Personal training is working out for Ben

Before and after: Ben Webster has lost weight with his clients.
Before and after: Ben Webster has lost weight with his clients.

A former professional footballer’s personal training business is going from strength to strength – and he has used his own fitness battle to demonstrate that his methods do work.

Ben Webster, from Warkworth, has launched HetrainsShetrains, which covers the Northumberland region.

He says that his freelance business is going well since starting a few months ago and is attracting new clients all the time.

The 30-year-old adds that his fitness techniques are helping people to achieve their goals, including himself.

He said: “I have had a lot of clients that have lost a lot of weight and I have lost it with them by training with them.

“I have lost two-and-a-half-stone since January, going from 22 per cent body fat to nine per cent by training and dieting. Some clients have lost more than a stone in the first six weeks.”

Ben launched the business with his partner Laura Whitlie, but he is currently doing it on his own as she is seven-months pregnant. He will be running sessions on the beach through the summer.

Sport has been Ben’s life from an early age and he said that personal fitness seemed a natural way to go after he was forced to quit football in 2014 due to a repetitive knee injury.

He attended the Newcastle United Football Academy from 1993 to 2004. Captaining every team at the Academy up to the Reserves, he also played for Newcastle’s first team and went on to play professionally across Sweden, Finland, Belgium and Thailand.

Ben, who won eight caps for England Schoolboys, admits that giving up the game was tough, but he is pleased with how things are going with HetrainsShetrains. He said: “It is great. It is picking up each week with more and more people.”

Visit hetrainsshetrains.com or call Ben on 07502 563944.