Hi there, I am Neil-Olivier Macsween.
Here’s some information about me and some of the things I like doing, so you can understand my personal motivations and ideas behind my workout programmes.
I grew up and lived for many years in France, I have been living in Bristol for seven years and I love living in a vibrant city that has so much going for it.
What I like to discover in my clients is their ambition and drive. I am very much a people person, we are all unique and different in our own ways, and I look for the positive aspects in people. If they have ambitions goals, or even fear, I want to try to help them with their chosen focus. Anything is possible!
I thrive on being busy and as active as possible. My biggest passion lies with understanding and communicating with people from different walks of life.
I have been practicing martial arts for many years, the main reason why I continue to do so is because I enjoy pushing my body hard and working my mind at the same time. They have many benefits that I go for: strength and control, following a code of conduct and learning to show respect, improving overall fitness; also practical, if required, is the added security of self-defence… I am constantly looking to improve my knowledge and expertise; for many years I have practiced Judo [1st.Dan black belt] and Ju-Jitsu, and I’m currently learning more about Kung Fu and Kickboxing. Finally I love taking part in other activities such as cycling, running, squash, scuba diving [PADI open water diver], paintballing, snowboarding and more conventional sports.
I am keen to learn, and love improving my knowledge of anatomy, physiology and the Martial Arts. I am always working on improving my performances to achieve a personal best.
In every session I aim to make each moment unique and enjoyable for my clients, so my main priority is making certain that they exercise safely and within their own capabilities, yet also achieving a great feeling of achievement.