Life after Sport – A New Path

Since retiring as a Professional Footballer after a 10 year career and 285 professional appearances to my name it was time for a new chapter in my life. With my love of sport and fitness and having to maintain my body and personal fitness for the majority of my life, the obvious choice was a physical job. I decided the experiences I had during my football career could help and hopefully inspire people in need of changing their life for the better, giving them a healthier, happier life.

                        

Personal Training and Sports Massage Therapy it was! After Qualifying with Premier Training, the elite training provider in the field, I could think of nothing better than setting up my own business to help others in reaching their fitness goals. FLEXERCISE was born!

Since that day I have strived to create fun, challenging workouts, tailor-made for the individuals needs, to get the best out of my clients and guide them to reach their goals. I have met clients in need of a sports massage after injuries or running marathons and gladly helped improve their posture or relieve pain. My own experiences of injuries and my knowledge of the anatomy has helped train clients with knee, hip, shoulder and back problems and work around those problems to still achieve their targets.

I have learnt that helping others train their bodies for a healthier lifestyle is more rewarding than I ever imagined it would be and I hope I can continue to help more people for years to come. I always say to clients “I can show you what you should be doing and give you my knowledge, but the hard work to achieve comes from you, I cannot give you that!” I suppose what I’m trying to say is……what you put in to life, you get out!

I’ll leave you with a favourite quote of mine….

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”     William Arthur Ward 

(Originally posted on Thursday, 18 March 2010)