I use my experiences as an IFBB bodybuilder to teach the new generation
After nearly 10 years in the transport industry I decided I needed to pursue a new career in fitness as I felt I had done all I could in transport and felt it was time for me to develop myself further.
Training and exercise has always been a part of my life but now it has become one of my main sources of motivation.
I want to learn more to be better in this area seeking always to improve upon my knowledge and love to pass that on and encourage others to develop there selves through their own passion in health and fitness.
My own passion, has brought me to competing as a bodybuilder, becoming a personal trainer and making a living from doing what I love.
Why not share the opportunities I now have with others. Tutoring is a natural step for me in my own journey. I want your journey to be as unique as you are and SFE-Academy is here so you can develop exactly how you wish to through your passion.
I have an interest in callisthenics. Being able to control the body’s movements with strength and skill is a very impressive ability both gymnasts and street dancers have.
CrossFit is another interesting field of exercise and fitness. Testing fitness in all areas including mental toughness.
Bodybuilding is where I’m most at home. I enjoy the discipline and training, food and lifestyle that goes along with the art form.
Made in the gym, enhanced by education
Having embarked on a career in the leisure industry whilst still in 6th form education. I followed a pathway that would lead me to delivering fitness programmes in the health suite. I have been fortunate enough to work with some exceptionally talented people in the fitness industry. My thirst to create and develop as an exercise professional began to grow.
My teaching career began in 2003, I was part of a team that introduced and developed a range of health and fitness courses. At the time, this was to meet the increasing demand for fitness professionals and was the spearhead of the fitness revolution in this country. However, after 16 years I learned the art of teaching and started to rekindle the idea of developing quality in an industry that has helped shape my life. SFE Academy has allowed me to do this.
After teaching a range of health and fitness related subjects in Colleges and private training providers. One thing rang true the exercise and fitness industry, it was that more could done to link the skills being taught with the skills sought by employers. There seemed to be a skills gap in the industry. Furthermore, my goal was to fill that gap and to get people into employment in the industry.
The aim of the Academy if for students to be supported from the moment they start until graduation. I also believe that this holistic approach to is a powerful way to raise the standard in the fitness industry.
Learn, Adapt, Innovate, Lead
About me pages can be dull and boring to read so I am going to try and make this about what I have done to get to this point. I am going to try and offer you a window into me and my way of thinking. Here goes…
I was taught the science of teaching at Oxford Brookes University on the advanced post graduate teacher training programme in 2012. However, I learned the art of teaching in secondary and further education many years afterwards. I studied sport and exercise science at university and had a calling into the teaching profession.
The cliche of ” wanting to teach the next generation” is totally true in my case. and… I want to do it the correct way.
After teaching a range of health and fitness related subjects in Colleges both as a lecturer and manager. One thing rang true in every single ‘institution’ (definitely the most appropriate word). Further education didn’t seem to adapt to the the needs of employers and students all that well.
This inability to adapt to what employers wanted led me to try and change the state of play. I did not want to see student after student complete a course who’s qualification was out of date, at best by the time they completed the course! Therefore, I decided to……. No less, change how health and fitness education is taught in the UK.
And here you are… at Sport, Fitness and Exercise Academy.
Seeing my students gain employment in the industry makes me proud
I have been around health and fitness almost all of my life. Whilst playing Rugby and progressing onto a successful professional career I decided to pursue a career in health and fitness. I am very proud to have earned international caps playing for Wales under 21 Rugby team.
After completing both my applied sport and exercise science and teaching degree’s I entered into mainstream secondary school as a teacher of physical education and biology. However, I was also coaching the new generation of Welsh Rugby internationals too. My skills as a coach attracted the attention of big multinational health clubs and gym’s. I also quickly progressed into personal training alongside my teaching career. In seeking to develop my skills as a personal trainer I achieved the status of ACSM accredited exercise physiologist and personal trainer.
I have been with SFE Academy since the start. I like the way that no matter your current circumstances, we are able to adapt to you. Students have seen the benefit of having all of the tools to be able to progress in a career in the health and fitness industry from the moment they start. Furthermore, I use my specialisms in strength and conditioning and weight management to help you achieve your personal goals.