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My name is Dan; I am a Personal Trainer with a passion for helping people to change their lives through health and fitness.

In 2010 I weighed over 18 stone. Being overweight had a negative impact on my health, my confidence, relationships, family life, and work life; in fact it had an impact on all areas of my life.

I tried every diet I could find from shakes & soups to points tracking & ‘magic’ diet pills. Time and time again I would lose a bit of weight then fall of the wagon and wind up back where I started. Before chucking in the towel I decided to give my last resort a go and join a gym – this changed everything!

Over 2 years I fell in love with exercise and discovered a healthy lifestyle that didn’t involve dieting and giving up my favourite foods. It took time and hard work, but in total I lost over 5 stone!

Losing weight completely changed my life!!!

In 2016 I qualified as a Personal Trainer! I now have the best job in the world! If you want to improve your health, lose weight, tone up, become fitter and stronger, increase your confidence and most importantly HAVE FUN! Then book a free session with me!

Areas of expertise

  • Weight loss
  • Toning and body shaping
  • Fitness and strength training
  • Nutrition, habits and lifestyle change
  • Chronic disease management
  • Lower back pain management


  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 3 (advanced) Exercise Referral for Health Management Coach
  • Level 4 Specialist in Lower Back Pain
  • Exercise for Weight Management
  • Advanced Resistance Training
  • Triggerpoint Foam Roller and Massage Ball Practitioner


Sport has always been a passion of mine from a very young age; I was always at my happiest when I was outdoors being active and this stood me in good stead to successfully step in to an effective coaching role in a range of sports.

Football was always at the forefront of my personal sporting endeavours and I continued to play up to semi-professional level. Unfortunately, I was plighted by injury and was forced to stop playing altogether at the risk of long-term ligament damage.

This inspired me to get in to the gym and work on strengthening the muscles around the joint. During this time, soon discovered a love for fitness training; I loved the way it made me feel, both physically and mentally, and it went a long way to filling the void left by the loss of football.

I’d always taken pleasure from the feeling of helping someone achieve their goals during my career as a sports coach and realised I could have even more of an impact as a Personal Trainer.

I am passionate about helping my clients to achieve their fitness goals, whatever they may be. As a Personal Trainer, I believe it is vital that the people I work with have a positive experience with their training and become empowered; I want them to become confident enough to take real ownership of their fitness and health both during and beyond their time with me.


  • BA(Hons) Sports Coaching and Sports Development
  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Bootcamps and Circuits
  • TRX Suspension
  • Level 1 and 2 in a variety of Sports (Gymnastics to Football)


  • Weight Loss and Toning
  • HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training
  • Nutrition
  • Sport Specific Training