MY JOURNEY INTO PERSONAL TRAINING
Hello! I'm Omar, from Italy. As a young adult, I was very overweight, peaking at almost 100kg (15st 10lbs) and so I decided to turn my life around.
In 2012, in my mid 30s, I hired a Personal Trainer and with exercise and healthier eating I lost more than 39kg (6st 2lbs!) and went down to 60kg (9st 6lbs). My trouser size dropped from a large 38" to a mere 30", I also started weight training and reached a healthy mid-way.
My life changed physically and mentally. I now breathe better, sleep better, I can exercise for longer and am full of energy and happier than ever before.
In 2015 I sustained a back injury which left me with three building discs so I decided to upskill and train as teacher and assessor. I am passionate about teaching and I have been working with YMCA Awards and PT Academy teaching fitness courses as a freelance tutor.
In the past, I have also been coaching martial arts for a number of years as a second dan (Nidan) black belt in Japanese Jujitsu.
Today I have several qualifications and I can work alongside GPs to help my clients lessen their pain or become fitter, taking into consideration several medical conditions. It's a great satisfaction to pass all my knowledge on to people who are where I was a few years ago and help them feel empowered.
Whatever your goal is, from losing fat, building lean muscle or toning up and getting fit, you can rely on me as I've experienced the journey first hand! It wasn't easy, but I loved every step of the way and still enjoy the benefits of my hard work today.
If I did it you can do it too!
Lv 4 NVQ Course Tutor (PTLLS)
Lv 3 Personal Trainer
Lv 3 GP Exercise Referral (clients with medical conditions)
Lv 3 First Aid at Work Tutor
Lv 3 Martial Arts instructor (Japanese Jujitsu)
Lv 3 Health & Safety Advisor
Lv 3 National NVQ Assessor
Lv 2 Exercise to Music
Lv 2 Lean Management Techniques
Lv 1 Fitness Studies
Lv 1 Power plate Instructor
Lv 1 Suspension Training
Lv 1 Indoor Cycle Instructor
Lv 1 Supple Strength Instructor
Lv 1 Mental Health and Exercise