Who is Papa?
Papa Luckman will be celebrating the first-year anniversary
of providing free live Zoom fitness session
and free personal training session
which would equate to over 250 sessions……..
So who is Papa?
James Luckman, born in Leeds, graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Leisure Studies and Business Management.
A former personal trainer and ex Police Sergeant serving across several forces, James is now a Project Manager for Southampton City Council.
James established the Papa Luckman Fitness Group up during the first lockdown to support colleagues to stay active through a difficult time.
The Papa session where then shared with friends and family
across social media. Members helped shape the sessions
which now feature every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Papa Luckman is now recognised across an organisation of 3000 employees as a Wellbeing Champion and is embarking on a more personalised touch offering virtual drop in session to support staff leading a more active lifestyle.
James not only organises and runs the fitness session in his own time
he also makes himself available to hold 1-2-1 personal training sessions.
The Papa Luckman session are design to make exercise accessible
and enjoyable. There’s no pressure and you go at your own pace.
There is no need for cameras to be on it’s all about your journey
and feeling comfortable.
The sessions are all inclusive so it children can join in too.
James was recently recognised in the Speedway Star Magazine for his support given to 15 British Youth riders organising Sport Specific Session to get them ready for the season.
The group of youngsters have already reaped the benefits gaining podium places in their first series of competitive racing.
James also provides Sport Specific Training session for members of ‘Dirt Track Events’ who hold a series of British Championship rounds. Those include Flat Track, Sidecar and Mini-bike racing.
James is always challenging himself across various sporting disciplines from white collar boxing to a 6-day cycle ride to climb the Three Peaks of Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis. Also enduring the 1000-mile cycle from John O’Groats to Lands End in 10 days.
Papa Luckman SCC member quotes:
“I’ve been involved on and off since James started a year ago.
I really look forward to each session, it’s so much fun
you forget you’re actually working out!”
“I needed to do something and interaction with other people
is much better than doing exercise alone.
I now look forward to my mid-week and weekend sessions all thanks to Papa!”
“My kids love asking if I’m doing a Papa session now (Joe who?) and jumping in front of the camera. The strength session is my favourite and the rusty dumbbells have come out the garage for the first time in years.”
"James has been great to give up his free time to run thee workout sessions.
Not only do you get to catch up with colleagues,
but it is good exercise and is good to do something positive"
What are the benefits of the bootcamp?
It is really important to train correctly,
understand how your body works and embrace the fact
that exercise is not easy.
We hear a lot that exercise is prescribed for managing stress
but have you ever asked yourself
why? we also sometimes set goals which are not achievable leaving us disheartened and we fall off the exercise wagon.
Have you ever asked yourself why you are exercising
and evaluated to see if what your are doing the right exercise to reach your goals.
If you are a 100m sprinter you do not train to run a marathon.
My view is to keep your exercise routine simple,
keep to the basic and you will not go wrong.
However, your sometimes need to shock your body,
get out your comfort zone and go do something that will challenge you.
The Bootcamp will also help you train your mind,
once you tap into this additional source of energy your body will achieve great things beyond your wildest imagination.
Are you as fit as you actually think.......my Bootcamp will give you the answers.
If you are then it is confirmation your are training correctly,
if you are not then it will help your focus for the future.