Kilwinning Fitness Instructor Fergus Faulds has signed up to help young atheletes succeed.
Fergus has joined North Ayrshire LA:Leisure department’s Nurturing Excellence Sports Development Team.
The programme, run by SportsScotland and Maximum Potential is aimed at helping North Ayrshire’s top young athletes realise their potential.
Fergus, 38, who works for KA:Leisure, became interested in physical fitness after his five-year stint in the Army.
When he left the Forces, he embarked on a career in retail but always wanted to pursue his love of fitness.
With this aim in mind, he qualified as a gym instructor and found work in the Galleon Centre in Kilmarnock. To further his own development in the field, the fitness fan took an intense six-week course in personal training in London, through the Premiere training group – considered to be one of the finest in the country.
On completion of the course, Fergus found a full-time position with KA where he uses his expertise to motivate his clients.Fergus is enthusiastic about his work and clearly loves working with his clients at the gym.
His knowledge of fitness training led him to be enlisted by the Nurturing Excellence Programme to provide training to two young Olympic hopefuls from North Ayrshire.
The youngsters, who hope to compete in Rio in four years time in the rowing event, are coached by Fergus to attain a level of fitness that will help them on their Olympic quest.
Fergus said: “It’s a great programme and I hope to be involved in further ventures through KA and Nurturing Excellence.
“These young rowers have outstanding potential and our training sessions really test them.
“It’s exciting to see young athletes train hard and achieve success, what more could a trainer want?
“They’ll go far.”