Introduction

Hi all you health nuts, My name is Toby and I am twenty-six going on five, as my mum likes to say, I am about to leave my job as a revenue analyst and embark on becoming a personal trainer. Why? You may be wondering why I am leaving a 9-5 job which is well paid and offers lots of benefits to go into an industry which has little or no relation to my previous occupation. The answer lies in my passion for health and fitness. Sporting Achievements As a youngster my ambition, like many kids, was to play professional football. Sadly, and not all too uncommon, I was nowhere near good enough to accomplish this dream. That’s not to say I did not come close, as an eighteen year old I managed to make an appearance for Farnborough Town F.C. in the Conference South in a 2-0 win over Fisher Athletic. Along with this I have also played at county level and been offered a football scholarship to play in America. In the end, football became too much of a chore and the obsession became too much. I fell out of love with the game. I decided to look to the future and see what else life had in store; university. After graduating Sussex university with a 2:1 in Economics and Business Management I went travelling. On my return I soon found out how difficult and competitive the job market was. Months went by without even a single acknowledgement of my CV, until I was hired on a temporary contract as a revenue analyst. Whilst working as a...