Meet your trainer
I have been a personal trainer for the last 7 years. I originally specialised in getting people fitter and stronger and looking better aesthetically. The reason I say originally is because that’s how I started out, I was and still am a transformation specialist coach; I became known for getting my clients in the best shape, in the shortest amount of time; and as the saying goes I lived by the sword and ended up slightly dying by it… in the form of a Gaelic football match.
Rewind to 2020, I was in the best shape of my life aesthetically, training hard, getting amazing results for my clients both face to face and online. It was the day after a long day of coaching, I finished late and had a Gaelic football match mid-morning the next day, I remember thinking to myself as I was tying my boots I could do without this today, I was dehydrated from the day before, and got up late which meant breakfast was an on the go after thought.
I wouldn’t say I skipped the warm up but I definitely shaved it down a little; thought process being I would conserve what little energy I had for the game ahead. Everything felt great and locked in, so I naturally got stuck into the game; close the end of the first half I broke out into a sprint… I jolted slightly and felt a searing pain shoot from the back of my thigh, followed by a feeling of what can only be described as boiling hot water poured down the back of my leg into my knee.
To speed this story up slightly I spent the next 8 weeks off work and was diagnosed with a grade 3 hamstring tear and the next 9 months unable to handle any significant load on my lower body.
Now research has always been my thing and I guess was the reason for my success with body transformations, I was obsessed with uncovering every nook and cranny to get my clients the fastest results in the shortest amount of time; but when it came to rehabilitation, truthfully, at that time, I worked closely with a physio and quite frankly let them handle it, and followed the protocols given without any further research.
I knew I had to get back to work ASAP, but was struggling to walk let alone do a squat. I remember laying on the sofa, leg up, scanning back through my phone at previous lifts I had done, analysing technique, muscular imbalance. I thought to myself looking over my technique I could see a slight shift to one side, perhaps this slight muscular imbalance was a contributor to the tear.
For the next 9 months (and still to this day) I immerse myself in everything rehab- specifically for the lower limb and shoulder, alongside my knowledge in nutrition and exercise. I interned with physios, spent time with rehabilitation specialists, read the recommended reading lists and did/continue to do the courses.
Which to a certain extent is what lead me to becoming part of, and continuing to help improve Fitcure; At Fitcure I specialise in transforming clients physically, through weight loss and muscle built, but with an extensive knowledge of rehabilitation to ensure that you get where you need to be quickly, but also safely, with better posture, muscular balance, control and resiliency, so you can take on, not only muscle beach, but any challenge life throws your way.
I specialise in transforming clients physically, through weight loss and muscle built, with an extensive knowledge of rehabilitation to ensure that you get where you need to be quickly, but also safely, with better posture, muscular balance, control and resiliency, so you can take on, not only muscle beach, but any challenge life throws your way. 😊