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Jason Welsh weighs in on the ‘fit’ in Fitness

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMKrysta Anderson/ - Staff reporter
Jason Welsh gets personal on the matter of health and wellness.
Jason Welsh gets personal on the matter of health and wellness.

Beach workout is the prefect way to burn calories and have fun with the morning sun.
Beach workout is the prefect way to burn calories and have fun with the morning sun.
It’s like they say: when in doubt, squat it out.
It’s like they say: when in doubt, squat it out.

You never know when opportunity will strike and this fitness instructor made a career from his own sports training vision.
You never know when opportunity will strike and this fitness instructor made a career from his own sports training vision.
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It is said that the body achieves what the mind believes. But if you don’t have that amount of belief in yourself, then believe that your trainer can get you beyond that finish line and medal in achieving a healthy lifestyle. Personal Trainer Jason Welsh found fitness through sports training and decided to use his talents for the greater good of the ‘fit-kind’.

“My transition into personal training happened while studying environmental biology at The University of the West Indies. This personal training actually funded a large portion of my college fees,” he told The Gleaner.

Growing up, Welsh was an active child, taking his energy from primary school to high school, competing in several sports like football, cricket, table tennis, and athletics. Initially encouraged to train friends, he took things a step further when he was asked by a trainer to go to his club and assist.

Before he knew it, he was branching out on his own. “I currently work at UWI and conduct a mobile gym business called SkipperWelsh_fitness. I also do house calls and group sessions at different sites. And I also do morning beach sessions on the first Saturday of every month at Little Copa, Bull Bay, Kingston,” he said. The PT, who received training at Fitness Revolution Jamaica, shares he’s currently looking towards getting certified on an international level.

Describing his training style as versatile, Welsh goes from high-intensity interval training to sports training, with a clientele not exceeding 24. “After meeting clients, I have to get to know them and know what they want. I request from them details about their health that are critical for their training. I also ask that they share details of their experience with training before or their current level of training, if any.”

During the training process, he showers his clients with attention, congratulating them on a job well done. More often than not, however, results are the true motivators. “My most memorable would be watching a client change in a couple of months. She transformed before my eyes, was more confident and very happy,” the trainer of 11 years revealed.

The biggest obstacle he has faced as a trainer is creating an ideal facility or infrastructure for growth. Hence the idea of going mobile, which proved to be a clever move during the height of the pandemic. It is his goal to one day open a fitness facility, with a healthy food store, gym, and rehabilitation space for athletes.

His advice for beginners is to find someone with a passion for training people and seeing them reach their goals or find an aspect of working out that you love and make it a lifestyle. “That way, it comes naturally for you to keep going,” he said, adding otherwise, just hold yourself accountable for what you want from it.

If you want motivation, results, and a complete change in your life, find passion, then tap into Welsh Fitness, where training is fun and suited specifically for you.

krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com