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 the UK’s leading fitness educators, such as Discovery Learning, Fitness Wales, Train Fitness along with Cardiff Met University, and in 2012 founded his own education training company,  FFTAcademy. 

During his time in the Middle East he was part of a ground breaking project to deliver industry-accredited training qualifications to leading gym providers in the UAE.  He played a key role with the Bahrain Military Defence Hospital which provided 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 100’s of employe

These projects energised Leigh to continue in the industry as an educator and he returned to the UK to continue his work as a tutor and also developed a passion for Kettlebell training, which resulted in him teaching at the Military Rehabilitation Centre Hedley Court and as far afield as Singapore and Dubai.

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

Ahmad Husaini

PERSONAL trainer


about

H specialises in Bodybuilding, Body transformation, Hypertrophy, Strength training, nutrition and always has interests in muscle anatomy and myofascial works.

Being one of the pioneer coaches in UFIT studio after its launch in Amoy Street, H exhibits tremendous progress since then and developed his potential as an effective coach along with the company’s business. He is a diligent coach and takes training seriously, that his clients enjoy the commitment H brings to his work and he is well liked by his colleagues and clients alike.

H is the go-to-guy if you are looking for sports nutrition, or to build muscle mass as well as lose fat and get healthy in combination with hypertrophy or strength training.
 

qualifications

  • ActiveIQ – Kettlebell Coach Certified Level 1 & 2
  • Australian Strength Performance – Certified ASP Hypertrophy Level 1 &  2
  • Australian Strength Performance – Certified ASP Fat Loss For Women
  • Charles Poliquin & Dmitry Klokov – 3 Days Sports Strength Bootcamp Seminar
  • Clean Health Performance & Education – CHPC Trainer Internship Level 1 & 2
  • FISAF – Certified Personal Trainer & Instructor
  • Movement Efficiency Training – MET Method Certified Coach Level 1
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine – NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Precision Nutrition – Certified PN Coach in Exercise Nutrition Level 1
  • Singapore Sports Council – Basic Exercise Course Certification (SSC BEC)
  • TRX Certified Trainer & Group Specialist Trainer
  • CPR & AED Certified by Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF)

 

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

Lawrence Cartwright

PERSONAL TRAINER


ABOUT

Lawrence is our top boxing coach, a professional boxer himself with 27 fights & 1 MMA fight. Lawrence also focuses on strength training with his clients. 

Lawrence will take you through your fitness journey, helping you become stronger & fitter than ever before. If you listen & follow the program’s embrace the pain, the impossible become possible!
 

qualifications

  • Trained through the Sports Performance and Excellence at Brockenhurst College in England;
  • (QCF) Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  • (QCF) Fitness Instruction
  • (QCF) Group Exercise to Music
  • (QCF) Studio Resistance Training
  • (QCF) Circuit Training
  • (NCFE) Nutrition and Health
  • (NCFE) Principles of Sports Coaching
  • Training for warriors (TFW), Level 1

 

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

 

Farreez Rosman

PERSONAL trainer


about

Farreez started his career as a Personal Trainer for 5 years ago. His passion previously as a sportsperson was a rugby player since the age of 11 and till now, have always loved the sport. He was fortunate enough to represent Singapore at the age of 12, 15 and 16. His specialities with clients would be able to make them feel comfortable when they are training, improve technique and understanding of their training so they know how to use the equipment properly.

" I’m from Singapore and I love what I do – I love helping my clients achieve their goals." - Farreez

qualifications

  • Certified Agatsu Kettlebell Level 1
  • Certified FISAF Personal Trainer 
  • Certified PURMOTION Training system level 1
  • Certified Agatsu joint mobility & movement.(Masters of Movement)
  • Certified Dynamic Movement with Bulgarian Bag Level - Suples Fit
  • Certified as Gravity Total Gym Trainer 
  • Eleiko weightlifting movement workshop
  • Certified Bulgarian Bag Specialist (BBS)
  • National ITE certificate in Fitness Training
  • Twist sport conditioning Speed,Agility and quickness.
  • Twist sport conditioning core power.

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

 

Aaron Jones

PERSONAL trainer


about

Having grown up with a passion for sport, Aaron joined the British Army at the age of 17 after leaving Testwood Sports College. Aaron passed the All Arms Commando Course at the age of 18 and completed 4 years in the military. This directly linked to his passion for Health and Fitness. 

