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NAME: James Sutliff

WEB: www.jamessutliff.co.uk

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 couldn’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

JUNE 2018

Gym Owner Monthly Magazine June 2018  

A digital publication dedicated to gym owners and health & fitness professionals.

Gym Owner Monthly Magazine June 2018  

A digital publication dedicated to gym owners and health & fitness professionals.