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About me

During eight years serving in Her Majesty’s elite Coldstream Guards I saw service in many theatres of operation.  I represented my regiment at many sports including boxing, cross-country running, swimming and athletics.  My career, however, took a turn for the worse when during an operational tour of Northern Ireland in 1988, I received serious injuries following an incident whilst on patrol.

The injuries sustained during this incident led to me being wheelchair-bound for 12 months.  Following an operation for spinal surgery I was admitted to the highly regarded Forces Rehabilitation Center at RAF Headley Court in Surrey. Over the next two years I underwent a comprehensive rehabilitation program under the guidance of the military’s finest surgeons, remedial specialists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

The expert care and treatment I received under their guidance led to me being able to walk and jog again, but could not prevent my being declared medically unfit to resume military duties and I was subsequently discharged from Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

My experience of rehabilitation at such a high level inspired me to retrain for a new career as a Personal Trainer/Remedial Therapist.  I successfully completed the YMCA Personal Trainer Award in 1996. Since then, I have developed a successful and thriving personal training business with a strong client base specialising in the following areas:

  • Weight Loss & Obesity
  • Spinal and Orthopedic Injuries
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Cardiopulmonary Disorders
  • Diabetes / Special Populations
  • Weight training/bodybuilding
  • Endurance & military fitness
  • Boxing fitness & self - defence
  • Group fitness & circuit training
  • Shape up for special occasions

I am delighted to say that, in spite of my injuries, I am today in top physical condition.  If you have time to read ‘My Story’ you will understand what an uphill and complicated struggle that was for many years.  But my story also serves to show you that, no matter what is creating a barrier to your fitness success, I am able to understand at a deeply personal level.  I have the knowledge, experience and compassion to support you to success every step of the way.

I am passionate about personal training that delivers results.  My goal is to support you in your desire for a healthier lifestyle and to ensure you reach your ultimate fitness goals.


I'll see you in the gym !

Franco