In the spotlight this month is personal trainer Tino Constantouris, a #YMCAclubExpert who joined the team last month.
What are your three tips to help keep health and fitness at the top of our priority list?
- Whatever your long term goal, make sure you break it down to have realistic and achievable short term goals to keep you engaged and motivated.
- Find your best fit! If you don’t enjoy the exercise that you are doing, don’t be afraid to try new things. If in doubt seek the advice of a personal trainer who can support you to find it.
- Make it a priority! People often say that they find it difficult the find the time to exercise but regular exercise can actually help you become more time efficient in other areas of your life, as well as improving sleep and lowering stress.
What is your regular fitness routine?
I train five days a week with a combination of free weights, resistance training and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) as my base. I also attend Vinyasa Yoga once a week. I think it’s important to keep in touch with current trends and always dedicate part of own training to test out and incorporate new methods.
What are your proudest achievements, fitness or otherwise?
I am proud of having run two half-marathons which raised much needed funds and awareness for the fight against Motor Neurone Disease.
What is your favourite quote?
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
Share one of your personal top secrets for keeping fit and healthy in mind body and spirit?
For me laughter is the best medicine. Keeping fit and healthy should always be challenging but also fun!
How would you describe your teaching style and how do you help your members reach their goals?
My teaching style is about motivating my client, and pushing them to achieve the best they can. I also try to understand how my clients think so I can tailor my teaching points to their individual learning style. It’s very important to me that my clients are both challenged in the sessions but also have fun at the same time.
What health and fitness app do you use to help?
I don’t use one app as a stand-alone but Fitness Buddy can be a good resource. Also the Tabata app is great for timing your own HIIT sessions.
What do you love about your job?
Helping clients to change their lives for the better.
What has your job taught you about yourself?
I get the most joy in supporting others to succeed.
If you had another life, in another world, what would their dream job be?
A personal trainer!
What does a good day look like?
Back to back clients smashing their goals.
What is important to you?
People! I think true wealth in life is found in the people you surround yourself with.