Learn The Right Way

Meet The Team

At Redefining Fitness our Personal Trainer Mentors have the experience in the fitness industry to help guide you in becoming a successful Personal Trainer. 

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Christian Roach

Head of Education & Operations

Christian has been in the fitness industry since 2010. In that time, he has worked both in the UK and internationally training over 200 clients from different walks of life.

He has previously worked for numerous fitness training providers, helping over 2000 students to complete various fitness qualifications.

He has experience in personal training, personal training management, operations, sales, coaching and education.

In 2015, he published the book Becoming Superhuman: 99 Ways to Become Your Own Superhero. He has a reputation amongst students for leaving them feeling inspired to excel at their profession.

Qualifications: Level 2 Exercise to Music, Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 2 Loaded Movement Training, Level 2 Working with Communities, Level 3 Personal Trainer / ACSM CPT, Level 3 Exercise Referral, Level 3 Education and Training, Level 3 Assessing, BTEC Level 3 Sport Fitness Coaching and Development, Level 4 Lower Back Pain Management, Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Pain Management, Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance, Level 5 Diet and Nutrition, Level 5 Life Coach, FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine, FAKTR Soft Tissue Scraping, FASTER Specialist Functional Performance, FASTER Specialist Functional Therapy, FASTER Trainer Expert, Food Intolerance Practitioner, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM OPT, Anatomy Trains Foundation in Structure and Function, Circuits, Gym Based Boxing, Health MOT, Indoor Cycling, Kettlebells


Matthew Cottle

Course Consultant

Matthew is an international Powerplate Master Trainer, Precor Master Coach and Health and Fitness Specialist. 

Since 2002 Matthew has worked his way through Lifestyle consulting, Personal Training and management. 

After working as a mentor to thousands of Personal Trainers, he now specialises in all elements of fitness education and presents across the country.

Matt was instrumental in Redefining Fitness early days especially in the creation of the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing qualification.

Qualifications: Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Personal trainer, Level 3 Nutrition, Level 3 EAT Award (Education and Training), Level 3 Assessing, Spin Instructor, Gym Based Boxing, CAVA (Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement)


aaron Gibson

Fitness Educator

Aaron has been a qualified Fitness Professional for a number of years and having trained in a variety of disciplines such as Exercise to Music, Youth Coaching, and Fitness Education, he has also developed his own brands – Revolution Indoor Cycling and ARC-7 Transformation Training, leading him to be a highly sought after instructor in Oxfordshire. He is a detail orientated and personable personality who goes the extra mile for his clients and students.

Qualifications: Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 2 Exercise to Music, Level 2 Children’s Fitness, Level 3 Personal trainer, Level 3 Exercise Referral, Level 3 Outdoor Fitness, Level 3 Business Skills, Level 3 Education & Training, Level 3 Assessor, Sports Conditioning, Circuit Training, Pad Work, Group Cycling, Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes

Ollie Smith

Oliver Smith


Oliver completed his degree in Marketing and Management where he loved seeing trends before they took off. His research looked at the impact of CSR on consumer behaviour.  

After his degree, Oliver worked for almost a decade in both business development and marketing departments of listed construction, industrial, manufacturing and bioscience companies where he grew marketing departments and, most importantly, revenues through customer loyalty programmes, unique and innovative marketing campaigns and building strong relationships with all parties. 

Beccy Poole

beccy Poole

Quality Assurance

Beccy has worked in the fitness industry since 2001 once she graduated from university with a Ba/Bsc Hons in Sports and Exercise Science and Management. Taking on such roles as gym instructing, group exercise instructing and personal training she forged a successful and continued business in the industry. She has a passion for helping people realise their full potential and specifically those endurance runners, triathletes and duathletes.

Over the last 10 years she has been educating others to enter and shape the future of the industry. More recently she has taken on a Project Management role to develop the National occupational standards which set the benchmark for qualifications in Exercise and Fitness.   

