Our staff at Bolton

Martin Brown

Fitness and Wellbeing Manager

How can I help you improve your health?

Drawing from a wealth of personal experience over two decades, I can guide you in all aspects of health, fitness and performance. My clients have ranged from elderly people looking to strengthen their bodies to combat illness and disease, general weight loss and confidence building, to World Champions in sport.

I have a background in competitive Powerlifting, winning Men's Open European Championships from 2014-2017 and the 2017 World Championships, I held British squat records in three weight categories, and broke British, European and World records in both the squat and three-lift total on multiple occasions. Since then my hobbies include working as a guest speaker and ambassador for mental health, men's mental health and spinal injury charities, helping promote awareness to help people improve their lives.

My qualifications

  • Personal Training Level 3
  • MSc
  • Level 3 Sports Therapy
  • CIMSPA Practitioner

What my Clients say:

"I left the room that day in tears but it has quite literally changed my life. So much resonated with what he said and how he explained the cycle his life was in. Hearing his determination and struggles was what I needed to hear to know it was worth it to keep going"

Holly Cookson

Fitness and Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I have worked with a wide range of individuals, ranging from people who just want a bit more confidence in the gym to even dabbling in the world of Bodybuilding!

My qualifications

  • Personal Training Level 3
  • Level 2 Exercise to Music
  • Les Mills GRIT Series
  • Les Mills Sh’Bam
  • Indoor Cycling

What my Clients say:

"Holly has really helped me with my confidence, instead of hating what I see in the mirror, I’m now really confident with myself. Our sessions are always fun and entertaining! and I’m always on such a high afterwards."

Emily Dawes

Fitness and Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

My desire to help clients to achieve their goals has given me a great understanding of an optimal approach to training through movement whilst also focusing on mindset and nutrition. Overall wellbeing is the forefront of what I deliver. I have experience in Body Conditioning, Endurance & Resistance Training and have used these in my own personal journey of weight loss and increased aerobic capacity. I understand there isn’t a one size fits all method so I can structure and tailor a unique program to get you to your goal. 


My qualifications

  • Personal Training Level 3
  • Level 2 Group Fitness Instructor
  • Les Mills RPM

What my Clients say:

Emily has pushed me to levels I’ve never been before! She is naturally encouraging and I always leave feeling amazing after every session, I’m so happy with my results!


Bodhi De Raffaele

Fitness and Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

21 years of Martial Arts brought me to a holistic approach to training. I use breathing, neuromuscular engagement and cutting edge techniques to effectively reach your goals while enhancing your overall wellbeing and helping you live your life to its full potential. I am a Senior Trainer in Movement Screening and Advanced Programming which allows me to deliver high quality programs and biomechanical assessments. I am also a TRX Certified Trainer and Trigger Point Therapy Certified Operator.

My qualifications

  • Personal Training Level 3
  • ISSA U.S.A. Specialist In Fitness Nutrition
  • Fitness Instructor Level 2
  • BSc Hons Sports Science

What my Clients say:

Bodhi’s expertise and knowledge is second to none, his sessions are always fun and I always learn new techniques. He has helped me achieve a higher level of health and fitness”.

Tom Higgs

Fitness and Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I have a strong belief in functional training methods to achieve your goals, whether that’s helping to increase your sporting performance or improving your general fitness to make everyday physical tasks easier.

I hold a BSc Hons degree in Sports Psychology and possess a strong interest in how our minds play a significant role in helping us to lead a healthy lifestyle. I use these teachings to not only help you smash your workouts in the gym but to continue your good work away from the gym.

I take a holistic approach to fitness that involves a variety of training methods from stability and stretching sessions, to explosive lifting, to more endurance and aerobic styles, that all complement each other to enable you to hit your fitness goals.

My qualifications

  • Personal Training Level 3
  • BSc Sports Psychology

What my Clients say:

"Tom has introduced me to a variety of new exercises and workouts that have really helped me to start enjoying exercise again. I’m not only getting a great workout in, but I am learning new skills and movements that have benefited me in the gym and everyday life."

Owen Mackie

Fitness and Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Having a strong sports background, I can help you achieve your goals in all sports whether that may be football, rugby etc, or simply use fun training techniques to help you enjoy losing weight and getting fitter.

I have a wide range of knowledge with boot camp style training and functional training for a great, fun engaging, training experience. Additionally, I have 12 years of experience playing rugby, reaching academy level for Salford.

I am Level 4 qualified in strength and conditioning training, also with advanced training methods to really take your training to a whole new level and achieve your goals.

My qualifications

  • Personal Training Level 3
  • Level 4 Strength and Conditioning

What my Clients say:

"Owen trained me and gave me the confidence to use various gym equipment with excellent knowledge and guidance. He knew how to push me to my limits and motivate me to keep going when I wanted to give up. Highly recommend training with Owen, he makes training fun and you learn something new each time."

A personal focus on you and your health and fitness needs

Sometimes we all need that extra encouragement, support, advice and motivation, whether you've just started out on your fitness journey or you’re aiming to run a marathon.

The PT team at Nuffield Health Bolton are highly skilled to suit your individual needs whether you require personal training for sports specific interests or to help you take your health and wellbeing to the next step.

Our personal trainers are highly qualified. They continually acquire new skills and qualifications through our Nuffield Health Academy. Each PT comes from a different fitness background and employs their own individual training methods. So have a read below and see who is right for you.