Our long term Personal Trainer, Sharief Adrissi has been providing first class fitness sessions and advice to students, staff and the community at UWE Bristol Sport for over 10 years. His happy, chappy and energising personality is sure to get you motivated so if you’re looking for a bit of a boost this January, make sure you give him a shout.
How many years have you been personal training?
I’ve been working in the fitness industry for over ten years and have been personal training for five.
What inspired you to become a PT?
I have a real passion for helping people and this is a great way of accomplishing that. I also work part time as a youth mentor which gives me the chance to try and help and inspire young people who need that extra help.
Have you always been into health and fitness and led a healthy lifestyle?
I played semi professional football as a youngster so I have always been used to the demands and needs of living a healthy life.
What’s your favourite type of workout to train your clients and to train yourself?
I love a workout that consists of heavy compound exercises at the start and then leads into higher intensity exercises at the end.
What part do you think nutrition plays on overall health and wellbeing?
Nutrition plays a massive part in overall health and wellbeing and as the saying goes, ‘you can’t out-train a bad diet. I believe in a healthy balanced diet that fuels your body to achieve your specific fitness goals and needs.
What’s your go to easy meal at the end of a long day at work?
Tuna, rice and sweetcorn. It literally takes 2 minutes!
What can you offer to your clients? Why should people come to you?
First of all we will have fun and you will enjoy (most) and work hard in all of your sessions (Sharief proceeds to give a cheeky wink)!
I have vast experience working with a range of clients with different abilities and goals.
Through my own fitness journey, playing semi-professional football and after that competing as a Men’s Physique athlete, I have tried and tested lots of methods and programs. This has given me great experience and I know exactly what most of my clients are going through from first hand experience.
Any other fitness/wellness/health interests/advice you have?
Starting is often the hardest part. It’s all about being consistent and making small increases in frequency, intensity, load and duration. This will lead to overload which in turn will leads to CHANGE!
Any final words?
‘Nothing great EVER happened in the comfort zone.’
If you haven’t come across Sharief or Mary in the gym, make sure to give them a wave next time you’re in? Find out more about personal training and contact information on the website.
To shack up your training routine, book a session with Sharief – Call 07983 644 864 or email email@example.com.