Our staff at Crawley Central

Michaela Afford

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Michaela can help clients with fat loss, building confidence and making positive lifestyle changes through training, nutrition and mindset support. She loves to help clients feel fitter, stronger and more confident in themselves to improve their mental and physical wellbeing, with a strong focus on overall wellness.

Michaela has a lot of personal experience to bring to clients, having lost over 8 stone in weight, going from a size 24 to a size 12, which she feels helps her to understand how clients may feel and the training and nutrition struggles they may face.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise L2 - Les Mills Elite Body Pump
  • Bodycore Trainee Mentor
  • Les Mills Instructor Support Coach
  • Advanced Body Balance Instructor
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Pilates Instructor
  • Group Cycle Instructor

What my Clients say:

"I love training with Michaela. I've been with her for 12 weeks now and I feel so much more confident in myself and my ability. So far I've lost 1 stone and 7 inches, including 3.5 inches off my waist. My clothes fit better than they did before and I feel healthier and more confident. Michaela has so much knowledge and has really helped me get my technique right, helping especially with my motivation. I can't wait to see what the future looks like and we continue to work together."


Jonathan Brown

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I really enjoy helping people become more confident in themselves through gaining size and strength or losing weight and becoming healthier day to day, due to my passion for fitness, I decided to become a Personal Trainer. 

I have gained 37kg, going from 68kg to 105kg in 2 and a half years through my love of studying nutrition, the anatomy of the body, as well as learning how the body responds to all types of training techniques that we can apply to you.

With a 10 year background in trampolining and gymnastics, I also understand the importance of incorporating mobility, flexibility, body conditioning and cardiovascular health to co-exist along with your training routine in the gym.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

Luke Cowles

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

He aims to put the personal back into personal training. Creating a healthy and balanced lifestyle that works for you as the individual. No matter the goal he aims to provide the best tailored programme to fit individuals needs. whether it be for a wedding, event, sport or for personal satisfaction with his knowledge, motivation and planning he will help you to achieve these goals.

My qualifications

  • REPS Level 3
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Powerplate
  • BOXFIT
  • SAQ fundamental movement

What my Clients say:

"I have been training with Luke for 9 months and in that time I have lost 25kg in weight, built muscle, increased strength and transformed my general fitness levels. Luke has been a brilliant inspiration and motivator and has given me the knowledge, technique and determination to build on these successes in training towards new goals in the future"

Sheila Davies

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Sheila has 25 years experience of Personal Training. Sheila is still very enthusiastic and committed in helping her clients reach their goals. Sheila has prepared a client for a charity cycling trip around India, helped a client lose 8 stone and run his first marathon and trained a paralympic sprinter and took 5 clients on the THREE PEAKS 24 hour challenge. These are just some of Sheila's achievements,

My qualifications

  • REPS Level 3
  • Advanced Future Fit Personal trainer
  • BTEC Higher Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage
  • Modern Pilates Diploma
  • Energise weight management

What my Clients say:

"Can't believe I’m actually saying these words but ‘I love the gym’ and this is down to Sheila. I have been a yoyo member of the club for over 15 years but have only ever done classes. I would occasionally do the gym if there wasn’t a class to attend but would give up after 30 minutes and most definitely not push myself to the extreme.

Having not used the club through the pandemic, I decided to take the plunge in January and sign up for some PT sessions to get myself fit again, thinking I would despise every second. How wrong was I?

From day 1, Sheila made me feel relaxed and at ease, she has made the sessions enjoyable and varied (the time flies) and makes me really believe in myself. I have a back problem which I am seeing a physio for and Sheila always asks how I’m feeling, making sure the exercises are right for me. Sheila has given me so much confidence now that I can go and work out in the gym on my own without feeling self-conscious (and even get a sweat on!).

Thank you Sheila for all your drive and enthusiasm which completely rubs off on me. You have enabled me to now have a flexibility of using the gym as well as classes and made me love exercising again. I will be definitely extending on from the 3 months I’ve signed up to

Sheila is a diamond and I would highly recommend her to anyone. 10 out of 10 PT instructor."

Alexander Edwards

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I have over 20 years' experience in professional sports and coaching. My interest in health and fitness has developed since I graduated from Loughborough University – I went into a career as a professional cricketer, and as well as becoming a personal trainer, I'm also a qualified sports massage therapist. I have the knowledge and experience to help clients of all abilities, whatever their goals.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

“Since training with Alex for the past 18 months I have developed not only my physical performance in my sport, but more importantly my mindset towards my training. Alex really has a great ability to teach, support and motivate.”  – Rueben West Malling, Kent

“Alex has helped me so much to understand how to look after myself.....having struggled for so long to develop healthy habits that supported my goals I now feel I have come so far since meeting Alex......”  – Margaret Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Petra Kozohorska

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Hi everyone my name is Petra. My passion is to help you reach your personal goals and to become the best version of you.

