You’ve had to get up pretty early to catch Sean Hooper out. Sean is a Personal Trainer with the emphasis on the ‘personal’. Owner of Old Town Gym in Clapham, South London, Sean has created a safe and calm space in which people with anxiety, stress and other mental health challenges can train and be coached in private. Away from the noise, visibility and showiness that come with some commercial gyms, Sean’s natural skill for listening allows him to create an almost therapeutic relationship with his many clients. Mental health challenges are something that Sean witnessed first hand growing up, watching his brother struggle. “My parents were pretty much full time carers for my brother”. Sean knew that he had to become independent and be responsible for his own future. He started by working for free and created his own success. For all of his hard work and discipline (he rises at 5am and is working by 6am), Sean emphasises the importance of recovery time. Top tips galore in this most physical of episodes. “Resistance bands are really good”, he says. “Great way to improve your posture and really good for hitting every muscle in your body”. Hear Sean’s inspiring story here. Time to get up!, get out! and get going!

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