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CSS Fitness

Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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CSS Fitness offers one to one personal training in Leeds for individuals looking to transform their bodies and take their fitness to the next level.

CSS Fitness aim to solve any misconceptions about training and nutrition whilst providing expert knowledge on how to maximise results.

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30 March 2019

Fitness has always been a huge part of my life. However, over the past three years my workout routines had become extremely monotonous, and I had really lost focus on my nutrition. Even though I was lifting weights in the gym 2-3 times per week, I found I was never able to increase my strength or change my physique. And the frequent eating out, lack of planned meals, and nightly treats from Tesco certainly were not helping.In January, CSS approached me with a 8-10 week transformation program that sought to accomplish 3 specific goals:#1) Improve overall strength#2) Put on 10 KG of muscle mass#3) Educate myself on the nutrition I was putting in my bodyFor me, this 8-10 week program was all about taking my fitness to the next level. Yes, I understood basic lifts and exercises, but had no idea what I was doing with more complicated exercises (deadlifts, squats, overhead presses, etc.). From day one, CSS not only pushed me harder than thought I could go, but made sure every movement I made was controlled and focused.After 6 weeks of dynamic upper and lower body workouts 4-5 times per week, and diet focused on lean meats and healthy carbohydrates, I’ve added 7.3KG of lean muscle to my frame. I feel stronger, more aware of the foods I consume, and overall more confident. The best part about the program, is that I’ve learned to enjoy and look forward to my time spent in the gym. CSS makes each workout unique and challenging, so that I am never doing the same old routine. This is very important for me, for someone that is always looking for the next challenge.So far I am thrilled with the results, and am looking forward to pushing towards my final goal over these final 4 weeks. To be continued... More...

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28 February 2019

Chris has put together some very detailed and specific sessions for me over the last few weeks to aid my football performance. He’s designed a programme around the concept of improving my speed and agility whilst having my CV in mind and I can see the difference on and off the pitch.I’ve worked with Chris on and off for well over a year now and he’s always able to keep the sessions nice and fresh which I enjoy! More...

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28 February 2019

Worked with Chris for 3 months. He's a great guy, very caring and is an awesome personal trainer. 10/10 would recommend.

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15 August 2018

Got me hench in no time. My beach body is on point. Thanks CSS

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15 August 2018

He's annoyingly good at what he does. I noticed the change in my Rugby within the first two weeks and just as quickly noticed the drop off, once I stopped training.

Happy to recommend to anyone.

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15 August 2018

I AM OFFICIALLY KEIGHLEY 10K FEMALE CHAMPION 2015



chris, how do i even begin?
Firstly and probably most importantly thank you so much for everything i would never have got this far without you, and it's only just the beginning. . How can i possibly maintain this level not only of physical fitness but also mental determination without my no.1 coach when i'm abroad?! To be honest, the only thing keeping me hopeful is social media and your fast growing fitness accounts! After begging me to attend Headingley Harriers for at least a month I finally gave in and came along. From the moment i started i knew it was the right decision to attend the weekly Monday and Wednesday sessions. The group who attend the club are the most amazing bunch of people who welcomed me in the nicest way possible and made sure i was involved from the word go.
I know it's not been long and i'm already saying goodbye but just so you know if i were to be staying in Leeds there's no way I would voluntarily leave Headingley Harriers, my Monday's and Wednesday's will not be complete without them.
On the first feb 2015 we competed in the dewsbury 10k race as a team. At this point, never having done a timed 10k before, the only thing I had to go by were your predictions. When you said my aim was sub 40 i didn't really appreciate what this meant until a few weeks before the race.... then i started to panic! After Christmas the race started to creep up and the training was upped to another level, all in our interest. We were following a strict program which meant that I always had a structure to go by and was constantly progressing my fitness levels. I found you always pushed me to the max and supported me even through the hardest sessions. After having kept you in my sight for the full race, i achieved a time of 38.46 in the dewsbury 10k, which i was over the moon with. I came in 13th place for the females overall. There is no feeling like the feeling at the end of a race when you achieve a new pb!
Next race was Keighly 10k, ran on the 15th march 2015. After another solid 6 weeks of brutal training it was once again time get out onto that muddy track. I was determined from the start of the race, even elbowing a young child in order to get out with a good start. After 38 minutes and 16 seconds (NEW PB) i completed the Keighley 10k, a track full of twists and turns, bends and hills, and came first female overall. This is such an amazing achievement for me and proves what athlete dedication along with top class coaching can do! Thanks again, you're one of a kind! See you in 2016 ;)
On a serious note a highly recommendable club and coach to anyone with a passion for running
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15 August 2018

