My name is Aaron McLachlan, and I am a personal trainer. I have not always been a personal trainer; I am now 53 and it was not really until my 40s that I really got into the fitness Industry.
Before I discovered the gym, I was a smoker for 28 years and unfit. A few months after I stopped smoking, I noticed I was really putting on the weight. I needed to do something about it and joined a local gym starting out with various cardio workouts but quickly turned my attention to weight training. I got a special buzz from weights, felt stronger all over, like I was invincible.
When people in the gym approached me for help to spot them or with their technique, I would get good feedback on how they appreciate my help, and that I should look at becoming a trainer, this led to me deciding to commit to a new career as a personal trainer.
I am extremely focused on form and technique. No matter what your weightlifting goals are, proper form is your first and most crucial step. Incorrect form clients and even incorrect information by personal trainers is dangerous and gets in the way of you achieving your goals.
After watching my Mum struggle with osteoporosis, loss of balance and reduced mobility; I realized that I could help people in their 40s, 50s and older to age strong and mobile, enabling them to enjoy improved quality and length of life.
Outside of the gym, I am a husband & father, my family are always my number one priority and my biggest support. I am a big sports fan, especially rugby and league, however if it is competitive, I am pretty happy to watch and maybe even give it a go. On the quieter side, I like a good movie, love a sneaky bag of potato chips, am always up for travel (I have seen a lot more of New Zealand since the borders have been closed), and try to go for a walk in nature as often as I can.