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
Hi, I’m Graham, I'm here to ensure that you achieve your fitness goals with confidence and comfort, and I’ll guide you every step of the way.
I understand that fitness is a unique and individual experience. No two people are the same, and that's why I'm committed to crafting a fitness programme that suits your needs, aspirations, and abilities. My mission is to empower you to excel, improve, and achieve the results you desire.
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Fitness Entrepreneurship: In 2015, I embarked on my fitness journey by opening East Coast Fitness, my first Personal Training studio, nestled at Seaham Harbour Marina. Today, I continue to run invigorating boot camps and work closely with personal training clients, tailoring workouts to their individual needs.
Recognised Excellence: My dedication to fitness excellence was recognised early on when I was shortlisted for the Small Business of the Year and Leisure Award at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards in 2015. In the following years, East Coast Fitness secured the Sole Trader of the Year title, an honour we retained in 2017. In 2018 and 2019 we went one step further and won Health & Lifestyle Business of The Year! These accolades motivate me to continually evolve my fitness expertise and expand the horizons of our fitness community.
From Football to Fitness: My fitness journey began as a professional footballer with Hartlepool United, where I garnered valuable experience in exercise, nutrition, and body optimisation. My football career was cut short due to injury, but I transformed my passion into a profession by becoming a certified personal trainer.
Globetrotting Expertise: A pivotal chapter of my journey took me to Dubai, where I worked in a bustling fitness centre. Over a year, I conducted over 1000 personal training sessions and helped hundreds of people from all around the world reach their fitness aspirations. The invaluable knowledge gained in Dubai accelerated my expertise, making me a more effective fitness coach.
Luxury Fitness at Seaham Hall: My journey led me to Seaham Hall Hotel and Serenity Spa, a prestigious 5-star establishment, where I served as a gym manager and personal trainer. Here, I initiated my first boot camp, which rapidly gained popularity. My commitment to excellence was once again recognised in 2012 when I received the Leisure Excellence Award from the North East Hotels Association.
Meet David Skinner
PERSONAL TRAINER & BOOT CAMP INSTRUCTOR
Hello, I'm Davis, and my journey in the fitness industry began right after I graduated from school in 2018. It's been an incredible adventure, and I'm thrilled to share it with you.
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Passion Ignited by Study: My pursuit of fitness knowledge kicked off with a two-year programme in Sport and Exercise Sciences. During this time, I discovered my true passion for fitness. In a matter of just three months into the course, I took my first steps into the gym world. At the outset, I'll admit, I felt a bit apprehensive about entering a public gym. The fear of looking out of place and not knowing where to begin was real.
Diving into Self-Discovery: This initial hesitation propelled me to dive headfirst into the world of fitness and exercise. I became my own teacher, delving into aspects that extended beyond my coursework. I dedicated countless hours to self-study, watching YouTube videos, and devouring fitness-related content. I learned the intricacies of exercise execution, fine-tuned individual-specific nutrition, and explored the art of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.
From Aspiration to Reality: Armed with this newfound knowledge, I decided to turn my passion into a career and set my sights on becoming a Personal Trainer. I enrolled in a comprehensive course at college, which granted me qualifications as a Level 2 Gym Instructor and a Level 3 Personal Trainer. With my confidence soaring, I embarked on my journey as a Personal Trainer in a bustling commercial gym.
Valuable Lessons & Growth: My time in the gym was an invaluable learning experience. I conducted various exercise classes and one-on-one Personal Training Sessions, gaining hands-on expertise in the process. After nearly a year in this role, I realised it was time to embrace change and expand my horizons.
A New Chapter at East Coast Fitness: In January 2022, I joined the incredible team at East Coast Fitness. Here, I've had the privilege of delivering Bootcamps, Beginners Bootcamps, Small Group PT sessions, and one-on-one Personal Training sessions. My mission is clear: to help our clients and members become the best versions of themselves and perhaps pick up 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)