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Derek Brown

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Over the past 4 years I have been one of Glasgow’s top not only personal trainers but also motivational coaches helping clients get not only the body they deserve but also the mindset the deserve too!

After struggling with my own mental health issues and being really overweight I took the first step and now have become a lot fitter and healthier as well as having a strong positive mindset.


When taking my clients for a session I always make sure they leave satisfied with the sessions and also looking forward to the next one. I feel the gym should be an enjoyable experience and not the grey cloud hanging over your day.

Do you lack motivation? I am also a fully qualified lifestyle and wellbeing coach so I can help you find your true potential while training.



What my Clients say:


Kellie Crosbie

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I will look at all aspects of your lifestyle, including nutrition, and would design a tailored program for you to achieve your personal goals and monitor your progress. We will start with a mini health check to help understand your current health and make a plan to improve areas that need attention for increased fitness and better health. I will also advise on classes and programmes to do outwith our Personal Training time to help boost what we do in the gym and allow you a varied, interesting programme to increase your success. 

About Me

Having faced numerous personal obstacles of my own, I decided to pay overdue attention to my health and wellbeing. I wanted to improve my fitness level, overall health and reduce my weight. Once I started to see success, it became a lifestyle choice for me and I believed I could support others to do the same. I gained qualifications as a Personal Trainer and in additional areas of interest including TRX Suspension Training, Kettlebell Training and Circuit Training. I have also studied Pre- and Post-Natal Fitness and continue to add to my qualifications to offer a varied knowledge base to my clients. 

Alistair Gardner

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Having spent most of my life engulfed in a sport and exercise lifestyle, there was never going to be any other career path for me. I completed a degree in sport studies and while at university gained many coaching qualifications to allow me to gain as much knowledge. Using this knowledge in different training methods, I aim to identify what approach is best suited to you, therefore bringing you the most enjoyment and ultimately getting you where you want to be. I specialise in finding alternatives to overcome barriers stopping you from reaching your potential, but I also pride myself in ensuring you get there in a way that you will enjoy. 

About me

I was born with Rheumatoid Arthritis which means I have always suffered from joint and muscle pain and fatigue. However growing up as a young boy who wanted to play sport, this led me to focus on ways to overcome these barriers. This started a passion for learning more about health and fitness as I found the more active I was the better I felt. I played elite football and golf throughout my teenage years representing at various professional levels in both. Whether you are at an elite level or a complete beginner I believe my experiences have given me the tools I need to help you. 

John Hendry

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Having been involved in Amateur Sports for 20yrs, I have always been active. I have suffered 3 major injuries which have resulted in me having to rebuild my own personal fitness from scratch. Following a major knee injury in 2011, I was diagnosed with Hypermobility Syndrome which completely changed my approach to my own training.  I fully understand the process of starting in the gym from nothing and how daunting this can be.  My own experience of Personal Training came when I was posted to Pakistan with my wife and I suffered yet another knee injury.  Part of my recovery was to stabilize my knee through weight training and I took up the services of my Physiotherapist, who was also a Personal Trainer.  I enjoyed the experience and decided to pursue Personal Training further. I thoroughly enjoy my job and get a real buzz from helping people get active.

By tailoring your Training Programme to your goals, I make each session effective, fun and challenging.  I have a keen interest in stability and functional training and believe that this should be part of all training programmes as these form the base for all other types of training.  I believe that everyone’s time is precious and that when we enter the gym, training needs to be as effective and enjoyable as possible to enable you to get the most out of your sessions. 

What my Clients say:


Kris Hughes

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I keep my training styles fun and effective. I am a firm believer that you should enjoy the process and always leave a session with a smile on your face and a sense of accomplishment. For years I have stuck with this philosophy both personally and for my clients and the results always speak for themselves. Train hard, laugh harder! 

About Me

I have always held a passion for health, fitness and sports. From a performance standpoint, this was shown by playing pro-youth football with teams such as Hibs, player development pathway through Glasgow for rugby and partaking in the GB START programme for Olympic hopefuls in rowing. Throughout this time I gathered even more knowledge by completing my honours degree in sports studies and psychology before completing my Personal Training certificate.

After all my experiences and accomplishments I love having the opportunity to use my knowledge to help others reach their full potential and goals. With a background in weight management, training athletes and mobility coaching I am confident I can help you achieve your goals.

Jamie Neill

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I bring a wealth of skills from my background in professional badminton, where I competed for Scotland internationally and won the national title, plus delivered coaching, fitness and motivational speaking to all abilities on 3 continents. I’ll structure a challenging programme and give motivational and knowledgeable input all the way. By helping you to smash any limiting beliefs and employ a ‘can-do’ attitude, you will make progress and reap the rewards of your efforts in time.


What my Clients say:

“Jamie’s skills and knowledge identified with my goals, and his motivational style of teaching and training brought the best out of me. He was thoroughly interested in my health and wellbeing and had the passion, personality and sense of humour to make me feel at ease from the beginning, then to persevere and work hard."


Carly Sechaud

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Coming from a sporting background, I always had a massive interest in health & fitness. I competed at a national level in swimming. From breaking records, being in the top 50 female breast-stroke swimmers in France, and being selected in the elite team to represent my region at the French Championships in Monaco, I have many good memories. I moved to Scotland from France in 2015 and immediately joined the City of Glasgow Swim team. I then obtained my level 3 in personal training which also included nutrition and strength & conditioning. I have also decided to complete the courses to be a fitness instructor in Metafit, Fatburn Extreme, Hatton Boxing, and Studio Cycling.

In my previous experience as a personal trainer, I have worked with clients with different types of health issues such as Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, and Arthritis. My aim is to make my clients feel good. I design a specific program that includes exercises to help my client reach their goals. As a coach, being understanding with my clients is important as every individual is different. My role is to provide you with the best advice about adapting a healthier lifestyle, a balanced-diet and also to support you through times when your self-esteem is low. I am always more than happy to help.

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

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 flexibility with assisted stretching
  • Increase your energy levels

Nuffield Health offers a range of fitness experts in our gyms

Wellbeing Personal Trainers

Our Wellbeing Personal Trainers attend our clinically-led training course before they are accredited and are able to clearly assess your overall health and wellbeing. Wellbeing Personal Trainers are located in all our centres and are on hand to help you today, so please utilise their knowledge and skill. Contact your nearest centre to book your Health MOT and see how our Wellbeing Personal Trainers can help you reach your health goals.

Nuffield Health’s Wellbeing Personal Trainers:

  • Carry out our unique 12-point Health MOT, (within our Wellbeing Gyms)
  • Are able to advise on how to improve your health score
  • Are clinically accredited professionals and experts in health and wellbeing
  • Help you reach your individual health goals

Personal Trainers

Our personal trainers will use their expertise to design a fitness and lifestyle programme to suit your goals, helping you become fitter at a healthy rate. All our personal trainers are highly qualified, which ensures that their personal training is effective and right for you. Take a free personal training taster session to see how our personal trainers can help you reach your fitness goals faster.

Our personal trainers are:

  • Qualified professionals
  • Experts in motivation
  • Trained to a high level
  • Approachable, knowledgeable and supportive