In this episode Nathan Plumridge talks to Tom Johnson, Ex-England Rugby Player about his career and the transition to the second half of life as a coach now he no longer plays.
‘You really find out a lot about yourself when you play in a team.’
‘Coaches have to give an awful lot of thought about their pre-match speech, their half-time speech and things need to adjust on the fly depending on how that first half has gone.’
‘The future is coming for everyone, can you be prepared for it and can you enjoy that journey all the way up to your deathbed? We can do something about how the last six months of your life is going to look like now.’
‘Enjoyment comes in the here and the now, not achieving goals.’
ABOUT THE GUEST
After graduating from Oxford (Brookes!) With a degree in Sports Science, Tom was about to follow his family’s 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.
ABOUT THE HOST
Welcome and thank you for reading this, I’m Nathan Plumridge salon owner and Hair Stylist. I’ve been in the industry for nearly 30 years and have been a salon owner for 23 of them. I have been fortunate enough to work and learn with some of the biggest names in the industry and this has given me the experience and drive to now be here with you sharing my experiences.
Instagram is @nathan.hairlife
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