MEET THE TRAIN STATION GYM TEAM
James became a PT because he realised he got on very well with people and was able to build their confidence through exercise whilst having a bit of a laugh. He originally trained as an actor however when he didn’t get the role of James Bond, he decided to deny the acting world of his talents and handed them to the fitness industry instead.
He has a Dip (Hons) in Sports Therapy and is further qualified in Advance Kettlebell. He is also a Pre-Hab Trainer and Kaiser Trainer.
His style of training works multiple joints and muscles whilst at the same time leaving you gasping for breath and his philosophy is not spending hours in the gym. Abbreviated training every time. Get in. Get on. Get out.
Daniel uses progressive training with his clients, monitoring closely their progress. He uses strength training, HIIT and targeted mobility/flexibility drills.
Trish has gone from being a receptionist at an Italian food importers to gaining Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training and Pole Fitness. You can sometimes see her perform pull ups or ‘the flag’ which is an indication of her incredible strength. She loves HIIT and weights, as strength in women is something she aspires to.
She loves working with female clients encouraging them to do more weights as she is proof in the pudding that being strong does not mean you have to get bulky!
Sam has a passion for fitness but with several years in the corporate world under his belt, understands how difficult it can be working in a busy office based job and maintaining one’s fitness. Ultimately, he believes fitness should be about having fun while enabling you to live your life to the max, through having the physical capabilities to do so.
Having rugby and heavy weights as his first love, he subsequently started running marathons and completing triathlons and most recently taking a hybrid approach to training. As a result, Sam trains himself and his clients for a range of different goals.
Rachel initially came to yoga from an exercise viewpoint and as a way of counterbalancing working long and stressful hours as a lawyer. She trained in ashtanga vinyasa with YogaLondon in 2012 and since then her yoga practice and teaching has evolved as she has studied other types of yoga and is passionate that yoga should be therapy for the body and mind.
She is trained in yin yoga and prenatal/postnatal yoga and kids’ yoga and incorporates many different styles into a practice which she believes best compliments the whole body and ensures her classes are for everyone. Rachel is currently studying for her BsC in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine and incorporates the use of acupressure points into her yin classes and retreats. She is a member of Yoga Alliance UK and has been inspired by well-known yogis Shiva Rea and Paul Grilley but often finds lesser well-known teachers the most inspiring.
She doesn’t miss Law and loves teaching people in the local community. She also teaches a Hiit & Yoga class which is a fun mix of cardio/conditioning and yoga stretches and gets you fit!
Alison originally trained as a primary teacher and took up yoga regularly after class teaching and her own four children did her back in! Yoga fixed her body but more importantly and unexpectedly, brought her strength of mind.
Influenced by her interest in reading of yogic philosophy, she aims to bring a sense of focus and calm to all who attend her classes. Through asana, intention, meditation and pranayama, Alison guides her students to feeling energised, renewed and collected. Her classes are physically and mentally empowering and delivered in English and Sanskrit with a mixture of demonstration, verbal and hands-on assists.
Alison loves the changes she has observed in her students, their energy and the calm is contagious.
She trained in Ashtanga in 2017 and Yin yoga and teaches a dynamic vinyasa flow style, with the option to modify and challenge to suit each person on their particular journey. Often she teaches elements of The Rocket, a yogic practice developed in the US for the band the Grateful Dead. The Rocket includes a few playful inversions and arm balances.
When not teaching yoga, Alison loves cooking and walking her dog.
Movement has always been an important part of Claudia’s life and she started practicing yoga as a teenager to compliment playing county cricket and netball. Discovering that her practice was helping to create space in her mind as well as benefitting her sports playing, her love for yoga continued to grow and she wanted to share the positive impact that it had on her own wellbeing with other people.