This week on my weekly CHEK Seminar tour of Virgin Active clubs, I visited Manchester and Leeds.

It was a long day leaving home at 7am to catch a train from Euston. On arrival in Manchester, I was straight in and begun the CHEK Approach to Swiss Ball Training workshop at The Virgin Active Didsbury club, a club that I was the Regional Personal Training Manager about nine years ago, so it was nice to be back.

I had a really great bunch of guys in the class, very keen to learn and were able to handle my sense of humour (or lack of…).

After the seminar, Gavin Jennings, the owner of CHEK Europe played chauffeur and kindly drove me over to Leeds just in time for the seminar at Virgin Active Leeds. Whilst not ideal, I did have to eat my lunch in transit and we only arrived with minutes to spare before the start of the seminar.

The class was a little small in Leeds, but still , the group was very keen to learn and did very well in the class.

After the seminar, Gavin and I had dinner in Leeds before my train journey back to London. I tucked in to a juicy Rib Eye Steak that was absolutely mouth watering.

Following the meal, it was back on the train and I finally arrived home at 11.15pm and was tucked up in bed shortly after. All in all, it was a very enjoyable, busy, successful, if a little tiring day.