Here at Reach we really place an emphasis on results. Even though we include assessments and programmes in the membership, sometimes people need that little bit more, which is where personal training comes in! Thousands of individuals join gyms, hire trainers and coaches every year. Why is it that many, to their great frustration, often never see any change in the way their bodies perform or look?

This lack of results and loss of progress costs time and money and is often due to misconceptions and a misunderstanding of what is required. One size does not fit all. Just as we require a specific shoe size, we all require a different exercise programme. For customised results you need a customised programme.

Our Trainers have developed the components that take the guesswork out of reaching your goals and put the science back in. With one-to-one personal training, we provide a complete exercise system that will guarantee that you reach your goals in the most efficient and enjoyable way.

Your body adapts to an exercise after 4-5 exposures, therefore it is vital that as your body changes, so must your workout. We can provide you with a cutting-edge protocol that can take you to a level you have never dreamed of – always based on specific needs and desired results.

All our trainers are available for personal training (PT). Prices typically start at around £30 per session and you can make effective progress from as little as 3 sessions a month

Sophie Atkin

More About Sophie

In 2008, after gaining a lot of weight, I decided to go to the gym. I was serious about losing weight and sought out a Personal Trainer who helped me to stay motivated and achieve results. As my health and fitness levels increased, I found a good balance in leading a healthier lifestyle.

From seeing the amazing results that this change can make I decided to change careers and moved away from Medical Sales into the Health and Fitness Industry. It has since become a great passion and way of life.

I have an honours degree in Psychology which makes me aware of how powerful the right mental approach can be in motivating people to achieve their goals. I am passionate about helping you achieve your fitness goals, whether your focus is on losing weight, gaining muscle, increasing flexibility or training for your favourite sport.

When it comes to constructing a client’s training program I look at more than just the exercises in the gym, I give full nutritional support by providing recipes and diet plans. No two people are the same so my aim is to help others change their lives by increasing their activity levels and fine tuning their nutritional habits to achieve successful results.

I will encourage you every step of the way, ensuring you reach your targets in an effective manner by providing the motivation and expertise whilst keeping the sessions varied and fun but above all, effective.

So if you’re looking for someone to help you stay motivated, guide you with nutritional advice and support you in achieving your goals please don’t think twice about getting in touch.

07525 002808

Josh Jones

More About Josh

Josh is a fully qualified Level 3 personal trainer with a BSc (Hons) Degree in sports coaching from the University of Gloucestershire where he studied strength and conditioning, program design, nutrition and much more. Josh has experience in circuit training, weight loss, strength, muscle building and toning.  With this knowledge Josh will design a personalised program to suit, guide and motivate you every step of the way.

From a young age Josh has enjoyed working with people and has always been motivated to help people achieve their goals. Josh has competed in a range of sports including Rugby, Athletics and Rowing. Josh now competes at a national level in Powerlifting. From this Josh has learnt what it takes to achieve your goals and how to stay motivated through the process.

With his friendly and professional personality Josh has helped clients who have wanted to lose weight, train for strength, tone up or just wanted to get fitter. So whatever your goal Josh contact Josh today.

Contact Josh for a free consultation to answer any questions you may have about personal training and to discuss those all-important goals.

07817 161441

Isabel Gates-Cook

More About Isabel

My love affair with all things food & fitness related started around 4 years ago, as my fixation grew and my own training evolved, my progression into the industry felt only natural and has since served to increase my passion and devotion towards it every day.

Having struggled with body image, weight issues and disordered eating in the past, I believe breaking down the psychological and emotional barriers that surround poor eating choices and exercise habits is imperative to success. My personal journey has provided me with the foundation to inspire, educate and motivate others.

As a Certified Nutritionist, along with specialisms in physique training, fat loss and functional strength conditioning, I aim to help you achieve your goals by implementing and embedding long term sustainable changes. I will challenge you, as is the necessity of change; it won’t always be easy, but with my support we can enhance your vitality, improve your wellbeing and embrace a healthier outlook on life.

