A conversation with Graham Wheatcroft, the resilience trainer who is reaching new heights.
An interview with Graham Wheatcroft.
We all seek balance in our lives; I think in most cases, that goes without saying. It seems more relevant today than it ever has been. One such image often associated with Yoga and meditation, and mental health is the Yin and Yang symbol. Its curious and appealing design reflects the harmony between work, rest and play.
I was fortunate to meet Graham Wheatcroft on a business networking group. Both professionally and personally, he promotes everything that the word; resilience stands for, oozing with energy and a legendary work ethic that most of us strive to achieve.
It’s been such a challenging year for people, spending long periods at home, unable to find a rhythm of life that once served us all so well, with Freedom being the operative word.
Struggling to overcome a relationship breakdown, he faced untold anxiety issues that were self-destructive. His reference to a dark place and a low point in his life resonate with people who have experienced a similar scenario.
Determined to break free from a downward spiral, a glance at a parked dumbbell would change his life forever. A curious mind combined with a fighting spirit would see him challenge himself to 100 curls. The driving force behind this was purely to see how he would feel, unknown to him; it would see him catapulted into a successful career helping people stay away from dark places and finding a life balance.
Why should people contact you?
My background was in Personal training for an iconic hotel chain. I know first hand that the public is coaxed into spending countless hours lifting weights to get results.
I promote the use of simple tools such as body weight, dumbbells or even tins of beans to train and time-efficient training sessions. And I put so many other factors into the mix as I believe that meditation, breathing, and focus have a significant part in obtaining an overall feeling of accomplishment.
It’s this unique blend of elements that create a very different ambience and experience for my classes.
Do you have a physical studio?
The simple answer is; no, I don’t. I use a virtual platform called Remote Coach; it gave me an extensive reach, much more than a physical presence could ever offer. The term; “pocket personal trainer or pocket PT is a natural evolution for my industry”.
As I promote a fusion between a traditional PT model and combine it with breathing techniques, meditation, exercise and mind conditioning, I like to think that I bring something new and dynamic to the table.
The majority of my clients feel that there are real benefits to a virtual presence; my reach now includes the USA. I want to turn my attention towards corporate training as more and more people are currently working within a home environment.
I have many interests, and being a family man; I love spending time with my children. Aged 7 and 20 months, they keep me in check and give me a higher purpose.
What symbol would you use to describe your business?
That’s a great question; I think a rocket would be the answer, forging forward at speed, moving in an upward direction. I feel that my journey can benefit people who have experienced anxiety.
What types of services do you offer?
I love treating everyone with a bespoke approach, tailored to their individual needs. However for clients who need more defined parameters; I offer choice.
I offer a twelve-week package with all area access. There will be a link to my Facebook page on this article for information, and you can always contact me on messenger. I strive to offer a non-negotiable high standard and at a competitive price.
In a world filled with uncertainty where there are constant challenges to overcome and the aptly named life balance is disturbed, it’s comforting to know that someone like Graham has the experience to offer guidance. Solitude and resolve for anyone who is feeling anxiety and wants a path back towards restoring that equilibrium between the mind, body and soul.
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