Find out more about me

I’ve had an interest in fitness for over 26 years and it was an enthusiastic hobby which rubbed off on those around me. Through a series of uncontrollable events, I lost my sight and after spending 4 years of adapting to my new lifestyle and getting to grips with being a guide dog owner, the one thing that helped me get back on track was a rowing machine which I bought after saving up my money from quitting smoking.

My body remembered what to do and how it felt to exercise again. I was lucky enough to become a professional actor for 4 and half years, one of the roles I needed to do involved me getting my kit off, so going to the gym and getting trimmed was a must.

It took time to prove myself to the qualifying bodies that I could work in the fitness industry as a profession. Once I took my qualifications I was able to prove that I could do the job which also changed how the coaching and qualification module was to be assessed for future personal trainers.

I became the UK’s first Blind Qualified Fitness / Personal Trainer which opened the doors for other people with visual impairment and disability.

After 7 great years in the leisure industry and after several achievement awards including Les Mills RPM Instructor, I have decided to go it alone! (Well….that’s not exactly true as I have my guide dog Disney with me).

James O'driscoll Owner Simply Fitt

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Simply Fitt Personal Training Instructor in Aylesbury


  • YMCA CYQ Level 2 – Fitness, Nutrition & Anatomy
  • YMCA CYQ Level 3 – Personal Training, Nutrition & Anatomy
  • Reiki Spiritual Practitioner Qualified Level 2
  • Insure4sport insured
  • St John ambulance – sports first aid qualification
  • REPs registered

My ketogenic life

Here’s the real, honest truth about my journey swapping to a Ketogenic lifestyle. Keto in the UK is on the rise and here are some photos to prove it does work. I started my journey on Keto 11 months ago, you can see from the dates on the photos the change in my body composition.

Once you flick that switch from burning starchy carbs and glucose to burning healthy fats and your own body fat, you get to see the real you.

Ketones are produced by the liver, and your heart and brain prefer them as a fuel source.  Therefore, you get increased energy, gain more mental clarity and focus and change your body shape.

True, Keto is not for everyone, but you don’t know until you try.

For more information or coaching on Keto diets and how it could fit into your lifestyle, contact me 07881 100746 or drop me an email at .