Career change for Eric

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It’s never too late to change your career and one advocate of this philosophy is Eric Farquharson from Newtonhill, who, at 58 has decided, instead of hanging up his trainers, to invest in them and begin his own fitness training company.

Having spent the last year at Aberdeen College on a Fitness Instructors course, Eric has recently launched ‘Aspire Fitness’ and is offering tuition to those who may wish to loose a bit of weight or simply tone up.

“Many people, both male and female can feel a bit intimidated in the gym and sometimes an older guy makes them feel more comfortable and preferable to work along side. I also want to show people there is no age barrier when it comes to fitness and you can still look really good in your fifties and sixties.

“I have packages to suit everyone, from the over indulgent business man or lady to younger people who simply want to tone up for the beach or perhaps their wedding. Many people also lose motivation in the gym and simply need someone to get them back on the right track.”

Eric recently launched a very successful circuits class at the Bettridge Centre in Newtonhill where locals have an opportunity to tone up without travelling far afield. A new class begins in early January for those who want to lose those excess festive pounds.

The Aspire Fitness website is under construction but you can call Eric for more information on 07598 132 762 or e-mail