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Victoria Barkby

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Hello! You may recognise me as the redhead who 'just always seems to be here' or are familiar with my...shall we say 'enthusiastic tone' coming from one of the studios! Perhaps we haven't met each other yet?! In any case, let me tell you a little about myself...

My own fitness journey began in 2016, when I shuffled into the gym for the first time, crippled with anxiety and low self-esteem - I did not have a clue. I started working with a Personal Trainer of my own, who is now one of my best friends! It was through those PT sessions that I pushed far. far beyond what I initially thought I was capable of and have developed a deep passion for fitness and wellbeing.

Many people see the gym as somewhere you go to tear yourself apart, in the hope of feeling better. I don't see it that way! I see a space where you can step in a new direction. Not to tear yourself down - but to build yourself up! Sometimes we aren't sure where to start, or get lost along the way - don't worry! That's where I come in! Come find me in the gym and say hello!

How I Can Improve Your Health:

Strength Training

There are many different ways to 'gym'. One of the most effective and my personal favourite is strength training! Aside from improving general strength, this is an excellent way to tone up, aid in weight loss, strengthen joints and provides a serious dose of feel good!!

Creating & Maintaining Healthy Habits

Half the battle in making any kind of lifestyle change is sticking with it! Most of what we do on a daily basis, we do without thinking. This is great if those habits are in line with our goals - but a bit of a pain if they take us further away from the best version of ourselves.

Little by little, little becomes a lot. The trick is making those healthy habits automatic - then the progress takes care of itself.

Improving Mindset & Motivation

We're all human, we have good days and bad ones. It can be easy to beat ourselves up for not looking a certain way, moving a certain way or lifting a certain amount of weight. Let me offer you an alternative - it's much easier to make progress (and keep making progress), when you treat yourself with a bit of kindness. You will find this brings about lasting results, and a greater sense of achievement and enjoyment in the long run!

What my Clients say:

"Victoria as a PT has been great, such a positive attitude and really motivates me to do more. Solid tuition from the basics upwards. Best there is if you're looking to start your fitness journey or perfect techniques and progress."

Ciara Dickson

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I want to help clients create healthy habits and have fun exercising. I have a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science and an MSc in Clinical Exercise Science, during which I focused on promoting exercise to prevent and manage long term health conditions.

I am qualified to work with clients living with and beyond cancer, using exercise to improve the associated side effects.

I work with clients to ensure they feel confident using the gym and that the programme is specific to their goals, and I aim to improve physical and mental health through exercise sessions.

About Ciara
I am friendly and caring, and have always been interested in exercise. I trained and competed at a high level of Irish Dancing from a young age, winning major competitions including 2 world titles alongside my team. This has given me a good understanding of the training required to compete at a high level. I would like to pass this on to junior members to provide support for their own training. When I stopped dancing I struggled with finding a healthy balance with exercise and a change in body shape following years of intense training. I now train to manage my mental health and reach the physical goals I set. I have found enjoyment in my training and want to help others do the same. I understand the challenges that are faced with exercise and changing our behaviours and want to encourage others to live a healthy lifestyle, build confidence and enjoy exercising! 

My qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
  • MSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise Science

Josh Fairweather

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I can help you by giving you advice and prescribing exercise that's specific to you and that will help you improve your overall health and fitness. I can create tailored programmes that relate to you and your goals while also taking into consideration all other factors such as lifestyle, health, and exercise experience. With my time at college, I have learned a lot about health and fitness which enables me to cater to all different kinds of queries that you may have. I specialise in sport specific training having played football and tennis at a high level, however I can also help with things such as building muscle and building confidence in the gym and am very confident in doing so.

I have the necessary experience to assist you with any goals you may have, having experienced a lot of different stages myself in my own fitness journey. Fitness has helped me massively in my life and is very important to me. I aim to help as many people as I can in their own fitness journeys.

I promise to give clients an enjoyable and worthwhile experience, that will have you leaving happy and full of confidence every time. If you have any questions of queries do not hesitate to ask as I will be more than happy to help.

What my Clients say:

“Josh helped me a lot with feeling comfortable in the gym by reassuring me while also helping me gain confidence showing me different ways to train which are more suitable to me.”

"Having Josh by my side throughout my journey helped motivate me a lot as he was constantly pushing me to do better each session and it was just what I needed to see improvements."

