Personal Training

Are you looking to feel healthy and body confident? We have hand-picked a team of fitness experts to help you make a real difference in your personal health and wellbeing. Our friendly and highly qualified trainers will work with you to develop a plan that suits your life and provide support to help you make a lasting change.

Our team of fitness professionals are trained to the highest standards not only with top qualifications and expert specialisms but also with the very best experience too.  All of our Personal Trainers have taken additional specialist training and combine this with invaluable and unrivalled experience, knowledge and expertise – you can be sure you will be training with the best.  We have all the bases covered to give you a truly holistic experience; from spa therapists, sports massage, injury and rehabilitation, kinesiology taping and physiotherapy through to sports psychology, pre and post-natal fitness, cycle coaching and much more!

To find out more or to book a session please call our team on 01983 766222 or email hello@islandwellnessclubspa.co.uk

Meet our expert team and find out more about their vast skill set…

Andrew Robinson – Country Club Manager

I have over 20 years’ experience as a fitness professional working for some of the largest health clubs around the country. I use my knowledge and experience to deliver high quality personal training sessions and classes here at the club and specialise in weight loss and conditioning through HIIT sessions. I have also picked up a wealth of knowledge from playing professional ice hockey and know what it takes to succeed as a top sports person. When I retired from playing, I carried on as the team’s sports therapist, helping with injuries and recovery through sports massage and kinesiology taping.

Two rules to live by: 

  1. Exercise to live life, don’t live life to exercise, life is too short to let it pass us by
  2. You have always got 10% more to give

Top Five Training Tracks:

  1. ‘Sandstorm’ – Darude
  2. ‘Put Your Hands Up for Detroit’- Fedde Le Grand
  3. ‘Now We Are Free’- Dreamgate
  4. ‘The Logical Song’- Scooter
  5. ‘Adagio for Strings’- Tiesto

Interests:

Ice hockey (obviously), I have just got into road cycling and love getting out on my bike, I love to cook but especially love a real coal BBQ… ‘no gas here’

Classes I teach:

HIIT Studio Cycling & Power Sculpt

Private coaching:

Personal Training

60 minutes Personal Training –  £35

30 minutes Personal Training –  £30

60 minutes Sports Massage –  £40

30 minutes Sports Massage –  £25

Relevant Qualifications:

Level 3 Diploma Sports Science, RPM Instructor

Reps Level 3, Circuits Instructor

Level 3 Leisure Management, Body Pump Instructor

Level 2 Gym Instructor, Body Balance Instructor

Level 3 Gym Advanced Instructor, Body Combat Instructor

Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer and Exercise Science, Kettlebells instructor

Level 3 Sports Massage, Addidas Performance Training S.A.Q

Level 2 Kinesiology taping, Fitness testing

Nutrition

Sports Injury and Rehabilitation

Behavioural modification

Pre-& Post Natal

Exercise for Seniors

Insanity Instructor

Level 2 Exercise to Music

Studio Cycling

RPM Instructor


Pete Reynolds – Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer

I have an education in Sport and Fitness, and studied Sports Therapy, Sports Science, and have a BA(hons) Degree in Leisure Management. As a former Health Club Manager, I have turned my passion for the industry into fitness and Personal Training, working with clients of all ages and abilities. With over 20 years of training and sporting experience, I utilise my personal knowledge of dedication and motivation in inspiring others to reach their fitness, health and sporting goals. As a lifelong tennis player, I have represented the Isle of Wight for the past 24 years, and am a 5 time Island Junior Singles and Doubles Champion, and am also a multiple Island Singles and Doubles Mens Champion, most recently in 2018. Teamed with my playing experience, I am also a licensed LTA level 4 Performance Tennis Coach, and have coached tennis since I was 17 years old.

Two rules to live by: 

  1. If you don’t go after it, you won’t have it
  2.  It’s not about having time, it’s about making time

Top Five Training Tracks:

  1.  ‘Sweet child o mine’ – Guns n roses
  2. ’24k Magic’ – Bruno Mars
  3. ‘Shoot to thrill’ – AC/DC
  4. ‘Beggin’ – Madcon
  5. ‘Are you gonna go my way’ – Lenny kravitz

Interests:

Playing tennis, cooking…I enjoy the eating part more, And spending time with my family..obviously not in that order!!!

Classes I teach:

Circuit training

Spinning

Total body step

Core conditioning

Private coaching:

Personal Training

60 minutes Personal Training –  £35

30 minutes Personal Training –  £25

Tennis Training

60 minutes Tennis Training  – £35

120 minutes fitness and tennis package   – £50

Relevant Qualifications:

Level 3 Personal Training

Level 4 LTA Performance Tennis Coach

Keiser Studio Cycling

Level 2 Gym Instructor


Jenny Andrews-Smith – Yoga Teacher and Rehab Trainer

I have been teaching yoga for the past ten years and take my yoga into sports fitness conditioning and also use it for rehabilitation. I love paddle boarding, and of course yoga-ing on my paddle board. I am a novice surfer but love to get out on the water at any opportunity. I am always looking at ways to enhance peoples lives through yoga and helping people adapt to bring yoga into their lifestyle.

