We catch up with fitness fanatic Rory Allen, PT and Coach at Training Space LTD. He moved into the fitness industry just over a year ago at the height of pandemic but throughout was an inspiration and great source for information to his clients.
Just over a year now since you made the career change and become a fully qualified coach at Training Space. What made you make the move?
I was working for a top advertising agency in London but I always had a passion for fitness and felt I was good with people and explaining movements and exercises. I decided to take the plunge to see if I could make a career out of it and I haven't looked back since. If you love what you do it doesn't feel like work.
What have been the biggest challenges for you since the switch, especially as it was during a global pandemic ?
Covid was the biggest challenge because it came at the worst time possible as I'd just become qualified yet couldn't get any clients for a while. I managed to train a few people outside and it just snowballed from there. The people I trained outside saw great progress and when the gyms reopened I reaped the rewards for perseverance during difficult times and a lot more clients came in!
You Co-founded ACM Training (Athletic Cultural Movement) . Can you talk us through what it is and why you started it?
ACM is a multifaceted brand that combines; training (my personal training service), clothing, graphic design and connecting people within the fitness community through our podcast and events. Me and two best friends started it as we loved all the aspects that come with fitness, the imagery, sounds and vibes and we wanted to represent all of those in our own unique way.
What targets and goals have you set yourself for the next few years?
My number one target and I've made no secret of this is opening my own gym. I want to build my client base over the next few years and then when i'm ready open my own gym. By becoming the best coach I can be and practicing what I preach I think it's achievable.
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We want to thank Rory for his time and wish him all the best for the future.