What do you love most about your job?
There’s so many aspects I love about my profession, so choosing the one I like most is difficult. If I have to narrow it down, the fact that I get to help people to reach their full mental & physical potential hits the No1 spot. Helping clients realise that they have so much potential, that they can be strong, body confident, and raise the bar in all aspects of their life.
What has been your career highlight to date?
Another tough question as there’s been many over the last 11 years in this Health & Fitness game. One particular moment does stick out for me. that time I was called to the stage by Pamela Ballantine at the ULSTER TATLER AWARDS night as Northern Irelands Transformation Specialist, and cover model for NI’s No1 glossy Magazine…wow what a night, mixing it up with the Elite, you guys know how to throw a party!
What are your favourite hobbies/activities outside of work?
Ha ha these days I’m pretty boring to be honest (I blame Covid it’s nothing to do with the fact that I’m a little older). Most of the time if I’m not in the gym or in a park inflicting calculated pain toward my clients. I’m either in a coffee shop somewhere flirting with a waitress whilst doing my Online Transformations on the laptop (Go check it www.transformationkid.com), or going long walks. I love to go exploring, seeing new places, and maybe I could admit I do love to shop so I suppose a lot of my walking is taken up cruising the isles also.
What is your daily routine?
I’m a pretty regulated kinda guy. Each day, bar on or maybe two, I will get out of bed down a big glass of water, pop on some bangin’ beats and jump straight into a workout. After that breakfast, clients, then coffee. whilst I enjoy my tasty caffeine filled beverage I’ll do my Online T-Kid Body Guides for that day. At night I will usually eat out somewhere, though it will be healthy, then I will finish up the night with a run most nights. Then hit the shower to wash off the sweat before bed, then repeat agin the next day.
Do you have a particular fitness regime?
My fitness regime is all dependant on my current goals, and time of year. As mentioned in the question above that’s my current routine. If I’m to break it down it’s basically 4 weight training sessions (formatted as quick/affective short bursts workouts targeted at raising my MRT thus helping me to stay lean whilst maintaining optimal muscle mass. then on top of this I perform 5 nights a week of low intensity running where I barely even break into a sweat. For now this suits my lifestyle, and worms best to keep my body condition in a good place in terms of a lower fat percentage.
Do you have any tips for staying positive during this time?
I am a big believer in mindset, and like your body you can train your mind to see life the way you choose to. practice in seeing the positive aspect of any/all situations. Be more optimistic, and open your eyes to new opportunities. Practice makes perfect, it won’t happen overnight. So persevere, put inn the time, and one day you’ll awaken to the world with new eyes.
What do you think is the best thing about living in Northern Ireland?
Well I doth live in Ireland anymore, but that’s easy it has to be the people. I do admit I miss everyone from back home, I’m even getting a little nostalgic & all teary eyed just thinking about it. Yeah the people, their warmth, kindness, oh and the banter (or craic as we lie to say). Also I miss Belfast a lot. I’ve traveled the world, been to may cities, but you know what between Belfast, and Dublin there no better on the globe. I would have spent most of my time between these two beautiful places.
What is your Mantra or favourite quote you live by?
I actually have it tattooed on my arm its a quote from the late Bruce Lee, and it reads “Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a constant state of learning”. I definitely live by this, and will make sure to learn from anyone, any experience, or any mistake I ever make (though I do try to keep mistakes to a minimum obviously). Life is a big learning curve, you just gotta roll with it, and learn to negotiate it the best you can, especially if you want to come out on top and be successful at anything.
Who has been your biggest influence?
Well I have a few, and its very befitting that their names all rhyme. Bruce Lee, Muhammad ALI, and big Arnie (of course that’s Arnold Schwarzenegger). Need I say more anyone that knows these guys knows. And if they don’t you should check out their accomplishments, the list is endless.
CONN IGGULDEN ‘WOLF OF THE PLAINS (check out the whole series if you like this)
BERTS JAZZ BAR MERCHANT BELFAST
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?
GIN IT MAKES YA SINFAVOURITE DINNER?
A GOOD OLD ROAST DINNER MADE BY MY WEE MUM