Leigh Withers

PERSONAL trainING MANAGER


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about

Since making a career change from financial accounting 11 years ago, Leigh has lived his passion for the fitness industry in the UK, Middle East, Asia and Europe. He’s worked with some of UK’s leading fitness educators, such as Discovery Learning, Fitness Wales, Train Fitness, along with Cardiff Met University. In 2012, Leigh founded his own education training company,  FFTAcademy. 

During his time in the Middle East,  Leigh was part of a ground-breaking project to deliver industry-accredited training qualifications to leading gyms in the UAE.  He played a key role with the Bahrain Military Defence Hospital to provide training and education to their physiotherapists who were leading the country's first Centre of Excellence Obesity Project. He also worked with Bapco and the country’s leading dietician to front Bahrain’s ‘Biggest Loser’ campaign, and presented to hundreds of employees.

These projects energised Leigh to continue in the industry as an educator. After he returned to the UK, Leigh continued his work as a tutor. He also developed a passion for kettlebell training, which led to teaching engagements at the Military Rehabilitation Centre Hedley Court, and fitness institutions in Singapore and Dubai.

Leigh has spent time training with some of the leading figures in the industry, and has recently completed his Certified Physical Preparation Specialist Certification (CPPS) with Joe De Franco and Jim Smith at the Onnit Academy in Austin, Texas.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certified Physical Preparation Specialist (CPPS)
  • Mobility WOD Practitioner
  • Precision Nutrition Certified Coach
  • Olympic Lifting Certified
  • GP and Exercise Referral 
  • Sports Massage Therapist
  • Training For Warriors - Level 1
  • Functional TRX Trainer
  • Advanced Kettlebell Instructor
  • Indoor Cycling Instructor

Rachel Harling

PERSONAL trainer


about

Rachel is a NASM certified personal trainer and ACE certified group fitness instructor.

She was previously based in New York City teaching indoor rowing at a boutique studio and bootcamps in Central Park. Rachel is interested in functional fitness, athletic conditioning and helping women get into strength training.

Her background is in swimming, running and dance. She has a degree in German and Spanish from the University of Southampton, UK.

William Foden

PERSONAL trainer | Strength coach


about

Will believes in helping his clients become their best self both physically and mentally.

Will has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years, as a self employed personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach and bootcamp owner. He has experience with a wide range of clients including rehab, weight loss and sports performance.

His passion and experience is driven by years of playing professional rugby. He understands the hard work and discipline needed to achieve life long goals

Will has a Bsc Hons degree in Strength and Conditioning and an Msc in Coaching Science from Hartpury College, UK.

During his time at Hartpury Will represented Gloucester Academy and A teams. He went on to play professionally at Doncaster Knights in the IPA Championship. While at Doncaster he worked in a physiotherapy clinic as a personal trainer. Over the next two years Will played semi professional rugby for Hull Ionion’s (UK) and the Manly Marlins (Australia), before coming to Singapore.

Will is also a BTN registered nutrition coach, learning how to implant different nutrition strategies to meet individual client needs.

A note from Will:

“Results are not a quick fix. Training with me long term will enable you to have life long results, find your training style and help you to discover the strongest version of yourself.”

 

Qualifications

  • Bsc Hons Degree Coaching Science in Strength and Conditioning.
  • Msc Hons Degree in Coaching Science
  • Gym Instructor Level 2
  • RFU Level 2 Coaching
  • Health Science Advanced Nutrition
  • Body Type Nutrition Foundation
  • Body Type Nutrition Practical Academy
  • Advanced Coaching Academy ACA

Frazer McArdell BSc, MSc, PGCE

head of ufit sports education | PERSONAL TRAINER


ABOUT

Fully qualified personal trainer who brings a humanistic approach to training learnt through his studies within coaching and teaching. Having studied in these areas it has allowed him to bring these into his sessions to optimise performance and goals.

Originally from a sporting background having represented Scotland Rugby in Under 18s, 19s and 20s. In addition to being a integrally part of The UK’s leading Rugby/ University Academy he also represented Gloucester Rugby at ‘A League’ level.

His career was brought to a sharp end after 3 full knee reconstructions and over 8 operations. This made him follow other interests in conditioning, coaching and teaching that I was studying in when my injury issues hit. That has led him to where he is now, working & helping others achieve their goals, be it weight loss, weight gain, sports specific or just looking to enjoy UFIT for all of its many qualities!
 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MSc Coaching Science
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • BSc Sports Conditioning and Coaching
     

Other QUALIFICATIONS

  • Personal Trainer
  • Gym Instructor
  • Outdoor Training Instructor
  • Olympic Lifting Instructor
  • TRX Instructor
  • Kettlebell Instructor
  • Circuit Training Instructor
  • Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • Weight Management Specialist
  • First Aid at Work Qualified

 

Holly Klimcke

PERSONAL trainer


about

Holly specialises in Srength training, Kettlebells and Pre and Post natal exercise. In addition she has a keen interest in corrective exercise, Olympic lifting and Nutrition.

