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Richard Brown

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Coming from a rugby background, Richard has developed a career in strength and conditioning training with functional training, where his passion lies. He can help improve your health and offer great advice to help you achieve your goals.

What my Clients say:

"In the 18 months I worked with Richard, I lost 10 kgs of weight, 6 inches and my blood pressure remarkably dropped." 

Luke Cobbin

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

If you're looking for a lasting transformation, to overcome your limitations, and see real results, let's work together.

I never thought I would be sporty or athletic, I thought I was just not meant to do exercise. I thought my body would always hold me back. However I overcame my own limitations and disabilities and I believe that exercise should be a fun, normal part of life. I motivate my clients with encouragement, so that they not only enjoy the results, but look forward to the workouts too.

1. How would your clients describe a session with you?

My clients find me encouraging and positive, while helping them feel at ease.

2. What do you look for in your clients?

I look for clients who want to have fun in their workouts but also work hard to achieve their goals.

3. Book a complimentary session with me if...

You feel your training is becoming stagnant and you want something fun to mix it up.

Fun fact: I'm a comic book nerd – my favourite superhero is superman.

What my Clients say:

“I started working with Luke in the hopes of improving my overall fitness and losing weight. From the very first session Luke made me feel at ease, and gave me the motivation and encouragement to try things I wouldn’t have thought I was capable of. No session has been the same, and Luke has always managed to keep me feeling enthused and positive when faced with any challenges.”

“Luke is a fantastic, dedicated and inspiring trainer who has not only helped me achieve my goals, but helped me rediscover a passion for fitness.” – Fiona Cullen

Verne Cochrane

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I am a friendly and motivated individual with a passion for helping others. The first moment I knew I wanted to be a PT was when I was motivating my ill gran and getting her out of bed and moving, the reward of making a positive difference in someone's life is something I am truly dedicated to. If you chose me as your Personal Trainer, I can guarantee I will push you to change for the better and will motivate you to the best of my abilities.


  • Body Recomposition
  • Fat loss​
  • Muscle building​
  • Vegan/veggie eating​

​What I offer:​

  • One-to-one sessions tailored to your goals​
  • Macros and nutrition plan specific to your goals​
  • Recipes examples​
  • Training programs​
  • Measurements suited to your healthy fitness journey​

​​Email: Vernon.cochrane@nuffieldhealth.com

Ross Courtney

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I have always loved playing sports and going to the gym as staying fit and healthy was a passion of mine. Fitness became my release from everyday stresses, so I would regularly attend the gym to work on my physical and mental health aiming to become a better version of myself. Friends have told me I am insane, as I am always determined to stay active or go to the gym no matter the circumstances.

I have gained my HNC and HND in Health, Fitness and Exercise with the intention to educate and help others improve their own mental and physical health.

During my time as a Coach what I expected from myself was to ensure everyone was playing to their full potential, I had to be organised for the upcoming sessions and was constantly analysing what needed to be improved.

With a fresh outlook on fitness, I will be driven to get the best out of my clients, helping them to achieve their goals and building the R21 fitness family. The many traits I hold will be used to help you get the results you desire.

Specialist Areas:

  • Fat loss
  • Building Muscle
  • Improving Cardiovascular Fitness 
  • Ensuring all exercises are performed safely and effectively

My qualifications

  • HNC Coaching and Development
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Active IQ Indoor Cycling Instructor

Brandon Duffy

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I've been training for a few years now and decided that I wanted to do something more with my passion for fitness. While working here at the Nuffield, I will be able to help more people discover the benefits of keeping an active and healthy lifestyle.

I will be able to help all clients and members reach their goals and potential. I can help guide you towards a better mindset, body image and lifestyle changes to help you get the most out of day to day.​

​ Having suffered with poor mental health and physical health due to Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I realise how important being active can be. I've had to start from scratch even with years of experience when flare ups and surgeries got in the way. ​

I can help with simple tips and tricks with anything from lifting to everyday life with living with conditions maybe some don't understand. ​

If you're interested in anything from getting Overall fitter, Losing weight, Gut & Immune System Diet tips/advice, Building muscle or even just a chat if you feel you need advice or have been lacking and you don't know where to start... ​

Find me on the Gym floor or even ask for me at reception if I am not in. You can email at on brandon.duffy@nuffieldhealth.com

John McIntyre

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

John is a fully qualified Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer. He is results-driven and uses individually tailored sessions and personalised plans to ensure that clients meet their goals. He understands the importance attached to working at the client's pace to ensure that every session can be enjoyed while the maximum benefit is achieved.

John is well aware of the apprehension some clients feel when starting a new training regime and will support, encourage, and drive you towards success.

