The Team - South East
Emma Forsyth - Oxfordshire
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Simon Wooldridge - West Berkshire
Simon has always had a passion for the health and fitness industry. With over 20 years’ experience in dance.
Simon graduated from The University of Winchester with a Sports Science Degree After which he went on to focus on Leisure Management for 9 years, during that period he achieved a Level 3 in Personal Training and GP Referral and Exercise. Simon works with older adults and people with disabilities.
“Being with Gfitness is a dream job for me, helping people to maintain a healthy body is my keen goal.”
Nicola Porter - East Berkshire/South Buckinghamshire
Nicola believes exercise and physical activity is the most effective way for anyone to feel happy, healthy and positive about themselves and their lives.
As an instructor in recent years she has led a range of indoor and outdoor fitness classes to people of all ages, and is committed to improving well-being of all of her clients.
Before working in the fitness industry, she spent nearly 10 years working at Alzheimer’s Society in policy and campaigns, working on a national level to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.
Nicola is passionate about working with older people through exercise and the benefits and enjoyment this can bring.
Jasmine Smith - Surrey
Jasmine has always had a passion for the fitness industry. She is trained in kickboxing, street/commercial dance and aerobics. She has competed in many competitions within these areas from a young age. One being her entering Ninja warrior on ITV in 2016.
Following this she pursued her exercise to music qualification so she could fulfil her purpose which has always been to support and help people.
She absolutely loves Working with elderly and vulnerable adults, focusing on improving their mobility, strength and emotional state.
Sara Taylor - Southampton
Sara has worked as a personal trainer since 2008. With a qualification in Exercise and Disability she has experience working with people of all abilities and ages.
With a diverse client group, Sara keeps her sessions up to date with the latest chair-based exercises along with using creativity to ensure that her sessions are varied, engaging and fun. Sara can provide exercise for care and nursing homes for people with disabilities and older adults.
Gemma Hall - Southampton
Gemma qualified in Advanced Health Related Fitness in 2000 and has been teaching and training adults and adolescents in the fitness industry and in education settings since then.
In 2006 Gemma turned her focus to training older adults and vulnerable adults when she realised this is where her main passion and expertise lies, working with people with severe mental illness, complex needs and learning difficulties, Gemma has the expertise and experience to ensure safe and effective sessions.
Gemma holds a wide and vast range of fitness and disability qualifications and can provide group exercise sessions, chair based, one on one sessions and massage, both in homes and in the community.
Guido Marangoni - South East Hampshire
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Jordan Tarasenko - North Hampshire
My name is Jordan and I specialise in chair-based exercises in care homes, community centres and 1 to 1’s. I’ve had previous experience working in care homes and love promoting exercise for everyone! I am a qualified fitness instructor and love teaching in groups.
I was born and raised in Australia and moved when I was 17, I’ve travelled to many countries and I am passionate about football!
Antony Passmore - South West Hampshire
Antony has 20 years experience as a secondary school teacher, specialising in Physical Education and has worked with a wide range of age groups and with people with a variety or different disabilities. His more recent work has been in the care sector including domiciliary care, supported living with people with learning disabilities and residential care with people with dementia, as a support worker and activity coordinator.
Antony Is a Level 3 Personal Trainer and has Level 3 GP referral therefore can work with clients with chronic illness. Antony believes being active at some level should be accessible to anyone no matter their Ability and is essential to maintaining a good quality of life both physically and emotionally.
Richard Lucas - West Sussex
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Bronwen Lowy - East Sussex
Bronwen has worked in the health and fitness industry for 30 years. She has extensive experience specialising in Falls Prevention training. Qualified as a Phase IV Fitness Instructor, with experience of delivering; Chair Based Exercise, GP referred programmes, OTAGO and Postural Stability. She is also a Pilates Instructor and has a passion for delivering Indoor Cycle sessions.
