Favourite Clean Meal? – Bring on the summer, because my favourite meal is always a BBQ, and yes this can be healthy. Wrap some fish in some tinfoil with a slice of lemon, throw it on the BBQ. Mushrooms with butter, a nice lean burger. Marinade some chicken through the day and pop that on there. Serve it all with a good helping of salad… OK, I’m dribbling!
Favourite cheat meal? – I’m sad to say I’m a complete chocoholic, so much so I’ve had to do the odd 90 day detox to stop me craving it!
Is there a member of club that stands out? – A Little like Beth’s blog, there are many members who have achieved things in there time with AFC. But for myself its Amy McVittie. Not only has her body transformation been incredible, but she gives it 100% during classes, and is now inspiring her daughters to workout at home as well!
What made you join the team? – I didn’t join, I started it! In all honesty, the reason I got this going was down to one of my clients mentioning to me that it would be great if I ran a class for her and my clients. That was it, the seed was planted, and I started it off in 2013 (I think) and it has snowballed from there. Interestingly, that client never came to a single class, but I hold her completely responsible.
What is your favourite part of the job? – I love running the classes, I look forward to it each week. Trying to keep people motivated when they are clearly dying is tough, but it’s the part I like the most, to push people just that little more.
What is your favourite style of workout? – I love a circuit!! Especially when we are working a particular part of the body. But my favourite is an ab session. You will see me jump into the middle of the crowd, get them to sit in a circle, and you know that shit is about to go down… abs are about to die, and I love it!
Favourite music track? – Anything upbeat! But for pure cheese, got to love Justin Timberlake – Can’t stop the feeling
Weekend activities? – Outside of club I work at Pot Lympne where I have been for almost 20 years, as well as running another business Team building with BITE. But over the last year I have made it a priority to find time for myself, my beautiful fiancé and friends. Now this feels a little like a dating website, I like movies, creating and hanging out with friends, travelling (my Team Building business lets me do a lot of this). But my absolute favourite thing is spending time with Sarah, planning our wedding and just doing everyday stuff with her… it turns out I’m a giant sop!
What would you like the future of club to be? – I want us to have our own place! We have made so much progress this year, but to go from what we have to what I want is a huge step. Being able to run more classes from our own venue, with the real AFC vibe, a permanent set up would just be incredible, and something I am determined to make happen. We have also spent a LOT of time and money on our Home Workout area, and I am dead proud of what we have created. But I want the world to see it. We have so much content on there with more being added weekly, but I want people all across the country to take part in our amazing workouts using this facility. Its going to happen, time and patience and determination.