Owner/ Director of Fitnesshub
I have always been interested in sport, particularly sports journalism, sponsorship and coaching. This led me to undertake a sports coaching and personal training diploma, and start a gym apprenticeship. It was during these times I found my love for the health and fitness industry. The atmosphere of the gym, the determination of the members and encouragement from the personal trainers really rubbed off on me. From here I realised I had to find my place in the fitness world.
Since 2007 I have worked in many gyms around Brighton and Hove teaching classes, running bootcamps, being the 'go to' coach for referrals from GP's and a vast array of other roles within the industry.
It was in 2012 that my personal training really took off, and I founded ABtraining.
I love the challenge each client brings. Do they want to burn that stubborn body fat? Do they want to achieve a 1RM squat personal best? Or sometimes the most rewarding, even learning how to walk again.
ABtraining has been growing year after year, and with this has brought many successful stories. I am very excited to be opening Fitnesshubs brand new gym and personal training facility here in Brighton. Look forward to seeing you down here.
"I had been a member of various commercial gyms over the years and would go along and do my little training routine fairly regularly but frankly without much enthusiasm and, inevitably, my fitness reached a plateau and would never be going anywhere further unless I shifted up a gear.
I discovered Alex at Fitnesshub 3 years ago. I was just doing a half hour PT session and usually one mixed group session per week. I only wanted to gain a little more muscle tone and maybe shed a couple of kilos, and Alex devised a regime to suit me with these goals. The sessions were varied, focused and very effective - but also fun. No two sessions were ever the same, and that raised my enthusiasm straight away, meaning those goals no longer seemed so unachievable. Dietary advice was also freely given, and I was inspired to make a few changes there too.
After a couple of years, I was feeling really satisfied with progress and felt I wanted to do more, so I now have longer PT sessions and also attend the Tuesday/Thursday evening men's 'Spartan' group classes every week - where I find it perfectly possible (though not always easy) to do a 60 minute hard session with guys mostly twice my size and half my age! Everyone is welcoming and the atmosphere is spot-on - serious but still good fun.
So, goals have been met. I am as fit as I've ever been, my weight is exactly where I want it, and I reckon my body is in the best shape since I was in my 20's (maybe I should mention I will be 60 next March!)".