I deliver personal training sessions and can help advise on your nutritional needs, whether you're looking after your mental wellbeing, looking to reduce body fat or develop lean muscle. I can help people to gain confidence, focus and develop a healthy mindset.

From my own personal experience, I understand that not everyone is at ease in the gym environment, therefore I can offer help to improve your confidence and improve your experience whilst looking after your fitness, health and wellbeing.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Group Cycle Instructor

Tom Medhurst

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Tom believes in helping everyone feel comfortable and confident in the gym so that your training stops feeling like a chore and starts feeling like a pleasure. He will help you work towards many fitness goals whether it be weight loss, feeling fitter or even building confidence in the gym so that you begin that journey towards a healthy and balanced lifestyle. 

Tom will not only provide you with a tailored program that is suited to your goals and needs, giving you a clear structured path to your goals but he also aims to educate you throughout your fitness journey, creating bulletproof habits to take forward.

Tom also plays county level football and holds a FA level 1 coaching badge giving him the ability to provide sports specific training whether that be with younger clients or older clients looking to develop specifically for football. However Tom is happy to help you work towards many goals, whether it be for an event, performance-based or even for personal satisfaction, he will be there to keep you on track and motivate you throughout your personal journey to success.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Advanced Kettlebells

Michael Sherrin

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Mike believes coming to the gym should be fun and enjoyable. No matter what your goal is, he will help you achieve it with workouts that are both effective and enjoyable. From weight loss, muscle/strength gain or a specific event, Mike will use his knowledge to help you along the way.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

"Since I started working with Mike the results to not just my body but my energy levels and confidence have been great. As well as losing weight I  have got stronger and achieved things that I did not think were possible for me. The workouts are challenging but enjoyable and the motivation he gives helps push me to complete them and continue to set new personal bests."

Jack Simpson

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

How badly do you want to achieve your health and fitness goal? With the help of a personalised training programme and nutritional lifestyle guidance I can motivate you to achieve something great. In recent months I have helped someone fit into a new wedding dress, got someone body confident for a holiday, and even helped someone pass a fitness test for the fire service. Now it's my chance to help you.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

"In 10 weeks of having weekly sessions with Jack I've managed to finally achieve my weight loss goal and transform my body and fitness levels. Jack's patience  and attention to detail has helped me feel more confident in myself and in the gym. Jack's tailored training sessions are always different and fun and with Jack's motivation I always come away with a sense of achievement. I can't recommend Jack enough"  - Tracy

Harvey Wilde

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I help people who are new to the gym achieve the body composition they want, whilst also gaining confidence by educating them along the way 

I want to be the last coach you’ll ever need. If a large part of your diet isn’t sustainable then it’s likely your results aren’t either. Your fitness goals should compliment your life, not take away from it.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

"When I first joined the gym, I was extremely unfit, overweight and had very little motivation. My motivation to make the change and join the gym first came to me when I was told by my doctor that I’m on the border of having diabetes, high blood pressure and other health issues. I thought to myself, at the age of 29, I need to change this, and I am the only one who can make these changes before these health concerns become permanent and irreversible. So, I took that leap and joined the gym."

"I started going to the gym on my own and found myself confused and lost. I knew very little about the gym like what equipment I needed to be using and how I should be using it. This caused me anxiety of the gym and I didn’t want to do it anymore. I then found my current personal trainer Harvey, which I can honestly say changed my life."

"For anyone looking to use Harvey as their personal trainer, I would highly recommend him as he is extremely knowledgeable, patient and giving you the push and encouragement, you need to reach your goals. "

"Harvey makes you a personal fitness plan to follow and will go above and beyond to check in on you on a regular basis to ensure you are still on track."

"Since working closely with Harvey we have managed to increase my fitness levels massively which has now led to me being in much better health, no more diabetes or high blood pressure risk. My experience with Harvey has been nothing but positive."

About Personal Training

Whatever your fitness level or goals, personal training can help you to become fitter, healthier and reach your personal targets.

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.

Building a great working relationship with Nuffield Health fitness staff can be a fun and very rewarding experience. They are there to educate and ensure you remain focused on your fitness goals.

Our dedicated and experienced Personal Trainers will help you:

  • Set realistic but challenging health goals
  • Track your progress
  • Improve your wellbeing
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Change your body composition