Tell us about by Simon Dunn?
By Simon Dunn is my company I’ve set up now that I’m not longer an athlete. Primarily health and fitness focused, I want to educate and instil my passion in as many people as possible.
Looking through your social media platforms you get your kit off a lot are you happy with your body?
Indeed, the majority of my social media posts are from shoots I’ve done throughout the world, and I’m very lucky to have had such an opportunity. But like most people I have my insecurities, things I want to improve, change or fix. It’s human nature! I live by the advice I give my all clients, and that’s to never compare yourself with anyone else, the only person you need to make happy is you. Focus on you and
living a healthy lifestyle, the rest will follow
You recently moved back to Australia from the UK was that a tough choice?
Definitely a tough choice and one of the hardest I’ve had to make, I’d had my business, partner and had set up a life in London. A few opportunities had arisen in Australia that I wanted to take whilst I still had the opportunity. Also given I’d been away for so long with 4 years in Canada training and competing on the Australian bobsleigh team and my 2 years setting up my business in London. It was time to move back and spend time with family.
Will you be back in the UK again soon?
Of course, I loved my time in the UK, there’s still so much more I want to see and do. If an opportunity should arise that required me to come back, why not!
We have recently launched our Have you got the balls campaign which is raising awareness of male cancer particular testicular cancer do you check yourself often?
I check myself regularly but truth be told it’s only when campaigns such as this remind. So that’s means I’ll be checking myself again today!
If someone is reading this and they are looking to get fit what 3 things would you advise them to do to get fit?
My first piece of advice would be to create healthy habits, whether it’ diet or training. Start small with minor changes over time slowly add more. This way you’re more likely to stick it out and not overwhelm yourself but jumping in too hard. Secondly, would be to mix up your training. No one wants to spend 6 days a week in a gym lifting weights. Get outside, go for a hike, bike ride and just remain active. Thirdly, and the most cliché is having fun. People like myself aren’t crazy we’ve just found what we enjoy within fitness.
What are your plans for the next 12 months?
Lots planned for the next 12 months, firstly I’ll be based in Sydney again, set up my business and continue to have more of a profile within the health and fitness industry. I might even put on some rugby boots again for the occasional game.