As one of the Island’s leading Yoga teachers, Jenny’s passion, experience and dedication in the practice of Yoga is evident in all that she teaches. Jenny is a Certified Level 3 Yoga Teacher and is registered as an Advance Trainer with the Register of Exercise Professionals, and Yoga Alliance. She has over 2500 hours teaching experience, including 200 hours training with Yogini Anne-Marie Newland, the founder of Sun Power Yoga, and is also a qualified rehab trainer. Jenny’s training allows her to draw on a large variety of yoga styles to enable her to offer yoga bespoke to the individual needs of the client.

Two rules to live by: 

  1. Enjoy, and be present in all you do. Listen to your body, learn it well. It will teach you a lot about yourself. Every day take five minutes to BREATHE!
  2. Don’t be too hard on yourself, when you relax you get results.

Top Five Training Tracks:

  1. ‘Transcendence’- Amber Virena
  2. ‘Falling into Place’- Finding Hope
  3. ‘Fusion’- Eroded Sky
  4. ‘Butterfly Culture’- Benjamin Francis Leftwich
  5. ‘Dogs’- Damien Rice
  6. ‘Waves’- Mr Probz (I couldn’t just choose 5!)

Interests:

Paddleboarding, surfing, yoga, walking, my family, relaxing, travelling.

Classes I teach:

Aqua Yoga

Hatha Yoga

Yoga4Health Active

Sun Power Yoga

Yoga for Rehabilitation

Mindful Yoga

Hot Yoga

Yin Yoga

Back Maintenance Yoga

Private coaching:

Private 1-2-1 yoga sessions

Rehab Training – £30

Private Yoga Training 60 minutes – £40

Courses available on request

Relevant Qualifications:

200 hrs Sun Power Yoga Training

500 hrs Post Graduate Diploma Yoga Practitioner and Yoga Therapist (Devon School of Yoga)

Over 2,500 hrs teaching experience

REP’s Level 3/4 Yoga

Yoga Alliance UK

Rehabilitation Trainer for Sport

40 hrs Ashtanga Intensive Training (David Swensen)

Yoga for Sport Conditioning

DBS checked and First Aid qualified


Larni Murthwaite – Fitness Professional and Dance Teacher

After completing a BA Honours Degree in Dance and Performance in 2007, I embarked on a professional dance career performing both in the UK and abroad in hotels, theatres and holiday resorts. During this time, I also shared my love of over twenty years of dancing through teaching to children and adults of all ages in a range of dance styles. In 2014, I changed my focus to fitness and gym instruction, where I am now not only qualified as a Level 2 Gym Instructor and a Level 3 Personal Trainer, but also continue to instruct various dance and fitness classes.

Two rules to live by: 

  1. You can achieve anything you put your mind to
  2. Breathe!

Top Five Training Tracks:

  1. ‘Another Star’- Stevie Wonder
  2. ‘Thunderstruck’- AC/DC
  3. ‘Uma Thurman’- Fall Out Boy
  4. ‘Tribe’- Kim Viera
  5. ‘Arsonists Lullaby’- Hozier

Interests:

Dancing, singing, cooking (and eating good food!!!), history, music

Classes I teach:

Gym and Tonic

Spinning

Step and Tone

Zumba

Aqua Zumba

Dancercise

Aqua Groove

Private Coaching:

Personal Training

60 minutes Personal Training – £30

30 minutes Personal Training – £20

Courses available on request

Relevant Qualifications:

BA Hons in Dance Performance

Level 2 Gym Instructor

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Zumba and Zumba Gold Registered Instructor

Level 2 Exercise to Music

Studio Cycling, Step Aerobics, Studio Weights

Level 2 in Water Based Exercise


Frances Clayden – Fitness Professional

I have been highly involved with sport all my life whether in training, studying or coaching. For the past 15 years I have been a competitive swimmer, runner and triathlete.  I am still committed to training for at least 14 hours per week alongside teaching 12 hours per week. I like to set myself fitness challenges every year to focus on. In the last four months I have completed a range of races such as the Tapnell Farm Cross Country 10k, The Solent Swim, The Muddy Ball run and Bournemouth 10k.  In August I swam the Solent Swim in 35 minutes, finishing 4th overall and 1st female.