“I strongly believe that being able to experience enjoyable, safe and effective exercise is for everyone at every age. Even after many years delivering group exercise I believe I am privileged to have a job I still love”
Lucie Collins - East Sussex
I've always been passionate about health and fitness which led me to qualify as a Fitness Instructor and a Personal Trainer. In addition to this I also have a Chair Based Exercise qualification. I've held many group sessions and have clients I train on a 1-1 basis.
I absolutely love helping people improve their fitness level. It puts a big smile on my face and theirs.
Whatever your age or ability you can still keep active and have fun through exercise.
Brandon Jones - North West Sussex/Surrey
Brandon has a Batchelor of science degree with honours in fitness and personal training from Southampton and has worked with many individuals of all ages and abilities from all walks of life.
He specialises in clients that have conditions and comorbidities that make it harder to complete functional daily activities, and thrives on using exercise to make these tasks easier.
He finds gratitude in being able to help others improve their quality of life, and uses that as his motivation to help affect wide scale change. He believes everyone deserves to feel healthy and happy and that exercise gives you the exact independence you need to be just that.
Brandon has several relevant qualifications including: Referred patient/ client award, Older adults award, REPS Level 4 Cancer rehabilitation, Level 2 and 3 Personal trainer and a sports massage diploma.
Kim Wheeler - North-West Kent
Kim has over 8 years' experience delivering Pilates and Personal Training to a variety of clients. She has worked in gyms, lead exercise classes and worked with private clients on a 1 to 1 basis.
Kim can provide bespoke exercises appropriate for every individual, combining Pilates, stretches and mobility drills, specialising in rehabilitation, back care, mobility, flexibility and core strength.
“I am passionate about helping people get the best out of their bodies to give them more freedom in their movement.”
Loren Fuell- East Kent
Loren has worked in the fitness industry since 2016 when she trained in Sport ad Exercise Science. She has since gained qualifications while teaching Physical Education in Primary Schools where she qualified in Dance, Gymnastics and Football. She has also Gained qualifications in Aerial Fitness disciplines and teaches a wide range of adults in these classes, She has competed and placed in many competitions from a very young age within these areas.
Loren absolutely loves working in the fitness industry delivering classes and is very excited to be a part of the Gfitness Team.
Nicola Browning - North-East Kent
Nicola has achieved many health and fitness related qualifications, from Health and Fitness Instructor Diploma, Advanced Diploma in Health and Fitness, Diploma in Fitness and Sports Therapy to Exercise for Seniors, GP referral, Exercise to Music, Management of Sports Injuries, Personal Training and massage to name a few.
Nicola has worked in a hospital as a physio assistant where amongst her other duties she helped run rehabilitation classes for injuries and knee replacements, she also helped run exercise classes in the hydrotherapy pool for various conditions and walked and advised patients after knee and hip operations. In her spare time Nicola enjoys yoga.
“I love working with older people and really enjoy making a difference to people’s lives by providing exercise that will lift their spirits as well as strengthen their bodies”
Mary Allen - North East Kent
Mary is a Chartered Physiotherapist with a career spanning 15 years, specialising in neurological rehabilitation.
Mary started out at Bristol General Hospital working on the Stroke unit and delivering falls prevention and Parkinson's Disease group exercise classes. She has worked in the NHS for a number of years in wheelchair services and intermediate care, most recently leading a team to promote independence and quality of life for people with a wide range of chronic health conditions and those recovering from recent serious illness and hospitalisation.
Mary is a qualified massage therapist. She also runs her own home baking business.
Henry Adekoya - West Kent
Henry is a keen fitness and sports enthusiast and has enjoyed playing Inline Hockey at a national level for team GB. With 25 years in the fitness industry, Henry has a wealth of experience.
Henry has compiled fun fitness sessions for primary school kids, teenagers and families, competitive sessions for fitness enthusiasts, business men and women, plus restorative training, body conditioning, rehabilitation and maintenance for mature adults. Henry feels that working in care homes will offer a new dimension to his experience and training sessions, sessions that will ultimately help and enhance the well-being of elderly participants in care homes and in doing so be very rewarding to himself.