Our staff at Birmingham Central

Luke Blackman

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can i help you improve your health?

Luke is known for his strong work ethic, commitment to his clients and no nonsense approach to achieving goals of all descriptions. He prides himself on consistently delivering results through utilizing proven training methods and providing diligent attention to detail. He supports and motivates his clients to earn their own success through honest sweat and persistence. Every step of the way he is there to make your goals more attainable and keep you focused on your fitness journey. No shortcuts, no gimmicks… just guaranteed results if you're willing to listen, learn and work hard.


My qualifications

  • CIMSPA Practitioner
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

What my Clients say:

"Luke has changed my life! I was overweight and struggling to make any progress in the gym before he showed me the benefits of personal training. He's given so much more of himself than just the session time. Months on, he's not only helped me to smash through my initial goals but continues to inspire me to find real joy in leading a healthier lifestyle."

Ross Brunner

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can i help you improve your health?

Ross has always had a passion for fitness and decided on a complete career change to pursue that passion. He specialises in strength, functionality, calisthenics, gymnastics and Olympic lifting and is confident he can help you achieve your goals, no matter what they are. Ross is originally from Perth, Australia and brings the Aussie positivity and enthusiasm to all of his training.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 REPS/CIMSPA Practitioner

What my Clients say:

"Ross isn't just a personal trainer, he's a friend as well. He pushes you, knowing your limits better than you know them yourself and always comes up with wide and varied sessions incorporating different areas of your body each time. He's always positive with a smile on his face and continually gets the best out of you with each session."

Owen Edwards

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can i help you improve your health?

Owen specialises in teaching effective strength training to all people with varying capabilities. His aim is to create an enjoyable atmosphere, based around improving strength whilst still aiming to attain the personal goal of the client. Having studied at a Masters Degree level, Owen has an in depth understanding of exercise physiology and nutrition, which allows him to provide the best possible advice for his clients.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 REPS/CIMSPA Practitioner

What my Clients say:

"Since training with Owen, not only has my technique improved, but my attitude and outlook on my health and well-being has been transformed. Previously I struggled with compound exercises, with little to no confidence or knowledge of how to do them. They are now at the centre of my workout routine and I thoroughly enjoy them. I now feel a lot fitter, stronger and while I still have a way to go to meet my goals I am sure Owen will get me there."

Nick Hootton

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can i help you improve your health?

Nick believes in listening to his clients to make sure they feel comfortable in pursuing their goals. Everyone is different and has different aims and Nick always provides the knowledge, confidence and motivation to enable his clients to achieve their goals whatever they may be.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 REPS/CIMSPA Practitioner

What my Clients say:

"Nick is the only PT I've had that has helped me achieve my weight loss and fitness goals. He takes an interest in you as a person and, as a result, tailors programmes to suit your individual lifestyle and goals perfectly. Nick always backs up his training with science. He's knowledgable, passionate and a genuinely nice guy which makes him the perfect PT."

Zach Jones

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can i help you improve your health?

Zach is an extremely motivated trainer who always ensures his clients hit the goals that they set. He has worked with a variety of different clients with varying goals, from weight loss transformation to muscle gain and sports specific training. Zach encourages his clients to make long term lifestyle changes through nutritional advice and specific programme design to help them effectively achieve their goals.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 REPS/CIMSPA Practitioner

What my Clients say:

"Zach is an exemplary trainer who provides outstanding results. Since training with Zach, I have overcome and achieved some amazing things, that I thought would never be possible. A rib injury threatened my career as a dancer, but Zach's expert training enabled me to not only recover but enter a bikini competition. My strength and confidence has improved drastically through advanced exercises, and this improvement is replicated in my dancing. Zach has bought back my determination and has taught me to really believe in myself."

Emma Kennett

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can i help you improve your health?

