I'm Jake Dyer and i am a Personal Trainer.
My main hobbies are writing and exercise. I published a Novel when I turned eighteen, (many years ago now!) Called ‘COLEMANS DIARY THE ISLAND’
I previously worked for ‘Everyone Active’ for a year and then ‘Places For People’ for two years. This provided me the confidence and experience to go out and start my own business. JDFitness! :)
I’ve been passionate about health and fitness since as far back as I can remember. I have always been inspired by my grandad ‘Fred Murrell’ who was a Fitness Instructor and a boxer in the army, and still today in his mid 80’s is fitter than most. Seeing how disciplined and healthy he’s always been, motivated me, especially listening to his many stories, and how he always put people first, it became my dream to be like him
Many years ago I was inspired also by a lady named ‘Nancy Roberts’ who was one of the silent partners that helped found ‘Aspire’. Aspire Leisure Centre was the first fully accessible training centre in Europe for disabled and non-disabled people.
Before she passed away she influenced me to pursue a career in sports.
Having suffered a lot of ill health myself as a child, I do feel that I understand the challenges and the hurdles people face in life, this is what I believe makes me stand out as an excellent Personal Trainer - for able, and disabled personnel, as I know just how difficult life can be with and without disabilities as I have overcome so much in my own life to get to where I am today, so I feel I am the ideal candidate to help others achieve their goals inside the gym and out. I am living proof that healthy living, determination and having the right people around you makes all the difference, so a role as a Fitness Motivator appeals to me very much, and if I can give something back or help someone, then that would be incredible. It is such a buzz knowing you helped someone achieve something, no matter how little, I want to have an affect on people’s lives and be like the inspirational people who helped me!
I was a victim of meningitis at eight months old and nearly lost my life. This left me suffering for many years with impaired hearing, speech impediment, convulsions, asthma, and learning difficulties. I was under genetics for Neurofibromatosis, one of the many symptoms of this was curvature of the spine, doctors told my mother that I would be in a wheelchair by the age of eleven, I am now thirty years old and extremely fit and a Personal Trainer, and proudly working on my own with my own fitness business, so I think I know a little something about achieving goals and overcoming the odds. I was in and out of many hospitals for several years, and was on lots of medication. Also underwent thirteen operations and was held back a year at school due to missing so much time with ill health. They put me on an educational statement throughout my whole education as I was diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia, yet here I am, a very proud level 3 Personal Trainer, and more importantly a healthy person.
So even with these many obstacles. The important message here is, I overcame them.
This is something I hope I can use to help inspire and encourage others to achieve their goals, like I have achieved mine so far in my life. I have proved everyone wrong; I am literate, numerate, and have even published a book. Due to overcoming all these problems thanks to the incredible support from family and support teachers, sports coaches and living on a healthy diet, you now wouldn’t know that I ever had anything wrong with me. All this has inspired me to want to help others the way people have helped me over the years. Having done plenty of voluntary work helping the handicapped to swim, and coached many one to one PT sessions and football sessions - I guarantee one thing, I know about facing challenges and achieving the impossible, I know about the importance of motivation from others, I know about the importance of fitness and a healthy lifestyle, and I know just how far a friendly helping hand can go.
My inspiration is my grandad who was a PT in the army, boxer, and chief lifeguard helping the handicapped to swim. Following in his footsteps and making him proud drives me to be the best. Exercise can be great fun, it can change your mindset, mood, energy-levels, health, fitness, and more importantly your image and how you feel about yourself. This is why my grandad is loved by many, as he is living proof of how beneficial exercise is for the body and mind as he's always happy and still going strong in his mid 80's with a great figure and active intelligent mind.
A true Legend!
In a fight that should have been illegal, Lightweight Boxer "Fred Murrell" (My Grandad) defies all the odds and knocks out a 6ft 8 inch giant Heavyweight in the last round and someone caught a perfect picture. So proud that this inspirational man is my grandad.
Just to give you an idea of how big this brute was, if you look, his hips are almost at my Grandads chest height and thats him on the way to the canvas after a sweet left hook.
This inspires me.