Nearly 40 years’ experience
I first walked into a gym in 1977 and fell in love with the whole ethos of training. In 1983 I received my City and Guilds in exercise and nutrition and so began my career in the Health & Fitness industry. And, nearly forty years later, my passion for my chosen profession is undiminished.
Having come across a lot of trainers and coaches who clearly don’t understand the biology and biochemistry of fitness it was a breath of fresh air to be taught by someone who did.
Dr Mark Gorman
Always raising the bar
Since the late 70s, I’ve spent many tens of thousands of hours both training and teaching. I’ve lifted more weights than I care to think about. I’ve ran for immeasurable miles and miles, as well as spending countless hours in both the dojo and boxing ring. I can’t really remember a time when I wasn’t doing something that was energetic and exhausting (and usually painful) but also extremely fulfilling – I like a challenge.
I also read a lot about exercise and nutrition (even on my few days off!). I’m one of those people that just has to work out the most efficient way of doing something. It’s this ingrained drive for near-perfection that keeps me pushing forward. Nutrition and exercise science is still in its infancy and is evolving rapidly. So, it’s important to continually update what I know so that I can provide the best information possible to my clients.
TRAINER, NUTRITIONIST AND AUTHOR
Along with my partner Ann, I have written three common sense guides to getting in shape. These books are designed to show the reader how easy it is to design their own eating and training plan.
It’s not just what I do, it’s what I am
Now that I’m fast approaching sixty years old, I’m often asked what I’ll do in retirement. Yet, it’s something that I’ve never even considered.
To me, this is not a job; it’s not just something that I do. It’s what I am – and it’s what I’ll always be.