Hello I’m Stephen. Yes, I know, I’m punching well above my weight with Karen, ha-ha!
I started off playing football/ soccer until I was around 24. I played professionally for a year, then got released at the age of 18. After soccer, I got an apprenticeship as an electrician. I worked as an electrician for four years before getting a promotion to electrical estimator. During this time, I enquired about being a personal trainer in my local gym, but was talked out of it because it’s not a sustainable income, so I decided against that idea.
I worked as an estimator for 2 years and I then moved to Australia on a working holiday, travelling through South East Asia on route. I travelled through Australia and New Zealand for the next two years before settling in Brisbane.
At this point, I was really starting to resent being an electrician and I eventually thought “f*** this” and quit my job and started my Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness.
WHAT A GREAT DECISION!
Although I’ve been involved in construction for a while, I’m not new to the fitness industry. I’ve been training in the gym for over 15 years. My goals when I started were to get stronger and faster for football. After that, my training developed into managing weight after stopping full time football, which proved to be a challenge. I then tried some crazy ways to get into shape, including the usual suspects, cutting carbs, juice diets and high fat before learning that the simple things work best.