Shaun Hallett, former head of Academy and Football Operations at Premiership football club Queens Pa
Clare Burnett

Ex-Queens Park Rangers academy chief launches Harrogate training enterprise

Shaun Hallett, former head of Academy and Football Operations at Premiership football club Queens Park Rangers has launched a new personal training enterprise in Harrogate.

At the London club, he was responsible for the health of young professional athletes and is using that experience to launch a new personal training company.

Shaun, who lives in Harrogate, was formerly in charge of the Academy at Queen Park Rangers FC, and later developed the outline plans for the club’s proposed new training ground.

Following a specialist training programme, building on a Loughborough University Sports Science degree, and a background in the fitness, sport, leisure and health sectors, he is launching Fortius Personal Fitness aimed primarily at the 35+ age group, in particular those with busy schedules but who want to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Shaun said: “There are some very good personal trainers working in and around Harrogate but I believe I bring a slightly different perspective to the service.

“Having worked as a chief executive and director in a previous corporate life I understand the pressures and how important it is to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle to enable you to operate at your most effective in business, and at home.

“Too often there is an assumption that as we grow older our physical performance becomes very limited. It doesn’t have to be that way.

“My emphasis is on providing expert, supportive and empathetic guidance and motivation to ensure people are properly informed regarding their exercise and nutrition habits.

“I am particularly keen to work with clients who are committed to making real changes in their activity levels, diet patterns and behaviours.

“As a registered nutritionist I’m also able to offer specific and bespoke support regarding the important links between diet and exercise”

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