After putting on 2 stone during the summer last year I managed to lose almost 1 stone with Chris in just 5 weeks. And not only that, I've managed to keep it off as he has provided me with some great nutrition advice. The sessions were challenging but so fun.
I'd definitely recommend Chris if you are looking for a pt to lose weight, tone up and learn more about nutrition.
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15 August 2018

Like Claudia, I started training with Chris in January of this year. We had group sessions which were extremely productive whilst being fun and original. Chris always pushed me to work hard and achieve the best results I could. I definitely noticed a difference whilst training with Chris, feeling much fitter, motivated and confident. Training with Chris made me enjoy going to the gym again; something I hadn't felt in a long time. His vast knowledge and passion along with a specialised nutritional plan for me really helped too along with exercising regularly. When I return to Leeds after my year abroad I will be returning to train with Chris. More...

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15 August 2018

I've been training with Chris on and off for a year and have seen a lot of improvements, but more mental than physical. Whilst I have seen fat reduce and muscle increase Chris has stimulated a change in my attitude towards using the gym. Previously I saw the gym as a task and an effort which meant that I went very irregularly. Now I see exercise as a lifestyle choice and look forward to going to the gym and because of that I have noticed huge improvements! 70% diet, 30% exercise but if you mix in a bit of Chris, then you have a recipe for real change. More...

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15 August 2018

I'm 49 years old and have trained for many years but lost my way a bit. So I started training with Chris and got into running! With his coaching skills he has helped me gain focus in my training and motivated me so much that ten years after my first ever 10k I ended up running the Dewsbury 10k and ran it in 46.32 mins which beat my previous time by a good 2minutes, since then I have improved on my fitness under Chris's guidance and run an even faster time of 45.35 in the Keighley 10k.
Chris works you hard in his training sessions but makes them fun too!
I can highly recommend Chris.
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15 August 2018

I had the pleasure of tutoring Chris through his fitness qualifications. His attention to detail and passion for health and fitness made my job very easy! Chris has gone on to develop his knowledge further and it's no surprise to me he has built a successful personal training career. Highly recommended More...

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15 August 2018

So impressed with my experience with Chris! He's Professional and personal, kept faith in me even when I felt like giving up! He knows when to push and also when to hold you back if you get carried away with yourself.

I'm Still on my fitness journey with chris but definitely enjoying the trip. I'm seeing some great muscle gains and weight loss which is what I asked Chris to help me with. Lots more goals and PB's to come and I know with Chris's help I will achieve them.

He's knowledgable in both fitness and nutrition and if your considering a PT, you need to just have a brief chat with Chris first and you'll soon know you've come to the right place.

See you at the squat rack Chris!
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15 August 2018

After years of trying diets, losing/gaining weight, in and out of the gym, not really knowing what I was doing, I decided to look for a PT to help me with my fitness and diet. I found Chris as he was local to me and within the first few sessions I knew I was going to benefit from his help. My goal when I started was to lose fat, gain muscle and become stronger. I found it very difficult at first, mostly because I didn’t understand what I should be doing with my diet and this slowed me down a lot.

After 3 months of training 4/5 times a week and constantly asking him questions about my diet which he always took time out to help me with I finally kind of understood what I needed to do...and that was eat more. This worried me a lot, however, Chris reassured me it was the right thing to do and calculated exactly how much protein, carbs and fat I should be having based on my weight.

Once I started this, things quickly progressed in the gym. I was lifting much heavier weights than before, Chris was setting me higher and higher goals which I was able to achieve. My body changed so much more for the better and I could finally see results.

It’s been 6 months now and I couldn’t be happier with how things are going. There are times that are hard and times I do not want to train, but Chris is able to motivate me and keep me on track. There is still progress to be made and I’m sure Chris will be setting me some new goals in the new year. But the battle I used to have with my confidence & self esteem is almost a thing of the past �
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30 July 2018

Chris has always been a complete professional in the years I have known him. I had the pleasure of tutoring him through his fitness qualifications. His attention to detail and passion for health and fitness made my job very easy! Chris has gone on to develop his knowledge further and it's no surprise to me he has built a successful personal training career. Highly recommended More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

30 July 2018

Great PT; helped me reach my goal of a 200kg deadlift as well as increasing numbers in all of my other lifts. Really hard working and sticks with you through every programme and session. Top quality professional who I would recommend to anyone. More...

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30 July 2018

I started training with Chris after having been travelling, and therefore away from the gym for months. Chris has helped me increase my fitness and build up strength, as well as regaining my motivation for the gym. Chris is dedicated and extremely encouraging, and has helped me challenge myself. He is a great PT and would recommend to anyone! More...

