Personal trainer, Bradley Simmonds, tells us what’s in his bag
Bradley Simmonds is a former professional footballer and, now, personal trainer to hundreds of people including Olympic athletes, models and footballers.
Bradley retired from football after an injury and went on to launch himself as a personal trainer. His audience exploded during COVID thanks to boredom and, with gyms closed, people’s desire to find ways to stay fit. Bradley ran twice-daily workouts on Instagram: one high intensity and one strength-based.
Bradley doesn’t mess around when it comes to health and fitness. He can be pretty direct and is the first person to dish out the facts rather than pamper to excuses. He believes in good habits as well as regular and disciplined work. He also loves to get outside and spend time outdoors, something we also care about deeply.
To see what Bradley’s up to and for some incredible health and fitness motivation, follow him here or listen to Facts over Feelings, Bradley’s new podcast (sponsored by LifeJacket).
For now, we’ll leave you in the hands of Bradley and the five things he can’t live without on a daily basis…
AG1 by Athletic Greens
Athletic Greens food supplement is the first thing I have in the morning (on an empty stomach) to strengthen my immune system and gut health. It contains 75 vitamins, minerals, whole food-sourced superfoods, probiotics, and adaptogens all in one convenient daily serving. That’s why I like this product. It’s convenient and comprehensive.
Oral-B 3000 Pro Electric Toothbrush
As a bonus, I pair this with Arm and Hammer 100% natural, baking soda whitening toothpaste. This is the best combination I’ve used for whitening my teeth. I’m on camera a lot and love feeling clean. I’m big on keeping my teeth clean and healthy, especially talking to camera and meeting people. When you feel clean, you feel good. The Arm and Hammer whitening toothpaste is absolutely brilliant and much more gentle than whitening kits.
I use this to keep track of my activity levels so I can ensure I consume enough calories for maintenance. I use Apple over other models because of my iPhone and Apple Mac all linking. I have other watches for socialising and going out in but, day to day, I wear my Apple Watch. I never usually need reminding to get moving but I do like that I can monitor my daily activity levels, speak into the watch and receive notifications from it.
My Theragun Elite massage gun helps my body recover from all the training I do. Obviously a daily massage by a professional would be lovely but not feasible so this is the next best thing. I do train everyday and, once a month, I pre-record a bulk of workouts for my platform Get It Done, this can be super strenuous on my body so the massage gun helps to loosen up my muscles, improve circulation and therefore improve my performance. When you train like I do, rest and recovery is just as important as the training itself.
Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
I use these so I can listen to my podcast while walking Roots (my dog) without interruption. They really help me switch off from the rest of the world while being in the nature. It’s also a great way for me to learn about other topics outside of health and fitness. It’s easy for me to just be consumed by the industry I work in so I use this time and these headphones to take my mind elsewhere and learn something new.