Ian Northcott BEM – Accredited Instructor

Ian’s Mobile in case of emergencies – 07939 175505

Ian is passionate that every human being is given the opportunity to achieve their potential.  Fitness goals can be achieved in a fun way in the best gym of all – the great outdoors!

A retired police officer, Ian used to be a police self defence instructor and is trained as a Boxercise instructor and an indoor rowing coach.  He is a gentle giant who is extremely supportive of his participants.  (A fact well documented by graduates and members of Mercian Nordic Walking).

“I really enjoy nordic walking.  Ian is a great instructor and the bonus is I have lost 8lbs and 1.5 inches off my waist”.  – MT

“Ian’s nordic walking course changed my life and my attitude to exercise.  Love it and feel great.  Thanks Ian”. – JR

“An excellent course, superbly delivered with lovely company”. – BT

“Had a great time learning nordic walking plus some muscle strengthening exercises.  Why pay gym memberships when you can be outside exercising under the expert guidance of Ian Northcott.  Top bloke who thankfully likes to have fun too.  Highly reccommended”. – BN

“A big thank you to Ian.  You have been a real inspiration to me and I’m sure Christine and Beverley.  So give yourself a big pat on the back”. – RC

“Nordic walking with Ian as the instructor – a great way to have fun, getting fitter, stronger and slimmer”. – JS

When in the Army Ian skied for his Corps in the 15km langlauf competition.  (Sounds more grand than it was – feel free to ask).

Ian holds the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, a degree in Clinical Hypnosis, a diploma in life-coaching and various NLP and leadership qualifications. He has various fitness qualifications from circuit training to Bootcamp, Exercise for the Older Adult and Outdoor Exercise.

Ian has a real passion for the history of the First World War and offer guided walks across The Somme and Ypres battlefields with Baxters Battlefield Tours.

Ian is also the Head Coach and Chief Instructor to The World Isometric Exercise Association (TWiEA) and can show you how to get a full resistance work out in just 70 Seconds! Check out www.TWiEA.com.

Ian was awarded a Point of Light Award from the Prime Minister and a Pride of Birmingham Award for his charity www.socksandchocs.co.uk. In the New Years Honours List 2016 Ian was awarded the British Empire Medal for his community work with Socks and Chocs.