Meet the team

Claire Watkins

Part Time Gym Instructor

I have always had a keen interest in sports, especially football and running growing up. This progressed into the gym where I started my journey to become an instructor first as a volunteer some four years ago, I have now been qualified three years and completely love what I do.

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About

I have a degree in Commercial Photography, and that is my hobby, I’ve been published and also had my pictures in shops in Hereford.

Fitness is my life, and I train regularly in my free time. I believe that positive people provide positive energy.

I feed my spirit, I train my body, I focus my mind.

 

Experience

My most significant achievement will be when I’ve finally completed my level 3 Personal Trainers course as it’s been quite the dream now for some time.

 

Fitness qualifications

Level 2 qualified Exercise Specialist and Group Exercise Instructor, working towards my Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification and soon to be an accredited Sports Masseuse.

 

Interests and specialisms

My passion lies within Strength and Conditioning and Calisthenics, working with your own body weight, and also Plyometrics.

I have a keen interest in Nutrition and diet, and being a Vegan weightlifter, this knowledge is really important for my own wellbeing and development.

I especially like to teach classes such as Fighting Fit, Strength and Conditioning, HIIT/Tabata.

I’m a very sociable person and an active motivational instructor, I like being up and active on the gym floor talking to clients and making sure everyone is happy.

Daniel Pembroke

Part Time Gym Instructor

After a big shakeup in my life, I focused all my attention and drive into helping others achieve their fitness goals via personal training. With many years’ experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds and disciplines I feel very confident taking on new challenges and using my knowledge of the fitness industry to help others.

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About

I’m easy going and sociable, my interests apart from exercise and sport include fishing, photography, gardening, playing guitar and travelling. Travelling has been a big part of my life. Recently returning from a 4 year round the world trip with my wife, we have shared many great times together exploring what the world has to offer.

 

Experience

My first introduction into fitness and sport was at the start of my teens where I took up athletics as a javelin thrower, I quickly progressed to be ranked number one in the UK and broke four GB records for my age. In the summer of 2012, I qualified for the London Olympics. In the same competition, I picked up a career shattering injury to my elbow which subsequently stopped me from competing in the Olympics and pursuing my sport.

 

Fitness qualifications

  • Level 3 personal trainer
  • Level 2 gym instructor
  • Boxercise instructor
  • Spinning instructor
  • Circuit training instructor

 

Interests and specialisms

The aspects that I enjoy the most about fitness and exercise are seeing, feeling and living the rewards that it gives you, exercise frees up the world around you and lets you physically and mentally cope with life’s stresses. As a personal trainer, I would say my style of training is motivational, fun and enthusiastic. My specialities are functional training, weight loss and postural realignment.

Malcolm Jones

Part Time Gym Instructor

I have recently retrained and recommenced my career as an exercise professional. You will find me in my element on the gym floor, weather I am delivering a class, taking a client for PT or just mingling with the members. I’m a bit of an all-rounder but my specialities are in conditioning, body aesthetics, fat loss and core strength/stability.

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About

I am a qualified level 3 Personal Trainer with 7 years previous experience in the leisure industry.

My interest in exercise and fitness started at a very young age. As a teenager I played many sports, mainly football and athletics. I was a Birch field Harrier, running middle distance. Then I got interested in weight lifting and I took a course in City and Guilds leisure and recreation. During this time a gained many other qualifications. The BAWLA Gym instructor and National Pool Lifeguard awards helped me to get a job with my local leisure services. Throughout the 90’s I took my fascination in bodybuilding to another level and entered a few competitions with national associations. After many, years working within both public and private facilities, I changed career and eventually became a social worker.

I am fascinated by the human body, its mechanics and functions, and therefore I have good knowledge of anatomy and physiology. I don’t just need to know what works but HOW and WHY it works.

I consider myself an ambassador for exercise as it not only improves lives but actually saves lives in more ways than you can imagine.

 

 

Fitness qualifications

  • Level 3 personal trainer
  • Level 2 gym instructor
  • REPS Registered
  • First Aider
  • British Amateur Weightlifters Association (Harborne) Coaching Award: Weightlifting
  • City & Guilds levels 1,2 ,3 : Leisure and Recreation
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • Pool responder
  • STA Swimming Teacher

 

Interests and specialisms

I am a big “foodie” and enjoy cooking. I love formula1 and motor racing in general, if it has an engine and goes fast it’s got my attention. I focus strongly on my own training and well-being. At the end of the day I’m quite happy relaxing watching a good crime drama.