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30 July 2018

So impressed with my experience with Chris! He's Professional and personal, kept faith in me even when I felt like giving up! He knows when to push and also when to hold you back if you get carried away with yourself.I'm Still on my fitness journey with chris but definitely enjoying the trip. I'm seeing some great muscle gains and weight loss which is what I asked Chris to help me with. Lots more goals and PB's to come and I know with Chris's help I will achieve them.He's knowledgable in both fitness and nutrition and if your considering a PT, you need to just have a brief chat with Chris first and you'll soon know you've come to the right place.See you at the squat rack Chris! More...

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30 July 2018

Best PT in Leeds!! Friendly and wil help you to achieve any fitness goal!

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30 July 2018

Just finished the 4 week blitz as work brought me to Leeds for a month. Chris understood my needs/wants/aims quickly and had a good work plan established quickly. The gym facilities are one of the highest I've seen - especially in terms of resistance training. I really enjoyed every session, even if my face looked otherwise by the end! I will definitely be booking more sessions whenever I am back in Leeds. More...

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30 July 2018

Like most people at the start of every new year my intentions were to get fit and healthy. This year I actually took the plunge and joined the gym in the beginning of January. The last time I’d seen a gym was in my late teen ( I won’t mention how old I am now ) and I knew I need some extra support and guidance for a number of reasons, most of all to get optimum results and to avoid getting injured.I came across CSS fitness online , I had an initial consultation which resulted in most of my questions being answered and even questions I didn’t think to ask. I decided to enrol for the 12 week programme which included 4 sessions per week.I started to notice significant results within 6 weeks and my colleagues and friends also noticed a change in my physique. During my first 3 months I had gained 15kg ( mainly muscle!) My sessions each week were becoming more challenging with notable increase in weight in certain exercises. For example when I initially started bench press, I was benching around 40kg and towards the end of the programme was benching nearly 80kg!Having completed my 12 week programme I had no doubt I wanted to continue training with Chris. Over the next 12 weeks the focus and programme has changed slightly but I’m certain I will continue to make progress in my training. I just wanted to share my experiences over recent weeks and also wanted to give an incentive to those who are thinking to join the gym , especially with summer around the corner!!☀️☀️☀️ More...

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30 July 2018

After badly injuring my back, the last thing I thought I would be doing was running the 2018 London Marathon only 10 months later. This would not have been possible without Chris and after a consultation where I explained my injury, my lack of running experience and that I had a place in the London marathon we begun training. To strengthen my back we initially began with weight training and I soon noticed muscle definition I had not seen before! This was followed by 3 months of running which was supplemented with strength training. Chris wrote my complete marathon and nutrition plan and was very supportive throughout. As a runner himself I felt in safe hands and he was always able to answer any question I had. I am very happy to say that I am now completely pain free and I finished the marathon! I can highly recommend Chris to anyone looking to improve their fitness, build up strength or even to run a marathon. More...

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30 July 2018

Chris is an excellent trainer. On day 1 Chris sat down with me to discuss my aims and lifestyle to ensure the programme he was creating would fit in and be realistic and manageable alongside my hectic job and social life. Once the detailed programme was created, Chris set about educating me on how to eat to fuel to ensure I would have the energy to see me through the more demanding weeks of training. Finally, Chris was excellent at adapting my plan to my needs when I became injured to ensure I could continue to train and not miss out on essential runs. As well as doing all of this, Chris managed to keep me motivated by mixing up my sessions and ensuring I remained focused on the end goal. I would have no hesitation in recommending CSS Fitness for anyone who has a goal in mind and who requires some professional support and advice to help achieve it. More...

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30 July 2018

Great experience, great value, definitely recommend.

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30 July 2017

I'm 49 years old and have been training for many years. I had lost my way a bit. So I started training with Chris and got into running! With his coaching skills he has helped me gain focus in my training and motivated me so much that ten years on from my first 10k I ended up running the Dewsbury 10k and ran it in 46.32 minutes beating my previous time by more than 2minutes. Since then I have improved on my fitness under Chris's guidance and run an even faster time of 45.35 in the Keighley 10k. Chris works you hard in his training sessions but makes them fun too!I can highly recommend Chris . He is an instructor that always goes the extra mile to help you achieve your goals! More...

