Nauseating as it may seem, when I use the hashtag #lovemyjob on my social media posts, I really do mean it. Since leaving the corporate world over three and a half years ago now, I am lucky enough to have built not only a job but a career I love in the industry I am passionate about. Although in career terms that change was relatively recent, it was still quite unusual back then to quit a steady, well-paid office job to concentrate on fitness full-time whereas fast forward three years and more and more people are following in my footsteps and saying goodbye to their office, but hello to the gym. Which would make sense given that one of the questions I am asked most often is “how did you become a Personal Trainer, and how can I do it too?” Read on to find out what my advice is when it comes to forging a career in fitness….
Having seen the announcement today that the gorgeous model, dancer and blogger Danielle Peazer has joined the line up for this years’ Be:Fit London Fitness Festival reminded me of the fantastic day I spent with Danielle last year filming two workouts I had choreographed for her on behalf of the Icon UK YouTube channel. Icon asked me to create two short workouts that could be performed anywhere – one more resistance based and one more cardio based, and the results were these Total Body Shaper and HIIT Fat Burning Workout.
Imagine poor Danielle’s face when I demonstrated all of these moves and explained the techniques and benefits…. before stepping back and coaching her through it!
This month I have once again teamed up with the amazing Lifebox (Health and Superfood Delivery Boxes) and Charli Cohen (Sports Luxe Fashion Designer extraordinaire) to create a do anywhere, any time body weight circuit workout. Lucky Lifebox subscribers will receive an illustrated workout card featuring this circuit in their boxes this month, with the super heroine model sporting her Charli Cohen Athena Bodysuit, but I’ve opted for the Isei Bra and Laser Leggings to perform the workout in this video. Four exercises to work the legs, arms and core as well as raise the heart rate – three rounds of this circuit should turn you into a modern superhero in no time! Give it a try and let me know what you think….