Robert Grucela

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I moved to Scotland in 2014 looking for new adventures, but it turns out I am staying for good. I fell in love with sports in primary school. I represented the Polish national baseball team from a young age and competed at a high level for years. Unfortunately there was no future career in this sport so I focused on something I loved, which is fighting! I love any competitive sports, but kickboxing and MMA were my favourite. I earned a bronze medal in kickboxing at the last Scottish Championships and this is only first couple years of my journey! I also like cycling, hiking, swimming, weightlifting and all fitness in general!

I have been involved in sport events and worked in the fitness industry for years. I am a genuinely nice and polite guy. I started my personal training career in early 2016 working at the gym changing people’s lives and helping those who struggle with self-confidence. Through these years I gained a lot of experience and skills allowing me to conduct personal training assessments and helping people turn their passion into a successful careers, so if you ever thought about becoming a Personal Trainer yourself or you are looking for a Personal Trainer who can effectively help you achieving your goals, I am the person to get in touch with!

How can I help you improve your health?

For me, mental health is one of the most important things we should care about!

I will give you specific tips and expert advice to help you look after your mental wellbeing. I’m a great listener and am always happy to go the extra mile to help achieve your goals and make it fun!

I always treat everyone individually and ensure their program is tailored to their needs, I also make sure that you feel confident with all the stuff we do together but also while you train autonomously! 

My qualifications

  • L2 Gym instructor
  • L4 Personal Trainer
  • Education & Training
  • Personal Training Assessor
  • Nutrition

What my Clients say:

“It may get difficult sometimes but it’s always effective.”

Jamie Neill

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I have a Sports Studies degree and 15 years’ coaching experience in fitness and sport, spanning several countries within leisure centres, education and mental health groups. This has developed key skills that ensure I meet the needs of any client, notably communication, drive, empathy and a positive attitude. Whether a shy starter, to training for a competitive event, I’ll give you my knowledge and motivation to smash any limiting beliefs and make progress.

At Nuffield, I also provide Sports Massage, teach Boxercise, Les Mills GRIT and Spin, plus tutor the Lifeguard and First Aid course.

About Jamie

I’m friendly, outgoing and love a challenge, and keep health and fitness as an integral part of my life. I competed internationally for Scotland at badminton, reaching 75 in the world and winning the Scottish title twice; a journey that meant full-time training and commitment. I’ve since began hiking, bagging 100 Munro mountains in 2019, and completing a triathlon, the West Highland Way and the 4000-metre Mount Toubkal in Morocco; all for charity. The outdoors and gym have greatly improved my physical, mental and social health. Since 3 of my family have dealt with MS, I value living life to the full and am passionate about helping others to get fitter, build a strong mindset, and develop their confidence and self-belief, both in the gym and in everyday life.

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."

Gaz Pollock

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I can help you improve your health through implementing sustainable minor changes into your everyday lifestyle, which will allow you to achieve your goals while enjoying every step of the journey.

Fitness is something that should be enjoyed and not a chore, I aim to give clients an experience which leaves them looking forward to each visit with a happy face. My service is delivered in such a way that clients do not have to have restrictive lifestyles and can still enjoy the finer things in life. My personal journey began over six years ago. I struggled with body image, controlling my type 1 diabetes and mental health.

Through fitness I have found confidence in my body, bettered my diabetes control, and improved my mental health massively. Before I became a personal trainer, I would bring my friends to the gym and teach them everything I knew, and loved seeing them hit their goals, celebrating them as though they were my own. If you are in the gym and have any questions don't hesitate to ask me.

My qualifications

  • L2 Gym Instructor
  • L3 Personal Trainer

Samuel Prochazka

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Since a very young age I was playing in the local football club. Once I moved to Scotland, I still managed to play but not as much as I wanted due to lack confidence and then I started to really dislike how I looked and felt about myself. My mental health was really affected and that’s when I began my journey with fitness. I started attending this exact gym where I was able to gain confidence in myself in and out of the gym as well as my mental health improved. 

My journey into becoming a qualified personal trainer started when I was studying business at college and realised that was not what I wanted to do with my life. I reflected on my life and realised that the only thing making me truly happy was training and I wanted to help others feel more confident and happier with their own fitness journeys. Through going to college I gained my Level 2 and Level 3 Personal training qualifications as well as knowledge and experience that helps me every day to help others through creating adaptations to each individual’s needs.

I truly care about my clients and there’s nothing more I value than helping people go through something that makes them feel happier, become more confident and of course stronger. No matter what level of fitness you are I am super exited to help you!

I specialise in:

  • Helping you be more confident in and out the gym
  • Improve your fitness level
  • Muscle and strength gain
  • Toning
  • Weight loss and/or weight gain

What my Clients say:

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