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30 July 2017

Chris has been a great help in looking after the team at Luxury Flooring, we highly recommend his services as he has made everyone feel much healthier and better about themselves. Thanks

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30 July 2017

I have just done a 6 week program and I have got to say he's a great trainer. He knows what he's talking about and I have seen results from the program physically and mentally

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30 July 2017

I started training with Chris in January 2015 until the summer of the same year. He is an extremely knowledgable and passionate personal trainer and over the course of the months I trained with him I noticed immense progress with reaching my personal goals, whilst my overall fitness improved dramatically as well. I followed a customized nutrition plan and program design made just for me which simultaneously worked with my exercise regime. This helped to enhance my goals and progress. Sessions were always fun and innovative keeping things exciting. Chris always got me to work hard and reach my limits every session and was extremely patient and encouraging. After taking a year out travelling, I am back training with Chris and continuing to enjoy training and progressing towards my goals. More...

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30 July 2017

I started training with Chris on the 1st of February this year after deciding I really needed to give myself a chance to change my body and my eating habits. I’ve always been very active and saw myself as quite fit and healthy but for some reason I just couldn’t budge the weight! I approached Chris and explained what I wanted and chose to train with him 3 times a week for 4 weeks at a time as well as doing extra sessions myself. First of all we started with nutrition and I came to realise I was under eating. This made no sense to me as I wasn’t under weight at all, but I learned that I had been depriving myself of giving my metabolism a chance to build up and that I wasn’t fuelling my body well enough. This meant that it was just storing everything I ate even with me exercising. Chris looked at my diet and gave me a really easy nutrition plan to see how my body reacted. We then edited this throughout after seeing what worked and what didn’t work. Overall, we found that high protein, good fats and carb cycling worked best for me.In regards to training I’ve always felt really comfortable with Chris which I think was really important for me. As a trainer he’s really relaxed but has a really good method of teaching. Each session he was always trying new movements and pushing me when he could see I could lift heavier; even when I thought I couldn’t, he proved that I could which really boosted my confidence. I didn’t realise how much lifting weights made a difference, as I’ve always been scared of getting too strong.I ended up training for just over 4 months with a holiday in June as my goal. At each month we modified my diet and tried new training systems to keep my body reacting to the new diet and training. It was hard and exhausting at times and some days I did really struggle, but Chris was always on hand outside the gym if I needed any help or advice or even sending me links to new diet ideas to help my knowledge grow.I can’t recommend Chris enough as a personal trainer. He has helped me so much and I can’t wait to carry on training. I’ve learned so much about my body, eating habits, nutrition and overall exercise that actually work for me. It’s the best decision I made this year and I’m finally so happy with my body. Thanks Chris you’re the best! More...

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30 July 2017

I have to say I’m truly shocked by the changes I have seen in a short space of time training with Chris. Myself and Matthew are both into sports and training, but never really trained together and had both put a little extra fat on over the past year. With our holiday 10 weeks away, Chris agreed to put us on his couples programme so we could lose some weight and tone up for our trip to Vegas. From day 1 right to the end, Chris was attentive, empathetic and driving us to succeed which spurred us on and motivated us when we had distractions or troubles which made sticking to the plan more challenging. He knows his stuff, he shared knowledge on nutrition and health so we could make the lifestyle changes we needed to transform. He gave me confidence to try the heavy lifts I would not dared to before and it is so true that heavy compound lifts change your body in a short space of time. The trap bar deadlift was my particular favourite! It is amazing I have progressed to 80kg from starting at 50kg! There is no magic bullet except consistency, determination and a trainer like him to kick your ass when you think you can’t do it!I think both Matthew and I have made changes we can keep and the results photos speak for themselves: we have made a great change in a relatively short space of time. Chris we are really thankful for your support and think this is the start of something great! More...

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30 July 2017

Chris is an excellent trainer. He motivates and encourages you. He's friendly and chatty which make the training sessions enjoyable. I would highly recommend Chris as a personal trainer. More...

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30 July 2017

I've been training with Chris on and off for a year and I've seen a lot of improvements - more mental than physical. Whilst I have seen fat reduce and muscle increase, Chris has stimulated a change in my attitude towards using the gym. Previously I saw the gym as a task and an effort which meant that I went very irregularly. Now I see exercise as a lifestyle choice and look forward to going to the gym. 70% diet, 30% exercise but if you mix in a bit of Chris, then you have a recipe for real change. More...

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30 July 2017

Couldn't recommend him any more. He's incredibly good at what he does. We had a good chat about my goals and my lifestyle, before he put together a very personalised routine and schedule in place to fit around my injury/rugby needs. Within weeks of suffering an injury he had me back to the fittest and strongest I had felt in years. I noticed the change in my Rugby within the first two weeks and just as quickly noticed the drop off, once I stopped training.Would happily to recommend to anyone. More...

