One of the things I love most about my line of work, helping ignite a passion for people to discover their strength. And no, this doesn’t extend exclusively to females. Nothing makes me prouder than when clients start to ask questions, and want to learn more.

After taking a lovely lady through one such session this past week, I was reminded of the first commercial gym I joined and how I had no idea what I was doing. I remember feeling so intimidated, insecure and threatened that instead of thanking a lovely older man who tried to correct my technique on a seated row, I hastily made a retreat to the change rooms. Little did I know this man was a sports scientists in his country of birth and would go on to give me one of my first educations around strength training. So I can understand how and why this can be a deal breaker for some people.

Do you lack confidence on the gym floor? Are you unsure about your technique or what exercises are going to be most beneficial to meet your individual goals? Do you simply have no fkn idea what you are doing?You are only human and you can’t be expected to know everything and be good at everything, especially if it’s foreign to anything you’ve ever done. So be brave and ask for help and if it’s offered take it up. Learning to lift properly can make or break your training experience, and your body!

Want to learn how to lift in a supportive environment and gain confidence in what you and your body can do? Come and train with me!