Learn about my journey that has led to where I am today
Where it all started
I joined the Royal Engineers at aged 19 after being given an ultimatum by the courts. – Join the military or go to jail.
My lifelong dream of being a professional footballer was left in ruins after being released by AFC Bournemouth youth football through injury. My dreams shattered, this led to a downward spiral of drink, drugs and crime resulting in me facing a lengthy prison sentence.
I chose to join the British Army which turned my life around!
More about my journey
During my lengthy, honourable and distinguished career, I served in many hostile terrains including Iraq and Afghanistan, commanding men and women in high volatile environments.
I found my passion for the pursuit of consistent personal development. This was gained through competing at a high level in sport and world travel whilst obtaining qualifications in leadership and coaching in multiple disciplines such as boxing, strength and conditioning, personal training and football.
In 2013 I left the military after an arduous tour in Afghanistan to emigrate to the Gold Coast in Australia with my family to start a new life. It was here that I later opened my own gym and continued successfully to develop others in their health and life goals.
Taking the next step
Using my well developed experience, life skills and time spent in many different cultures, I now help others along their journeys to become the best version of themselves through live speaking engagements and my podcast – The AJ Roberts Show.