Trainers

All of our personal trainers are a minimum of REPs level 3 certified, fully insured and each has their own area of specialisation giving our team an un paralleled breadth of experience that caters for all types of clients training and nutritional needs.

 

MARK PALFerY

Mark is an experienced bodybuilder with 20 plus years of competition history including :-

1st place UKBFF south Britain 1996

2nd Mr East Britain 1996 & 1997

1st place UKBFF Mr south Britain masters 2010

1st place UKBFF Muscle talk winner masters 2011

1st place UKBFF Mr south west Britain masters 2012

3 times on stage at UKBFF British masters finals

3rd place PCA masters 2017

He has a wealth of experience in personal training and competition prep (specialising in female athletes)

Mark has on average 20-30 female athletes on stage every year, these athletes collecting regional, national and world titles in all classes. From bikini to figure from physique to full on women’s bodybuilding Marks clients have collected trophies all around the U.K and benefit from his detailed knowledge of nutrition, hormones, female specific training and back stage preparation.

If you are looking for serious training, that first step into the competitive world of bikini, figure, fitness of women’s physique or just want someone to sit down with you in a consultancy capacity to review what you are currently doing and help design a plan of action then Mark is your man.

Contact Mark on 07834-162502 or
mark@studio1-fitness.com

JOSH PALFERY

Josh is a qualified fitness instructor with a wealth of practical experience Joshua spent his work experience at numerous Gyms and finally settled here at studio1. Working at Studio1 has enabled him to pursue his real passion which is training with free weights. Having always been interested in sports at school age Joshua competed as a district level swimmer, spent 8 years playing football before he became interested in martial arts and weight training. Joshua is a competent kick boxer and is adept at training people at all levels on the punch bag and focus mitts. More recently Josh has competed with the UKBFF in the men’s physique category

Keys areas of expertise include:

  • Kickboxing experience, confident taking people on the pads and teaching basic punching technique.
  • 6 years weight training experience and qualified gym instructor
  • Teaching circuit classes
  • Good knowledge of diet and supplement advice
  • Reps level 2 qualified+ first aid qualified

REPS level 3 advanced personal training qualified and fully insured

Contact Josh on 07788 782776

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claire robertson

DEEP TISSUE AND SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST

Claire holds a Level 5 Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy, offering targeted remedial massage to address muscular imbalance and joint dysfunction. You don't need to be pro athlete to feel the benefits -poor posture, work habits and daily life take their toll on the body just as much as a training regime will! The treatment is ideal for injury prevention and maintenance, to allow you to keep training and developing to your full potential. Also qualified in kinesiology taping.

Contact claire on 07827-464546 or clrobertson87@gmail.com

LIBBY spong

Fully qualified (reps3) and insured personal trainer and female prep coach Libby has numerous stage appearances under her belt and top 3 trophies to go with them!

UKUP Junior Bikini winner

UKUP British junior bikini 2nd place

UKUP Athletic Bikini 2017 2nd place and invite to British finals

PCA Trained Bikini winner and British finalist 2017

3rd place Trained Bikini at PCA British finals!!!

Advanced nutritional knowledge and a high work ethic make her the natural choice for anyone that really wants to capitalise on their existing gym knowledge and take their training to a whole new level.

Contact Libby on 07785 780873 or hello@libbyspong.com

 
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Wayne Yorston

Wayne is an experienced personal trainer having gained experience working at numerous locations he has a broad background including, body composition management, general fitness. diet / nutrition and also competitive bodybuilding. He is adept at working with all levels of trainers and is the perfect partner to assist individuals in starting out, furthering existing knowledge or even stepping on stage .

Contact 07494-098375

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Kurt schonert

Kurt is fully qualified reps level three and insured Ex national South African rugby player with a background in strength and conditioning as well as bodybuilding and general fitness. Kurt is equally at home training all levels of clients and is Well versed in both general nutrition as well as the detail required to step on stage and win trophies. 

Contact Kurt on 07738 237732

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MAZ MUSA

SPEED & STRENGTH COACH

Known as the “Smiling Assassin”, Maz enjoys helping clients escape their fitness comfort zones and smash their goals, all the time having fun and with smiles on their faces.

 EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Level 3 Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Level 2 Speed and Performance coach (England Athletics)
  • Functional group training instructor
  • Core stability trainer
  • Kettlebell trainer

A background in sports and performance drew Maz into the fitness industry as he enjoyed the feeling of being fit and strong, and wanted others to have that as well.

For any athlete wanting to improve their performance, Strength and Conditioning has to be a part of your training. As he's grown older he's realised that strength and fitness is not just for looking good during the summer or on holiday, it’s about being fit, strong and healthy enough to move through our environments and life...

WEEKLY ACTIVITY RECOMMENDATIONS

Move often, get up and down from the ground as much as possible. 30mins activity, 5 times a week consisting of a mixture of weights training, functional training and cardio.

 FAVOURITE ACTIVITY

Strength training (outdoors), core work and mountain biking.

Contact Maz at masimba@gmail.com

 
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Tom Saunders

I have been in the fitness industry since I was 17. 

I have followed my route through college and into university where I completed my BSc in sports therapy. And then onto my level 3 and 4 in personal training. 

I have learnt and experienced a lot while working as a PT for the last 7 years and In and out of semi-professional football clubs as a strength coach and therapist. 

I work on basic movement patterns and believe everyone should be able to achieve the same and have the same route into training, but branch into different aspects once the simple has been made easy. This is the same for all types of clients; athletes, the older generation, the young and coming back from injury. 

Qualifications: 

  • BSc HONS in Sport therapy and injury rehabilitation. 
  • REPS level 4 (management in lower back pain) 
  • Level 3 Personal trainer
  • UKSCA courses completed in advanced programme design, advanced weightlifting, Olympic lifting. 
  • Nutritional advisor 

Contact Tom on 07908916454 or info@tomsaunderscoach.co.uk