Calum Hunter

Coach

"Train to live.
Don't live to train."

Through my youth, I competed regularly over a multitude of sports.
Rugby was my main focus and I was lucky to play for club, school and county. Even captaining club and school to two Scottish finals.

At 17, I had my first MMA fight and won by TKO. Over the next 8 years, I would dedicate myself to that and compete in 10 fights and multiple other martial arts competitions.

Describe your personality in three words:

Charming. Charismatic. Oh, and very modest.

 

What’s your earliest memory of fitness?

Going to a rugby taster session age 8 and feeling like I belonged there.

 

What’s been your biggest achievement in fitness?

Having won two Scottish Amateur titles in my weight class, I was named the Scottish Amateur fighter of the year in 2012.

 

What inspired you to become a Personal Trainer?

Many good coaches have had profound effects on my life both in and out of the gym. I hope that I can have the same effect on others.

 

What do you enjoy most about being a Personal Trainer?

Having a group of adults forget about everything else so they can laugh, sweat and play for an hour.

 

What’s been the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far in your career?

Train to live. Don’t live to train.

 

How would you describe your role at Improve Glasgow?

Chief executive officer of anything placed close to the ceiling.

 

Describe your coaching style in three words:

Light-hearted, caring and sustainable.

 

What do you do that you’re certain annoys the other coaches?

I think I have ruined a few days by telling the same joke on the hour for 9 hours of coaching.

 

What do you think the members love most about your sessions?

When I wear shorts. Some set of pins on me.

 

What do you like about the other coaches at Improve?

I have not laughed as much at a workplace before.

 

What is your favourite exercise?

Calf raises.

 

What is your least favourite exercise?

Calf lowers.

 

Describe Improve Glasgow in 3 words:

Lift. Laugh. Love.

Describe your personality in three words:

Charming. Charismatic. Oh, and very modest.

 

What’s your earliest memory of fitness?

Going to a rugby taster session age 8 and feeling like I belonged there.

 

What’s been your biggest achievement in fitness?

Having won two Scottish Amateur titles in my weight class, I was named the Scottish Amateur fighter of the year in 2012.

 

What inspired you to become a Personal Trainer?

Many good coaches have had profound effects on my life both in and out of the gym. I hope that I can have the same effect on others.

 

What do you enjoy most about being a Personal Trainer?

Having a group of adults forget about everything else so they can laugh, sweat and play for an hour.

 

What’s been the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far in your career?

Train to live. Don’t live to train.

 

How would you describe your role at Improve Glasgow?

Chief executive officer of anything placed close to the ceiling.

 

Describe your coaching style in three words:

Light-hearted, caring and sustainable.

 

What do you do that you’re certain annoys the other coaches?

I think I have ruined a few days by telling the same joke on the hour for 9 hours of coaching.

 

What do you think the members love most about your sessions?

When I wear shorts. Some set of pins on me.

 

What do you like about the other coaches at Improve?

I have not laughed as much at a workplace before.

 

What is your favourite exercise?

Calf raises.

 

What is your least favourite exercise?

Calf lowers.

 

Describe Improve Glasgow in 3 words:

Lift. Laugh. Love.

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