What is your biggest accomplishment in your career and sport?
I have been a personal trainer and coach for 8 years now, working with a variety of clientele. They include competitive physique athletes, pro MMA fighters and golfers, semi-pro footballers and professional musicians. And of course the general public who all have individual, specific goals in mind — whether that’s improving mobility and strength or running their first ultra-marathon.
I’m particularly proud that every athlete I have ever put forward for a competitive physique athlete show has placed and won a trophy in their chosen category.
My own sporting accomplishments are becoming a district junior athletics champion, 2 x ‘Regional Natural Bodybuilding Champion’ and 1 x ‘Best Wheels in the South’ trophy holder — my personal favourite, which essentially means best legs on the day. Haha.
How do you set your goals?
I set goals by micro-managing a situation. This is when I take a goal I have in mind for myself or the client and I make small manageable goals that are achieved session-to-session resulting in constant progress.
What is the best advice you have been given?
Without doubt the best advice I’ve been given and practice is: “Fail more, it’s where we learn.”
Where do you draw your inspiration?
My inspiration started from the bodybuilding legends of the 70s/80s and 90s…Arnie, Franco, Bob Paris, Tom Platz and Sergio etc., but over recent years I have been very fortunate to know some fantastic athletes within my sport and this community drives me. We’re there to support and inspire each other.
How important is nutrition?
Nutrition is fundamental whatever the goal and is not to be overlooked. I’ve invested a lot of my time and money into learning about and keeping up-to-date with the ever-changing world of nutrition, in fact I think I would class nutrition above training in most everyday situations.
Tell us about your experience integrating MEDA into your daily routine?
In my experience there are two things people fail to do when trying to achieve optimal performance in and out the gym. Focus and recovery. I’ve been integrating MEDA’s Focus drink into my daily routine before my morning training session.. I’ve been trialling this now for two weeks and I’m starting to notice a difference in maintaining my focus under pressure. I’ll be reporting back on this in my next post.
What does being a Medahuman mean to you?
Being a Medahuman for me is about going beyond what others around you are doing — striving to achieve the extra 1% in a world where 99% is the norm.
What would be your ultimate achievement? How are you going to get there?
I am going to achieve an overall win at a bodybuilding show, this is the only trophy I am yet to win at a regional. But my ultimate ambition and goal, is to represent my country at a world finals. To achieve this I will have to be at my best, far better than what I am now, I’ve a lot of work to do but nothing I feel time and consistency won’t achieve. Really focusing on the things I can control. Training, food and posing.