Chris Cook

Personal Trainer

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Chris Cook (@_chris_cook) is a personal trainer who was a soldier in the British Army for over 10 years. With the motivation to push himself as far as he could, he volunteered for commando training and went on to become a physical training instructor in service. He continued as a personal trainer after his service and quickly decided to go to university to study for a bachelors and subsequently a masters in sport science. Whilst at university he tried American Football for the first time, becoming captain in his second year and leading the team to the national semi-finals.

Chris has worked with both athletes and clients of all ages as a strength and conditioning coach. He also has experience in injury rehabilitation working closely with physiotherapists. A session with Chris is usually tough but delivered with a smile, it will be hard work but also a lot of fun. Seeing his clients push past what they thought they were capable of and showing them how far they have progressed is something Chris enjoys the most.

Outside of the gym, Chris feels that being fit and healthy enables him to enjoy life and go on adventures. He supports Watford Fc and the Buffalo Bills religiously. He is also good at quizzes and his biggest fear is dogs going extinct.



  • Strength and conditioning
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Sustainable body and lifestyle transformation


  • MRes Sport and Exercise
  • BSc (Hons) Sport & exercise science
  • Level 3 personal trainer
  • British Army physical training instructor
  • British Army endurance training leader
  • Gym based boxing instructor
  • Studio cycling instructor
  • Circuits instructor
  • Sports nutrition certificate
  • BAFCA level 1 American football coach

I have had an amazing journey at UFIT so far and all credit for that goes to my fab trainer – Chris! Chris is a patient and kind soul who has absolutely worked magic with my pains and aches by focusing on basic functional movements. The excitement of seeing tangible improvement in every session kept me going through the initial phase and within no time I was able to do more reps and my strength was improving. I can proudly say that not only have I shed inches, I feel good and I like the way I look after a long time! So eternally grateful for this team at UFIT who had my back all through!

— Kavitha Menon