Tom Franklin

Growing up, I was resigned to the belief that I was one of those people who just wasn’t ‘built’ for exercise, and so I rarely did. I didn’t play any sports and spent most of my time safely indoors until one day I was begrudgingly dragged to the gym by my brother. Training completely changed my life, and means so much more to me than just exercise. For me, training is consistently challenging yourself and pushing boundaries. Training is facing your demons, realising your shortcomings, owning your strengths and celebrating your victories. Training is escapism, a break from the day-to-day and the opportunity to constantly rediscover yourself. I approach my role as a coach in the exact same way. I know from experience that it isn’t always easy, but with the right attitude, guidance and support, there’s no limit to what we can achieve.