The son of a real Whisky distiller, Mac was born and raised in the Highlands of Scotland and aspires to be the 2nd Starting Strength Coach in the British Isles. Following 16 years service as an officer in the Royal Air Force Regiment, Mac fell back into civilian life in 2015 as a newly qualified Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist. Soon after, he discovered Starting Strength and finally appreciated that he was weak and underweight despite years of running and doing sit ups. He then started his own strength-building journey and began coaching clients on strength training with barbells.
Mac now runs his own gym in the heart of whisky territory focussing on getting people stronger whilst trying to be a doting dad to his two daughters Isla and Abigail, a loving husband to his long-suffering wife Melissa, and best mate to his deaf Golden Retriever Fionn.
A dreadfully skill-bereft sportsman but otherwise keen mountaineer, Mac completed his first round of Munros (Scottish mountains over 3000ft) in 2014 and his first and last ultra-marathon in 2009. For now, lifting is his only hobby.