For those who are more comfortable within the gym setting, he has the skills and knowledge necessary to take you to the next level.

Tiegan McPadden

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

My engagement with fitness has stemmed from an early age through playing Pro Youth Football to Scottish Regional level. This drive and passion for sport encouraged my healthy habits and progressively led me to achieve a degree in Fitness Health and Exercise and BSc Honours in Sport Science.

I have the foundation of applied knowledge, variety and experience in health and fitness which is essential to helping others meet their personal goals. I understand that starting your journey may be daunting, however, I am a friendly, open and approachable individual who not only is keen to know you as a client but get to know you as a person too as this is the key to achieving success.

I'm passionate, determined and goal orientated, which is reflected through my current knowledge and experience. I enjoy helping others in setting their own goals and pushing them to achieve their goals as well as a better version of themselves. As your Personal Trainer, I will provide you with tailored programmes and provide you with the support, knowledge and motivation you require to achieve your goals. Everyone’s goals are unique and I'm keen to undertake new challenges and promote a healthier population.

Sport science has allowed me to gain deeper understanding of the type of training required for athletes and sport specific training through specific strength and conditioning, which is a prospect I am more than keen to provide.

I am also qualified to teach both Spin and MetaFit classes which are great to get involved in and which are both time efficient classes to engage with to increase your activity levels! I will bring the variety, knowledge and experience to leave you with a worthwhile and positive session.

Colin Nicolson

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I am a friendly, upbeat guy who wants to achieve real results with real people. Over the past year, I have worked with many different client groups to achieve several results from building muscle, losing fat, or building strength. My clients achieve their results with the knowledge I know and the hard work they put in along with being held accountable for their actions.

Interests & specialist areas:

  • Building muscle
  • Losing fat
  • Weight loss
  • Working on the correct form for each exercise

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal trainer
  • Level 2 Gym instructor
  • BSc Sport Coaching
  • HND Sport Coaching
  • NC Fitness, Health & Exercise

Stephanie Prescott

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Through my qualifications and personal experience, I utilised my passion for fitness to improve my own health and wellbeing and look forward to helping you become the best version of yourself.

I believe that in creating small daily habits you can change your lifestyle and achieve your goals, whether your goals are weight loss, muscle gain or performance related. I have always loved travel and have spent my 20s travelling the world working as cabin crew for British Airways and Emirates. Through this I have become very adaptable with types of training and can help you fit your workouts into a busy and varying schedule

Always making an effort with continual learning and development I am enthusiastic and driven to help you achieve the results you crave, having taken myself through my own weight loss journey, consolidating healthy habits and building up my resistance training.

I will always be there to understand your needs and motivate you to succeed as you embark on your fitness journey.

Collette Sommerville

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I am a positive, enthusiastic female with a passion for health, fitness and sport. I began my fitness lifestyle as a gymnast and then became a qualified coach and personal trainer. I have taken part in various sports such as gymnastics, strength training, circus training, rock climbing, etc. I believe in body positivity and self-improvement.  

I have specialised in working with individuals with learning difficulties and disabilities and was previously a Sports Development Officer for an autism sports academy. I have also had experience with elderly clients, with complex health needs. I lead the dementia projects for a football company and I have an understanding and awareness of the benefits fitness has on dementia.

I also lead nutrition classes for NHS. Throughout my career, I have also worked on projects for suicide prevention and mental health. I have an understanding that fitness can positively impact your lifestyle and can improve your overall quality of life.  

I will create fun, specific training sessions tailored to your goals. I can help build your confidence inside and outside of the gym. My goal is to ensure you achieve your goals with my support and will make sure you become stronger both mentally and physically. I can help with weight loss, strength training, flexibility, introduction to strength training and sport-specific training.  

What my Clients say:

"Collette is very consistent, positive and encouraging. I always felt comfortable and supported in my training sessions."

Why Personal Training?

Sometimes everyone needs some extra encouragement, advice, support or motivation to achieve their fitness goals. Maybe you have just started on your fitness journey, returning to regular exercise following an injury, or perhaps you are a looking for some expert advice before competing in your first marathon!

Whatever your goal, our expert Personal Trainers at our Glasgow Central gym will make it their priority. Our qualified personal trainers pride themselves on being professional, friendly, knowledgeable and reliable.

Our Personal Trainers / Wellbeing Advisors areas of specialty include:

  • Weight loss / Weight management
  • Circuit training
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Antenatal and Postnatal fitness
  • Rehabilitation from injury or post-surgery

Our personal training team also works closely with our Physiotherapy team, which means we can offer you a cohesive and thorough rehabilitation package with a focus on long term success.