Every day for me will vary as I have to work around my client’s availability. I have my own facility so between sessions I catch up on administration and maintain the gym.
All clients receive a free consultation. This includes all the legal documents required by my insurance and other tools that can be used at a later date. I cram the pack with as much information as possible to help each client on their journey.
Once the consultation’s done and the relationship is established we meet for our first session, this allows us to complete my client’s measurements and engage their level of fitness/ ability by completing some simple tests, assisting me with future planning.
I try encouraging clients to book in blocks as this shows commitment from them but also allows me to plan ahead. The most important aspect of my role is to encourage progression so to ultimately deliver development. This will only happen if both myself and my client stay committed to the programme.
A normal session always begins with a warm up, we catch up on what’s been done between sessions, how their diet’s been and I offer tips and ideas.
Throughout the cardio aspect I talk fitness, what’s coming up during the session, encourage and motivate them. Some of my clients have hit a fantastic level of fitness so finding inventive ways to challenge them is a constant reminder that I’m doing something right and so are they.
Next we move onto the resistance set.
This can vary from lifting weights or using other pieces of kit to body weight moves.
All serve their purpose and provide variety when session planning.
We always finish with a good core set and gentle cool down where we discuss and evaluate the session.
With massage their consultation’s done on arrival before the treatment.
I thoroughly enjoy the positive effects massage can have on an individual and their performance.
I became a personal trainer to help improve people’s health, fitness and general wellbeing but I didn’t realise the impact it would have on my life as well as theirs.
When someone hits a target I’m genuinely made up.
I have even shared tears with clients due to their success stories and have made some lifelong friends since starting my business.
It has always been a dream of mine to start my own business but never could I have imagined it would be so enjoyable.
I wear tops branded with my logo most of the time.
What is the favourite part of your job?
Seeing the positive changes my sessions have on people’s lives, whether that be their well-being or physical changes it is a rewarding job.
What is your least favourite part of your job?
Spending so much time away from my family but I love what I do and wouldn’t change it for the world.
What would your dream job be if you weren’t doing what you do now?
I always wanted to be a firefighter.
How do you relax when you are not working?
Walk my dog, squash, football, boxing and general fitness. I also enjoy spending quality time with my family and getting involved with organising charity events.
What is your favourite film?
Shutter Island, anything that keeps me guessing. I also love anything with Adam Sandler in.
What is your favourite book?
I’m a child at heart so don’t think you can beat the imagination of the Harry Potter books.
What is your favourite song?
I am a massive Newton Faulkner fan and love anything acoustic, music is my medicine.
If a film was made of your life, who would you like to play you?
I guess my favourite actress is Sandra Bullock (inset).
Have you had your 15 minutes of fame?
I felt like a celebrity when I took my mum to Old Trafford in a VIP box with all the trimmings, one of the best days of my life to date.
On a serious note though who needs fame when you have your health and good people around you.
- Name: Becky Charlene Holmes
- Job: Personal trainer, nutritionist and sports masseuse for Body Committed Health
- Born: Clatterbridge
- Lives: Ellesmere Port
- Education: Stanney High School, Trafford College, West Cheshire College
- Family: In a civil partnership with a son Aiden and a daughter due in September