Two rules to live by: 

  1. You only get out what you give
  2. Strive for progress not perfection

Top Five Training Tracks:

  1. Nobody does it better- Michael Calfan
  2. Feel my needs- Weiss
  3. One Kiss-Oliver Heldens Remix – Calvin Harris
  4. Spaceship- Galantis
  5. Promesses- Tchami

Interests:

Open water swimming, running, setting myself fitness challenges, travelling and holidays and being outdoors.

Classes I teach:

Full Body burn out

Ab Blitz

Strength circuits

Abs Interval training

Swim training

Lunchtime spin

Endurance HIIT spin

Spin & abs

Classic circuits

Full body boot camp

Private coaching:

Personal Training

60 minutes Personal Training – £30

30 minutes Personal Training – £25

60 minutes Personal Training  x 5 – £130

60 minutes Personal Training – couples – £40

Relevant Qualifications:

Ba (Hons) Sports Coaching and Development

ASA Level 2 Swimming teaching award

BTF Level 2 Triathlon Coaching award

Level 2 Certificate in Multi- Skills Development in sport

Typhoo: Sport for all disability training

YMCA Level 2 Gym Instructor

YMCA Level 3 Personal Trainer


Martyn Bailey – Head Tennis Coach and Psychologist

I am a level 4 LTA Senior Performance Coach with over 10 years coaching experience following a semi professional playing career. I have recently been Island Tennis Champion and am currently the team manager for the Isle of Wight at the 2019 Natwest Island Games in Gibraltar.

I am also a fully qualified Sports Performance Psychologist and have experience working with sports people from a range of different sports including tennis, rugby, golf, cycling and table tennis.

Two rules to live by: 

  1. Be clear about what your goals are
  2. Set short term step by step targets to reach them

Top Five Training Tracks:

  1. ‘Don’t look down‘ – Martin Garrix
  2. ‘Lose Yourself’ – Eminem
  3. ‘Eye of the Tiger’ – Survivor
  4. ‘Hall of Fame’ – The Script
  5. ‘Gonna Fly now’ – Bill Conti

Interests:

Playing sport, reading an inspirational autobiography and watching an addictive Netflix series

Classes I teach:

Adult Tennis Express Courses

Junior Performance Tennis Program

I also offer Sports Psychology sessions

Relevant Qualifications:

LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach

Msc Masters in Sports Psychology


Lisa Mint – Pilates instructor

I am a former professional dancer turned Pilates instructor who is dedicated to improving the body with movement through the Pilates method.  With over 15 years teaching experience. I am passionate about helping clients understand their bodies and believe it is the mind/body connection that makes this method so powerful.  Pilates is for everybody and everyone is welcome!

My passion and curiosity for movement began at an early age with extensive dance training in classical ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance.  This lead to further training at dance and performing arts College, where I furthered my studies in dance, choreography, drama and performance technique.  It was at Dance College where I discovered contemporary dance and the Martha Graham technique which is very much influenced by Joseph Pilates.

After successfully completing my Diploma in dance and performing arts, I went on to pursue a career in Dance for many years travelling globally throughout my career.  My professional dance experience includes theatre, cabaret and circus as well as teaching dance for schools and dance studios.

After settling with my family on the Isle of Wight, I continued to work in the dance world and was invited to teach dance at the Chrissie Acland, West Wight ballet school.  I enjoyed teaching and choreographing routines for shows and competitions working with young dancers.  I also taught street /contemporary dance at West Wight sport centre and youth club teaching young dancers and adults new to dance.

It was a natural progression into the Pilates world.  I began my Pilates journey in 2002 and found my way into Pilates teacher training.  I was very lucky to be selected onto a Pilates apprenticeship program at the Pilates Precision studio, Ryde, affiliated with Pilates International (Sampson Pilates) – and trained under the expert guidance of studio owner and principal teacher Nova Cairns.

I intensively studied and practiced for 2 years.  This provided me with an opportunity to gain experience in a professional Pilates studio.  It was a transformative experience and one I am forever grateful for.  As a dancer I was very mobile which had resulted in hip pain but practicing the exercises everyday helped me to heal and to feel better, more balanced and connected to my body. I felt the power of Pilates in my own mind and body and was therefore compelled to share my passion with others.

In 2004 I qualified to teach Pilates Matwork level 3.  I continued to work alongside my mentor for 2 years.  It was here that I really developed my own eye on how to see the body and movement.  I beleive that Pilates is not just a mechanical exercise regime but a journey of self discovery.  You learn skills that reflect in everything you do, increasing a heightened physical and mental wellbeing.

Throughout my teaching career I have worked with individuals from all walks of life and gained extensive experience working with a wide range of clients seeking general body conditioning, rehabilitation/injury prevention, students just beginning their movement practice to high level athletes, tennis players and dancers.  Pilates has given me the skills to work with all ages and abilities.  I specialise in helping clients address faulty movement patterns that can result in pain and encourage them to explore new patterns to create freedom in the body.  I offer bespoke 1:1 sessions and have a variety of loyal clients. I love connecting with each individual and meeting their specific needs and making sure they leave the studio feeling better than when they walked in.  I enjoy the challenge of helping people build skills to reach their goals no matter how big or small and  love seeing my clients faces light up when they can do something they couldn’t do before or when they find their way out of pain and limitation to moving with ease and confidence  is really rewarding.

