5 Idle Questions for Mr. Mike

Let’s think of creativity as a sort of survival characteristic. So, being creative is not just some artsy-fartsy pastime, but rather a real and practical way to survive.

There just happened to have a creative person nearby,  in fact one right here in the gym.  So we cornered him this week and asked him A FEW questions of what he thought about BODYWORKS and the level of importance that being fit played in his lifestyle.

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1. How is being fit important in your Life? Your work?

Being fit impacts every aspect of my life, my job and my hobbies.

I am a professional photographer. Prior to joining BodyWorks, I used to get back pains carrying heavy cameras around to weddings and other location shoots. Now I don’t.

Recently, I took up Karting (I’m 44 years young) and subsequently found that I had a whole collection of muscles that I previously hadn’t been aware of.  I began training my core muscles hard using some of the equipment that is unique to Bodyworks. In a few weeks I noticed a big difference and now find it easier to go even faster on the track, with no fall off in muscular endurance or performance during training or racing. Aside from my job & hobbies, being fit just makes me feel good.

2. How long have you been training? When did you begin to take it seriously?

About 3 years now. I actually began 20 years ago but took a break, which lasted far too long.  Training for me has always been a serious thing.  Though, it has only been in the last few years that I’ve realised what role a good training plan and consistent training schedule play with regard to benefits and results that can be derived from the gym.

3. What do you like and find unique about BodyWorks? What don’t you like?

Ok, I find two things unique to Bodyworks.

Firstly, the place has a good layout and exceptional atmosphere. The look and feel of this gym actually inspires you to want to work hard.

And second, people who train at the gym are great; everyone is friendly, which really helps if you are new and feeling a little self-conscious.

What don’t I like? Well, there really isn’t anything that I would change; it’s just what I need to keep my motivation high before and during workouts.

4. What would happen if there were no BodyWorks?

If there were no Bodyworks the gym scene in Guernsey would be much poorer.

Alex is an innovator and extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of fitness. I would recommend to anyone who finds goal achieving of some importance and wants to maximize their progress to take a few one-to-one sessions with him.

I’ve found I can train harder than I ever have previously. You wouldn’t expect to be able to drive a car without taking lessons and passing the test, the gym should be no different. If you learn right, you train right.

5. What are your plans for the future and what role will your fitness play in them?

Going forward, I want to maintain my level of fitness for my work and my hobbies. I feel so much better today than I did four years ago, before I started training at Bodyworks.  I think it’s fair to say that I wouldn’t be enjoying life as much as I am without the help of Alex and Bodyworks.

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