I had left the Royal Marines and come to London searching for work to be able to pay my mortgage in Devon. I've always been interested in fitness and ended up as the Fitness Manager at The Third Space gym in Piccadilly.I didn’t have many friends in London so would usually return home toExeter at weekends where I still had a flat - London can be a pretty lonely place when you don't know many people.
One weekend I stayed put to spend time with a mate from the Marines but was stood up. Kate, a receptionist and fitness instructor that also worked at the gym took pity on me and invited me to the cinema on the Saturday night - just as friends. I guess that kind of broke the ice and we started training together, side by side on the treadmill for runs and intervals in our breaks and doing tough barbell complexes - you could say love blossomed on the gym floor!
Another cinema outing and the rest as they say is history - 5 years later and we still train together as often as our busy schedules allow.