Clients at Derby personal training studio Bottom Line Fitness are getting Olympic standard training after a member of the Great Britain bobsleigh team joined the staff.

Olympic hopeful Dave Smith, 28, has become a personal trainer at the studio at Kedleston House, Prime Business Centre, Aspen Drive.

Dave is trained to work with elite athletes, but will now be offering his services to Derbyshire residents keen to improve their fitness, strength and conditioning.

This will allow him to pursue a career as well as his personal goal of competing in the bobsleigh at the next Winter Olympics in 2014 in Russia.

“I am pleased to be joining what I believe is the most exciting personal training service in Derby,” said Dave, who lives in the city centre. “Bottom Line Fitness is leading the way in terms of personal training and I recognise its methods as being the future of the health and fitness industry. The studio offers a unique focused environment that will help my clients develop and meet their fitness goals. ”

Dave, who was picked to join the GB bobsleigh team in August 2009, has recently completed an MSc in Sport & Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University, making him one of the highest qualified personal trainers in the area.

Bottom Line Fitness founder Neil Stanley said: “It is exciting and rewarding that Bottom Line Fitness is attracting personal trainers of Dave’s calibre. It has always been our intention to provide the highest possible standards of training to our clients and with Dave now a part of the team it only strengthens our offering to our clients.”

The studio was launched in 2009 by Neil, 30, as a private personal training venue. Clients receive one-to-one personal training, lifestyle and nutritional advice as part of their holistic approach to fitness.

Dave’s appointment brings the number of personal trainers at Bottom Line Fitness to six, with a maximum of four using the studio at any one time.

With his aim set on the next winter Olympics, Dave’s initial target is a place in the bobsleigh team for the World Championships in Germany in February 2011.

“The season starts in November,” said Dave, who has lived locally for several years after moving to the area from Hertfordshire to study at the University of Derby. “We will begin training soon, and I am really pleased that my position as a personal trainer at Bottom Line Fitness will allow me the flexibility to combine both a career in my chosen field and my personal goal of competing for Great Britain in the bobsleigh.”

Dave was persuaded to trial for the bobsleigh team by former Olympic bobsleigh athlete Phil Harries, who competed in the Winter Games in 2002, and who comes from Derby. The pair met at Derby Athletics Club.

He is hoping for the position of breakman for the GB1 team at the next Winter Olympics.

Dave is offering an initial free consultation at Bottom Line Fitness to anyone looking to address their fitness and lifestyle regime.

“This is proving very popular at the moment with the ever-increasing number of people who want to find the motivation to achieve their fitness goals,” he said.

As well as providing one-to-one personal training, Bottom Line Fitness also offers sports massage, Swedish massage, Indian head massage, reflexology and reiki.

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