Q+A with Jack Coghlan, one of our Health and Fitness team

In the spotlight this month is Jack Coghlan, Recreation Assistant.

What are your 3 tips to help us all to keep our health and fitness on top of our list?

  • Set goals and make sure they are achievable
  • Nutrition is just as important as exercise
  • Your routines should always be fun!!!

What is your regular fitness routine? 
I like to train for competitive sport such as football, running and Irish sports such as Gaelic football and Hurling - and aim to compete as often as possible! 

What are your proudest achievements, fitness or otherwise? 
Representing London in Gaelic football and in Athletics (200 meter sprint). 

What is your favourite quote? 
'You miss every shot you don’t take.'

Share one of your personal top secrets for keeping fit and healthy in mind body and spirit?
Music always relaxes the body and focuses the mind on what’s in front of you.

How would you describe your teaching style and how do you help your members reach their goals?
My teaching style is motivational and fun, why would you do something that you don’t enjoy!

What health and fitness app do you find helpful?
FitBit, it’s the best thing you can purchase. The app which comes with the watch, gives you everything you need.

What do you love about your job?
I love interacting with so many different people and personalities. It’s a different thing every day! It’s great!

What has your job taught you about yourself?
My job has helped me to realise that when you are surrounded by people who trust you and respect you, you can conquer anything with the right help.

If you had another life in another world, what would your dream job be?
Probably an artist as I’ve always had a passion for picking up a pencil or paint brush and losing myself in my work.

What does a good day look like?
Taking my two dogs to the beach and just letting them run ragged. Can’t forget to have a run on that beach as well…

What is important to you?
Having a laugh, listening to music, friends and family and - last but not least - charity work.

ymca | 17 October 2018