Richard studied Sports Science and Coaching at Bedford University before travelling to the USA, where he worked as a leader for a popular summer camp that catered for 12-14 year old boys.
He also found himself in Australia after being invited out to play field hockey In Newcastle and then Sydney, neatly accommodating his passions for both travel and professional level sport.
Richard started his own personal training business, Dickie’s Fitness, two years ago after working in gyms across Kent and the South East. As his experience and knowledge increased, he moved away from cross-fit and began to focus on exercises and concepts that would be more beneficial to his clients when it came to delivering real-world results. He further complimented his skill-set with workshops and qualifications in Olympic weightlifting, calisthenics and movement perfection.
Richard is still a keen hockey player, now representing the Men’s 1st team right here in Sevenoaks, who play in the second highest league in the country. His other sporting hobby is cricket, and there too he represents the Kent village team of Leeds and Broomfield, who play at Leeds Castle.
Richard’s current focus in his training is Olympic weightlifting, due to the transferability of power, speed and strength that is relevant to his other sports. The other muscle he is keen on flexing is a sharp mind, and he’s always happy to learn new things, and relishes a challenging chat with his clients!