Introducing the Active Man x Neat Nutrition Ambassadors


Early this year we sat down with our friends at Neat Nutrition and looked at ways we could work closer with a group of guys who are a represenation of both our brands.  We have built such an amazing community of guys over the past 12 months, it wasn’t easy working with only a select few.  The six guys we chose all come different backgrounds and skill sets – but with one common denomintor – their passion for all things fitness.  Meet them here.

Joe Corrie

Joe is currently head trainer at F45 Fulham and a coach at Core Collective in London.  His sporting background was football at a professional level and athletics, although he has been massively into weights based training and conditioning since he stopped playing competitive sport.

Why Do You Love Fitness?

I am passionate about fitness because of the control it gives me in all aspects of my life.  It teaches discipline and determination; skills which you utilise to tackle any of life’s challenges. Fitness can’t be faked, it must be worked for and earned, making it a true indicator of someone’s character.  When I’m training, nothing else matters, any stresses or worries are forgotten about, or maybe I’m just a sucker for pain?!

Favourite quote – “It’s just another workout”

Physical Status – score out of 10, with 10 being the highest

Strength – 7
Engine – 9
Mobility -6
Speed – 9

Sam Pepys

Sam is currently a Strength & Conditioning Coach – used to work in pro footy – and is passionate about making people move & function more efficiently.   Based in Fulham, South West London and plies his trade at Motus Strength aka the “The SW London Mecca.”

Why Do You Love Fitness?

I believe that I’ve led a happier, and more fulfilled life thanks to the relationship I have built with my body through leading an active and healthy lifestyle – part of the reason I chose a career that allows me to inspire others to do so.”

Favourite quote – “if you’re not assessing…you’re guessing.”

Physical Status – score out of 10, with 10 being the highest

Strength -8
Engine – 8
Mobility -8
Speed – 8

Allll the 8’s

Joel Burgess

Joel is the founder and CEO of Nutrifix – a nutrition app that locates healthy food nearby; tailored to your body’s needs.  He is an ex rugby player who most recently played at Barnes Rugby Club.

Why Do You Love Fitness?

I love fitness for the benefits it has on my mindset. Training for me is meditation, it’s my time to log out from the world and escape any daily stresses or internal thoughts.

Favourite quote – “To be number one, train like you are number two” – I had this printed on my wall when I was younger and I still apply it not in fitness and work.

Physical Status – score out of 10, with 10 being the highest

Strength -9
Engine – 8
Mobility -2
Speed – 4

Ben Alldis

Ben (Harvey Specter) lives the double life spending his mornings and weekends instructing classes down at Core Collective and his days in the city as an Private Equity Professional.  He is also a Puma Master Trainer

Why Do You Love Fitness?

I love fitness for a number of reasons. But my top 3 reasons are as follows:

  1. The positive people that it attracts, as well as the community and friendships that it helps build.
  2. The mental and physical benefits it has on my mind, body and soul: Training and fitness is my form of meditation. Its my time to log out from the world and escape any daily stresses or internal thoughts.
  3. Fitness is truly limitless. Once you have mastered one type of fitness, there is so many others to give go. The skills you can learn and the opportunities available are endless.

Favourite quote – “Set Goals / Stay Quiet About Them / Smash The Hell Out Of Them / Clap For Your Damn Self / Repeat / Complete Daily”

Physical Status – score out of 10, with 10 being the highest

Strength – 7
Engine – 9
Mobility -4
Speed – 9

David Arnot

David is a Scottish farm boy who come to London Town!  He has spent 10 years in the industry and now co-owns ‘Evolve353’, a gym in Fulham where fun happens. They don’t care how fit you are, they care about making you fitter in an environment where you are surrounded by likeminded individuals who support you.

As a trainer he doesn’t over complicate sessions and doesn’t speak latin to impress. He is a straight talker who has very strong opinions on certain matters and will happily debate them. He is confident in my ability but will comfortably ask for help.

Why Do You Love Fitness?

I love fitness because it breaks all barriers down. You can have 4 people train together who may never interact outside the gym because of the way they dress, their job title, age, etc. It’s funny how we judge people in the street but when everyone is in gym kit you don’t know their story.

When I train, I like moving stuff around and short bursts. Strongman and cardio sprints is where I shine, I can also talk myself out of stopping so even if you are fitter you will still see me chasing you.

Favourite quote –  “under promise, over deliver”

Physical Status – score out of 10, with 10 being the highest

Strength – 9/10 (less finesse more grunt)
Engine – 9/10 (Helped by my stubbornness)
Mobility – 5/10 (like a coiled spring…?)
Speed – 8/10 (will win most 20m sprints, then i’ll get caught)

Ben West

Ben is Originally from Nottingham but has spent the past 5 years living and working in London. He is currently building his own performance facility  called 360 Athletic which is based in the heart of SW1’s Victoria and is due to open later this year

Why Do You Love Fitness?

Using training to push you to your limits and reach your goals both physically and mentally is what I love about fitness.

Favourite quote –  “If you have a body your are an athlete'”.

Physical Status – score out of 10, with 10 being the highest

Strength – 8/10
Engine – 7/10
Mobility – 6/10
Speed – 5/10

Want to see more of what us and these guys are up to?  Follow on Instagram

@theactiveman
@neat_nutrition
@joe_corrie
@sam_pepys_performance
@joel_nutrifix
@benjaminalldis_pt
@davidevolve353
@benwestfit

 

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