Full name: Ross Gilmour
Position: Co-Founder Game Changer Performance
Come and Listen to Ross’s Inspirational Talks at the festival!
Ross’s fitness story:
After graduating with a Joint Honours in Accounting and Finance, working 3 separate jobs in the business world including insurance and recruitment, I knew that the daily 9-5 office job was not for me. I developed a passion for fitness through Rugby and loved the resistance training side of the sport. I also knew deep down I loved helping others.
In a time where I was feeling very frustrated, I thought why not take the risk and combine both. Understanding how powerful health and fitness can be in improving our quality of life has been life changing and I knew immediately I wanted to make this a career.
I gained 18 months experience back in Glasgow before getting the opportunity to move to Dubai. Needless to say the last 4 years have been incredible. I’ve grown an exponential amount, not only as a fitness professional, but as a person through the numerous experiences I have encountered here.
As my reputation builds, I am able to work with and help even more people through the company I operate with my wife, Game Changer Performance. I am grateful to be in such a fortunate position every single day.
Glasgow Rugby U18’s Pathway Representative
Dubai Fitness Championship Finalist Top 20 2012-2014, Top 40 2015
Crossfit Games Meridian Regional 2016 Team Member
Escape Fitness Master Training Olympic Weightlifting (2014)
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
In honesty, I am extremely self driven. I am not someone who tends to seek external gratification. I am driven by my purpose first and foremost. I want to help as many people as possible life a higher quality of life and contribute to increasing the standards of service delivery within the fitness industry. A life of service to others provides me all the inspiration I need.
What’s your key to your success?
Firstly, I feel that my own definition of success is something that will continue to evolve over time as I evolve as a person and professional. I do believe there are key habits that I feel are and will be constants in contributing to this. Consistently turning up and putting in the work is important. Living with purpose and being relentless in the pursuit of it.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
I remember my Dad always telling me:
“You have a choice. Either you work hard the rest of your life making little money and just getting by, or your can work hard, be financially secure and enjoy life.”
My dad was always big on having a strong work ethic and being respectful to others. This is a large part of who I am now.
Do you have a phrase or motto you live your life by?
I don’t really have one particular motto or phrase but more a set of principles:
- Practice Gratitude Daily
- Live with purpose through my core values
- Evolve my understanding through collaboration
- Give love and kindness without judgement
Favourite inspirational quote:
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
– Ayn Rand