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Brief Encounter - Simon Ellis

Simon Ellis, Fitness Development OfficerPosition:
Fitness Development Officer.

Which means:
Managing and developing fitness provision across the University.

Favourite phrase:
Regret what you have done, not what you haven’t done!

Least favourite phrase:
I can’t do that (without having a go).

Magazines read:
Men's health & fitness trade.

Life before Warwick:
Self employed health club owner.

Smartest career move:
Giving up fulltime employment at 25 to do my degree in leisure management.

Best thing about working at Warwick:
Helping others to help themselves to improved health and fitness.

Worst thing about working at Warwick:
Getting up for a 7-3 shift.

Lifelong ambition:
To keep on helping others to help themselves.

People are always surprised to learn this about me, but...
I did have hair once.

As a young child what did you want to be as a "grown-up"?
An Olympic athlete.

Now that you are grown-up what would be your "dream job"?
Personal Trainer to the rich & famous.

Major achievement to date?
Getting my life back on track after serious illness.

What do you treasure most?
My health.

Any hidden talents?
The worlds worst DIY person.

If you could change one thing in the University overnight, what would it be?
Everyone benefiting from health and fitness provision provided at Warwick.

Which person inspires you most, and why?
Seb Coe – an inspiration & role model.