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NAME: James Sutliff
QUALIFICATIONS: Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Specialised Disability Coach, Level 3 Personal Trainer
FACEBOOK: James Sutliff
YEARS AS A QUALIFIED PT: 2 years WORKS IN: Leicester
TWITTER: JSutliffFitness YOUTUBE: James Sutliff Dystonia Fighter INSTAGRAM: james_sutliff
How did you become a PT? In 2012 I was diagnosed with a neurological dysfunction disorder called Dystonia, which has affected my speech and the ability to use my hands freely. I always kept myself in good shape and had an interest in fitness as I played competitive rugby from a young age. I got into personal training because my disability stopped me from doing my previous career, as a plumber/ heating engineer. I couldnâ€™t think of anything better than getting into a career that has helped me so much.
What was your experience of the training/qualification process? It was a good experience, but of course it was hard work, having Dystonia can be both mentally and physically draining. I wanted to show people that regardless of your disability you can still achieve your goals and dreams. 34
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