Our team are passionate about supporting our students to become qualified Fitness Professionals. We’re fanatic about fitness, developing those who strive for career success in the leisure sector, and shaping the leaders of the future in Health and Wellbeing! We’re also a nice bunch too!
So we thought we’d take you behind the scenes to meet the team.
This week, it’s…
Darren Chadwick – NVQ Manager – “Martial Artist & Amateur Hypnotist”
Darren began his fitness career at 16 working for Sebastian Coe Health clubs as a Gym Instructor and then progressing over 7 years to teach swimming, circuits, spinning, boxercise before becoming a Supervisor. He then moved to Esporta doing all of the above, plus Personal Training, and self defence classes.
Darren then joined Cosgroves Physio Fit, a much smaller gym that focused on semi pro bodybuilders where he worked as a Physio Assistant implementing rehab programmes. Darren has also worked as a Kickboxing Instructor at the Martial Arts Academy of Excellence.
Easy-going Darren has a genuine interest and passion for all things fitness related. He also tells our PR team that one of his best bits is his fit legs!
When he’s not managing our NVQ courses at Focus, Darren loves mixed martial arts, video games, and Star Wars.
We asked Darren…
Interesting Fact About You…
I once hypnotised a friend into wanting to wee every time I clapped my hands.
What three things can you not live without?
Haribo sweets, beer, and sunshine.
How Would Your Friends Describe You?
That I will try anything once, twice if you add alcohol into the mix or a 50p bet!!
Why do you love your job?
I get to share my passion with lots of others, who will also pass it on to their clients and make the world a better place. Oh,… and I get paid for it.