Since returning from his travels, frustrated by redundancy and a lack of decent employment options – as many people also experienced – due to the global recession at the time, Sam decided that his only option was to set up his own business from scratch. He was passionate about training, loved coaching and helping people move better and get fitter, particularly on a personal level and was determined to be in control of his career. In 2010, “Sam Young Personal Training” was established and grew into a successful healthy business over the following three years, helping people to achieve a variety of fitness goals and maintaining a great amount of client loyalty and referrals.
In 2013, Sam decided that he needed to rebrand to communicate his services and benefits a lot more effectively. His passion for strength training was evident in his sessions and his clients reaped the benefit of his style of training: Getting people stronger, leaner and boosting the confidence and health of those training with him. Not only did he just want people to be strong, he realised that many new clients struggled to move well enough to perform daily activities efficiently, let alone get into the right positions to lift weights safely and effectively. Further inspired by watching some of the world’s top weightlifters perform in the flesh at the London 2012 Olympics, it made him realise the unbelievable potential the human body has for strength and movement.
Working as a strength coach in a busy commercial gym had its benefits such as being able to reach out to many people under one roof, it certainly had its drawbacks. These included not being able to promote and offer any services to any non-member of the gym, and struggling to get access to equipment, especially at peak times! Running small group training sessions were limited to very late on an evening an on a weekend, due to the lack of availability of space and equipment.
Due to these problems, and following the growth in interest and popularity of weightlifting and strength training in general, Sam embarked on an extensive two-year search for premises, and finally opened his own gym in 2019, with the following goals in mind:
“Strong for Life – Better Movement, Better Health” concisely communicates what we’re all about.
Over a decade of coaching experience, starting as a Children’s football and multi-skills coach in 2008.
Experience in working with national and international weightlifting coaches and lifters.
Coach of English and British Masters Weightlifting champions.
Experience in working with professional people, who spend long periods seated.
BSc (Hons) Sports Science with Management (Loughborough University)
REPs Level 3 Advanced Fitness Instructor
British Weight Lifting Level 2 Club Coach
ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy