Peter Clerkin

Originally from County Antrim Northern Ireland, Peter has been involved in sport his whole life. Over the past 15 years this has been more involved in coaching and teaching, working as a football and basketball coach at youth level with a year long stint coaching 'soccer' in the States.

What got you interested in fitness in the first place?

I have always been very active, playing football and swimming from an early age. I have always been very competitive, when I was young it was about being the best in the team and winning. I loved the drive that sport and exercising gave me.

Who inspires you?

I am inspired by people who have become great at what they do. People who strive to understand and interpret the World through their work and actions. I find inspirational people in lots of diverse areas, Michael Jordan (Basketball player), George Orwell (Writer), Bill Hicks (Comedian), John Lennon (musician) to name a few. 

Why did you choose to teach at PBB?

I have a deep fascination of the human body. I want to understand how it works, what keeps it healthy and how to push it to it limits.

Where did you study fitness and health?

I studied Sport and Exercise Science at Edinburgh Napier University.

How do you stay motivated?

Physical and mental health go hand in hand for me, when I exercise regularly and eat a varied fresh diet I feel great and enjoy all aspects of my life much better. I know I am lucky to live in a great city like London so it's easy to stay motivated because there is so much to enjoy here. My father spend most of his adult life in poor physical and mental health and it was very challenging for him. So it's motivating for me to stay healthy so that I don't have similar problems as I age.

Which classes do you teach at PBB?

I teach reformer pilates