I believe my study of dance has influenced me hugely as a teacher.  I like to create warmth and support and a sense of connection in my classes.  I encourage clients to learn and grow supporting each other along the way and help them to achieve their goals together.  My classes are creative, supportive and educational and above all enjoyable.  Your body and mind are challenged in a safe and positive environment.

I am committed to delivering the most current and informed Pilates education and continue to study and develop my knowledge and skills.  My love for Pilates continues to grow and understanding the body is a lifetime pursuit.  I am currently continuing my education with teacher training on the Pilates reformer 1 course with Body Control Pilates in Bloomsbury, London.

My mission is to share my passion and understanding of Pilates to inspire others to realise their own potential so that they can live their lives to the fullest!

Two rules to live by: 

  1. Live life to the full
  2. Inspire others

Classes I teach:

All Pilates classes at The Island Wellness Club & Spa

Private coaching:

Private Pilates lesson (60 minutes) – £35 (£30 members)

Private Pilates course of 6 (60 minutes) – £175 (£150 members)


Martin Sanders – Cycle Coach and Fitness Professional 

I am an easy going person who will always encourage and motivate clients and members. My passion for sport will always show through during any class or cycling PT session. I was inspired to cycle in 2012 when I saw the Olympic cycling team and Bradley Wiggins win golds, within 9 months I had been picked up by team Wightlink, specialising in time trials. I am now amongst the top cyclists on the Island. I was selected for the Island Games in 2015 for the individual time trial.

Two rules to live by: 

  1. Life is short, enjoy it!
  2. Never give up!

Top Five Training Tracks:

Anything dance –  I don’t have favourite tracks as I get bored easily!

Interests:

Cycling, football, tennis

I love cycling, racing and training; the moment that I get on my road bike a different Martin appears. There are few roads I have not cycled on the Island.

Classes I teach:

Spin

Private coaching:

Private cycle coaching sessions

Relevant Qualifications:

Spin Instructor

British Cycling Level 2 Coach

British Cycling Power Coach


Anna Lancaster – Personal Trainer & Fitness Professional

As one of the Island’s leading Personal Trainers I have over ten years experience. I am focused, friendly and positive! I believe passionately that anybody can achieve their goal with the right guidance and education. Not only do I believe you need to take care of your physical health but also your emotional health and wellbeing. I have a passion for keeping fit and helping my clients achieve their goals safely and effectively. I specialise in weight loss, toning and pre and post natal.

Interests:

Horse riding, running, walking, spending time with family, meditation and good food!

Classes I teach:

HIIT and Tone

Stretch and strengthen

Relevant Qualifications:

Level 2 Gym Instructor

Level 2 Exercise to music

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Level 3 Advanced Cardio

Level 3 Advanced Resistance

Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer

Level 3 Pre/Post natal

Level 3 Advanced Pre Natal

Level 3 Advanced Post Natal

Level 3 Nutrition

Level 3 Sports Performance

Spinning

Insanity Instructor

Les Mills GRIT

Step Aerobics

Zumba Instructor

Kettlebells Instructor

AquaFit Instructor

AST/TRX Instructor

First aid


Connor Ambrosini – Tennis Coach & Fitness Professional

I am an LTA Level 2 Tennis Coach and currently compete in local tournaments and am looking to move further and compete on the mainland. What I enjoy most is the development of new tennis players and working with them to achieve their goals.

I am also currently studying at Solent University for a degree in Marketing and Communications after a two year HND in business management. I intend to use these skills to promote my coaching qualifications in tennis, badminton and soon to be personal training.

Two rules to live by: 

  1. Go hard or go home
  2. Better to win as a team than an individual

Top Five Training Tracks:

  1. ‘Leave a Light on’ – Tom Walker
  2. ‘Alone in a Room’ – Asking Alexandria
  3. ‘Whatever it Takes’ – Imagine Dragons
  4. ‘Something Just Like This’ – The Chainsmokers, Alesso Remix
  5. ‘Ignite – Instrumental’ – Alan Walker

Interests:

My interests include:

Rock-climbing, Snowboarding, Tennis, Badminton, Triathlon, Sailing

Classes I teach:

Spinning

Private coaching:

Tennis sessions

Badminton sessions

Please call 01983 766222 for more information and prices for private coaching sessions

Relevant qualifications:

Spinning

Level 1 & 2 LTA Tennis Coach

Working towards Level 2 and 3 Fitness Professional