ABOUT SAM BAKER
Let me introduce myself for those of you who don’t know me, my name is Sam Baker and I am fast approaching 30. I was born in Lincolnshire, UK and lived there until 2015 when I took the plunge and moved to London.
I have always been an active person and growing up, most of my time was spent on the football pitch, but when 18, my love for the game faded and the gym became my new passion. I decided to get myself a secondhand rusty multi gym which I set up in my parents’ garage. At the time I was relatively clueless about training, but I tried to dedicate time to weight training and cardio and spent a lot of time researching on the internet and watching YouTube.
My rusty multi gym ultimately had a short shelf life, so when I was 19 I gave up on it and joined my first gym. I found the gym an intimidating place at first, especially given that I swerved the gym induction and found myself on the gym floor having no idea how any of the equipment worked. I began watching and learning from other people around me in the gym.
HOW IT STARTED
Like many people, I initially just went to the gym because I wanted to lose weight, but after a short time it became my passion and I loved being in the gym environment. Seeing how my physique changed spurred me on to keep challenging myself.
For me, one of the best ways to learn new techniques, pick up tips, and keep workouts fresh, is to train with many different people. This also means that I continue to expand my knowledge and feel confident when training people with a range of different fitness goals.
ON THE TOOLS!
From leaving school until 2018, I worked in construction and training was my hobby. I didn’t enjoy my job and so I decided to make my hobby my career and work towards formal qualifications. Whilst I had the knowledge to train others at this stage, I was intrigued to learn the science behind it. In 2018 I achieved my Level 3 Personal Training qualification to enable me to teach and train people professionally. My ultimate aim was to pass on knowledge and help people achieve their fitness goals.
WHY I'M DIFFERENT
In my first job as a Personal Trainer, I realised quickly that many gyms charge extortionate prices and it made me uncomfortable when trying to bring new clients on board. I also found people had busy lifestyles and a one-to-one session once a week wasn’t enough to allow me to develop a training plan that would help them to see results in a reasonable amount of time. As a result, I decided to put together a website and provide exercise plans that target every muscle group. This saves money and also means you can fit the workout in at a time that suits you. The plans also include the tips and tricks I have picked up over the years to help see results quicker.
Unlike many online Personal Trainers, I am not a fitness model or physique competitor, I understand what it’s like to work a full-time job and still try to find time to get a workout in.