The Tom Johnson Lifestyle ethos is to guide and support achievable and sustainable changes to people’s health and wellbeing. Here are a few words about the team who strive to do that.
A bit of a late developer is our Tom! After graduating from Oxford (Brookes!) University with a degree in Sports Science, Tom was about to follow his families traditional military path by joining the Parachute Regiment. By chance just before embarking upon his officer training, he was scouted by Coventry RFC whilst playing for Reading in the then National League 3 South. Two successful years at Coventry then led to a move to Exeter Chiefs, where he played professionally for 10 years, even earning a few England Caps along the way. Tom is a bit of a rarity in that he didn’t follow the traditional academy route into professional rugby – up until the age of 18 he even played scrum half! A professional rugby career allowed Tom to experience some of the world’s best training facilities and nutritional plans all whilst teaching him the importance of keeping yourself as fit and healthy as possible; for both body and mind. And so, in 2017, upon retiring from professional rugby, Tom Johnson Lifestyle was founded, as a way to help others on their very own health and wellbeing journey.
Tom practises what he preaches, he loves nothing more than a good workout session in the gym and constantly amazes people with his insatiable appetite – this is a man who eats 4 eggs for breakfast each day. Often found conjuring up a DIY creation for his daughters, browsing Netflix, playing golf or sending memes to former teammates.
Another one with an unconventional career path, Jess turned down a place at Bristol University in order to move to London at age 17 and start working in the sports TV industry. Luckily, the gamble paid off and Jess spent ten years in the sports media rights sector, initially for IEC in Sports in Stockholm, Sweden, and then moving back to London to work for IMG Media with events such as The Masters, London 2012 Olympics, FIFA World Cup and Premier League Football.
Two years after meeting Tom and enduring the First Great Western train back to Exeter every weekend, she moved to Devon and now wouldn’t be anywhere else! At Tom Johnson Lifestyle, Jess takes care of the organisation, planning, development and general day to day running of the business, whilst Tom is off doing his magic in the gym. All whilst juggling life as a mother of two small children, and being as active as possible. Luckily for Tom who loves eating, Jess loves cooking and spends a lot of time perfecting recipes in the kitchen! Often found reading the newspaper, making coffee, online shopping or attempting some gardening.