Emma is an experienced trainer with over 5 years working in the industry both at Birmingham Central and another Nuffield site in London, where Emma is originally from. As well as Personal Training, Emma is the clubs Group Exercise Manager, so you will often see her in the studios teaching GRIT and Legs, Bums and Tums.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 REPS/CIMSPA Practitioner

What my Clients say:

"Emma has been my personal trainer for 14 months and I just can’t rate her more highly than I already do. She is personal, diligent, professional and patient and has helped me achieve all of my goals and beyond. When I came to PT I had no idea what to expect and was completely terrified,  but Emma turned exercise into something fun and rewarding and now I’m a proud gym regular. Keep it up Emma!"

Marilin Liiv

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can i help you improve your health?

Marilin joined the fitness industry due to her passion for health and fitness, wanting to pass that passion on by motivating, educating, inspiring and encouraging others on their journeys to their happier, fitter and more confident selves. She does that by encouraging gradual but sustainable, long term lifestyle changes and by making sure that her clients’ training routine is the most effective for each of them individually, reflecting their personal goals and abilities.


My qualifications

  • Level 3 REPS/CIMSPA Practitioner

What my Clients say:

Whilst working with Marilin she  has pushed me to challenge myself, at the same time being very supportive and encouraging the whole time. I have lost a lot of weight and feel  leaner and stronger than I have ever felt before. She has helped to change my eating habits for the better gradually so that I can maintain it long term. I have loved working with Marilin, she goes over and above to give good fitness and diet advice.“

Thomas Nicholls

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can i help you improve your health?

With his expertise and experience, Thomas can show you the safest and fastest way to lose weight, while simultaneously helping you get stronger and firmer. Whether you want to look good for a special occasion, lose baby weight, just get active again or perhaps you are recovering from an Injury, using bespoke programme design, Thomas can tailor a training plan unique to you that schedules exercise to keep you on track. With a balance of discipline and fun, Thomas uses the latest fitness innovations to make the most out of your gym time. With a holistic view on training, Thomas will find the best ways to keep you focused on your goals and stay motivated when life gets in the way.


My qualifications

  • Level 3 REPS/CIMSPA Practitioner

What my Clients say:

"I can highly recommend Thomas. In addition to looking better, he has made me feel better. I always have lots of questions and clarifications that I like to ask him, he understands and never holds it against me. I feel comfortable and trust he has my best interest in mind. Like a friend, he is understanding and ready to listen and compromise. But at the same time, as a trainer he sticks to his rules and doesn't let me slack off my workout routine and program”.

Jordan Nurrish

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can i help you improve your health?

Jordan’s aim is to make every workout as enjoyable as it is challenging. This philosophy shines through with his infectious sense of humour and unique style of personal training. With a keen focus on balance, strength and endurance, Jordan will enhance your physical abilities to levels you didn’t think you could reach. His athletic mind-set, combined with his contagious personality will leave you exhausted but always smiling. From smashing Tough Mudders to cycling around Europe; Jordan’s passion and friendly demeanour is never left inside the gym. As a strong believer in mental fitness as well as physical, Jordan has changed the mind-set of his clients, enriching their lives with health, strength and happiness.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 REPS/CIMSPA Practitioner

What my Clients say:

“Jordan has been my trainer for over two years and when I started I had a lot of anxiety and was like a fish out of water in the gym. Jordan quickly made me feel welcomed. He is always encouraging and has helped me to transform my life to incorporate training as part of a healthy lifestyle. He is friendly and positive and uses his extensive knowledge to set challenging goals with honesty and professionalism. He is respectful of my time and I really feel valued as a customer and friend”.

Greg Price

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can i help you improve your health?

Greg has over 10 years experience as a Personal Trainer, working with many different people with varying goals. His more recent work has been focused around helping non gym goers with fitness, health and weightloss. Greg has achieved his Level 4 Personal Training and Recovery Plus qualifications, helping clients with lower back pain, assisting in rehabilitation following injury and helping clients regain an active lifestyle following surgery.

My qualifications

  • Level 4 REPS/CIMSPA Practitioner

What my Clients say:

"I had been trying to lose weight for a number of years but had been unsuccessful, despite spending many hours in the gym on a regular basis.  It was only after having Greg as a Personal Trainer that not only did start to exercise a lot more effectively, but Greg also provided valuable advice regarding diet and life style changes that I could relate to. I have subsequently lost more than 15Kg in weight and my fitness level is constantly improving."

