Carol Devlin

Coach

"Not everyone does exercise for aesthetic reasons"

I started dancing when I was 5 or 6 then fell away from exercise during high school, before joining a gym whilst at university.

I competed in bodybuilding when I was 23 and began training in CrossFit after that.

Nowadays, I regularly compete in both team and individual CrossFit competitions all over Europe.

Describe your personality in three words:

Fun, competitive, and shy.

 

What’s your earliest memory of fitness?

Dancing at around 5 years old.

 

What’s been your biggest achievement in fitness?

Competing alongside the best females in the country in an individual CrossFit event in 2019.

 

What inspired you to become a Personal Trainer?

Whilst working in The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre as a Therapeutic Radiographer, I was inspired to become a Personal Trainer because of the public’s lack of knowledge and understanding of exercise.

I wanted to help educate people about the benefits of exercise so I could improve people’s quality of life.

 

What do you enjoy most about being a Personal Trainer?

No two days are the same.

 

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

Not everyone does exercise for aesthetic reasons.

 

How would you describe your role at Improve Glasgow?

Towel folding queen.

 

Describe your coaching style in three words:

Good fun and (just the right amount of) torture.

 

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

My inability to take anything seriously.

 

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

The food chat.

 

What do you like about the other coaches at Improve?

It’s like a wee, disjointed family that always has good fun.

 

What is your favourite exercise?

Deadlifts.

 

What is your least favourite exercise?

Anything cardiovascular (especially running).

 

Describe Improve Glasgow in 3 words:

A class bunch of humans. (I know that’s five words but I’m hoping ‘a’ and ‘of’ don’t count.)

Describe your personality in three words:

Fun, competitive, and shy.

 

What’s your earliest memory of fitness?

Dancing at around 5 years old.

 

What’s been your biggest achievement in fitness?

Competing alongside the best females in the country in an individual CrossFit event in 2019.

 

What inspired you to become a Personal Trainer?

Whilst working in The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre as a Therapeutic Radiographer, I was inspired to become a Personal Trainer because of the public’s lack of knowledge and understanding of exercise.

I wanted to help educate people about the benefits of exercise so I could improve people’s quality of life.

 

What do you enjoy most about being a Personal Trainer?

No two days are the same.

 

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

Not everyone does exercise for aesthetic reasons.

 

How would you describe your role at Improve Glasgow?

Towel folding queen.

 

Describe your coaching style in three words:

Good fun and (just the right amount of) torture.

 

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

My inability to take anything seriously.

 

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

The food chat.

 

What do you like about the other coaches at Improve?

It’s like a wee, disjointed family that always has good fun.

 

What is your favourite exercise?

Deadlifts.

 

What is your least favourite exercise?

Anything cardiovascular (especially running).

 

Describe Improve Glasgow in 3 words:

A class bunch of humans. (I know that’s five words but I’m hoping ‘a’ and ‘of’ don’t count.)

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