James Forrester

FOUNDER


about

James specialises in strength and conditioning, sports nutrition and is also a CrossFit level 1 qualified coach.

James is an ex-England international rugby player; he was in the starting line-up for Gloucester RFC for his entire career. Having played at such a high level of sport and being an elite athlete for over 10 years, he brings a huge amount of knowledge about the practical application of nutrition and fitness to the team. Following his retirement from professional sport, James qualified in both nutrition and personal training before moving to Singapore with his family.
 

qualifications

  • S&C Level 1
  • Personal Trainer level 3
  • Sports nutrition
  • Kettlebell level 2
  • CrossFit level 1

 

 

Dean Ahmad CES,PES

FOUNDER & COO


about

Dean specialises in strength training and corrective exercise.

Dean believes that strength training through various modalities can benefit everyone at any age. By training the body as a single unit, many injuries that occur from movement dysfunctions can be avoided. Dean works largely with working professionals who are keen to attain fitness in the safest training environment possible.
 

qualifications

  • NASM PES, CES, CPT
  • ISSA CPT
  • CHEK Institute – SCIENTIFIC BACK TRAINING
  • Singapore Weightlifting Federation Level 1
  • Functional Movement Systems
  • Myofascial Techniques
  • Optimum Performance Trigger Point Level 1 and 2
  • The Temporomandibular Joint and TMJ Disorders
  • Kettlebell Workshop with Steve Cotter IKFF

 

Will Skinner

CEO


about

With over 14 years experience in professional sport both on the playing and commercial side, Will has been brought in to help drive UFIT's growth and performance. 

After leaving school at eighteen Will joined Leicester Tigers where he played professional rugby for four years, as well as representing both England 7s and the Barbarians. Will then moved to Harlequins Rugby Club where he was based for a further ten years. After one year at Harlequins, Will, at twenty-three became the youngest ever captain in the Premiership and went on to captain the club and England 'A' for a further three seasons. Unfortunately Will suffered a career ending neck injury whilst playing for Harlequins in 2013, but after having studied for a degree in Business with the Open University and undertaking a number of internships during his time in rugby he decided to make the transition into the commercial side of the club . Will became Harlequins Head of Sales and Business Development in 2014 where he grew his role and team before leaving for Singapore in 2016. 

Will headed all commercial and brand activities within UFIT,  and as one of the top decision makers, Will oversaw the expansion of the company that resulted in a 25% growth of the business since his time here.

Will takes over the role of CEO from founder James Forrester from 1 May 2018. You can reach him at  will@ufit.com.sg

Declan Halpin BSc, MSc

Team director


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about

Declan has always maintained a strong sporting interest, and has previously worked as an Academy Physiotherapist for Crystal Palace Football Club (a professional football club in London, England), and as a Rehabilitation Coach for the Western Province Stormers Academy (a professional rugby club from Cape Town, South Africa). Within Asia, he consults to the Indonesian Athletics Association as a Performance coach and physiotherapist for their Olympic athletes and Elite Development Squad. In Singapore, Declan has previously worked as both physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach to the Singapore National Rugby team (who achieved bronze medal at the recent SEA Games). Finally, Declan travels throughout Asia in his role of Senior Medical Educator for World Rugby, visiting developing rugby unions in the region to teach their medical professionals about pitch-side emergency care and treatment of their athletes and players. He is passionate about helping his patients achieve their long terms goals through identifying their weaknesses and imbalances, and developing a strategy to eradicate them. 
 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSc Sport and Exercise Science

  • MSc Physiotherapy

  • AAP Dry Needling Certification

  • L1 Crossfit Trainer

  • Senior Medical Educator World Rugby

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