My Story

It was on the rugby pitches of secondary school that I was given the nickname ‘Bison’ and 25 years later, it’s still very much in use by friends and family.

During my years at University I developed a pretty sedentary lifestyle and combined with a typical student diet, I piled on the pounds. By my mid 20’s things were out of control and I was tipping the scales at 22 1/2 stone. I realised that I needed to urgently change. I took up running which prompted significant weight loss. Since then I have completed over 35 half marathons and 2 marathons.

Having worked as a civil servant and project manager for 14 years I decided that I needed a career change. I needed something I would enjoy and could feel passionate about so a few years ago Bison Personal Fitness was born. I haven’t looked back for a second. My passion for this work continues to grow daily. I’m really lucky to work with some fabulous clients and to help them focus and achieve their goals is a real buzz for me and a massive motivation.

When I decided to change my career I was lucky enough to be taken under the wing of renowned bodybuilding champion and vastly experienced Personal Trainer, Kev Taylor. Taking what I have learned from Kev and drawing on my own experiences I have developed training and nutrition programs that have consistently delivered results for my clients. I continue to study, to learn new techniques and refine my approach.

If you are West Yorkshire based and looking for a PT, Kev is the best there is, a true gentleman and an awesome PT.
Here’s his site:

My Qualifications

REPS L4: Obesity and Diabetes Specialist
ITEC: Diploma in Sports Massage
ITEC: Taping and Strapping
REPS L4: Behaviour change
REPS L3: Exercise Referral
REPS L3: Personal Trainer
REPS L3: Nutrition and Weight Management
REPS L3: Client psychology
REPS L3: Advanced Anatomy
REPS L3: Functional Equipment Training
REPS L2: Gym Instructor
REPS L2: Exercise for Fat Loss
REPS L2: Advanced Resistance Training
2:1 BA Hons – Leisure and Tourism Management
Accredited PRINCE2 Practitioner Project Manager
First Aid
Mental Health First Aid

Here’s me in my mid 20’s and then mid 30’s after a bit of a lifestyle overhaul!