Guy is our new Personal Trainer based in the UK.
We asked him a few questions about his journey into his Calisthenics and fitness.
What inspired you to start Personal Training?
One of my main passions in life is movement.
Whether it’s off-piste skiing, bear walking with my toddler or practising handstands in the garden, moving my body is something I do on a daily basis and its this passion that inspired me to become a personal trainer.
How did you get in to Calisthenics?
Over the years, my approach to training has become much more fluid and in many ways, more rewarding.
A typical lad in his early 20s, I was once a slave to the gym and, if you ask my wife, not much fun!
After challenging myself in areas outside of the gym (I quit my job and moved to Switzerland to do a ski season and then moved to Australia), I found a new sense of appreciation for a more dynamic approach to fitness and dived headfirst into the world of Calisthenics (a fancy word for body weight training).
What I love about bodyweight training is that you can literally do it anywhere on anything.
For me, the creativity involved brings a new level of satisfaction over and above traditional weight training that you might do in a gym. It also doesn’t hurt that you also get great results!
You also get great crossover into other areas including martial arts (e.g.BJJ), dance and sport in general.
What’s your Personal Training style?
I’d describe myself as enthusiastic, motivational and creative.
I love showing people what a great workout you can achieve by bodyweight training and helping people to achieve things they did not think they were capable of, whatever that might be.
I love getting people active, particularly where you also get the benefit of enjoying some time in nature, even if it’s raining!
Mixing exercise with time outdoors is, for me, one of life’s greatest pleasures.