Frank Quinn is a Personal Trainer.
He’s also Irish, fit and funny!
Frank, 42, lives in Uckfield with his wife, son aged five and daughter aged 14 months.
He used to be an English teacher, spending five years in London, three years in Quatar and two years in Tian Jin, China.
Back in England, he trained as a Personal Trainer, and he’s worked in Uckfield Leisure Centre for seven years.
I asked Frank the benefits of having a Personal Trainer.
He said, it helps you to stay motivated.
You know that the training you’re doing is right!
It helps to give you confidence – the Trainer knows what he’s talking about.
You have to make a commitment. If you’ve got an appointment, you turn up instead of postponing it till tomorrow.
(True. I got up at 6.45 to meet Frank at 8am.)
We started with Mobility Exercises as a warm-up. It warms up every muscle from head to toe.
Then we did some Body Weight exercises, like various types of press-ups.
You can even do press-ups standing up, against a wall.
Next came the Freeweight exercises, using weights.
I enjoyed the Body Weight suspension; the straps.
It reminded me of when I walked down a cliff in Israel.
It’s all about teaching people to move and sit better, which has a greater impact on their working life, etc.
He teaches everyone about trying to focus on their Posterior Chain Muscles, which stretch from their shoulders to their heels.
Most people concentrate on their Mirror Muscles – the ones they can see in the mirror!
Every morning Frank comes to work and leaves his daughter in the Leisure Centre crèche, which she loves.
Mums can leave their children there from 9.30-12 while they go to the gym.
The Leisure Centre is a Community Gym, with a varied selection of events for all ages.
‘Do you ever get bored’ I asked.
Frank told me that he loves it. He meets a complete range of personalities.
He gets people to work really hard and they thank him!
LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!)
Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef.
A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it!
In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet.
She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef.
Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day.
Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped.
She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen!
Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it!
After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc.
She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength!
Lyn’s online published books;
A collection of my published poems.
The First Book of Short Stories
The Second Book of Short Stories
The Third Book of Short Stories.
Many of these stories have been previously published.
St Anthony of Padua.
The Patron St of the Old.
A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her.
The Girl Who Watched.
A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows!
Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole.
Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95!
Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever!
Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems.
All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd
No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish!
They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers.