Ex-sol­dier’s dream to bring fit­ness to all

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER - STU­ART GREER

AFORMER sol­dier has launched a new ca­reer as a fit­ness coach.

Ja­son Cur­tis, 27, spent six years in the Royal Reg­i­ment of Fusiliers and be­came a phys­i­cal train­ing in­struc­tor.

Now he wants to give peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties the type of train­ing elite ath­letes get.

His busi­ness, 5S Fit­ness, launched last year with a few clients. But it has be­come such a suc­cess story that Ja­son has been forced to take over a big­ger spot on Hurds­field Road.

Ja­son, who runs the busi­ness along­side his girl­friend and fel­low coach Lisa Ashcroft, said: “Strength and con­di­tion­ing is the phys­i­cal and phys­i­o­log­i­cal devel­op­ment of ath­letes for elite level per­for­mance. I have taken these prin­ci­ples and built 5S Fit­ness with an aim of bring­ing that style of coach­ing to the masses.

“I am not try­ing to rein­vent the wheel, but give ac­cess of the top kind of coach­ing to the gen­eral pub­lic.”

Since open­ing the busi­ness Ja­son has helped peo­ple with all ages, from eight-year-old chil­dren to a 70-year-old re­cov­er­ing from heart surgery.

He said: “Peo­ple of all ages and back­grounds are far more ca­pa­ble than they think and we prove that to them.”

Ja­son grew up in Wilm­slow and had an in­ter­est in coach­ing be­fore join­ing the army when he was 19. He trained for the front line and did tours of Afghanistan from his base in Cyprus.

He said: “I al­ways loved the phys­i­cal train­ing and did ev­ery qual­i­fi­ca­tion I could to im­prove my skill set, in­clud­ing deep tis­sue mas­sage.”

Ja­son later be­came a per­sonal train­ing in­struc­tor and even­tu­ally was train­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of in­fantry at Cat­t­er­ick. He said: “It was there I started run­ning my own boot camps and re­alised I wanted to go out on my own.”

He left the army two years ago and moved to Mac­cles­field, where he has built up his client base and taken on more coaches, in­clud­ing for­mer Army sniper James Skel­ham.

Ja­son, who lives on Park Lane, said: “It was a strug­gle at first but then word got round and sud­denly the phone was ring­ing off the hook. I’m now work­ing 15-hour days just to keep up.”

Ja­son is plan­ning to start run­ning spe­cific train­ing pro­grammes for those plan­ning to take on the Born Sur­vivor chal­lenge at Capesthorne Hall.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.5sfit­ness.co.uk

Ja­son Cur­tis (in­set) has launched a new ca­reer as a fit­ness coach at his 5S Fit­ness busi­ness

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