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.
Mike started working with Phoenix Fitness Group in 2008 after qualifying as a PT with Premier Training. He now manages their The Train Station Gym which opened in 2013.
He loves all sorts of exercise. The more varied the better. Endurance running, hill sprints, gymnastics, boxing and weightlifting and even (shh) a spot of CrossFit.
He believes that every session should be varied, fun and effective.
Richie has a BSc in Strength & Conditioning. Before working at The Train Station Gym, he was an assistant S&C Coach with Harlequins RFC and Waratahs.
He likes to vary his training from CrossFit to Marathons to Power Lifting.
His programming for clients sets to achieve the best results with no injuries, to stay on top of new trends and concepts, experiment in different ways whilst also staying consistent
Nikkita fell upon personal training after being encouraged to go out to Spain with a friend to the European Institute of Fitness to train as a PT. What started out as a hobby and a bit of fun 10 years ago has turned into a full blown fitness career.
Nikkita works mainly with women and has a varied training style. Core training is her thing alongside kettlebells, weights, running and walking her beloved doggie. She is currently a full time BSc Counselling student as is passionate about mental health issues.
She likes going on active holiday’s such as surfing or walking and her philosophy is that life is short so do things that will help you live a life you enjoy!
Steph used to have a stressful city job in finance when she saw the light and moved over to the fitness industry. She has a passion for health and fitness and decided she wanted to help others in that field so trained as a PT with certificates in nutrition, sports massage and pre/post natal.
She likes HIIT and core work and has recently become a yoga convert. Her philosophy when it comes to exercise is to look at the bigger picture, concentrating on mind and body balance. She advocates good nutrition and is a big fan of avocados!
Aaron has a BSc in Strength and Conditioning Science and is a Level 3 Massage Therapist. He likes to see a clients progression and the physiological, physical and mental benefits it brings them.
Aaron too is a fan of multi-jointed exercises, using ones that give you the biggest bang for their buck. He likes to use strength, hypertrophy, HIIT and cardiovascular training.
Sam has a rugby background having played to a high level, but sustained a neck injury which set him back so took the coaching route instead. He has a BSc in Strength and Conditioning and has had an internship at London Wasps Rugby as well as coaching National League Youth Rugby players.
Sam likes strength, power and hypertrophy training as well as HIIT. He thinks everyone should see themselves as an athlete and insists that smiling is essential during training!
Daniel studied a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough and is a qualified teacher in Mathematics and P.E. He moved into the fitness industry obtaining a diploma in Personal Training and is currently studying for a Masters in Strength and Conditioning at St Mary’s University alongside being a Dad and a PT.
Daniel uses progressive training with his clients, monitoring closely their progress. He uses strength training, HIIT and targeted mobility/flexibility drills.
Sarah is our resident CrossFitter. She has a Level 3 Personal Training qualification and is currently studying a BSc in Physiotherapy. She loves working her clients with weighted compound movements to build strength and raise the heart rate in a totally different way.
She works individually with clients to find and exercise style that suits them. Her philosophy is that exercise needs to be something that you enjoy as well as having something to work towards.
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!