Most People who don't know me assume I lead a dreadfully boring fitness obsessive life. They're wrong, I eat my fair share of cakes and sweets and I certainly drink my fair share of alcohol. I have simply made training and diet management a way of life.
When I train I have the know how to get the most out of it. Similarly as a chef, I have the knowledge to manage my eating and drinking in a way that allows me to benefit without the need for any draconian dieting, in fact I probably eat more than most.
The result of my system, I am now fitter than at any time for the last 20 years. And at the ripe old age of 52, I have a fitness level of someone in their 30's.
What spurs me on?
I suppose there are lots of reasons; I like to look good and feel good like everyone else. But the main reason is my children and a desire not just to live long, but be fit at the same time. I have 5 kids with the youngest being only 4yrs. I want to share her ups and downs, as she gets older, as I do the others. But to do this, given that I will be nearly 70 when the youngest enjoys her 21st, I will have to be physically and mentally fit.
Training in my 80's
Training for me is a no brainer, I WILL do everything I can to ensure I will be fit, active and enjoying my kids lives not just in my 70's but 80's and 90's. One of my friends was joking with me recently and suggested I will still be training when I'm 70, I corrected him, "don't you mean the 80's and 90's"
I want to help people
For the past 10 years I have constantly been asked advice on diet and fitness. This increased to such a level, about 5 years ago I decided to study to become a qualified PT, it seemed the logical thing to do. To say it has taken over my life would be over doing it somewhat, however, it really has become a passion. The more I started to turn things around for people the more I wanted to help. It is not something I would have ever imagined I would do, but I really do get a kick out of it.
Why choose Sean Gerrity
This is an awkward question for anyone to answer. But I believe this is pretty straight forward. Having the knowledge to train someone is one thing, but having the social skills to deal with the emotional issues is quite another. For many and certainly those 30 and above, changing their life styles and facing up to health and fitness problems can be traumatic.
You will not find anyone with the life skills to deal with such situations unless they are in their 30's at least and more realistically in their 40's. Yet amazingly there seems to be very few trainers who are over 40. Even more rare is trainer over 40 who is an expert in nutrition, which I feel is essential – As a trained chef I am.