Hi I’m Anthony and I’ve always had a strong connection within the Health & Fitness industry.
I’ve been involved in the industry from a very early age. When I was 18 years old I undertook a soccer scholarship in the United States where I also studied Sport & Business. I spent two years in the States before returning to the UK where I completed my degree in Manchester at Manchester Metropolitan University whilst continuing playing soccer at a semi professional level in the North West area for a number of teams.
During my time in the United States I took an interest in American Football. Shortly after my degree I changed sports and began playing American Football for an amateur team called Manchester Titans. After a successful first season I was scouted to play professionally in Germany for the Dresden Monarchs. Upon my return to the UK I decided to experiment further with other disciplines due to my love of all sports, whilst also challenging my ability to learn new skills within different conditions and surroundings. This also allowed me to expand my physical and mental understanding of what is required within different sports.
The list includes semi-pro Rugby League & Rugby Union, the latter I spent a year playing in Australia. I’ve also spent time completing in numerous disciplines within Athletics. The most recent was representing Jamaica in the Rugby Sevens. I’ve represented Jamaica on a number of occasions but the most notable competition was the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.
My experiences through playing numerous sports at a high level has bulked the knowledge I already gained through my sport and business joint honours degree as well as my Level 3 personal training course. My experiences through both practical and theory, as well as 10 years experience as a personal trainer, has helped me achieve great results for hundreds of clients over the years.
Formula is the latest piece of the jigsaw in my fitness journey. My aim is to promote the importance of wellness within the workspace to improve both individual and company wellness both mentally and physically which ultimately leads to a more successful workplace.
Hi, I’m Dan Farr. Many years ago I started my fitness journey as gym instructor in a locally run council gym in Stafford. As a child I had a love of sport and my gym work became a way for me to improve my performance in those passions. As I got older my main sports became cricket and football and as I saw my own performance improve I started to think about personal training as a career to help others improve. I completed my qualifications to become a personal trainer and while working in the gym I took on a couple of clients. I had aspirations to travel and after qualifying I decided to take a year out to live in Australia, and on my return I moved to Manchester where I set up as a full time personal trainer working from Pure Gym Spinningfields.
In the first 18 months I worked hard on building a client base but I wanted to offer more comprehensive service. I started to search for an educational company that could match my ambition to help people move better for their own lifestyle, a sport or recover from injury/pain. Thankfully, I found Faster Function who based their learning around biomechanics, learning how bones move, joints feel and muscles react. I took courses with them including injury, rehab and performance, and more recently Sports performance Expert which has given me the skills to train any client put in front of me. I now head up Faster Functions “Rule the Tool” library creating hundreds of exercises with all kinds of equipment to inspire other trainers to get creative with exercise and to build programmes around a clients function.
I left Pure Gym to set up a private personal training studio with Ant Bingham who I’d worked with a few years earlier at Pure Gym. Formula was born and we built the unit based around movement and assisting clients in achieving a goal based around their specific function, whether that be for an improvement in their sports performance or leading a healthier lifestyle.
We have developed the brand and brought together a group of excellent personal trainers specialising in different areas of wellness. We offer packages to business’s that not increase productivity in the workplace and reduce sick days but also optimise employees lifestyles.