Meet Ahmet


Ahmet Cinik




Essex Road


Dave, Stormzy and 70s and 80s rap

What are your interests and hobbies?
Boxing, coming here to train with the coaches, running and also mechanics which I am doing at Westminster College.

How long have you been coming to Lift?
I was young! I think it was year 8 I started - so about four years. My first visit was with some friends who already came here.

What do you do at Lift?
Boxing, football, running, the gym and podcasting.

How has Lift helped you?
A lot. Some of the staff I look up to - they give me guidance and I feel safe here. Judith is here for me 24/7. I know everyone here and I can trust them. It feels like a big family.

What is the most important thing you have learnt at Lift?
I have learnt the importance of being on time, being dedicated and doing stuff that I love.

What is the most fun you have ever had?
The coaches make me laugh and feel comfortable, even when we are doing hard training.

What would you say to a young person that has never been here before?
It's a place you won't have to worry about. You step in here, you feel comfortable and safe a 100%.

What do you hope to be doing in three years’ time?
I am still in the process of deciding whether to concentrate on boxing or mechanics.

How is Lift helping you get there?
The gym coaches here have made me change my mindset. They made me sit down, think, and decide where to aim for in the future - not just here but at home too. It is a process.

Last updated: 13/3/2023 11:21AM