Our staff at St Albans

Denise Austin

Wellbeing Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Denise has had members and clients have come to me with a range of conditions, barriers and issues which she has helped them tackle. Denise has many years’ experience at Nuffield Health St Albans helping people’s goals become achievable.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

"Denise has been very patient and encouraging. Whilst recovering from surgery two years ago, she helped me regain my strength and health. Since then she has motivated me to keep going and challenge myself."

Leo De La Cruz

Wellbeing Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Leo treats each client differently but with one purpose in mind, which is to help you reach your full potential in achieving your fitness and wellbeing goals. Leo recognises what works for one individual may not work for another. Using sports-specific techniques he can tailor his sessions to meet your needs.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

"I was never motivated at the gym and didn’t see any benefit. Once I started training with Leo the gym became more interesting and informative, I started to feel the benefits of the sessions and Leo is enthusiastic, encouraging which keeps me engaged."

Michael Gabblah

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I'm a passionate, motivated trainer devoted to supporting my clients to reach their fitness and wellbeing goals. I have a burning desire for all things sports and fitness related. I strive to give the highest quality sessions paying close attention to detail and making them as enjoyable as possible. Tested and proven, so train with me and get results.

My qualifications

  • REPS Level 3

What my Clients say:

"I have had a couple of trainers in the past, but none of them have been able to mix hard work and enjoyment like Michael. He is very passionate, motivating and has always given me results."

Naeem Goodridge

Wellbeing Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Naeem takes his clients and his own training very seriously. He believes everyone has the capacity to change with professional coaching and forming new habits.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

"Naeem has been brilliant and more than delivered in this regard. His patience, professionalism and technical knowledge has enabled me to more than meet my goals; I couldn’t recommend Naeem highly enough."

Jo Haggart

Wellbeing Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Jo's ultimate aim is to educate, empowering you with the knowledge and understanding needed for you to reach your goals. Jo emphasises that it is possible to establish a routine that you enjoy, and delivers the results you require with bespoke programmes to suit you.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

"Very experienced, knowledgeable trainer who understands my needs, who encourages and has supported me throughout my journey. I actually look forward to every session."

Ian Higgins

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

After 20 years in the motor industry, I decided it was time for a change, and as I have a passion for fitness I decided I wanted to help people in their own fitness journey. I believe in leading by example and take my own training seriously. So I would do my best to help you achieve your own goals and become a fitter and healthier you!

Talk to me about:

  • Boxing (Pad Work)
  • Circuit Training
  • Stretching and Flexibility

My qualifications

  • CIMSPA

What my Clients say:

“Ian is a fantastic boxing coach, his pad work is brilliant and has improved my fitness immensely. I cannot recommend Ian enough!"

Amir Karan

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

The most important thing for me as a Personal Trainer is improving client health, wellness and quality of life. I enjoy helping diverse populations achieve their weight loss and conditioning goals with tailored nutrition and training programs.

My qualifications

  • REPS Level 3

What my Clients say:

“Amir has helped me transform my entire mindset which has helped me to reach my goals – I will be a client for life!”

Laurent Nethersole

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I am a spirited, highly experienced Personal Trainer who is passionate about boxing and mixed martial arts. I like to make my sessions fun and rewarding for my clients by using alternative training techniques such as pad work, ground and pound, and buddy training (yes that means I work out with you!).

My qualifications

  • REPS Level 3

What my Clients say:

"Loz is the best Personal Trainer I have ever had. He is attentive, knows his stuff, makes every session fun and has helped me lose so many inches during our time together! I would recommend Loz to anyone who wants to have fun while shedding copious amounts of weight!"

Chris Nicholls

Fitness and Wellbeing Manager

How can I help you improve your health?

I am the Fitness Manager here at St Albans and have a 15-year association with the club, I have been with Nuffield Health since the beginning and fully endorse the values that we aim to provide all of our members. If you have any questions or would like some assistance with your gym experience, I am more than happy to help.  

My qualifications

  • CIMSPA
  • Reps Level 3
  • Premier Fitness Trainer Award

What my Clients say:

"Chris is an experienced Personal Trainer and extremely knowledgeable, he has trained most of his clients for many years which shows the impact he has on people's lives!"

Emily Turnbull

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Improving my clients’ health and energy is at the heart of what I do. I can help you discover the energising effects of exercise so you feel vibrant, strong and ready to conquer your day. I can help you make exercise a regular and enjoyable part of your life with simple but effective habit creation techniques. I can support you in improving your diet, as well as helping you find ways to manage your stress.  If you’re keen to discover how exercise can energise you and become your healthy habit, come and have a chat with me.

Talk to me about:

  • Peri-menopause and menopause
  • Cancer rehabilitation and pre-hab
  • Pre and post-natal fitness

My qualifications

  • CIMSPA
  • Level 4 Cancer and exercise specialist

What my Clients say:

“Emily pushes me just the right amount and motivates me to feel better  - she knows exactly how to be encouraging and challenging but without it feeling overbearing. Her guidance around nutrition and general lifestyle advice is invaluable too. I always leave our sessions feeling like I’m ready for whatever the day has to throw at me!"

Ganash Vamathevan

Wellbeing Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Ganash can improve your health by creating a routine that fits into his client’s existing daily routine. Something that is both fun and physically rewarding, whilst also making sure that it is progressive and sustainable.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

"Ganash helped me through a difficult time, made me realise I am stronger than I thought I was and really improved my self-confidence."

Hannah Waddup

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Having worked as Personal Trainer for over 6 years I have worked with many different clients of different ages all of who had many different goals and limitations. Exercise isn’t a one size fits all plan and I believe in making it as fun and enjoyable as possible for you in able to help you reach your goals, build your confidence and build long-lasting results. I want to educate you to be able to improve your lifestyle and ultimately live a happy and healthier life outside of the gym too.

Talk to me about:

  • Nutrition and Building healthy habits
  • Fat loss and changing your body composition
  • Weightlifting and Crossfit
  • Strength Training

My qualifications

  • CIMSPA

What my Clients say:

“Hannah has not only helped me lose the extra pounds but she has also helped me build my confidence in the weights room and as a result of our sessions my mental health has improved ten folds too. She is so much more than just a Personal Trainer and I would recommend her to anyone.”

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