• To reach your greatest potential you’ll have to fight your greatest fears

Coach Spotlight - Adam Pritchard

 

This is a blog - https://physiqueacademy.co.uk/coach-spotlight Adam has gone through one of the most impressive transformations we have seen at Physique Academy. Not only have he changed his physique, but he has completely changed his life. His journey has opened new doors for his career and has gone from client to coach. After inspiring 100s with his transformation, Adam has been working with clients working with clients first hand, implementing the changes and also facing and supporting the challenges he has gone through. His journey has taught him what it takes to become the best version of himself and now holds the skills to pass on his experience and the Physique Academy philosophy

When did you begin your fitness journey?

Ella is I started my fitness journey back in July 2020 where I was weighing just shy of 99kg classed as ‘obese’.

When did you begin your fitness journey?

I started my fitness journey back in July 2020 where I was weighing just shy of 99kg classed as ‘obese’.

What is your greatest achievement in fitness?

Going from being classed as clinically obese, low on self-esteem, low on motivation, low on self-love and worth, constantly hiding myself and restricting myself to being in the shape of my life, putting my health and wellbeing at the forefront of my mind at all times, confident, outgoing, extremely motivated and just overall very happy.

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Coach Spotlight - Ella Whitcomb-Khan

 

Meet Ella – The Physique Academy Fitness & Behaviour Change Phsychologis

When did you begin your fitness journey?

Ella is the latest edition to the Physique Academy team. She educated both coaches and clients on behaviour changes to ensure our coaches hold all the skills needed to ensure our clients are both physically and mentally prepared for whatever challenges they may face on their program. 

Ultimately, behaviour change is identity change. By integrating evidence-based behavioural science and psychology principles into the coaching program, we aim to support every client to become the person they want to be.

Who are you and what is your title at Physique Academy?

Hi I’m Ella, I’m a psychologist who specialises in Behaviour Change. At Physique Academy, I work to ensure the programme is psychologically informed so that clients like you have the best chance of success. I also work closely with the coaches to support them with their development, so that they can be the best they can for you.

When did you start your professional career in this industry?

I’ve been on the path to being a psychologist since 2012. When I finished my degree, I also qualified as a nutritionist and began working in the fitness industry. Over the last 8 years I’ve worked with several professional sport teams, as well as with many individuals wanting to change their health and fitness behaviours for good.

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Coach Spotlight - Neil Chauhan

Introducing our latest addition to Physique Academy Neil Chauhan. Neil himself has gone through the transformation process before realising his passion for helping other achieve their goals. Spending the last 5 years walking the gym floor and coaching people, passing on his knowledge to clients who need 1-2-1 Personal Training along with Nutrition help and accountability.

When did you begin your fitness journey?

Around 15 years old I stepped into a school gym and then took it more seriously when I went into college and university as I had more spare time on my hands. Whilst at university I did my first fitness modelling competition which is where my training and nutrition got took more seriously.

What is your greatest achievement in fitness?

  • From being obese and low on confidence when much younger to now becoming a much healthier person, making fitness a priority in life and letting it improve all areas of my life.
  • Finding my why reason and Passion.
  • Competing in a fitness modelling competition in London.
  • Getting ready and taking part in a Fitness Gym Photoshoot.
  • Helping plenty of people by educating them the right and correct way, instead of misleading them the wrong information.

How has investing in a fitness journey helped you in other areas of your life?

This has transformed the way I look and perform. Confidence levels have increased over time. This is also a great investment for the mind which a lot of people forget. The physical changes are great, but the mental changes will be so much stronger. You will look at your life much differently in a positive way.

What do you bring to Physique Academy?

I bring 5 years of helping people on the gym floor and coaching people to reach their best. I am results driven. I want to bring the best out of you. I want to see how far we can keep pushing and digging to see how hard your body and mind can work. I am a massive push on nutrition with my clients. Nutrition plays a big role for someone. I’m all about creating a balanced lifestyle and doing the stuff you enjoy, rather than going to strict and doing the boring stuff that you hate.

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Coach Spotlight - Jamie Gorse

Jamie found his love for training at the age of 16 and in just two years’ time, placed top 3 in the Junior BNBF Manchester Bodybuilding competition which led to him being invited to the British finals that same year. His level of expertise on nutrition on training comes from his own experience and his levels of dedication come second to none.

When did you begin your fitness journey?

I began training at the age of 16 due to my lack of physical development needed to play football.

What is your greatest achievement in fitness?

My greatest achievement so far was placing top 3 in the Junior BNBF Manchester bodybuilding show, where I was invited to the British finals at the age of 18.

How has investing in a fitness journey helped you in other areas of your life?

I quickly realised that training meant so much more than physical appearance/attributes, training allowed my confidence to grow helping me with job interviews, education and my social life.

What do you bring to Physique Academy?

Working as an online coach with Physique Academy has given me the chance to help people not make the same mistakes I did. I also believe in taking time to understand what motivates one person from another as everyone is different.

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Coach Spotlight - Harry Armstrong

From working out in his garage with rusty weights from the age of 15, to becoming a Welsh BNBF Regional Bodybuilding Champion, Harry brings heaps of nutritional and training expertise to Physique Academy. Brother of George, the founder of the Physique Academy, competitiveness and drive to be the best runs in his veins as the two have gone to battle since their Dad set up a home gym when they were younger. Since adopting endurance training to his own lifestyle, Harry enhances the programme by introducing alternative training techniques, with nutrition and weight training as the foundations.

When did you begin your fitness journey?

Started at the age of 15, in my garage at home. My dad bought me and George some weights to start with. We had a bench, dumbbells, barbell, Ez bar – all super rusty!

What is your greatest achievement in fitness?

Winning the Welsh BNBF regional bodybuilding show in 2018

How has investing in a fitness journey helped you in other areas of your life?

It has helped in all aspects: Mindset, discipline, drive and determination to become the best version of myself. This comes across in my work life, family life and literally anything.

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Coach Spotlight - Reece Hopkins

When did you begin your fitness journey?

I began my fitness journey at 17 years old when I started going to the gym to build some muscle and strength to help me improve my performance on the football pitch.

What is your greatest achievement in fitness?

My greatest achievement in fitness so far is the life changing results I’ve got for the clients I have worked with over the years. After that I’d say getting in the best shape of my life for a fitness model photoshoot.

How has investing in a fitness journey helped you in other areas of your life?

Investing in my first ever gym membership at 17 years old was the most expensive purchase I’d ever made at that time of my life and it was the investment that completely changed my life, from that investment I’ve carved out my career, my passion, transformed the way I look and ultimately found the ‘thing’ that keeps my mind in great shape.

What do you bring to Physique Academy?

I bring 10 years of coaching experience and a vast knowledge of working with people. I’ve built an abundance of knowledge from being in the fitness industry from training to nutrition and everything in between. I am also massively passionate about helping people with their mindset and personal development which is a massively overlooked part of any transformation process.

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