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My name is Andy Graham, I am 27 years old and I live in Northampton. I have been involved in sport since I was a kid. Karate was my first love, and then I discovered rugby. When I was still at school I joined Northampton Phoenix Athletics club, as a discus thrower and sprinter. I managed to throw a Great Britain qualifying distance, and won a couple of medals on the way, but it was the sprint training that was invaluable to what I`m doing today.

My love of rugby continued, I played for my local junior club, Northampton Old Scouts, until I hit 19 years old. The following season I moved to New Zealand to play Under 21 rugby.

After a string of injuries I was forced to retire from rugby, aged 21. This was when I decided to become a personal trainer. After completing my training with YMCA fitness, Inner Strength Personal Training was started.

As a personal trainer, I have coached over one hundred people on a “one to one” basis. I have trained two local rugby teams, and taught over seven different fitness classes throughout the town. I have gained the following qualifications:

NVQ Level 3 YMCA Personal Trainer
NVQ Level 3 YMCA Fitness Training for the Older Adult
NVQ Level 3 YMCA Nutrition and Weight Management
NVQ Level 3 YMCA Fitness Assessment
NVQ Level 3 YMCA GP Referrals, Medical Conditions and Exercise
NVQ Level 3 YMCA Ante and Postnatal Exercise
International Diploma in Speed Agility and Quickness