Qualifications: Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 2 Exercise To Music, Level 2 Aqua Exercise To Music, Level 2 Lean Management, Level 2 Kettlebells, Level 3 Personal Training, Level 3 Exercise Referral, Level 3 Pre and Post Natal, Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance, Level 5 Diploma in Management, Assessors Award,  PGCE in Adult Education, Pool Plant Operator
Vicky Brackin

Vicky Brackin

Fitness Educator

Vicky has built up a career in the fitness industry from working in group classes to a conventional gym to working with athletes before going on to study an MSc in Strength and Conditioning at Middlesex University.
After making a career change over to fitness from dancer in her early twenties, she has been helping others to achieve their health and performance goals. She now works within Crossfit and Weightlifting as well as a part time Strength and Conditioning Coach at the English National Ballet School.
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Theatre Dance, MSc Strength and Conditioning, L1 Precision Nutrition, L2 Gym Instructor, Crossfit L2, British Weightlifting L2, L3 Exercise Referral, L3 Outdoor Fitness, L3 Personal Trainer, L3 Education and Training, L3 Assessors Award, Gray Institute – Certified Applied Functional Science, Indoor Cycling, Outdoor Fitness, Barrecore Barre Instructor Qualification, TRX Suspension Training, Pre & Postnatal
James Connor

James Connor

Fitness Educator

James has been working in the fitness industry for over 12 years and specialises in Muay Thai, Boxing and Functional Performance.

James first started Thai boxing over 20 years ago and fought for over 10 years. He has been trained by 3 time World Champion Peter Crooke, Ken Jackson and Tony Myers.

After having 4 fights in New York and Manhattan, James made the leap into teaching and has been ever since.

Qualifications: Level 2 Gym instructing, Level 3 Personal Training  Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy, Level 3 Thai boxing instructor, Level 3 Education and Training, Level 3 Assessing Award, Diploma (FTE) Faster Training Expert, Functional Therapy, Diploma Functional Performance, Diploma Golf Biomechanics, TRX Suspension Training, (AFT) Advanced Functional Trainer,
Ryan O'Brian

Ryan O'Brian

Fitness Educator

Ryan emerged as a fitness professional within the UK in 2014. Since then, he has operated across high-performance training settings, commercial and corporate training facilities supporting organizations and numerous clients to achieve their goals.

His experience spans multiple training modalities and leisure facilities management. As a strength and conditioning coach, he has made national medal-winning athletics accomplishments.

Qualifications: BSc in Sport Sciences: Sports Management, Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Level 3 CAVA, Level 4 Physical Activities and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Lower Back Pain, Level 3 Exercise Referral Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist, Level 2 Fitness Instructor, Level 2 Water-based Exercise Instructor Strength & Conditioning Periodization (UKSCA Theory), Indoor Cycling


Freddie Myers

Freddie Myers

Fitness Educator

Freddie studied and obtained a Sports Science degree at St Marys University. He also holds a UEFA B Licence in coaching and Level 4 in Strength & Conditioning.

For eight years Freddie has travelled the globe with a professional  premier league football club, training and educating other coaches and players and more recently has built a client base in South West London and Surrey.

Freddie has worked with hundreds of clients from elite sports personnel to fitness beginners, which has given him a credible wealth of experience in developing others within health, fitness & sport.

Qualifications: Level 2 Gym Instructing, Level 3 Personal Training, Circuit Instruction, Group Indoor Cycling, Level 4 Strength & Conditioning. Bsc Sport and Exercise Science.

Cassie Ayala

Cassie Ayala

Fitness Educator

Cassie started her fitness career in 2010 and has had success managing her own personal training business, working out of a number of leading health clubs in and around Leeds.
She is also a Master Trainer for Technogym and has subsequently worked with hundreds of students across the UK, specialising in group fitness and trainer development.

Qualifications: Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Personal Training, Level 3 Education and Training, Level 3 Assessing, Level 3 Pool Plant, Level 3 Employment Awareness in Active Leisure, Level 3 Sports Massage, Level 5 Nutrition and Health, Foundation Degree in Sports Development, Kettlebells, Indoor Cycling, Water Aerobics