AK Active was founded by Adam and Kimberley. Having both come from entirely different backgrounds, they have fought to be in the position they are in today. As a result of their experiences and challenges faced, they are able to provide a service second to none to help you feel at your very best in mind, body and spirit.
Our emotions drive us, and this is reflected into the work of AK Active.
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We are a passionate team who will guide you towards a healthier lifestyle. Best of all, we've been through it all personally to be able to deliver you the best results.
“there’s more meat on a sparrows knee cap!”
I had always liked action movies as a kid, and was influenced by the big characters like Schwarzenegger and Stallone. I was the tall skinny kid in school. 6ft 2 weighing just 9 stone. I was a very self-conscious person, I didn’t like eating in front of people and so if nobody else at the table was eating, then I wouldn’t either – some action hero I would be!
My teenage years were filled with comments such as, “you need to eat more” and, “there’s more meat on a sparrows knee cap!”
When I first got the chance, at 16, I joined my local gym. Not having a clue what I was doing and very shy, I ran on the treadmill for about 45 minutes, of course this was detrimental to my intended muscle building! When people caught wind of me attending the gym, I was laughed at.
At this point, I could have accepted my fate and given up. I didn’t.
It was the negativity that fuelled me to become the person I am today. I worked hard and researched daily to find the best methods for gaining size and putting on quality mass. In 2016, I stepped this up a level. My ultimate goal was to win a bodybuilding title, which would silence my demons and prove wrong the haters.
I fully concentrated on gaining mass for six months, followed by a successful dieting period. After this I was rewarded with a first place win! The rest is history, here are my titles up to now:
- 2016 Mr Lincolnshire, First Timers, 1st
- 2017 GBO Mansfield, Male Model, 1st
- 2017 GBO Mansfield, Male Muscle model, 2nd
- 2017 GBO Leicester, Mens Physique, 1st
- 2017 IBFA Mr. Lincolnshire, Athletic Tall, 2nd
- 2017 WBFF Warrior Oldham, Muscle Physique, 2nd
Following my successes, I now help others to transform themselves and have the motivation and drive to excel, with a qualification in advanced sports nutrition.
Never give up on your goals, dedicate yourself to a cause, no matter what it may be. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask for help. I may stand on the bodybuilding stage alone, but I could not be there without a special network of loved ones and friends.
The most important take away here is that I'm happy and confident with myself, in my own skin. I now don't care what others think and my demons are gone.
KIMBERLEY“ it’s not just all about the results which is what other groups mainly focus on. I’ve learnt more from Kimberley in the last 3 weeks than I have done going to the gym, paying for pt’s and doing group classes in the last 10 years. I’ve really started to enjoy training again.”
I too was bullied throughout my younger years. I was labelled as “fat” and “ugly” and have had to force a change in my lifestyle to become who I am today. I’m loud, confident and not afraid to have fun at the expense of caring what people think!
My journey started through dancing, I became a gold medallist in pole dancing, followed by aerial hoop and aerial skill. This developed my strength and confidence to step foot in the gym and I’ve never looked back.
I have dropped over six dress sizes and I am still able to enjoy all of the things in life without having a strict diet and training regime. I enjoy what I do and it doesn’t feel like a chore.
Now qualified as a personal trainer and advanced nutritionist, I dedicate myself to helping others gain the confidence they deserve in both mind and body whilst making it enjoyable and maintainable.
My qualifications & achievements include:
- Level 2 Gym Instructor
- Level 3 Personal Trainer
- Advanced Sports Nutritionist
- Pole Dancing Gold Medallist
- MetaFIT Instructor
- MetaPWR Instructor
- Boxercise Instructor