Aaron has experience in body transformations, mixed groups and hypertrophy specific training. Aaron's passion for training is second to none and he hopes he can assist you in your goals.

Michael Leung

PERSONAL TRAINER


about

Mike has amassed over 10 years in the strength and fitness industry, combining disciplines from lifting, body composition, mobility, intelligent movement and physio rehabilitation.   His specialty is combining his wealth of knowledge and experience to help clients achieve their unique health goals through customised programming, relentless focus on technique and creative methods to address individual constraints and weaknesses. 

Mike started his career in fitness and massage in the UK in 2004.  More recently, Mike was one of the founding members of the premier integrated physio, massage and fitness facility in Hong Kong.  


qualifications

  • Jujitsu under Rodrigo Medeiros. 
  • QUALIFICATIONS
  • Premier Global personal training (Manchester 2004)
  • Premier global sports massage therapy (manchester 2004)
  • NASM (Hong Kong 2008)
  • Poliquin International Certification Program level 1-3 (Rhode Island 2010)
  • Trigenics (Toronto 2011)
  • Olympic lifting - Coach Wu (Singapore 2012)
  • Biosignature modulation level 1-2 (London 2015)
  • Ido portal - corset (Hong Kong 2012)
  • Precision nutrition 2016

Lachlan Hay

PERSONAL TRAINER


about

Lachlan is a professional Mixed Martial Artist with an undefeated record. He specialises in High-Intensity Interval Training as well as Self Defence and Fighter Training Programmes.
Lachlan will be able to assist those who desire to increase their fitness levels , prepare for competition , become more confident and learn self defence (Boxing , Muay Thai , MMA)
 

qualifications

  • Diploma in Personal Training from the European Institute of Fitness
  • EHFA Advanced Instructor
  • CrossFit Level 1

 

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 

Charlotte Macfarlane

PERSONAL trainer


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about

Charlotte's transition into fitness and ultimately to become a PT began when she was training to become an actress. As an actress she constantly had to maintain an understanding with her body through movement, dance and the Alexander Technique. Through this Charlotte discovered a love of fitness that has transitioned from a hobby to becoming a full time passion and a career.

Before moving to Singapore, Charlotte trained and worked in the UK and had a very loyal client base, running one on one PT sessions as well as bootcamps. Charlotte has a huge love of the outdoors and often likes to draw upon it when taking sessions.. Particular interests lie in conditioning, strength and movement, drawing as well from experience in her own particular loves in fitness, yoga and pilates.  
 

qualifications

  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 3 Sports Conditioning
  • Level 3 Outdoor Training
  • Pre Natal and Post Natal Exercise Prescription 

Grant McLeod

STRength & conditioning coach


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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.

Qualifications                                                                                 

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

Experience

University of Stirling – Sport Science Assistant:

  • Triathlon, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Falkirk FC and Forth Valley Football academy

Sport Scientist

  • Cowdenbeath FC
  • Berwick Rangers FC
  • Edusport Academy
  • Edinburgh City FC
  • Youth Football Coach
  •  Scottish Football Association      

Quote

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

 -Bill Blackman

                                                                  

 

 

Mark Sherwin

Personal trainer


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Mark is a fully qualified Personal Trainer with years of experience playing top level football, from a Youth Contract at a professional club to playing in a semi-professional football league for over 12 years.

Mark has great exposure to techniques pertinent to managing a client’s strength and endurance, and tailoring programs relevant to each individual’s fitness goals. Mark’s certification includes a degree in Sport Science and a level 3 Personal Training certification. 

Mark is also focused on motivating clients and building relationships to help them reach their full potential. He takes great pride and satisfaction from seeing clients achieve their maximum results.

 

Qualifications                                                                                 

  • Level 3 Qualified Personal Trainer
  • BSc Sports Science                                 

Jamie Roberts

PT COach


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Jamie is a fully qualified Personal Trainer with an extensive background in competitive football and athletics.He believes in being there for his clients every step of the way to help them achieve their goals, whether that be athletes, a first time marathon runner or someone simply looking to improve their quality of life. His passion is driven from his own experiences playing football and a passion for resistance training. Jamie has a keen focus on improving stability and mobility, and improving athletic performance levels whilst empowering his clients to take charge of their own bodies.

Qualifications                                                                                 

  • AIPT Personal Training Cert III
  • AIPT Personal Training Cert IV
  • Football Federation of Australia Youth ‘C’ coaching License