Hello, and welcome to the blog. My name is Danny Shaw. Iā€™m a health nutritionist, dietitian and physical trainer based in Nottingham (UK) and love advising people on weight loss, exercise and generally getting people fit and healthy.

I believe that eating real,whole foods is the foundation to a healthy life and I take a holistic approach to nutritional counseling.

I work for the health of individuals and for the health of populations. I believe all foods should be enjoyed. I
do not believe demonizing certain foods, strict dieting or a set rules when it comes to eating.

My practice is always based on scientific evidence. I use critical thinking skills and my own clinical judgment to apply
the science to provide the best possible care for each individual client.

I understand science, the food industry and our health care system. You might just find me working in the Queens Medical Center Hospital wellness departments long-term care home, physician’s office, community center, sports clinic, in the media, in a research lab or I might just be an entrepreneur.

Food is cultural, it is deeply personal and can can be transformative. I work with food to nourish and heal, helping body and mind and soul.

I’ve been working in a personal trainer and an online coach and for just over 3 years (I think) and yes, I still have a lot to learn. I’m by no means saying that I know it all or that I’ve got it down pretty perfect, because let’s be honest, I don’t think anyone truly ever does, but I just wanted to share with you what I’m doing at the moment.

As you can probably imagine the biggest benefit of being self-employed is the ability to set your own working hours.

I can take on as many or as few clients as I want, make sure that I can still fit them around my family life commitments and anything else I might be doing as well on top of that, and that’s great, but there is a catch.

I work when my clients can train and for most people that’s going to be before or after the normal working day. So we’re thinking 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and then from 5:00 p.m. on-wards. Personal trainers expect early mornings, late night split shift and eating a lot of your meals out of Tupperware.

I’m trying to connect with as many people as possible in the gym, outside the gym, social media and so it’s all just about showing my face, getting my voice heard and taking any opportunity that comes my way. My ultimate goal though is to be self-sufficient financially and live comfortably. I’m not very high maintenance and I’m definitely not materialistic.

Probably the most important goal, I just want to do what makes me happy, nothing makes me happier than sharing my passion and my knowledge for diet and fitness, it’s what I love and I just want to help other people find that I love for it too.

I get to see my clients in the gym or online, they’re smashing it, they are so driven, motivated and their positivity is actually infectious. It really makes me push harder on myself too. Then there’s my colleagues, the other personal trainers at my gym, they’re not my competition they have been so supportive. They’ve helped me find my feet and they’re really good fun to train with.

It is tough to get started, it’s definitely not for the faint-heated and you know personal training, it’s not a job, it’s really is a lifestyle. I wouldn’t swap it for anything, being able to share my passion for fitness and my knowledge with as many people as I can, every single day, it’s what I was born to do, seriously what I was born to do, so my advice… absolutely anyone out there, whether you want to work in the fitness industry or not, and just find what makes you happy and keep it, thank you as always for visiting Alternative Hub.

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Kind regards

Danny Shaw