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Dave – Head Coach

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I’m not your traditional personal trainer. I was rubbish at sports in school and always picked last. I preferred to have my nose in a book back then.

But then one day all of that changed. I got to a point in my life where I weighed 22st 6lbs, I’d flitted in and out of the gym, but I lacked the consistency to ever do anything serious about it. Then a friend of mine made this bet, 1 year, £100 to the most improved physique… I wasn’t bothered about the cash, I just wanted to beat him.

Now this is where that background of having my nose in books came in handy. I stopped devouring doughnuts and started devouring knowledge instead. I learned everything I could about exercise and nutrition and as I learned I put it all into practice.

I dropped weight like you wouldn’t believe, 6 months into the year and I was down to 17st, nearly a quarter of my bodyweight gone. But I didn’t stop there. I continued to learn, I continued to work, I continued to strive towards any goal I set my mind to.

I started doing Muay Thai and I learned first hand how to take the exercises I had learned and make them functional. The goal now was to get in the ring. To do that I dropped another 3st, hitting a lowest weight of 14st on the dot, I was literally 2/3 the man I used to be!

All the while I kept learning more and more about my sport and about the human body. To learn something to this level you need to be passionate about it. I had that passion, but to just change my body, my health and my fitness was no longer enough. I wanted to help other people achieve their goals too.

So I started CoFit Personal Training with this as the main ethos, you and me, working together to reach whatever goals that we can put our minds to. A company that is built around a simply but immensely powerful mantra

Your progress is our passion


Qualifications

  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
  • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Circuit Training
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Kettlebell Training
  • Body Type Nutrition Foundation Coach
  • Body Type Nutrition Acreditted Coach
  • NLP Practitioner
  • KO8 Certified Instructor
  • CNELM BSc Nutrition Science (In progress)

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Ilona – Head of Online TrainingIMG_0257-2

I’ve always been interested in eating healthy and keeping active, but for me that used to mean running as much as possible and eating endless fruit salads! Then a couple of years before my wedding I was introduced to the weights area of the gym and I have never looked back!

Nowadays as well as working with CoFit handling many of our online clients I am also a competitive bodybuilder, currently competing in the body fitness category.

I want to use my story to inspire more people (and particularly women) that often the shape you are looking for can be found by hanging up the running shoes and picking up some dumbbells! But inline with our company motto of “it’s not just about losing weight” I want to do more than that, I want to empower people to be able to achieve things they didn’t think possible.


Qualifications

  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
  • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Circuit Training
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Kettlebell Training

 

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