Gym session with star just the ticket

Richard Jackson with Ellie Goulding.
Richard Jackson with Ellie Goulding.

The Anytime Fitness Beldon manager and founder of Openair Fitness said he received a call from Goulding’s manager asking if he would train the singer, songwriter and actress at Langley Park before the gig.

‘At first I thought it was a friend playing some kind of joke,’ Jackson said. ‘I was left to create the session plan myself with guidelines of something fun and high intensity interval training so we did a full body workout including plyometric squats, reverse and lateral lunges, sled pulls, battle ropes and the list goes on ” she did heaps.’

Jackson said at first he was not sure of Goulding’s fitness level but he soon found she was a strong athlete. ‘It was an awesome experience training such a high profile client and she is so humble, down to earth and has an awesome positive attitude,’ he said.

Jackson’s day ended with tickets to Goulding’s show.