In 1997, I suffered muscles spasms in my back and was prescribed strong painkillers and signed off work for 4 weeks. I realised then I had to do something about my fitness as I didn’t want to go through life affected by back problems in the same way my Mum did.
So I entered the London Marathon! I had watched it on tv, felt inspired but thought it was for people fitter than me. I felt I needed something big to get me moving and this was perfect. Even better when I got in first time!
Crossing the finish line that day completely changed my life. I felt an enormous sense of achievement that I had never experienced before and came away with the desire to help others achieve something amazing as I had just done. If I can do it, anyone can. I quit my job as a Pizza Chef and trained to become a Personal Trainer.