Simon Pellecchia

What did you do before working at Fitness Republic?

Before FR I was a Fitness Instructor/ Personal Trainer which I had done since I was 17 yrs old. Also I toured with my tribute band U2UK (U2 Tribute) across the UK and Europe. I play the part of the Edge.

Why did you become a Personal Trainer?

I have had a love of exercise and weight training since the age of 13, which was when I first started training. I love being able to help people to enjoy exercise, achieve their goals and have fun! This was my main reason for starting Fitness Republic.

What aspect of work do you enjoy the most?

I love what we have created here at FR. It’s a family, and very friendly place to workout! I love motivating, and feel that FR is a truly motivational and inspirational place to be. Both physically and mentally. Making people smile is something that really motivates me!

It’s the weekend, how do you spend your time?

Weekends is family time, but I love to pop into the gym to see everyone! We’re open 7 days a week and I can’t stay away!!! Also I am often playing in my band somewhere around the UK.

Whats next for you?

I am always looking to add to the FR experience and move forward. Both on a training level, and also a facility level. We have made so many improvements in the 10 years since we started, but am always looking for more! On a more personal level, I would like to improve my own fitness more as I get older, and I am striving for FR to be a top training centre where we have only the best coaches and most experienced team. As Fun is a big part of what we do, so is the correct training, good technique, and results!

Favourite exercise?

Got to be the Dumbbell Shoulder Press. Simple but highly effective!