Hey, It's Sam
A long long long long long time ago, ok not that long (I’m only 25!) ago I was a wee little kid just starting out with junior football at my local club Beaconsfield…Like all kids I loved football and I used to come home after school with holes in my trousers and ripped shoes from diving and kicking way too much. (Kicking the football! lol) My mum probably hated it but hey, I enjoyed my time back then.
A few years on and my love for football grew and I was snapped up by QPR to play for their youth team. This is probably where my strict attitude comes from! No excuses! And has been with me ever since! My diet had to be pretty good and I was exercising every day, with little time for studies or ‘alone time’. I moved on from QPR to Southampton which meant my daily routine had to become even stricter, leaving straight from school to Southampton, doing my homework in the car and eating some healthy salad (So I couldn’t spill it anywhere in the car!) before I arrived for training. It was a hectic time but I learnt so much about myself and what I could achieve.
I left Burnham Grammar to become a professional footballer with 8 A*s-As and a B & C. Not bad for someone who had only a car journey to ‘study’! I remember one time playing a tournament in France in-between my Geography and Maths exam…I left straight after my Maths exam to catch a train to France to meet up with my football team then arrived back in England in the early hours of Monday morning, just a few hours before my exam was supposed to start! haha. Crazy times! But that was what life was like!
Anyways…I left Cambridge, my professional football club a few years, after my contract was expired and as you can probably tell, I couldn’t bare the thought of sitting in an office all day and decided to take the career route of personal training. It sounded interesting, I could help people live a better lifestyle, was very sociable and allowed me the flexibility of working my own hours AND I can’t stand not being my own boss!
I took a job in LA Fitness, self employed in Northwood as a personal trainer and quickly became well known due to my energetic personality and ‘talk to anyone’ attitude. It’s also where I met the very beautiful Helen, and I haven’t looked back ever since. Just the time when I needed to knuckle down, work hard and earn a good living I finally meet my girlfriend…BAM! lol. (We’re still together after all these years! I think she’s also my PA – You’ll soon realise how forgetful I am…But I am improving!!! :DDD )
I was offered a job at David lloyds, a lot closer to home with less outgoings so it was an easy decision to switch, even if it meant not seeing Helen during the day (she left too actually!) and again I became involved with certain weight loss projects going on in-house which were really awesome! It was a great club and I had some awesome clients but I felt I needed to find my own identity, I didn’t want to work for a big box gym, slaving away. I wanted to create my own path and serve the community that found it hard to join a a gym or found little results whilst being there.
And then my brain clicked! What if I offered an affordable solution to many people’s problems whilst doing it away from the gym at a convenient location!? BOOTCAMP!!! Bingo…I was on to a winner, and after several weeks of jotting down ideas and logistics uFit Bootcamp was born!! TADA! And is continuing to serve the local community today.
Now many people struggle losing weight as they don’t have the knowledge or the motivation to do it themselves. But…If I could help with both then surely people would be better off? I’d had some truly outstanding results with clients beforehand and if my newfound clients could apply those same techniques then there’s nothing stopping them to achieving greater things.
Last summer I moved into a new location, which is bigger, better and just another level to what I already had, making it without doubt the #1 Weight Loss and fat Loss Facility in Slough and the surrounding areas. After all, I’m here to help get the best out of you! And that’s all I ask for, 100% from You and I will give the same.
I was an extremely accident prone child and by the age of fourteen I was suffering from a lot of joint problems and muscular imbalances and my borderline eating disorder didn't help either.
On the advice of my GP I started weightlifting, to build some strength. Within weeks I was absolutely addicted! So much so I fell In love with my newfound strength and fitness.
At the age of seventeen in a dark and dingy night club in Ibiza, I meet my better half emma.
We have been joined at the hip since.
In my early 20s while training, I was approached by the gym owner (a strength sports legend) who encouraged me to enter a local power lifting contest. Completely out of my depth and up against some truly talented individuals I finished in last place by some margin. This however didn't matter to me at all! I had the time of my life and lifted way more then I ever dreamed possible!!
Over the next four years I improved tremendously. Winning several Bench Press contests in the 125kg class and placing in the medals in the 'full' powerlifting category.
Short arms, wide chest and a flexible spin made me a natural Bench Presser.
In 2008, at the BIC Bournemouth, in front of one of the biggest crowds in British powerlifting history (and Sky Sports) I managed to win the British bench press championships. Beating two former record holders and three former champions. Twice that day I locked out the British record of 267.5 kgs only for it to be disallowed due to a technical issue.
One of the biggest Bench Presses on the day and definitely the biggest smile as I took my medal home absolutely shattered.
In 2009 I managed to legitimately Bench press the 267.5 record to squeeze into a very lucky third place at the GPC World Powerlifting Championship.
By 2014 and years of handling silly, heavy weights they had taken it's toll on my already battered joints.
At around about 21 stone I was finding being mobile more and more difficult...
So I decided to drop some weight and work on my fitness.
I started running.
It was difficult to start. I was battling knee and hip issues but I started slow and built things up very very gradually.
With a lot of help and support from my better half, Emma, and some amazing friends I managed to drop six stone In body weight and get into the best shape of my life. I started entering distance running/cycling races and also obstacle races for a new challenge.
So far I've had a amazing amount of fun running two dozen half marathons, six full marathons, one 100km ultra and scores of other fun races.
My aim as a personal trainer is to support and encourage your fitness journey.
I want to find your own personal goals, smash them and work on your secret goals you never believed you could achieve. I aim to simplify everything as much as possible. To provide honest advice with as much empathy and fun as possible.
Personally I believe with the right attitude, support and encouragement we can all do amazing things!
My name is kellie and my passion is all things admin, systems and support.
I wanted to be a ballerina when I was a little girl and then I wanted to be a director. I wanted to be able to see a project from start to finish and watch the amazing final production live in front of me. As we age dreams change but I love that I have the opportunity to support people from the start of their health and fitness journey and see their incredible transformations right in front of my eyes. It is a privilege to be involved.
I started Fitpro Assistant so that I could support Personal Trainers in giving the absolute best service that they possibly could to their clients. It is our collective job to give you THE BEST experience.
I started my qualifications in counselling after completing my diploma in administration to ensure that I continued to give the gold standard in support that you deserve.
Along with Sam and his amazing team I will support you and always have you back. You can contact me whenever you have a question or need some help, even if you just need someone to talk to.