Ryan Siviter

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can i help you improve your health?

Ryan is a hard working and driven PT who strives towards helping his clients achieve their goals. Whether there is the odd tear or boot in the right direction, Ryan will always be on hand to help his clients. With a varied training style, Ryan applies many different aspects of fitness in to his sessions, ensuring they are suitable for his clients, so that their sessions are not only enjoyable but push them too.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 REPS/CIMSPA Practitioner

Garry Tomlinson

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can i help you improve your health?

Garry is a Black belt Martial Artist and former Professional Contemporary Dancer with over 10 year’s experience and research in varied disciplines within the fitness industry. The wealth of knowledge, practical experience and professional qualifications he has gained has helped him to motivate, educate and support Individuals in their personal development to achieve their desired goals.

Garry is very passionate about training and helping his clients and people from a wide range of abilities to overcome their mental and physical limitations, conquer fears and weaknesses and exceed their personal goals.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 REPS/CIMSPA Practitioner

What my Clients say:

"Garry gives full attention and focus to ensure every movement, exercise and session is maximised to reap the rewards. By implementing a bespoke mixture of the latest industry techniques and disciplines from Yoga type stretches to capoeira and different martial arts and body sculpturing he uses the appropriate equipment from weights to bosu, Garry's every session was ensured to be exciting, creative and reflective of my goals. I would highly recommend Garry to anyone wishing to improve their level of fitness and re-sculpt their body!!"

Dan Warhurst

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can i help you improve your health?

Dan has been working for Nuffield Health for 3 years and has a great reputation for classes and sessions that are enjoyable and fun, whilst at the same time putting clients and members through their paces. Dan's aim is to teach, help and coach clients to achieve their fitness goals and improve their lifestyle, regardless of physical fitness level and abilities.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 REPS/CIMSPA Practitioner

What my Clients say:

"I've been training with Dan for over a year now and he has helped me achieve my goals. He's highly motivating and always encourages me to do that little extra to better myself."

Why use a Personal Trainer?

In today's society, illness, stress and health related problems are part of our daily lives, and can be difficult to manage. Here, at our Birmingham Central gym, we aim to make our beloved city and it's people as fit and healthy as possible.

For every member that walks through our doors, we aim to make sure they meet their fitness goals, helping create a new healthier and happier you!

We all live busy lives and often need a little bit of extra help to get to where we want to be. Our Birmingham based personal trainers are experts in providing support, guidance, motivation, advice and designing bespoke exercise programmes.

What to expect from our Personal Trainers

We have a dedicated team of 12 personal trainers offering a wide range of specialities from dance and ballet backgrounds, to MMA and boxing backgrounds, GP and NHS referrals to sports massages and rehabilitation.

We're lucky to have a team who are devoted to what they do and who regularly receive positive feedback from members. Our PT's are very personable and create a friendly, vibrant atmosphere on the gym floor.

Our personal training sessions are very popular, which is why we are constantly adapting to meet the demands of our customers.

Achieving your goals through personalised programmes

We know personal training isn't for everyone, so here in Birmingham, the team deliver a range of free services to members to help keep training interesting, realistic and most importantly achievable.

All of our personal trainers deliver a range of classes throughout the week including studio classes such as GRIT, cycle and bootcamp.

Our team are very keen on functional training and we have allocated areas on the gym floor so the team can deliver a range of 20-minute high intensity express classes including; boxing, circuits, ab blast, ViPR, TRX and kettlebells.

FREE inductions and Health MOTs

We offer free inductions and Health MOTs to all our new gym members. If required, the team are happy to give you advice and tailored programmes to improve your fitness or to encourage you to keep up your great work.

All new members are entitled to one free PT session with a personal trainer of their choice. So no matter if you are new to fitness, looking at climbing Mount Everest, bulking up or slimming down, our team are here to motivate, monitor and help you achieve your goals. 

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