I am fully qualified in all aspects of Health & Fitness, with over 25 years of experience within the Industry. I’m not a fresh out of college personal trainer, I first worked in London in Investment Banking for 20 years, starting my Fitness career at some of the UK’s largest health clubs, working evenings & weekends. I now run my own extremely private studio from my home.
Flexibility, is not just something I have but also how I run my studio, the flexibility of running the studio from my home, means my hours can be tailored to suit my clients, no matter how early or how late in the day, whatever your lifestyle I can always work to your time frames & budget.
In 2012 health issues left me with a weight gain of over four stone, I began the journey of weight loss & health restoration. The journey took me through a multitude of emotions & issues; emotional, physical & mental, leaving me in no doubt, that I should use my journey to help others.
Today, I am fitter, stronger & more flexible than I have ever been & I'm no spring chicken, if I can do it, then so can you. Walking alongside you, every step of the way, I will motivate, inspire, encourage & support you through your journey, making sure we have fun along the way.
My aim is to inspire all, to show them that no matter what their; age, size, health or life challenges, YOU can overcome anything, YOU can reach your goals & YOU can be fitter & healthier than you have ever been, you just need determination… the rest you can leave to me.
I look forward to working with you.
Qualifications and Experience
Level 3 First Aid Qualified since 1987
Level 2 Gym Instructor 1997
Indoor Studio Cycle Instructor 1997
Studio Circuit Training Instructor 1997
Anatomy & Physiology Qualification 1997
Level 3 Personal Trainer 1997
BTEC Business Qualification 2014
Aerial Hoop & Pole Fitness Qualification 2013
Nutrition & Weight Management Qualification 2014
I have also studied; Social Sciences, Body Language, Yoga, Ballet Barre, Tap Dancing (Level 5), Meditation, Ketogenic Diet, Ayurveda & many more.
I am a member of many sports and fitness organisations. I am a brand ambassador for several fitness clothing ranges.
I taught at local Health Clubs for 6 years, before going it alone. I have been running my business from my own studio since 2010. Launching SJFitness4Life Limited in 2013. Prior to this I was also qualified as a Microsoft Instructor, Certified Technical Trainer, Certified Desktop Support and over 30 additional Software, technical & Business qualifications.
I am a true patron of Great Britain and believe charity begins at home. Every supplier, clothing company and affiliate that I work with is British. Therefore all of my charity work is for Great Britain and helps those close to home. The charities I support are all local to myself; Animal Welfare, Cats Protection, South Essex Wildlife, All Cancer Charities & more.
Myself and my clients are currently raising money for the South Essex Wildlife Hospital please join us, every penny goes directly to the animals and the people who work for the charity do so for no money, so I know all moneys earned will be used for good. £500.00 was raised for the South Essex Wildlife Hospital.
My next fundraiser is for my studio, I help many many people recovering from injury and illness and those starting fitness for the first time. In order to help more people I need to install ramps and access to my studio (currently accessed through my home). Unfortunately I do not have the finances or help required to do this, therefore I will be running many fundraisers throughout 2020 in order to raise the monies needed to install this equipment. Then I can truly offer my help to everyone in my local community who needs it.
Fundraising starts 01/01/2020.