Our staff at Merton Abbey

David Almeida

Wellbeing Persoanl Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I am a specialist in high intensity interval training.  That means you’ll work out for less time, burn more fat and achieve greater levels of fitness in a much more time efficient manner.

My qualifications

  • REPS Level 3

What my Clients say:

“My shoulders are still screaming, but I now know how to punch! Thank you David!”

Hazel Brocken

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I believe the key to achieving your fitness goals is through specific structured training, as well as enjoying you what you do. I incorporate different types of training into my programming, working with you to identify the best approach for you and your goals.

Areas of expertise:

  • Strength training
  • Body composition and weight management
  • Kettlebell specific training

My qualifications

  • REPs / CIMSPA Practitioner

What my Clients say:

“Hazel can effortlessly combine being professional and showing you the exact techniques, while being a down-to-earth human being who understands that some days you just don't have the energy!”

“I decided to hire a PT for various reasons, and one of them was to improve my mental health. I feel stronger and more confident. Being strong physically makes you strong mentally. If you feel confident with your body, you feel confident around people.”

Elkanah Brooks

Wellbeing Advisor

How can I help you improve your health?

I strive to bring originality and hard, but not impossible, challenges to my clients, whilst considering different fitness levels.
The main thing for me is to help clients see a long term change in their health and a boost in their self confidence.

My qualifications

  • Level 3

What my Clients say:

"Elkanah is patient and has a keen eye for detail. He will get you to your goals safely and with a sense of achievement and a smile”

Melissa Campbell

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Mindset matters. Physical training and mental health exercises compliment each other greatly to achieve our goals. I will help you on your journey to break self inflicted limits through tactical training that has been inspired by military personnel which I have been coached by.

My areas of expertise:

  • Weight loss
  • General health and fitness
  • Strength / endurance building
  • Military basic training preparation
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Conditioning
  • Mental health awareness

My qualifications

  • CIMSPA PT

What my Clients say:

“Melissa’s training sessions are a good type of challenge. Her programs have been progressive and successful for me. She has a humble energy and shows genuine care for my well-being” - Diana

Caroline Forde

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Having struggled with my weight for most of my life, I know how difficult it can be to lose weight and then to sustain it. With my first-hand knowledge and expertise, I can help you to get results and improve your lifestyle.

Areas of expertise:

  • Weight loss
  • HIIT
  • Strength training
  • Core conditioning

My qualifications

  • REPs/CIMSPA Practitioner
  • Spin Instructor
  • Les Mills Trainer

Bernard Mapfumo

Wellbeing Personal trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Mente, Corpo, Alma: Is the modus operandi.

As your Wellbeing Advisor, I will teach you how to control your Mind, Body and Soul, because Health and Fitness is all about intrinsic factors of Control, Consistency, Dedication and Discipline

l will design a bespoke training and development programme and most importantly, delve into your recovery/rest diary.

I specialise in: endurance, flexibility, strength and conditioning


My qualifications

  • Lvl 3 Personal Trainin

What my Clients say:

" Bernard is mountain of joy and happiness, the sessions with him are hard and enjoyable"

Antons Maskovs

Wellbeing Persoanl Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I’m here to help you set up and achieve your fitness goals! I’ll plan your workout routine around your goals and get you right on track towards achieving the body you want.

My areas of strength centre around improving strength, endurance, muscle mass, flexibility and fat loss.

My qualifications

  • REPS Level 3
  • Martial Arts

What my Clients say:

“Anton has helped me feel more comfortable in the gym and has done a great job helping me reach my fitness goals.  I could not recommend him more!”

Greg Small

Fitness and Wellbeing Manager

How can I help you improve your health?

I'm a results-based trainer who works with time-poor, corporate athletes who have lost their way after neglecting themselves and putting everyone else’s needs before their own.

With over 20 years in the industry, spanning multiple roles and areas within the fitness and lifestyle sector, you're in safe hands.

