At a young age I had what you would politely call a ‘slightly larger’ build. At school I was given the nickname Teddy (I’ll let you guess why).

James Winter

WinFit personal trainer

a balanced healthy diet has had a huge impact on my self-confidence and my body
At a young age I had what you would politely call a ‘slightly larger’ build. At school I was given the nickname Teddy (I’ll let you guess why). However, I didn’t let this effect my obsession with being involved in sport be it football, cricket, tennis or my personal passion rugby. Whether competing at school, college or county club level I was my happiest when on the pitch.

At college, whilst studying for a Diploma in Sport I started to understand that I needed to improve my nutrition for the best results in my fitness. Since then regular exercise and sporting activities, combined with a balanced healthy diet has had a huge impact on my self-confidence and my body.

Over the 10 years of playing rugby I have picked up more than my fair share of sport injuries including; ankle and knee ligament tears and a serious tear in one of my rotator cuffs. None of these come close to the injuries I sustained in October 2015 when I was involved in a road accident. The following 18 months or so consisted of 3 major knee surgeries and meniscus repairs with my return to competitive rugby coming in Sept 2017.

During the early stages of my PT career, I realised that the training blueprint used by the larger corporate gyms could not be adapted as a one-size fits all solution. Every client came with their own story, whether it was body image, identity issues, nutritional imbalance, mental health or stress management. I realised that for me to offer the best service to my clients I needed to emphasis the ‘Personal’ in Personal Trainer.

My own story, combined with the stories of the clients I have been working with since 2018 formed the basis of me starting WinFit; which you can read about in the Why Win-Fit? Section of this website.

I currently live in Windsor with my girlfriend and dog Ralph. I’ve been working in London since 2019. I’m constantly on the move and prefer to be out involved in activities than sat in watching TV/Films. I actively play for Windsor RFC, a Chelsea supporter and a Leicester Tigers supporter.