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Alex Bennett

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I specialise in body transformations and would love to help you achieve the body you have always wanted. I can help you lose weight, build muscle, tone up and accomplish your fitness goals faster than you may think. I compete in men’s physique which allows me to have a great understanding of nutrition and what it takes to get down to a low body fat percentage in a short space of time. I will often drop 10kg in 12 weeks or less so with my knowledge and your hard work there is no reason why you can’t do the same. If you’re looking to make fitness fun again then you are looking in the right place. Every session will be different to the last and I will make sure you are getting the very best from each session you have with me and hopefully have some great laughs along the way.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

“Alex is really approachable, always got a smile on his face, great to talk too and now see him more of a friend than my personal trainer. Every session he has something different planned for us to do and is always making the sessions really fun, productive and enjoyable.  Since starting with Alex I have fallen in love with fitness again and can’t thank him enough for helping me achieve my weight loss goal and really improving my fitness and health.’’

Jamie Bennett

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

The gym can be a daunting place, I want to change that for you and make it a place you will enjoy coming to as we grow ever closer to reaching your fitness and health related goals. I’ve been training myself for over 3 years now and I’ve competed in multiple natural bodybuilding competitions. This has allowed me to acquire a lot of knowledge in body transformations from being coached by one of the best coaches in the UK bodybuilding industry. I enjoy working with a varied level of experience within the gym and my main objective is to keep my sessions different and fun.  Whether it’s for weight loss, toning up, gaining muscle mass or just improving your overall fitness and wellbeing I can help you get there much quicker than you may think.


My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

"When I spoke to Jamie on what I wanted him to help me achieve, my concerns and wishes I sensed he really listened. During my training sessions he pushed me hard and I always felt the benefit, but more than that I discovered that in ten years I had been in a rut. Jamie has taught me so much, not just on what to do but explaining why and how it help me achieve my goals. Jamie isn’t just a great personal trainer but has a very likeable personality. I go to my session with great enthusiasm; I know Jamie will train me hard, but that I will come away with a sense of achievement."

Rhi Butterfield

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Whether you are looking to lose weight, build muscle, hit a new personal best or get rid of that little wobble, Rhi can help you achieve your goals. She has experience in recovery plus which means that she has a good understanding of different injuries and surgical procedures you may have had. She can help you recover and build strength back in the following areas: knees, back, shoulders, feet and hips.

My qualifications

  • REPS Level 3

What my Clients say:

"Rhi sets me achievable challenges and I can really feel the difference in my fitness. No session is ever the same as the last and she is really good at tailoring everything to take into account my bad knee."

William Harvey

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

With a lifelong passion for athletic pursuits which has taken me from sports such as swimming, rugby and badminton to learning Tai Chi and Performance Martial Arts in Beijing China, I have developed a holistic approach to Health and Fitness. Based on an appreciation of the relationship between mind and body, not only in terms of Fitness Training, but also with regards to motivation, nutrition and sleep patterns, I have come to be as passionate about helping other people achieve their Fitness and Well-Being goals as I am about my own. With a strong belief that with a certain amount of commitment and my dedicated support, the creation of a positive attitude within the gym environment can be easily expanded to overcoming challenging situations within everyday life.

My qualifications

  • CIMSPA Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • CIMSPA Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Level 2 Kettle Bell Instructor
  • Level 2 Health in the Community Chinese Wu Shu Association
  • Level 6 Tai Chi & Tai Chi Sword

What my Clients say:

"William's training sessions have brought my fitness and wellbeing to a whole new level. He has incorporated various training methods to help me become stronger, fitter and more flexible. With his help I am now confident enough to sign up for my first triathlon which I'm hoping to complete this summer."

Liam McGrath

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Have you hit a plateau and need help getting that extra kg on your lifts? Want to lose weight, gain muscle or improve your overall fitness? Then I am the enthusiastic personal trainer for you! I can help you reach your goals with time efficient, effective and exciting programmes planned around your needs, commitments and interests. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the gym, my favourite ways to train are weightlifting and boxing however I am a versatile trainer meaning I can assist your training in many areas. If that be muscle tone and development, strength and conditioning, fat loss, mobility and working towards a healthier heart and life style. I push for the best results while also understanding limitations.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

"Liam helped me become healthier and stronger through his engaging and exciting training sessions. Not only this, he was also built up my confidence by offering encouragement, support and motivation at every step of my fitness journey. He understood my limitations and was able to work around them, but also listened when I said I enjoyed something so that now I cannot wait for our sessions.”

