individuals and organisations, incorporating advice on lifestyle, weight management, body building and nutrition.

As a regular gym user for 25+ years I am familiar with many advanced training and free weights techniques and am an adept at training using fit (Swiss) ball techniques for core muscle development. Highly adept at integrating stability ball exercises into body building and general fitness training routines. I'm fully conversant with all aspects of Cardiovascular training and in particular its application for weight loss programmes. I'm happy to provide training for individuals and for classes for 2 to 20 people.

In addition to my conventional expertise, I also hold a black belt in Okinawan Goju-Ryu karate and I have been instructing for around 11 years. I regularly attend seminars and senior training sessions and my immediate sensei (instructor) is a 7th Dan master and was the world continuous fighting champion for 3 years running. Apart from anything else, my karate has given me a great insight into many advanced training, self defence and body conditioning techniques, which I am happy to share with any who are interested. I currently teach karate at several schools in the Stroud area.

I currently also work at The Lansdown Clinic in Stroud, Glos where I specialise in providing Spinal Re-hab, Nutritional and Healthy Lifestyle consultations as well as being their in-house Personal Trainer. In addition I work with clients at their own homes to help them achieve their fitness and body shape aspirations..

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  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • CYQ Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • CYQ Level 3 Nutritional Adviser


  • Gym Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Body Transformation
  • Weight Loss
  • First Aid
  • Group Training
  • Meal Plans

Works here

  • Stroud
  • Stonehouse
  • Nailsworth
  • Gloucester