This week we caught up with one of our newest team members, Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer Tom Scott.
Tom joined us in July this year and has already made a huge impact. Having previously worked as an estate agent and plasterer, Tom has always had a passion for sport, exercise and fitness. In fact Tom describes himself as “sports-mad” and since his arrival has already joined our squash leagues!
Tom decided to turn his love for fitness into his profession and in April this year, Tom completed his qualifications and now holds his Level 3 Reps Personal Training qualification, Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 2 nutrition. He is also now qualified to teach indoor cycling. Tom is already teaching Functional Training classes, Circuits, Core, Back Care and Group Cycle.
Whilst talking with Tom it was clear that he is incredibly passionate about helping people to get fitter and healthier. When we asked his advice for those starting to think about getting fitter in 2019 Tom explains how he feels that it is much better for those newer to exercise to make smaller, every day changes rather than making a more drastic, perhaps unrealistic, change to their lifestyle that is often harder to make stick for the long-term.
Having now worked at the club for almost five months, we asked Tom about what he likes most about life at Colets. Emphatically, Tom said that it was quite simply the brilliant atmosphere. Speaking with a huge smile on his face, Tom explained how both members and staff together make the atmosphere so friendly, welcoming and fun.
Finally we asked Tom why members should consider investing in personal training. He feels that for everyone wishing to improve their fitness, whatever their goals and whether new to exercise or not, having a clear, dedicated plan is essential. Personal training is not just about a member of the gym team standing over you and telling you to work harder, it’s about working with the member to devise a detailed plan, breaking down overall goals into much more short-term improvements. Tom stresses that as well as the motivational aspect, having variation in your plan to avoid boredom is important and this is where the skill and knowledge of a personal trainer can help. There is no doubting Tom’s passion and drive to work with anyone looking to improve their fitness so why not have a chat with him next time you visit the club or check out his profile on the Personal Training page of our new website?