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.
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Having spent years commuting and working in the service industry, I had always considered myself to be quite active.
I took up a fit and healthy lifestyle after I was involved in a car accident, fracturing my spine (whoops) and as a result I spent the following months sat on my sofa, off work and skipping meals when my medication made me feel ill and then binging on biscuits when I felt up to eating...(double whoops).