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Burghfield Common coach nominated for national award

A fitness coach has been shortlisted for a national award by UK Coaching.

Burghfield Common coach, Steve Shreeve, has worked in the fitness industry for 21 years. He officially set up his online coaching service in 2020 in response to the pandemic.

And he has now been nominated as a finalist for the Online Coach of the Year Award at a national celebration for his efforts in facilitating people’s access to physical activity.

Burghfield Common coach, Steve Shreeve, is in the running for a national award
Burghfield Common coach, Steve Shreeve, is in the running for a national award

Once the pandemic hit, Mr Shreeve knew he needed to offer a more flexible service for his participants.

It was then he immersed himself in online coaching, which he says enabled him to offer further support to those who required it the most.

Reacting to the news, Mr Shreeve said: “I am immensely proud. It’s hard to really put it into words, to be honest.

“I put a huge amount of time, effort and passion into what I do, so to see that being recognised is extremely moving.”

He continued: “It’s not just the time spent training and coaching, but all the additional time that goes into staying on top of the latest research and continually working on outreach so people know how I can help them.

“I truly believe fitness can change the world because when people aren’t feeling fatigued by the daily grind or their activities of daily living, it means they can do all the things they have to do, all the things they want to do and have more energy left over to go out and do good things in the world.”

Steve Shreeve is up for a national award
Steve Shreeve is up for a national award

Reflecting on the huge variety of coaching talent UK Coaching CEO, Mark Gannon, added: “Across the board, we have seen so much talent, passion and commitment amongst our amazing coaching workforce, and this year’s finalists represent the best of our nation’s coaches.

“All of our finalists should be extremely proud of what they have been able to achieve and fully deserve this recognition.”

The UK Coaching Awards will be held on December 5 at The Queens Hotel in Leeds.

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