November 13, 2020

Old Boy Update – James Strong

An update from Old Boy, James Strong (Aldridge, 2013-2016)

After leaving NSB in 2016, I studied Sports and Exercise at Leeds Beckett.  During my studies I took the opportunity of the Study Abroad Programme and, as part of my second year, studied at Victoria University, Melbourne.

Joining a course with a Study Abroad option is something I would definitely recommend as it gave me an opportunity to live and study in Australia and to spend the summer travelling, ending up at the Cross Fit Games in the USA.  During my time at Leeds Beckett, I enjoyed BUCS Rugby and also took advantage of additional qualifications such as Rugby Coaching Level 2, Gym Instructors Course Level 2 and Level 3 Personal Training.

I graduated in 2019 and was accepted to study my Masters in Nutritional Science at Northumbria University.  I continue to expand my knowledge and qualifications such as Emergency First Aid and I am about to complete a course in Mental Health First Aid.  During my Masters, I also set up my own personal training business where I offer 1-1 and small group personal training and online coaching, having so far helped many of my clients from a variety of fitness levels and goals. My passion is working with clients towards a sports specific objective and I thoroughly enjoy working with athlete development.    

What is next for me? I am in the process of applying to join the RAF as a Regiment Officer that will hopefully commence in late 2021, a hope for a career where I can challenge myself and my leadership skills whilst also testing my physical and mental capabilities in a highly disciplined environment. The strong sports ethos at NSB and the focus on developing character has allowed me to have the confidence to pursue my personal goals both academically and professionally. 

If you are interested in personal training/coaching send me a message or call me on 07894 619 237, or find me on Instagram @coachjimistrong  Special discounts will apply for NSB boys, friends and families (I am fully insured and DBS checked).