Neil Gallagher, Bioticfit Trainer
Those who know me will have often heard me say that I have the best job in the world. I get the chance everyday to make a positive difference in peopleâ€™s lives. Health and fitness are a way of life to me, something I have been truly happy doing and I want to share that happiness with as many people as I can.
I had a fairly typical Irish Country upbringing, often turfed out of the house to play outdoors (â€œAch sure, itâ€™s only a bit of rain, itâ€™ll do you no harm! Now get out there and play!â€ Mum – Circa 1990) something for which I will be eternally grateful. It led me to discover movement; climbing, running, jumping, throwing, crawling and all the areas these movements allowed me to explore. Whether I was allowed to discover these areas or not was another matter entirely (Mr MacGradâ€™s rhubarb patch being a particular favourite!)
As I got older I started to play sport. Firstly, Gaelic football but quickly branching out into anything I could find. Hurling, basketball, tennis, squash, rugby, badminton, swimming, cross country, track and field athletics, rock climbing, going to the gym, water polo, hiking and football (to name a few!)
It wasnâ€™t until studying physio at university that I finally started to connect the dots and see why the best players consistently appeared to be the happiest on the field, in the pool or on court. These athletes had found joy in what they did and in turn enjoyed the process that made them better.
The one exception to this rule was in the gym. Whichever I went to, whether a local council run gym in rural Ireland or a multinational chain gym in Manchester City Centre, they were all filled with people appeared to be dying a slow death by treadmill. People who exercised through duty or guilt rather than for the happiness it can bring.
When I decided I wanted to become a personal trainer in Manchester, I resolved to make it my mission to ensure that my clients had as fun and as challenging an environment as any pitch or track, no matter where their sessions took place. There are many rewarding parts to my job, but for me, my favourite thing is at the end of a fitness session I can look at my clients and I can see in their face that they were pushed to their limit but also Iâ€™d see a look of triumph and new found confidence in their abilities.
No matter what your goals, no matter what your motivation, I feel confident that we can work together to find a solution that will be both fun and effective.
Look forward to meeting you soon, Neil.
To book Neil for a consultation to discuss personal training, call 07743429044 or email email@example.com