Our red hot rubyman for July is David Thornhill. Not only is he flaming hot, but this fitness trainer will whip you into shape for summer!

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We caught up with David to find out a little more…..

Are you single or in a relationship?

In a relationship with my best friend. We are Iooking forward to getting married at the end of the year.

What makes a woman beautiful to you?

I like the “girl next door” type of girls.  To me a girl is really beautiful when she is confident in herself, knows how to laugh and isn’t afraid to say how she feels.

Can you cook and if so what is your favourite meal to prepare?

Can definitely cook, cooking is part of my everyday routine; because of my busy schedule meal prep is crucial to maintain energy levels and a healthy lifestyle. My favourite meal that I love to cook – not so much cook but eat, is lasagne. I always put lots of love into the preparation of the meal and always ensure there are leftovers for the next day.

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Five things you can’t live without

  • Fitness and training is a passion of mine and I always make time in my day to some sort of physical activity.
  • Personally, I focus on strength training at a very high intensity so I can get the most out of my workouts in a short amount of time.
  • Appreciating my free time, kicking back and making the most out of my weekends. I’m sure we can all relate here
  • Good nutrition, nutrition and training go hand in hand so following an eating plan helps me stay focused and achieve my goals.
  • Last but not least, my family. Family time is important to me; there is nothing better than chilling at home with my cat and beautiful fiancé.

As a personal trainer, what are some of the most common 'mistakes' that women make on their journey to health and fitness?

  1. Not having a plan, whether it being a fitness or nutritional plan structured to your specific goals. If you are serious about what you want, then the best thing would be to see a professional to help you with a plan tailored to your goals.
  2. Most people live a very busy life and tend to skip meals and go a whole entire day living on just caffeine and convenience food
  3. Expecting too much too soon. So often it happens that woman go on a crash diet or some new fad diet that is not realistic. Weight loss is dramatic, but in the long term is never maintainable.

Slow weight loss is better, your body adjusts to the changes in lifestyle and will keep it off for longer

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Too much cardio!!

Most women are hesitant to do strength training and have a misconception that strength training will lead to a “bulky” appearance. Actually, strength training helps build lean muscle mass, burns more calories, improves posture and ultimately helps with that “toned look”.

My philosophy is if you follow a nutritional plan, diet or way of eating and still see yourself following the same plan in five years time then that is the best plan for you.

If not them maybe it’s time to reevaluate.

Do you have any tips you staying healthy if you are on the go and  have a busy lifestyle.

  1. Be prepared, Know where your next meal is coming from.
  2. Stay motivated, If you tend to lose interest in training, It helps to have a gym buddy.
  3. You don’t always have to be in a gym. If time is limited you can always find ways to stay active.
  4. Having the right mindset, nothing is impossible with dedication.
  5. Getting enough sleep as sleep is the most important for our body to grow and recover.
  6. If your time is limited, consider contacting a fitness professional and see how you can get the most out of your time.

You can contact David at 079 162 9028 or email him at david.cttrainer@gmail.com