Marika Mossman

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

Having struggled with low confidence in the past I started my health and fitness journey in order to improve this and prove to myself what I could achieve -  therefore I know how scary it can be to step into the gym when you’re first starting out! I believe that fitness does not have to be complicated and I am passionate about simply giving you the skills and motivation that you are looking for in order to create an overall healthier and better-balanced lifestyle. The time you spend in the gym should not only be fun and exciting, but it should also make you feel more able and happy in everything else you do in your day to day life. So, whether it is the support you need to hit the PB’s you’ve been after for a while, a push to revive your training or just to start working towards overall better wellbeing I can support you through every step of the way.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

"Having previously suffered with back pain, I now find it much easier to do everything I need to do. Picking things up whilst I am out in the garden is no longer uncomfortable and it’s nice to be able to play with my grandchildren and get up off the floor with ease.”

Gina Ann Nicholls

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

How I can improve your health' be changed to 'I have a wide range of knowledge from Pilates to Dance and I aim to educate others about stretching and correct posture to prevent injuries.  I have a huge passion for helping others to achieve their goal whether it is to correct body alignment, build stamina strength or flexibility. My aim is to guide as well as educate you through a safe and effective training programme. If you like a challenge, need to be motivated and inspired then book a PT taster session otherwise join me in Pilates, Spinning, Dance fitness and Aqua.

My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 3 Mat Pilates
  • Level 2 Exercise to Music
  • Level 2 Spinning
  • BA Hons Dance
  • Strong by Zumba/high intensity tempo training

What my Clients say:

"Gina has certainly changed the way I think about my posture when I train. Her knowledge of fitness and dance has taught me to strengthen my muscles rather than strain. She’s also patient and full of positivity therefore I knew she was the trainer I wanted."

Jay Quick

Wellbeing Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

I became interested in fitness and training when in 2015 I made the choice to change everything I did and through training, effort and willpower I lost five stone in two years, so I got my level 2 and 3 in fitness in 2017 and changed the idea of where I wanted to be, because of this I want to inspire and motivate people into achieving their goals, from weight loss and feeling fitter to strength and building muscle.

I like to create programs that are diverse and fun, something to make you enjoy your training and feel you are getting the most out of it. Also I like to build up the ideas of what you will be able to do and setting goals for future training.

I feel that training has a huge knock on effect on our everyday lives; using the gym will improve it so that you feel you can live better and feel wonderful.

I believe it is important to get the best understanding of your training because it is not just the body that changes but also the mind. I will help you understand, keep focused, motivated and feeling good.


My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

"My PT sessions consist of things that I would never have thought to do on my own, they are challenging and fun'

'Though very new to using a gym I have felt supported by Jay every step of the way'

'I find Jay relatable as he has been on a journey of changed and transformation and I want to do the same, he understand what it is like to be the kind of person who never use to use a gym and seeing how he has changed makes me want the same thing and with his help that is what I am doing'"

Melissa Storey

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

My passion lies in being able to help you move more and feel better. My dynamic training style means that each session is focused on getting the best out of you, so that you can feel your best.

Combining functional training and weights , I have learned how to improve overall strength and aerobic capacity while keeping sessions fun and varied.

Whether your goal is weight loss and tone, increased fitness levels or simply to become healthier, I can help you make it happen


My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

Sam Underdown

Personal Trainer

How can I help you improve your health?

My functional exercise training style will boost general health and wellbeing, helping increase the ease of everyday life through its simulation of daily activities.

Nutritional support is available to those wishing to make small changes towards a healthy lifestyle and promoting overall health.

Focusing on the 3 T’s: Technique, Tempo, Target


My qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

What my Clients say:

"My weekly PT session with Sam always sets me up for a positive week ahead. Sam is a great coach and each session is tailored to my personal goals and how my body is feeling that day. I’m already getting fitter and stronger each week. I leave each session knackered but feeling great and having learnt something new. Bring on the next one."


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