We spend a lot of time getting to know you on a personal level so that you feel comfortable and confident in what I'm teaching you.
FOUNDER AND PERSONAL TRAINER
Meet Graham Low
EAST COAST FITNESS - OWNER & PERSONAL TRAINER
In 2015, I opened my first Personal Training studio, East Coast Fitness, at Seaham Harbour Marina, where I now run boot camps and work with personal training clients.
In 2015 I was shortlisted for the Small Business of the Year and Leisure Award at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards. In 2016 East Coast Fitness won Sole Trader of the Year at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards and retained it again in 2017. I aim to keep developing my knowledge, growing the business, and helping as many people as I can get in shape and stay in shape.
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When I left school, I spent 4 years as a professional footballer at Hartlepool United. I had a reasonably successful, short career, winning international tournaments with the youth team, making my professional debut in 2005. Winning Young Player Of The Year in the same year, we reached the League 1 Play-Off Final.
More importantly, during this time, I learned a great deal about exercise and nutrition and how to get the best out of your body. When my football career ended due to injury, I qualified as a personal trainer. I moved to Dubai, where I worked in a huge gym.
Working in Dubai was a priceless experience; I instructed over 1000 personal training sessions in one year and helped over 50 people achieve their fitness goals. The knowledge I gained in one year in Dubai would have taken at least five in the UK.
When I returned from Dubai, I took on the role of gym supervisor and personal trainer at the 5-star Seaham Hall Hotel and Serenity Spa. It was at Seaham Hall that I set up my first boot camp. They went from strength to strength and grew very quickly. While I was there, I won the Leisure Excellence Award at the North East Hotels Association. I left Seaham Hall in 2012 to focus on running my own business. I held the boot camp sessions in local car parks and travelled to personal training clients to train them at home.
Meet David Skinner
PERSONAL TRAINER & BOOT CAMP INSTRUCTOR
My journey in the fitness industry started as soon as I left school in 2018, from this point I went on to study Sport and Exercise Sciences for two years, this is where i discovered my passion for fitness, within 3 months of starting the course, I began my own journey within the gym. Starting out I was hesitant entering a public gym as i was afraid of looking silly and not knowing what I was doing.
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This was when i began to delve deeper into fitness and exercise, and teach myself some things which were not covered in my courses, I taught myself how to execute any exercise you could imagine, I’d sit in my room for hours just watching YouTube videos and reading all things fitness. Whether that be exercise execution, individual specific nutrition or just how to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
With this knowledge i gained, I decided upon pursuing a career of becoming a Personal Trainer. I joined a course at college which qualified me as a Level 2 Gym Instructor and a Level 3 Personal Trainer. Now that I felt ready to make the jump, and peruse the career I started as a Personal Trainer in a commercial public gym.
This experience taught me some valuable lessons. I gained hands-on experience with carrying out different exercise classes and also one to one Personal Training Sessions. After almost a year in the role i decided it was time for a change and to push my comfort zones.
I started at East Coast Fitness in January 2022, delivering Bootcamps, as well as Beginners Bootcamps, Small Group PT and also some one to one PT Sessions. Helping clients and members become the best versions of themselves and maybe learn a thing or two along the way.
“Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.”
VERY SMART PERSON
About East Coast Fitness
With over 10 years of personal training experience, Graham has created a friendly and welcoming fitness business where his clients feel comfortable working out. East Coast Fitness is about more than just losing weight. The idea behind East Coast Fitness services is to help you get more active, become healthier, feel great, gain confidence and live life to the fullest.
If you want to get in shape but not take it too seriously, East Coast Fitness may be the right place for you. It's about getting healthy, living the life you deserve and spreading happiness to those around you, including your family. Our clients, most of whom don't like attending gyms due to the intimidating environment, love the friendly, family setting at East Coast Fitness. With some gentle encouragement and some personal guidance with nutrition, it's great to see our clients grow in confidence, start to enjoy exercise and make it become a way of life.
2012 Leisure Excellence Winner (North East Hotels Association) 2016 Sole Trader Of The Year (Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards) 2017 Sole Trader Of The Year (Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards) 2018 Health & Lifestyle Business Of The Year (Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards) 2019 Health & Lifestyle Business Of The Year (Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards)