Who Am I? Lewis Bacchus

‘Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved’ (Mattie Stepanek)

As our Marlow location grows, we have a very exciting addition to the team, bringing in new classes for you and for your kids. Lewis Bacchus is an incredibly experienced personal trainer and coach who will bring strength to the team through his experience. 

Lets hear more about him..

‘How and why you started personal training? 

Like many of us, I first entered the gym to improve my body composition but found that this soon became just one factor of my training. I was inspired to see how I could improve my sport performance by learning to train correctly, understand how my body works and how to best fuel my body for better results. I wanted to get the most out of my training and the athletes I was working with and so it grew to me wanting to help more people, achieve something they thought was impossible. I wanted to help people live longer, healthier lives whilst being confident about their bodies and lifestyles. 

Now health and well-being is more than just physical so it’s important that training and diet adds happiness to your life. The age old saying of “healthy body healthy mind” is more than ever needed in our fast-paced demanding lifestyles. That’s why when working with clients, I believe in a holistic approach to improve their physical, mental, and emotional health, while taking social factors into consideration.

Your qualifications? 

Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

Precision Nutrition Level 1 

Sports Coaching Level 3 

Optimal Nutrition & Lifestyle for Post Natal Recovery

What’s your favourite class for you to keep fit? 

My favourite class would be METCON (metabolic conditioning).  I love a varied workout that stimulates muscle hypertrophy, fat loss and increases my physical conditioning.  

What do you do to relax? 

Rewind to a year ago, I was working abroad and travelling 4 to 6 different countries a year, I would have said training on a beach somewhere, followed by a good book and a well-earned beer in my hand. Now having had my first child and back in the UK, I love going for a long run or walk out in the countryside. 

Your favourite nutrition dish and what you do on your cheat day?

My favourite nutrient dense meal would probably be smashed avocado mixed with chopped tomatoes and red onion served on a homemade sweet potato waffle topped with poached eggs, washed down with a homemade protein smoothie. 

I’m not a fan of the term ‘cheat day’ though  as I feel it invokes the wrong message when coaching someone to find a healthy relationship with food. My approach to nutrition is finding a lifestyle balance that doesn’t result in the potential for binge eating or the guilt that can be associated with eating something seen as bad. I still enjoy a beer at the and a good burger without the idea that it is in some way cheating.

What inspires you? and your top tip for clients?

I’m inspired by that person who walks into a class for the first time without a clue what they are doing, that person you see power walking down the road because they can’t quite run yet, that person who is not afraid to make a change. They inspire me because it’s not easy to do it, but I know that if I’m working with them, I can help them make the changes they want and build the lifestyle that means those changes are for life.

My top tip for clients, is make it fun and stay consistent. 

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