Welcome, to my little space on the internet – thanks for visiting!
Who am I? I am a 23 year old Personal Trainer giving an inside into my career in the fitness industry. I may be young but I have been a qualified Personal Trainer for 5 years, plus a year of studying prior to this. However, my journey didn’t start here – I first started working in the industry as a 14 year old gymnastics enthusiast, when my coach at the time asked me to help her coach the younger gymnasts. I jumped at the chance and took my Level 1 Coaching Qualification 6 months later. At this point I realised my love for teaching and passion for exercise and knew the direction I wanted to take in education.
Exercise and sport has always been my one true passion having competed as a gymnast, a synchronised swimmer, but mostly a competitive swimmer for 3 years growing up. My love of challenging myself has expanded over the years into challenging my gymnasts and challenging my clients. I also specialise in Ante and Post Natal exercise and exercising with disabilities; these elements of personal training I love but also really challenge me. I love being able to train different ages, abilities and people with different goals.
In addition to this I am a Level 3 Qualified Sports Massage Therapist. I absolutely love being a masseuse and I am constantly learning – experience is everything. Sports Massage and Personal Training really compliment each other as each practise broadens my knowledge of the other. I really understand how the body works and now find helping clients to rehabilitate injuries naturally as I can see the problem from both perspectives.
Finally, I am an aerobics class instructor and teach a lot of classes, (I am certainly busy). I teach spinning – a fantastic cardio workout, great for the legs, various classes including core and HIIT training etc; and finally Metafit™. Some people may have not heard of this even though it is an internationally taught class based on the HIIT principles. I will write a blog post on the benefits of Metafit and HIIT training in general to explain more.
“All of the above roles come under one job title. 2015 has been a big year for me as I received a promotion at my place of work to being the Assistant Fitness Manager of our gym. A role I am so proud to have been given; I love my work and now having more responsibility and opportunity to change and develop our gym is a privilege.” An update on this can be read here in a post written in October 2016.
I am bursting to share ideas and tips that I experience every day, I dream of being a fitness writer along side my day job – I love to travel and am lucky to have a job/skill I’m able to take around the world with me. I practise what I preach and this is a little snip of my journey including all things health and fitness. Find me on twitter https://twitter.com/s_ganderton or follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sophieganderton/ for more of an inside to my life.
I aim for my website to hopefully inspire and motivate as I do with my clients every day. Please feel free to contact me with any question/comments you may have or if you want me to train you I am based in the beautiful setting of Dorset, South of England.
Thank you again. xo