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I was always last to get picked at sport in school. I struggled with confidence and had anxiety that my body just wasn’t able to do sport or be fit.Watching ‘real’ people take on the Gladiators on a Saturday night back in the 90’s made me think maybe I could change.

I did pressups and situps in my bedroom and built up to swimming and the gym at my local leisure centre.Even though I wasn’t actually that strong, feeling strong really helped the teenage me be more confident and happier about my body, and that helped me have better relationships with family, friends and, very occasionally, girls!I carried on weight training through to adult life.

Never anything extreme but it always helped me, not just with confidence but with feeling healthy and positive.Kids then happened and spare time evaporated, but I didn’t want to lose those benefits of training so I bought some weights and tidied my garage as best I could to fit it into my day.My job is Civil Engineering - designing and building big transport projects like roads and bridges.

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