Swinton winger Richard Lepori is keeping himself busy during the coronavirus pandemic with a fresh business journey.
The 28-year-old spent time in the Salford and Castleford academies as a youngster before making more than 100 career appearances for Oldham, Whitehaven, Rochdale and Swinton.
To go alongside his semi-professional rugby league career, Lepori has launched Vector Training – a state of the art fitness organisation that delivers training courses in sport, fitness and education.
Vector Training offers people the chance to gain fitness and sport qualifications, with courses being based in the heart of Manchester city centre.
Lepori said: “We create industry ready fitness professionals.
“We’ve only just started this new venture but it is looking promising. On a personal note, its a very exciting new chapter for me that I’m extremely passionate about.
“I thought there was a gap in the market for the way we deliver courses and qualifications as opposed to what is currently out there – and we’ve already had rugby players like Luke and Toby Adamson take personal training courses with us.
“We want to establish ourselves as one of the premium places for people to become personal trainers or fitness professionals. We are hands on in the way we deliver them and we want to become a national brand.”
Lepori, who has scored 12 tries in nine games for Italy, qualified to become a teacher four years ago.
But does he find it difficult to juggle Vector Training with his commitments to Championship club Swinton?
He continued: “Balancing the two has never really been an issue for me because I’ve always played part-time, so I’m used to being busy in the day and training at night. I like to keep myself busy.
“We started the training courses at the start of the year but it’s a bit of a tough time for us at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic because our business model is all about being hands on in the gym.
“We’ve had to adapt our delivery models and we are doing a bit of online stuff so we are prepared to get back in the gym as and when we are allowed to do so.
“We run the courses in groups of up to 10 people on each course. We try to keep it bespoke so the people get a good amount of support and they get good opportunities when they finish.
“We pride ourselves on creating industry ready professionals.”
To sign up to a Vector Training course or to find out further information, visit vtraining.co.uk.
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