I took a leap of faith in 2011, going from 6 years of cooking in professional kitchens to the world of fitness and private health coaching. After being a student at DMC and achieving massive results by shedding 5 stone of fat in less than a year and completely changing my outlook on life, I was sure this was what I wanted to do. I want to help others achieve the things I have and help guide them to a happy, healthier way of life.
In 2012, I helped the company to achieve its best ever results. My students alone burned over 60 stones of fat between them, making me the most successful coach in the fat loss department. My most successful transformations to date are:
Hazel Lowe – top female transformation 2o12
Kirsten Apartopolous – lost 41lb 2012
Paul Graham – top male transformation 2012
Fiona Flynn – top female transformation 2013
Samantha Howe – lost 32lb and burned 21 inches of fat 2013
Barry Martin – burned 24 inches and lost 22lb of fat in under 3 months
David Doran – lost 4 stone
Ian Goodwin – lost 5 stone after years of fighting a losing battle with his weight
Karen Stewart – shaped up for her daughter’s wedding and regained her confidence
I can never describe how amazing it feels to see their before and after photographs and read their stories, I’m proud to be a part of it. My commitment to my students helps them to achieve the confidence and positive thinking necessary to make a change to their lives. I believe that my understanding of knowing what it feels like to be the guy who’s out of shape, who sweats from walking up a flight of stairs and who’s afraid to take his top off is what encourages my students and gives them the confidence that they need to change things.
I love training, it’s given me everything. I love all forms of exercise and movement. As a coach, I specialise in kettlebells, strength training, bodyweight and conditioning. I have competed in amateur kettlebell sport across the UK and I’m 2 times Scottish champion. I’ve also competed in white collar boxing.
Grant’s Fact File
- Full-time coach with DMC since 2010
- Level 2 CKT Fitness and Movement Dynamic Specialist IKFF
- Level 1 Certified Kettlebell Teacher IKFF
- Level 1 Martin Rooney – Training for Warriors
- Level 1 HSC First Aid
- 2 times Scottish champion in Kettlebell Biathlon in 16gk category
- Competed in boxing twice.
- Men’s 10k for charity
- Competed in numerous Girevoy Sport competitions across the UK
I have always known that I wanted to help people and to make a difference in their lives, I just didn’t know how.
I came to train at DMC Fitness’ Glasgow gym in 2009 after being persuaded by my family that I needed to make radical changes in my life as I was dangerously overweight.
With the help of Davie’s knowledge and advice, I shed a massive 5 ½ stone in my first year. Training had become the highlight of my week and I had gone from being clinically obese and unhappy to being Davie’s training partner and having this incredible buzz for life.
In early 2010, Davie offered me the position as his apprentice. I couldn’t accept fast enough. It was at this point that I realised what I wanted to do with my life and this is how I could help people, the same way Davie had helped me.
I trained as Davie’s apprentice on my days off from working as a chef, shadowing him and Pablo and taking notes. I thought it was great getting to meet and speak to so many people in a day and couldn’t wait until I had my own students.
I am proud to say I am now a full-time coach at DMC Fitness and love the buzz of helping people achieve their goals and transforming their lives for the better. My ideal student is someone that is in the same position I was in only a few years ago, who are looking to lose body fat, change shape and embrace a fit and healthy lifestyle.