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20 March 2017

I've been training with Chris on and off for a year and I've seen a lot of improvements - more mental than physical. Whilst I have seen fat reduce and muscle increase, Chris has stimulated a change in my attitude towards using the gym. Previously I saw the gym as a task and an effort which meant that I went very irregularly. Now I see exercise as a lifestyle choice and look forward to going to the gym. 70% diet, 30% exercise but if you mix in a bit of Chris, then you have a recipe for real change. More...

Reviewed on Yell

20 March 2017

I started training with Chris in January 2015 with Claudia. We had group sessions which were extremely productive whilst being fun and original. Chris always pushed me to work hard and achieve the best results I could. I definitely noticed a difference whilst training with Chris, feeling much fitter, motivated and confident. Training with Chris made me enjoy going to the gym again; something I hadn't felt in a long time. His vast knowledge and passion along with a specialised nutritional plan for me really helped too along with exercising regularly. Chris has given me the confidence to return to Leeds after my year abroad and progress in the gym by myself. More...

Reviewed on Yell

19 March 2017

I started training with Chris in January 2015 until the summer. He is an extremely knowledgable and passionate personal trainer and over the course of the months I trained with him I noticed immense progress with reaching my personal goals, whilst my overall fitness improved dramatically as well. I followed a customized nutrition plan and program design made just for me which simultaneously worked with my exercise regime. This helped to enhance my goals and progress. Sessions were always fun and innovative keeping things exciting. Chris always got me to work hard and reach my limits every session and was extremely patient and encouraging. There's no doubt when I'm back in Leeds that I will be taking up personal training with him again. More...

Reviewed on Yell

14 January 2017

We had a good chat about my goals and my lifestyle, before he put together a very personalised routine and schedule in place to fit around my injury/rugby needs. <br /><br />Within weeks of suffering an injury he had me back to the fittest and strongest I had felt in years. I noticed the change in my Rugby within the first two weeks and just as quickly noticed the drop off, once I stopped training.<span id="moreReview683331" class="hide"> <br /><br />Would happily to recommend to anyone.</span> More...

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26 November 2015

He's annoyingly good at what he does. I noticed the change in my Rugby within the first two weeks and just as quickly noticed the drop off, once I stopped training.

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Q&As

One thing that can be guaranteed is you will progress from week to week both mentally and physically. Throughout the course of the training program, you will not only learn a wide scope of exercises but also how to maximise your training through activation techniques and key movement patterns.

Nutrition will play a pivotal role in your progression for various different reasons from gym performance and recovery to overall improvement in body composition. CSS Fitness aim to take away the guess work and provide you with customised nutritional plans to exploit all of these key factors.

Everyone wants to change but are you willing to put the steps in place to make change happen. Results come from stepping outside your comfort zone and challenging yourself on a daily basis.

I pride myself on ensuring sessions are fun, innovative and more importantly progressive. Changing people’s lives is a big reason why I became a personal trainer and as my client, you will receive nothing less than 100% of my efforts.

In my eyes, health is wealth.

I have been extremely passionate about sport and fitness my whole life. From an early age I have been competing at a very high level in sport and more specifically football and running. I have represented Bradford City FC, Leeds united FC, and Leeds Carnegie when I was at studying at Leeds metropolitan University.

Since leaving school at 16 I went onto College to study Sport Development and Fitness, this then lead me onto university where I studied a degree in Sport, Leisure and Culture.

After finishing my education, my first working role was with Premier Sport coaching various sports across the national curriculum in schools and sports camps. I also have experience in coaching sport in colleges, universities, and football academies.

I am currently a full time personal trainer at a large gym based in Leeds which has over 14,000 members. I am the founder and head coach of Headingley Harriers running club.

I practice what I preach, and that is optimal health and well-being is the key to a positive and happier you.

At CSS Fitness we create the action that takes you from A to B. While it’s important to remember that A to B won’t happen overnight, it’s about thinking of the bigger picture and remaining dedicated in achieving your goals.

12 years of coaching experience has given me expertise in many disciplines, across the field of health and fitness. I specialise in…

- Transformations
- Weight Loss
- Cardiovascular Fitness
- Nutrition & Diet Plans
- Increase Muscle Mass

Key achievements:

– Founder and current Head Coach of the Headingley Harriers running club.

– Designed, developed and implemented the training program for the Keighley 10k female champion 2015.

– Represented Leeds United & Bradford City FC at Youth Level.

– Regular top 10 finisher in 5k, 10k & Half Marathon Events.

I practice what I preach, and that is optimal health and well-being is the key to a positive and happier you.