Simon Kingsley Dutton (Professional)
Hello, I’m Simon Dutton, I am a graduate at Aberystwyth University for a BSC sports and exercise science degree and currently a qualified level 2 gym instructor and in the process of obtaining my level 3 personal training qualification.
Sport has always been a major influence in my life especially from the age of 8 when i started playing rugby a sport which became my life throughout my teenage years and still does to this very day. When i joined the club back in 1998 the first team were going through a very successful time and i was lucky enough to see them play at Twickenham (even though only in front of 2000 people compare to the grounds capacity of 82000 lol) from that moment on i was hooked at the sport and through myself into it. I gained an all round knowledge of the game and experience playing in a variety of positions learning a great deal from the coaching of Mark Lockely and Neil Shillingford (two regular names during the successful years of the Dudley Kingswinford 1st team) and from the players around me eventually finding myself on the wing in a side that were the finest colt set up in the clubs history winning many tournaments and competitions including coming 4th in the national cup and north midlands champions. I went on from there to train for north midlands county as well as playing for the senior 2nd team on a number of occasions. I soughtto learn more about the sport gaining refereeing qualifications as well as becoming assistant coach for a high school team.
Upon joining university injury has prevented me from taking up rugby for the majority. This year I competed in the Aberystwyth 7s tournament a variation of the sport that i was instantly hooked on and look to improve over the next year. This year Imlooking to get back into my rugby both in 7s and the 15s game as well as branching out on other sports (such as rock climbing, sea rowing and martial arts.)
During school i was also commited to athletics in particular the 200m, 400m and long jump events (the latter two in which i still hold the school records) but showed a great deal of commitment and effort in any sport I was involved in.
I was introduced to resistance training during a rugby off season but it really became a major factor during the summer before university. I began going witha friend of mine Craig Price who new a great deal on the subject andi quickly found myself wanting to learn more and it very rapidly the lifestyle became part of my life. The competitive edge that made me really want to improve and out do my gym partner of the time really spurred me on to research ways in which i could improve and better myself in all areas of fitness while maintaining my speed to succeed in rugby. Being very insecure growing up and often bullied (im not going to start playing the worlds smallest violin) I was amazed of how much the gym installed confidence in me and I was hooked andis now a major part of my life.
My passion for resistance training was developed further when working at fortnocks health club. Here i learned the lifestyle of working in a gym as well as how to teach and look after clients. I learned how to structure and tailor gym programmes to an individuals needs, short and long term goals.This experience also gave me the opportunity to teach and take part in various circuit training classes as well as take part in many other activities.
Over the course of this next year I look to improve my gym routine further by dedicating a day on top of my weekly workout plan to attempting every type of exercise I can do enhancing my all round knowledge of fitness, the benefits/ limitations of certain workouts and in order to tailor my own workouts (which I will post regular videos, photos and summaries of in this blog)
I also worked for a period of time at a local driving range this gave me a knowledge on golfing equipment as well as in the coaching and technique to succeed in this sport.
I also have developed a key interest in long duration challenge activities andrecently walked the length of Wales (Offa’s dyke path) as well as climbing the highest point in the midlands in Malvern. I want to continue to challenge myself in this area andtrain accordingly with walking Snowdonthis year for charity and hopefully next summer climbing all 3 peaks (Snowdon, Scaffold Pike and Ben Nevis) in 24 hours.
The reasons I want to become a personal trainer is that I not only love learning about fitness, how the human body can improve performance and physique but also really enjoy helping people. I began to find my key interest in this lead to many of my friends asking me of how they can improve their physique for various goals, athletes asking how they can better their performance for sports, races etc the satisfaction I felt when I helped them achieve their goals just spurred me on even more to strive to go as far in this field as I possibly can.
if you want to get to know me better or want tips on fitness and nutrition follow me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Si-Dutton-Fitness/112945008796261 or on twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/siduttonfitness
||September 19, 2011
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