She graduated with BSc (Hons) in Anthropology from the University of Kent at Canterbury before pursuing a career in fitness.

Holly is a dedicated, client focussed and approachable personal trainer. She works with her clients to both understand their goals and enjoy achieving them through personalised programming. Holly is a highly qualified trainer with a variety of training techniques to keep the sessions fun, challenging and different as your skill level, strength and fitness boundaries improve.
 

Currently studying

  • Precision Nutrition: The Essentials of Sport and Exercise Nutrition
     

qualifications

  • Premier Global: Certificate in Advanced Personal Training
  • Premier Global: Certified Kettle Bell Training
  • I.C.E: Certificate in Cyclefit
  • YMCA fit: Circuit Training
  • YMCA fit: Core Stability Training
  • Power Plate Fundamentals Level 1
  • Boxercise: Certified Instructor Qualification
  • Premier Global: Level 3 Award in Designing Pre & Post Natal Exercise Programmes
  • Jordan Fitness Olympic Weightlifting Lifting

 

Chris Hodges

PERSONAL trainer


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about

Chris has a background of working within elite sport as a Strength and Conditioner. This has included experience with GB Rowing, England Rugby U20's and South Sydney Rabbitohs. But the majority of his work was with the Exeter Chiefs where Chris was an Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach. 

As part of his roles Chris has developed his knowledge and experience in athletic development in both adults and children. He is currently adding to this knowledge while studying his MSc in Strength and Conditioning at St. Mary's University, Twickenham. 

Chris is also a Level 2 Rugby Coach and is currently coaching at local club sides. As an experienced Skills and Strength & Conditioning Coach Chris has the expertise to tailor programmes to develop both physical and skill based attributes effectively. 

Lizzie Wright

PERSONAL trainer


about

Lizzie is an ACE certified level 3 personal trainer. Lizzie is interested in functional fitness, athletic conditioning and helping women get into strength training.

Her background is in competitive running,  and dance. She has a degree in Marketing and Branding at Nottingham Trent University. 

Robbie MacGregor

PERSONAL trainer


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Robbie is  a fully qualified Personal Trainer with years of experience playing top level rugby. He is a Strength and Conditioning Coach with a keen interest in Olympic Weightlifting, Mobility Work and Athletic Performance. 

After years of working in the finance industry, he switched careers to work in an environment he is passionate about. 

Robbie can assist his clients in achieving a variety of fitness goals, whether it is fat loss, gaining muscle, staying FIT or simply being less stiff after long hours at the desk.

Qualifications 

  • Level 3 Qualified Personal Trainer
  • Level 2 Qualified Rugby Coach
  • Scotland U18, U19 Rugby
  • MA in Economics

John Brake

Personal trainer


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about

John retired from Rugby in the summer of 2016 after a ten-year career playing for England 7s and Northampton Saints. Throughout John’s career he received world class strength and conditioning experience and soon gained a passion for it. This interest led to John becoming a fully qualified PT and taking on clients.

John can assist clients with a variety of health and fitness goals whether that’s gaining muscle, improving body composition or just becoming fitter to support a lifestyle. 

qualifications

  • Level 3 Qualified Personal Trainer
  • Level 2 Qualified Rugby Coach
  • England Sevens, Northampton Saints.

 

 

GRANT MCLEOD

PERSONAL TRAINER


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about

Grant is a strength and conditioning coach who has worked in professional and elite level sport with a background in sport and exercise science.

While gaining his degree he worked with a number of professional football clubs in Scotland ranging from Scottish Championship teams Cowdenbeath and Falkirk FC to Berwick Rangers and Edinburgh City FC in the Scottish League 2. This was followed by a position as Sport Science assistant with the University of Stirling working with athletes in a number different sports.

The experience of working within these institutes and clubs has helped Grant to develop a great understanding of developing strength through quality movement appropriate to the needs of the individual or group.

 

"Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy" - Bill Blackman

 

qualifications

  • Sport and Exercise Science Physiology BSc (Hons) – Edinburgh Napier University
  • UKSCA Level 2 qualified strength and conditioning coach.

Francesca Tucker

Personal Trainer, Bootcamp & CrossFit Coach


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about

Francesca is a Level 3 REPS insured personal trainer and a level 1 CrossFit Coach from England. Coaching is a passion of mine, as well as other sports and competing at regional level in CrossFit over the years. I love to share my passion, experience and knowledge for exercise and nutrition with others.

Health, wellbeing and fitness are extremely important to me, previously being a remedial and holistic massage Therapist for 7 years before gaining qualifications in Sports and Exercise Nutrition and achieving my Level 3 personal training qualification to help others.

Francesca has an in-depth understanding of coaching in a group environment and one to ones. High intensity workouts incorporating both cardio and weights are an integral part of my training protocols pushing my clients to their max helping them achieve their goals.

Qualifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 
  • Online course and exam in Sports and Exercise Nutrition
  • Fitness Instructor 
  • Personal Trainer Level 3 
  • Level 3 Management 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Level 3 Aromatherapy 
  • Diet and Remedial Exercise
  • Level 3 Remedial Massage Diploma
  • Level 3 Diploma in Health, Safety, Security and Employment Standards
  • Watsu Provider Certification 

Fathur

Personal trainer


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Fathur has more than 5 years of professional experience as a personal
trainer. Passionate about guiding his clients to achieve their fitness
goals, Fathur’s strengths are in the areas of healthy weight loss, body-
building, and sports performance.
Fathur has been an avid rugby player since the age of 15, and has
represented Team Singapore in the Under-16 and Under-19 rugby
teams. He is also currently training in the Men’s national team.
Friendly and easy-going, you can always expect a ready smile when you meet Fathur!

Qualifications:

  • Personal Training Certification (PTA Global)
  • Joint Mobility & Movement Instructor - Masters of Movement (Agatsu)
  • Kettlebell Instructor Program - Level 1 (Agatsu)
  • Indian Club & Mace (Agatsu)
  • Pre And Post-Pregnancy & Exercise Course (Mind Body Fitness & Australian Fitness Network)
  • Phase 1 Mentorship Course (EXOS)

 

 

Rachael Kelly

Personal trainer


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Rachael is a level 3 certified personal trainer with a BSC Hons degree from Loughborough University and 10 years experience competing in professional swimming. She is passionate about getting people involved in exercise but more importantly enjoying the experience and striving for great results.

With a background in professional swimming,  she competed representing Great Britain and England for the last 15 years. A few of her achievements include; World, European, Commonwealth junior champion and World, Commonwealth senior medalist. 

She spend the last 10 years surrounded by world class athletes and coaches has spurred Rachael to pursue personal training, so that she can pass on her knowledge and experience to others no matter what their goals are.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do”

 

Qualifications:

  • Level 3 certified personal trainer
  • BSC Hons degree (Loughborough University
  • National Swimmer

 

 

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“Having worked a few years in a demanding office environment, I realized how many people struggled with stress and insufficient physical activity due to a sedentary and deskbound lifestyle. Since then, I’ve been passionate about inspiring and motivating others to be fit and healthy.
— Conny Gruber

About Me

What I love the most about working with my clients is inspiring them to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Every client has their unique background, needs, and expectations. Being a good listener is one of my strengths and key to understanding my clients’ goals before starting any exercise program. Having fun together is also very important to me. I like to include a variety of different types of exercises in my workout programs to to keep the sessions fun and engaging. Many wonderful relationships based on trust and success have been built with my clients over the years.

My personal fitness goal is to maintain a balanced lifestyle between family, friends, work, and working out on a regular basis. Before moving to Singapore and becoming a mother, I was running my own personal training business back in Zurich, Switzerland. My routine includes a combination of strength and endurance training, as well as cardio and flexibility. Outside of work, I enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, horse-riding, and relaxing walks through the nature with my loved ones.”


    GET-TO-KNOW-ME Trivia

    My biggest inspiration:
    My daughter. A child’s life feels limitless because they are not confined by fear of failure. Like her, I try to embrace life and all that it has to offer with open arms.

    My favourite quote:
     “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

    My unknown talent:
    I’m a master of “The Ninja” ― an escape method in which after settling my little one in her bed, I exit the room in stealth mode using a combination of crawls, slinks and backflips 😂

    My biggest fear:
    Spiders!!! 

    My workout war cry: 
    Last one - best one!


    Qualifications

    • Prenatal & Postpartum Exercise Coach
    • Personal Trainer NCSF
    • Kettlebell Module 1 certified
    • TRX Suspension Trainer
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    I have an unwavering passion to help people transform their mindset about what it means to live a healthy life, as I believe optimal fitness and wellness is achievable for everyone. What I love most about working with my clients is seeing people challenge themselves, and working with them to reset their limits along the way.”
    — Anna Grammere

    About Me

    "My real passion for fitness came after I had my children, and I realised that life requires a whole lot more energy. Since starting on my fitness journey, I’ve never looked back! Staying fit and healthy gave me what I needed not only physically, but also mentally. My personal fitness goal is to achieve overall well-being - feeling fit in my body, and happy and healthy in my mind. Now I’m committed to making fitness also a priority in my personal life, as well as my career focus – I like to live and breathe it! 


    GET-TO-KNOW-ME TRIVIA

    My favourite quote:
    "A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” - Nelson Mandela

    My favourite cheat meal:
    The only answer to that is always chocolate!

    My unknown talent:
    I can ride a dirt bike & make balloon animals – but not at the same time;)

    Best advice given to me:
    Surround yourself with people who know more than you, and never stop learning.

    My self-motivation mantra:
    Your fitness is 100% mental, your body won’t go where the mind won’t push it!
     

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    • Cert III & IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer Certification)
    • MetaFit Coach
    • Wellness Coaching Level 1 & 2
    • Master Functional Trainer – incl. Functional Mobility, Suspension straps, Advanced Kettlebells, Functional Foundations
    • Boxing Level 1