Reebok CrossFit Coach
Despite being born with a physical deformity to his knees and being told by the doctor’s he’d never be active. Paul with the support of his parents went on to play youth football and represented his High School at the senior level in three sports: Football, Basketball and Cricket. This early setback in Paul’s life instilled what he believes to be his greatest asset; resilience and the will to never give up regardless of the obstacles.
At the age of 20 Paul took a leave of absence from University to pursue his dream of becoming a Professional Football (Soccer) player. He went on to represent one of the most prestigious football clubs in Jamaica (Arnette Gardens FC) until he was sidelined by a career ending knee injury.
In addition to his passion for sports, Paul also achieved academically obtaining a BA. Literatures in English and an MBA with distinction from the most recognized University in the Caribbean. The University of the West Indies. After spending a few years as a Personal Banker with The Bank of Nova Scotia in Jamaica Paul decided to pursue his true calling as a fitness coach; born out of a passion for helping everyday people as well as athletes become the best versions of themselves.
Paul currently coaches CrossFit and conducts PT training full-time in Japan.
He is a Level 2 Certified CrossFit trainer who spends his spare time searching the internet and books to learn all he can about different fitness methodologies.
Paul’s fitness philosophy is that exercise, fitness and training for the non-athlete is a lifelong journey that is best built upon a solid foundation of sound movement patterns structured in a way where it is enjoyable, challenges the individual, is sustainable, results in longevity(health) and the achievement of clearly defined goals. He believes there is ‘no one right way’ but that there is a broad spectrum of exercise and fitness methods and it’s all about experimenting while staying true to key principles. Methods are a dime a dozen but the magic lies in the understanding and application of principles.
Language: English and Japanese (Beginners Level)
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
- CrossFit Judges Certificate
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