Sam Woolacott (1983)

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Sam Woolacott (1983)

VIP Personal Trainer

When I left park in 2004 I didn’t really know what I wanted to do as a career, I started a few different college courses and jobs over a period of 5 years I’d say, but I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I always loved sports and fitness so I finally decided on taking a Health Exercise and Fitness course at Petroc which was a yearlong course and I decided to stay on and do another year to qualify as a Personal Trainer. When I completed the course I applied for a position in Dubai as a Personal Trainer in Fitness First and was flown to UAE to start a new life. That was 6 years ago and I haven’t looked back since.

My current job title is VIP Personal Trainer for a high profile person (cannot disclose). I currently train a high profile business man which involves a lot of international travel I spend roughly 3 weeks a month travelling to many countries and cities around the world with my client supporting his nutrition/fitness/business/security and personal needs. It’s a very high pressure job and I’m constantly exhausted from travel. There is also very little room for error, one mistake could cost him millions and me my job. However it has its rewards financially and has been an awesome
experience meeting VIPs, learning from them and making connections.

I have loads of fond memories of Park, a lot of teachers have had a lasting impression on me specifically Mr Ley my French teacher his humour and sternness were second to none, Mr Poole my English teacher who taught me it was never to late to try hard and kept believing in me when many would have given up. And my old tutor Mr Williams and Head of House Mrs Hevingham (Robins) for having patience with me.

My motivation in life has always been to be the best I can be. I’m lucky my career overlaps with my passions and has allowed to make money from doing the things I love like playing rugby, running obstacle races and representing different companies and countries in varying capacities. The message I would give is very simple, I’d say “Do not give up on yourself it’s never too late to make a positive change and believe and trust in yourself.Life is too short to worry about little things.”