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!
My name is Max Emery. I’m 24 years old and a Personal Trainer and Bootcamp Instructor at Ufit.
When I left school aged 18, I knew I didn’t want a typical office job, it just wasn’t for me.
Throughout my school years I had always been involved in various sports, such as Football, Tennis and Hockey. This interest in sport has stayed with me and will continue throughout my life.
During my time at Windsor Boys I was helping with the coaching of PE at a local middle school
as part of a Sports Leadership course. I loved the satisfaction that it gave me, seeing people achieving their goals and improving themselves. So combining my active lifestyle and helping others to change their lives for the better it was obvious that Personal Training was a great choice of career.
Now realising that a career in Personal Training was my next step in life, I enrolled on a course with Premier Training (one of the leading health and fitness training providers). By December 2009 I had gained my Personal Training Diploma.
My first job at LA Fitness in Burnham was a real eye-opener to the tough world of Personal Training. My next job was at Fitness First in High Wycombe, which was much better, but still far from ideal. Commercial gyms didn’t have the ‘personal touch’ with their members, much more worried about filling the gym and less about the results being achieved.
I spent my next couple of years self-employed, training clients locally around Windsor, until I stumbled upon uFit, a company that took the ‘getting results’ bit seriously and after meeting with Sam I could see that he had great ambition for the company’s growth. Finally, a place where I could progress with and improve my all-round knowledge.
I take my own training and yours very seriously, but that doesn’t mean I’m not a fun and friendly guy. If you see me around the gym, feel free to introduce yourself and ask questions. I look forward to helping you reach your potential, whatever your goal !