I did a 3 month Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Therapy with Premier Training in 2000 and started work at the Ivy Court gym in Perth, where I was a member of before I started my course. I spent 3 years there learning before moving to Livingwell Health Club. That was an amazing experience, working on the gym floor and teaching classes with a great team and lots of great members. I did some Personal Training in my spare time and eventually took the plunge and started my own business at the start of 2006, still in Livingwell then Bannatynes.
I continued to study, doing the NLP Practitioner course in 2010 then going on to study fitness courses with Faster which completely changed the way I thought about training and underpins everything I do today.
I have continued to run marathons and went a step crazier in 2014 by running the 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon in the same weekend at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. I also did my first Half Ironman in 2017 and taught myself how to do the front crawl by studying other swimmers then trying to replicate it myself.