Welcome to Aflete’s series of interviews with online trainers is with online PT Jack Bambridge.
Jack is a certified personal trainer who runs his own fitness company, Pressure Fitness.
Hi Jack, firstly tell me a bit about yourself.
My name is Jack Bambridge, I am 20 years old and a REPS LV.3 Fully Qualified Personal Trainer, not to mention a Straight A Student out of college, specialising in business. I Live in the UK and run a fitness company called Pressure Fitness.
So, what initially interested you in becoming a personal trainer?
I already had a love for fitness through my own training, but in doing so, people began to notice my personal changes. And so I would help them out, and notice how massive of an impact it would make to people’s lives.
The pleasure I got from seeing someone go from nothing to feeling on top of the world was inspirational to me and made me want to help as many people as possible.
Why did you decide to start training clients online?
Often personal training in person would break down as clients could not keep up appointments as they had busy lives, or just didn’t want to have to constantly meet up; they just needed the knowledge and assistance, and after seeing many people succeeding through coaching online, I thought I would give it a whirl!
As your business is online, I am guessing you use your social media accounts to promote yourself and your business?
I do indeed use social media to promote my business. I mainly use Instagram (@pressure_pt), as my no.1 platform and am focusing heavily on YouTube as another outlet for advertising my services, alongside hopefully becoming a secondary income. I have a Facebook page, however am less active on this, usually just linking it through to my YouTube page.
What sort of content do you post on your Instagram and YouTube to engage with your followers?
On Instagram, I mainly post updates of my personal training and journey, alongside inspirational quotes/pictures and informational videos/pictures. On YouTube my main focus is informing people about different fitness topics, alongside showing my workouts and physique updates etc. I hope to produce high-quality motivational videos in the future.
You sound very busy! What does your average day as a personal trainer/online coach involve?
A regular day for me as an online coach and personal trainer usually starts with cardio at 5am, followed up with checking up on clients, and if necessary doing any major check ins and adapting plans. Then breakfast is on the cards. Following this I will usually post to social media, look into recording a video and also do any admin necessary, occasionally heading to town to run business errands etc. I will then take boot camp clients for an hour or two, before heading to work and doing any fitness instructing/personal training. I will then have dinner and go to the gym and also upload and edit videos for YouTube. My usual bedtime is 1/2am.
As an online PT, what has been your best moment?
My highlight as an online PT is always the same, seeing the results and happy faces of everybody who finishes their training and smashes their goals!
When it comes to health and fitness, what is the approach you go with for yourself?
My own personal approach to exercise and nutrition, is to workout 5 times a week, and have my diet on point Monday – Friday, relaxing slightly on weekends. My nutrition is more flexible than traditional bodybuilding meals of meat and veg everyday!
And finally, what advice would you give to someone looking to start on their own ‘fitness journey’?
Start. Start now and don’t look back. The only thing standing between you and your goals is you, and your excuses. It’s easier than you think, all it takes is consistency, and it is not a short process, but it is worth it. Consistency is key.
Great work Jack!