I would like to think of myself as being a good example of making a
success of a career change...
Having retired as a Detective after completing 30 years in the Police
Service, I then followed my passion into the Health, Fitness and Well-being
industry in a full-time capacity.
During the last 11 years of my Police Service, in my spare time, I gained
several qualifications to support my passion and development of a career
into Health & Fitness that included establishing a successful gym and
fitness membership in a private members sports club, and which, I have no
doubt, helped me in gaining my first full-time job in the industry, as a
Health and Fitness Manager with David Lloyd Leisure.
I then progressed to working full-time as an External Verifier, with a top UK
Awarding Body, and which included a dual-purpose role as Special
Projects Manager in partnership with The Fitness Industry Association and
their Codes of Practice. I also achieved an award as the Outstanding
External Verifier at the Company’s 20th year anniversary awards event.
During my career in this industry, I have gained numerous qualifications
and progressed to becoming an Assessor, Internal and External Verifier.
Over the past 6 years I have been working with several Internationally
recognised Training Providers and Organisations to establish a more
recognised standard for exercise professionals.
I am very much a people person and enjoy the face-to-face environment,
but also appreciate the importance of social media and digital inclusions.