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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."

Claire Floquet

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I'm passionate about helping people be active, healthy, and happy. I strive to give each of my clients the support and extra boost of energy they need to reach their goals. Whether you're looking to become more active, shape up, or boost your sport performance, get in touch!

What health & fitness goals can I help with?

  • Shape up and tone
  • Lose weight, decrease body fat
  • Get stronger, increase muscle mass
  • Increase energy level and endurance
  • Improve stability, mobility and flexibility
  • Recover from and prevent injuries
  • Eat better and healthier

My background:

  • Former national-level gymnast
  • Triathlete, swimmer, runner and cyclist
  • Strength training since a teenager to enable my sport performance
  • Outdoor enthusiast - hiking, trail running, wild swimming, and enjoying the Scottish wilderness :-)

What my Clients say:

"I got a shock after my first session with Claire to find out in how bad shape I was after two years of very little training. Claire spotted where we had to focus and started out with gentle but challenging and very effective exercises. She was able to motivate me and my progression was rapid. After 10 weeks, I'm now almost back in shape!" - Annette (Female, 54)

"I strongly recommend Claire: she has the knowledge, passion, and dedication to help you unlock your full potential. Prepare to be amazed by the incredible results you'll achieve under her guidance. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!" - Renza (Male, 45)

Scott McInerney

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I can help you review lifestyle choices and assist in building healthy habits in your daily routine to provide the results you are looking for. With an approach that suits your goals, we can achieve any target you set yourself. Advising you with your nutrition and workouts through my qualifications and personal experience in my own journey. Personally, I have been through weight loss and muscle building starting nearly 5 years ago.

My goal for my clients is to not only bring results for their present goals but to educate them to allow for prosperity with these changes. After training with myself, I aspire for you to be more confident in the gym and understand how to continue to improve your health and wellbeing going forward.

In my experience I have found fitness has improved my confidence, overall health and I have found belonging in an environment with like-minded people seeking to better themselves, just as my clients do also.

What my Clients say:

“At first the gym seemed intimidating, but Scott helped me get comfortable and showed me how much fun weight training can be.”

“Going above and beyond to make the results I wanted with more than just my time in the gym with him."

Michael Mutondoro

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I have over 10 years of experience studying sports and fitness. I am also very passionate about what I do so coaching or teaching people comes naturally and most importantly the love of helping people. My goal as your Personal Trainer is to motivate and bring out the best of you both physically and mentally through your fitness journey. My job will be to create a tailored programme that fits your goals and level of fitness and provide assistance in getting you over the fear of being in a gym environment. Whatever your goals are or the stage you’re at it will be my pleasure to help you reach them so get in touch.

About Michael:

  • Served 3 years in the British Army.
  • Played football at a high amateur level for over 10 years (had a scholarship for America.
  • Qualified Sports Coach in Football, Swimming and Basketball.
  • Been weight training for over 5 years.

What my Clients say:

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

Devenney Smith

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

My main objective in my career is to promote and encourage the idea that exercise is the best medicine! I hold an honour’s degree in Biokinetics (Exercise Rehabilitation) from South Africa and have recently relocated to Scotland in 2022.

With extensive experience working with diverse individuals, ranging from those with chronic conditions like Parkinson’s, stroke and diabetes, to working with high-level football athletes in injury rehabilitation and conditioning, I possess a wide-ranging skill set.

For over 11 years I competed as an acrobat, achieving my South African colours and, in turn, fostered a deep passion for movement through the love of dance.

In my spare time, I enjoy running, practising yoga, taking long walks with my “wee” sausage dog and embarking on hikes with friends.

How can I help improve your health?
With my versatile qualifications, I am able to assist individuals from various backgrounds. Whether you seek:
- General fitness & weight management
- Sport-specific conditioning and performance enhancement or
- Injury rehabilitation/postural retraining or chronic condition management

I am here to guide you! Let’s connect on the gym floor and have a conversation about how we can work together to achieve your goals and make you feel empowered and confident!

What my Clients say:

“Devenney is a compassionate trainer with extensive knowledge of sports. In just a few months, she has greatly improved my running by addressing underlying hip pain issues and providing effective exercises. Dev’s focus as a PT is consistently client-centered and her main mission to make sure you reach your goals through her exercise prescription. She has cultivated such trust and respect in our relationship and I would highly recommend Dev to anyone wanting to improve their fitness, strength and mobility”

Connor Stewart

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I can help you to change any bad habits into good habits in order to benefit your health whilst assisting you with any goals that you have surrounding your fitness journey. Through the use of my knowledge gained through personal experience and qualifications I will be more than happy to provide any information and advice which you may be looking for whether it is fitness or nutrition based.

I have a great interest in helping people to gain confidence and find themselves within their fitness journey. This is because the gym can be a scary place to many people who are new to it, and having someone to help you over the first hurdle can make starting much easier.

Not only will I be able to design a fitness regime tailored to you and your fitness goals, but I will also look to provide you with information throughout to help you further your own knowledge within the fitness environment.

One thing that I like to remind people who are new to the gym is that I was once in their position also, I know exactly what it is like. However, with a little guidance and help, the gym becomes an area of comfort and progression for everyone.

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