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Discover Paul's Fitness Career

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I love the influence of nutrition, strength and conditioning and sports psychology, aiming to build my client's self-esteem and create the best version of them by building their fitness skyscraper, level by level. First, building the foundations and then adding each layer till they have achieved their goals in feeling good about themselves, being stronger, more resilient and athletic to achieve their desired outcome in losing weight and toning off.

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PHYSICAL TRAINING HISTORY WITHIN THE BRITISH ARMY

  • 2008 - Attended an All Arms Physical Training Instructor (AAPTI) course and became the reconnaissance support company’s physical trainer

  • 2009 and 2011 - Operated as an AAPTI based in England and on overseas operational tours. Conducting physical training on operational tours in itself is extremely challenging, and requires enhanced skills to independently use initiative in order to assess appropriate and safe exercise within potentially dangerous surroundings.

  • 2012 - Glencorse Barracks, Scotland. Trained and selected new recruits for the British Army

  • 2014 - Somme Barracks, Yorkshire. Training soldiers to pass promotional courses and achieve military promotion.

  • 2015 - Infantry Training Centre, Yorkshire. The syllabus contained: -strength and conditioning training, gymnastic agility, swimming, circuit training, battle physical training, obstacle course, combat conditioning, interval training, fartlek training, hill reps, flexibility and mobility, combat conditioning, weight carrying and loaded march. 

  • 2016 - Paul was nominated for an ARTD Trainer of the Year Award 2016 from across the British Army's Training organisation

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SWIM TEACHER HISTORY

While serving, I completed my swim teacher qualification at Aldershot 50m Olympic pool and then instructed army recruits to swim at Nuffield Health Catterick. When I left the army, I taught at Nuffield Health, Didsbury, Manchester, for a year before moving to Stables Leisure Club.

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MY EDUCATIONAL PATHWAY IN FITNESS

  • I first started instructing as a black belt in Shotokan Karate when I was a teenager.

  • When I was in my early 20's, I joined the British Army as an infantryman; from this point, I progressed into an all Arms Physical Training Instructor.

  • The next stage was to complete my YMCA Master Personal Trainer qualification, including sports strength and conditioning, indoor cycling instructor, kettlebell instructor, and much more.

  • In 2021, I completed BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Bolton, achieved first-class honours and the Board of Governors award for academic excellence from a nutritional study.

  • I am currently studying at the University of Chester in MSc Exercise and Nutrition Science to enrol with the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register.

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STABLES LEISURE CLUB

In 2017 I started working as a personal trainer in Stables Leisure Club whilst keeping my home personal training clients, coaching in (as seen below):

  • Army, Navy and Police Preparation

  • Running training from 10 km races to marathons

  • Weight loss and building muscle

  • Strength and conditioning rehabilitation

  • Sports performance and nutrition 

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 DISCOVER PAUL'S SPORTING HOBBIES

AND INTERESTS

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Attended multiple seasons in triathlon. Competing at olympic distance across various locations nationwide and overseas, including some of the following competitions: K1 Cyprus, Army South Cerney, Police Championships Ullswater, Cumbria and Salford multiple times. Also competed in The Big Cheese North Yorkshire and Rubicon's 70.3. Off-season training through winter periods was with the Army's National Triathlon Team which included coaching from a Commonwealth Games athlete and Swim Smooth instructors.  

Started competing in triathlons, running for the British Army, completing 3 seasons of the UK North cross country. During this time I also ran for the Penicuik Harriers and gained a Jog Scotland Qualification with the club, as well as coaching other runners. I achieved a personal goal by progressing to fell running followed by cross country and finally running marathons all over the United Kingdom.

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Volunteer for lead safety cyclists on Land’s End to John O’Groats road cycle (LEJOG).  Planned and delivered a structured systematic training program. Responsible for navigation in which the event was completed one day earlier due to efficiency, thus received a Leadership award. Afterwards created and posted an 18-minute video on social media detailing specific tips on how to cycle and complete LEJOG.