Parisa Pell TMB TRAINER, United Kingdom
About Parisa Pell
What should people expect from training with you? It’s “we” not “you”, I’m not going to drop you in the deep end and expect you to float. We’re going to work at a pace that works for you, and we’re going to overcome the challenges together. When there’s moments that you’re struggling we’ll break it down and build it back up. Don’t get me wrong, we’re going to work hard, but we’re also going to build confidence in the process.
How have you helped others before? The majority of people I work with are people who are just starting out on their fitness journey for the first time or picking it back up after many years. I had an 85 year old client who struggled with running. During his sessions with me he learnt how to squat without any support and we worked together to build him a strong foundation. One day he called me and told me “Paris, yesterday I was walking home and I went to cross the road and I thought I’d best be quick because there’s a car coming up ahead, and next thing I know I was running! I really didn’t think I’d ever be able to do that again, and that’s thanks to our sessions!”. One of my other favourite experiences was a client who when she first started coming to the gym was extremely shy and the idea of training alone was scary for her, just walking into the gym reception made her nervous. After a few months of working together she’s now able to write her own session plans and is comfortable going into the gym alone!
What has been your most memorable fitness experience? My own personal most memorable fitness was when I competed in a bodybuilding show in 2018, it was an incredible experience and taught me a lot about myself, discipline and achieving goals (and that I never want to give up doughnuts again haha!) - if you really want something, if you put your mind to it you can achieve it!
What led you to become a TMB Trainer? Tough Mudder is the reason I got into fitness. I was not a very active person growing up, and I really hated PE! When I was 18 and in my final year of college a friend asked me to do Tough Mudder with her. I agreed but knew I had to get my fitness levels up if I was going to take part. I started going to a gym (which was a super scary thing for me back then!) and I started going to classes and learnt how to lift weights - I fell in love with fitness!! So much so, I changed my university degree choice to Sport because I knew I had to work in fitness and help other people find a love for fitness! I’ve now been a PT for a few years and when the opportunity came about to become a TM trainer I knew I had to take it - to help other people that might have been in the same situation as me all those years ago and help them would be incredible!