Graeme Butler

I worked mainly in the gym giving members exercise programmes and inductions. Over the next couple of years, I developed my one-to-one fitness training skills and became a fully qualified personal trainer. This was something I thoroughly enjoyed and inspired me to enhance my skills and knowledge, so I decided to go to university where I studied Sport and Exercise Science.

After graduating, my first place of employment was Nuffield Proactive Health where I worked as an Exercise Physiologist. For two years I ran a health screening department. I would take people through a variety of health and fitness assessments before sitting down with them and putting together a plan on how they could improve their overall health and fitness.

Following this, I worked for a national health club promotions company in Australia. Not only did I get to travel all over the country, I also got to work out of some of the most amazing health clubs I've ever been to. In this position it was my job to motivate people to get healthy and engaged on exercise programmes.

After arriving back in the UK, I decided teaching was the direction I wanted to move my career in. I had the great opportunity to undertake teaching work experience on a sports science foundation degree course at Cornwall College.

Since then, I have worked at Treviglas Community College in Newquay and the Sports Department of the University of Exeter where I have refined my teaching skills and helped students improve their sports performance.

My main passions are mountain biking and surfing, although nowadays I seem to spend more time in the gym than doing either of these. Whenever I get myself away on holiday it will usually be somewhere hot with good waves or somewhere mountainous with good dirt tracks.