About

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I am Andrew Shaw aka The Fitness Gentleman, Health Coach from London, England.

MY WHY

My experience of nearly losing my father to heart disease, was a very scary experience as I child. This was the genesis for me taking up a vocation where I could help people improve their health and fitness. Not only for themselves, but for their families too.


After completing a Batchelor of science degree in exercise science. I went on to gain qualifications in nutrition, sleep, stress management and psychology. I worked in the private health club sector and accrued 2 decades worth of experience in roles as a Trainer, Nutritionist and Health and Wellbeing physiologist. In 2018 I moved away from working for Health clubs and started my own consultancy.


Over the years I’ve interviewed some of the most revered people in the health industry. Neuroscientists, Sleep physiologists, Exercise Professors, Oncology Dieticians, Olympic team nutritionists and Cognitive behaviour therapists. I use my requisite experience and research to refine the lifestyle habits necessary to optimize health and wellbeing.


Each year for the last 7 years I’ve undertaken self-experimentation (gaining then losing weight) ~15 kgs per year, losing 100 kg to date. Along with experimenting in other areas of lifestyle i.e. sleep, exercise and diet. To show people how they can do the same. And with coaching install these habits into my clients’ lives.


Over the last 19 years in the health and fitness industry, which have been dedicated to helping people overcome poor health, I coach, talk and run training workshops for schools, businesses and charities.

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What I can do for you

I have the knowledge, the experience, the passion, and I absolutely love helping other professionals like you or your workforce, optimize their health and fitness.

I speak, teach, and provide tools that can help you and/or your company get fitter and healthier.

If you need health and wellbeing solutions for your company or you are looking for a speaker for your event, you can email me, chat with me on social media, or fill the form at the bottom of the page.

Expertise

Speaking Events & Conferences

Guest speaking to businesses, schools and charities on how to improve staff members health and wellbeing.

Health & Fitness Consulting

Contacted to deliver training, seminars and working groups for companies with the objective of improving the health and wellbeing of their staff.

Podcast

Speaking to specialists in the health and fitness industry for my podcast. From Neuroscientists to Sleep Doctors. Founders of International Nutrition Societies to Exercise Professors.

qualifications

N.L.P. Practitioner

I encourage clients to transform limiting self-beliefs and move out of their comfort zones. Breaking barriers and taking chances only helps to develop a fuller, happier and infinitely more satisfying life.

Sleep, Stress Management and recovery Coach

Helping clients reach their potential through better sleep, effective recovery, and more resilience to stress. Developing individualized sleep, stress management, and recovery plans.

Nutritionist

Working with people to teach them more about general nutrition, food and health. With a focus is on food behaviour. This includes working with individuals to devise and implement meal plans that improve the individual’s nutrition.

Personal Trainer

Creating customized exercise programs designed to help clients reach their unique health and fitness goals. Helping you select activities that you enjoy, and also choose exercises that will keep you challenged and on track towards reaching your fitness goals.

Experiences

Executive Health Coach

The Fitness Gentleman 2018 – Present

Working with senior managers or leaders to improve their performance, and reach their potential through better sleep, effective recovery, more resilience to stress, and improved energy through diet and exercise.

Health & Fitness Consultant

Schlumberger 2018 – Present

Delivering inductions and one to one consultations to staff members along with planning events and seminars on health and fitness.

Health and Wellbeing Physiologist

2016 – 2018 Virgin Active/Nuffield Health

Delivering health assessments to members at health clubs. tailoring personalised programmes to help motivate necessary lifestyle and behavioural change.