Fitness History

Always a keen sportsman, fitness has always been a big part of my life.  I have always been an active member of local sports teams that includedfootball, athletics, tennis and rugby.  A career in the sport/fitness industry would become inevitable.
 
After completing GCSE and A Level physical education qualifications (plus various others), I spent a brief time in sales before I successfully passed all the required exams to become a Firefighter with West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.
 
It was within this role that my love for sport and fitness grew.  
I was offered the chance to become a PTI (Physical Training Instructor) for my watch at Worthing Fire Station to undertake annual fitness exams and offer advice and training for my colleagues.  

The Fire Service enrolled me with Sussex Sport at The University of Sussex to undertake all the relevant fitness qualifications: 

Fitness Qualifications

NRQ (City & Guilds) Level 2 in Fitness Instructing
NRQ (City & Guilds) Level 3 in Personal Training
Exercise & Fitness Knowledge (Credit)
Health Safety & Professionalism in Exercise
& Fitness Instruction (Distinction)
Instructing Gym Based Exercise (Credit)
Level 2 Award in Circuit Training
Level 2 Award in Studio Resistance Training

 
First Aid Qualifications
 
As a fitness professional, I believe it is extremely important that 
not only do I understand the anatomy of muscles, joints and bones but to also have a deeper understanding of anatomy for first aid purposes. 
 
Since working for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, I have 
gained invaluable and significant first aid experience through attending various emergencies.

I further increased my knowledge by joining local SECAMB 
(South East Coast Ambulance Service) Co-responding scheme.  
This has given me vast experience in performing essential life support and trauma care.  

My passion for first aid, coupled with the fantastic and in-depth training I have received has helped  me achieve commendations for life saving actions.

Qualifications

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - SECAMB
Co Responder First Person On Scene (FPOS) - SECAMB
Heart Start Instructor (Emergency Life Support Course)
- British Heart Foundation
Extended Skills Update Course - SECAMB