I started trading as Deca PT in September 2011. I chose the name ‘ Deca PT’ in reference to the fact that I have raced 3 times in the Deca Ironman , which consists of a 24 mile swim, 1120 mile bike and 262 mile run. It seemed appropriate to choose a business name that was connected to my biggest sporting achievement and reflects my company strapline;
I’m not what happened to me, I’m what I choose to become
I believe that all things are possible and hope that my example helps to motivate and inspire my clients.
I qualified as a Personal Trainer in 2008 with Premier Global, who are considered by many as the gold standard in Personal Training qualification. I obtained level 3 Active IQ certification in both Personal Training and Sports Massage Therapy. I began work as a Personal Trainer in January 2009, working for the Bodyforlife company at the Forest Hills Hotel in Frodsham, Cheshire. I continued there until setting up Deca PT in September 2011.
Previously, I have worked for 20 years as a school teacher, teaching Modern Languages ( French/German ) , English, PE, Personal and Social Education in England and New Zealand. I also have experience of working in France and Germany. I feel that my degree level education and working experience have all helped to develop many of the skills to be a successful trainer. I feel privileged to have a job that is also my hobby and my passion. I hope that my genuine enthusiasm to see my clients fulfill their potential shines through each and every session.
I train a wide variety of clients, ranging from people who are recovering from heart surgery to athletes competing in Ironman events and marathons. I have trained people ranging from ages 12 to 76 , with almost a 50/50 split of male/female. I also train people in pairs or in groups. I train 3 group sessions each week, including an accountancy firm , Styles and Co of Culcheth, who are also my main sponsor. I can train people at The Heath Business Park gym in Runcorn or in their own homes.
To find out more about training with Dave, please contact him through his Facebook page – Deca PT