My areas of expertise:

  • Strength and conditioning 
  • Athletic performance
  • Prehab and rehab exercise
  • Body transformations.

My qualifications

  • REPs/CIMSPA Practioner
  • RKC Qualified
  • TRX Trainer
  • CHEK Lvl 2 – Coach
  • International Business Management Degree
  • Athletic Performance Specialist
  • MAT (Muscle Activation Technique) Practitioner

What my Clients say:

“Deep understanding, phenomenal practical/physical ability and technical knowledge delivered in Greg’s fun, light and completely unique manner is something I look forward to experiencing again and again as we progress towards our goals.” – Richard E

Jason Takyi

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Fitness has always been a big part of my life from an early age, it's as important to me as brushing my teeth. There is no greater feeling for me than witnessing someone reach their goals no matter how small or large, whether it’s losing that little bit of weight to fit in to those new pair of jeans or preparing you for that demanding sports seasons. 

I feel my background allows me to organise the best programme for each individual’s specific needs. Consistency is key in all parts of life and that is no exception when it comes to fitness – no one is coming to exercise for you. So, if you keep consistent with your exercise, I will always keep consistent with you. 

My areas of expertise:

  • Prehab and Rehab
  • Stretching and mobility
  • Strength and conditioning
  • HIIT and sports specific training

My qualifications

  • CIMSPA PT
  • Masters of Physiotherapy

What my Clients say:

“Training with Jason always leaves me feeling better than before I walked through the doors.”

“Jason is motivational, enthusiastic, and friendly. He really cares about your needs, so you never want to let him down.”

“Jason’s knowledge about the body will change the way you exercise."

Devika Tamang

Wellbeing Adviser

How can I help you improve your health?

I am a passionate advocate of stretching as a core part of exercise, be they professional athlete or weekend warrior who want to improve performance, people wanting to recover from injury regardless of age or physical condition, who wants to regain some mobility, flexibility and find joy in movement.

My qualifications

  • Level 3
  • Stretch Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Injury Prevention

What my Clients say:

“Devika is a great trainer. All my sessions were tailor made to address my specific need. Improvements in agility, balance, coordination, body awareness has resulted in me becoming more mobile and flexible. Every session was professional, enjoyable and beneficial”

“Devika creates a personal flexibility training plan through intimate knowledge of the body and acute observations which gave me greater body movement awareness and helps me stay motivated”

Michaela Viljen

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

My passion for health and fitness is what drives me in helping my clients become their strongest, fittest and most confident selves.  

I aim to make keeping fit and healthy and crushing your goals an enjoyable and attainable part of your life by creating bespoke programmes tailored to you.

I believe there are so many aspects to living a healthy life and offer support not only on the gym floor, but in making manageable and sustainable lifestyle changes that look to improve all aspects of your health and wellbeing.

I'm here to keep you accountable and support you on your journey to achieving your goals with structured programming and weekly check ins, helping you take measurable steps towards success.

My areas of expertise:

  • Weight loss
  • Body re-composition
  • Strength training
  • Pre and post natal

My qualifications

  • REPs/CIMSPA Practitioner
  • Kettlebell Certified instructor

What my Clients say:

I have learnt so much from Michaela, she is willing to share her expert knowledge and answer any questions. Her dedication is clear and she always puts her clients first. Michela is energetic, fun, committed and inspirational, and I cannot recommend her enough. I look forward to our sessions every week. 

I started training with Michaela during my pregnancy and have continued to do so post-partum. My aim was to keep mobile and to use the sessions as my ‘switch off’ time. What I achieved with Michela’s help was far more than this! Using the various resistance and core strengthening exercises, along with breathing techniques, my overall strength and fitness improved so much in a short space of time that I was able to keep active right up to when my little girl arrived. Michaela gave me confidence to continue exercising in a safe way, which I wouldn't have been able to do on my own. I had an amazing labour and, hand on heart, I can honestly say I think the work we did together played a huge part in that  I cannot thank Michaela enough for all her help and support.

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