Welcome, You Glorious Weirdo.
Every fricking website seems to have an essay about its creator, and I hate it. Like I care what primary school they went to and how many hamsters they own. And now I’m going to write one about myself *eye roll*. But, I do think it’s important that you know a little about where I’m coming from. It’s honestly not that weird that a highly qualified personal trainer is telling you not to work out.
I have been a trainer since I was 18, and over my 20 years in the business, I am got to be damn good at it. I even owned my own gym for 6 years. Fitness suited my brain at the time, I liked the black and white science of it: “do this and you’ll get these results”. Except that it actually doesn’t work like that does it? The more I trained people, the more greys started to appear (I’m talking about in the science, not my hair).
It was becoming super-clear that the Weight Loss Industry doesn’t work for everyone. In fact, when I really thought about it, it was obvious that it barely worked for anyone. I realised that my job as a trainer wasn’t to make people’s lives better. It was to give them information that works only in a science lab and for a small percentage of the population, and then to gaslight and blame everyone else when it didn’t work for them. And honestly, by the end, I felt grimy and I couldn’t hide any more.
So, I stopped doing that and my soul immediately felt lighter. And now I show people why they’re not lab rats or robots, and that there are better ways to feel fitter, healthier, happier, all without having to be shamed into making life changes.