Studied in Oxford and gained a BSc in Human Biology, at the same time gained an interest in fitness and exercise instruction as well as completing an instructor qualification course.
Spent 10 years as a Royal Marines Commando Officer, deployed on Anti Terrorist operations, trained in Mountain warfare and Arctic warfare. Sub specialised as a Physical Training and Sports Officer and was in charge of all physical training and sport for the Royal Naval Officer Training College (Britannia Royal Naval College). After this he ran the Royal Marines Rehabilitation Unit at the Commando Training Centre.
Sporting wise Steve was an avid rugby player and eventually was selected for the British Combined Services Squad and played in the prestigious Army v Navy game at Twickenham. As well as rugby he was the Commando Training Centre Light Heavyweight boxing champion. When not playing rugby Steve started to enjoy Dragonboat race and was in the British boat at the European Championships.