out of the box.
I am a highly enthusiastic and motivated Training Instructor with over 24 years' experience working with the British Armed Forces in the UK and abroad. I joined the army at 16, served 10 years in the 1st Bn Green Howards, gaining selection to box for the British Army and to play Rugby League for the Infantry. My passion for physical fitness and the outdoor life was recognised with my selection to the Royal Army Training Corps (RAPTC).
My Adventure Training Instructor Qualifications are substantial. The ATI Graduation Video is the culmination of 6 months training to achieve the Adventurous Training qualifications required to instruct others in the Army. I can honestly say this was the most outstanding experience of my career in fitness.
I have worked under pressure in team situations and individual tasks and understand how to get the best out of myself and others. I have numerous qualifications in all aspects of fitness, coaching and leadership including REPS Level 3 Advanced Instructor (Register of Exercise Professionals) UK. You are welcome to view my full CV.
My Adventure Training Qualifications
SPA, Single Pitch Award for Climber Leading & Supervising groups
ML, Mountain Leader Award, Supervising groups.
BCU, British Canoe Union Level 2 (Inland Instructor).
BCU, British Canoe Union Level 3 (Open Canoe).
MBLT, Mountain Bike Trail Leader.
APDT, Adventurous Personal Development Training.
Skiing, Nordic, Alpine, Touring Advance skier.
Walking Blue, roller skiing (it's like cross country skiing without snow!), boxing, kayaking and any kind of gym and outdoor adventure sport. My ultimate inactive hobby is supporting Middlesbrough FC whenever I can.
I am a Director of Military 1st Fitness with my business partner Paul Garden (both of us were former military colleagues) to bring army style training to the civilian population of Harrogate. Paul and I have trained all from the most unfit young recruits to experienced soldiers to handle the physical and mental demands of extreme situations. I am proud of the reputation we have built up in Harrogate as the only army fitness company run and led by army qualified Physical Training Instructors.
I am a Director of Performax Fitness gym with my business partner Justin O'Halloran. Performax Fitness is based in a warehouse on the outskirts of Harrogate and offers a real sense of the edgy, dynamic, come as you are attitude to training. Our strong membership is testament to the outstanding coaching we offer, diversity of classes and our creative, unreserved approach to training. The Performax Fitness culture is informal, personal and adventurous. I enjoy training myself in the gym and developing new challenges for our members.