Initial consultations are free of charge. I offer a range of nutritional packages along with a variety of Personal training packages. For further details or enquiries in relation to Nutrition or Personal training please see reception, contact me on the details below, or ask personally… I can usually be found running around at Reach somewhere!

07513 145604

Chris Long

More About Chris

Chris’s technical qualifications are second to none, having originally gained a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science and Physiology from Leeds University in 1996, and becoming an accredited Assessor of Fitness Instructors three years later. The high point of his career came when he achieved the world recognised and highly sought after CSCS (CERTIFIED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONAL) qualification from the NSCA (NATIONAL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING ASSOCIATION).

Chris has worked with people from all walks of life from housewives to top company executives, professional rugby players and football players. He is able to enhance their performance by correcting their POSTURAL IMBALANCES, of which he has an in-depth technical understanding and practical knowledge. This corrective programming technique is unique within the fitness industry.

So if you wish to achieve your ultimate body composition and ideal size, correcting your postural imbalances at the same time, then Chris is the trainer for you.

Chris has run several successful weight management programmes for large fitness organisations and has been specialising in one to one personal training and lifestyle coaching since 2002. Having played and lived rugby all his life, Chris represented Gloucestershire at U-18, played professional rugby for Leeds Tykes and for Gloucestershire at senior level.

07887 521842

Matt Mills

More About Matt

I’ve been a PT now for over a decade and I’ve studied this subject for years both academically and through personal experience. I know which strategies work and which ones don’t. To get and stay in shape requires hard work, commitment, discipline and consistency. There really are no shortcuts! I apply those same principles to my work, my continuing professional development, as well as to my own diet and exercise.

I see my first client at 7am and I finish my last one at 8pm. Over that working day I’ll see as many as 10 or 11 clients. Some require injury rehabilitation or massage, some require nutritional advice. Clients may want to lose weight or build muscle. I have clients who are ironman and ultra-endurance athletes and clients who simply want to stay active in their later years. Some want to be worked to the point where they feel sick, whilst others would just prefer to tell me about their weekend! Everyone needs a different motivation, and some require a lot of psychological support. Being able to communicate with, and motivate a broad range of people is an essential and highly valuable skill that’s difficult to acquire, but one that I think I possess.

I can create customised programs based around your body’s needs, train you in each aspect of that program and then increase difficulty as you improve. I can identify any physical weaknesses or biomechanical problems that you may have that could predispose to injury and subsequently develop strategies to eliminate them. The initial consultation is free of charge and gives you an opportunity to meet me, visit the gym and most importantly, discuss your current lifestyle and set goals for the future!

07800 713066

Lisa Deacon

More About Lisa

Personal trainer and Pilates Instructor

I have worked and trained in the Fitness Industry for over 15 years.

I am qualified in Pilates as well as Personal training and draw from both to provide each client with their tailored program/session depending on their individual needs and goals.

As a Pilates instructor I appreciate the importance of increasing core strength and stability, flexibility and mobility especially for those who suffer from back pain, due to injury, child birth or work related posture.

As a mum I understand how difficult it can be to get back into shape after child birth.

As your trainer I appreciate how important it is to deliver a fun, motivational session, geared to what you specifically want to achieve.

Considering personal training??

Contact me now for your free taster session.

07771 961572

Aaron Schiavone

More About Aaron

I am a Level 3 Personal Trainer and UKBFF Men’s Physique competitor.  I have the skills and knowledge to help you lose anything from a few pounds to getting you into insane stage ready condition.

I specialise in full physical and mental transformations, placing as much emphasis on training your mindset as well as your body.  I have helped dozens of men and women lose large amounts of body fat and build lean muscle through scientifically backed exercise and nutrition protocols.

I’m not just here to train anyone and everyone, I’m here to build a community of like minded individuals who like to train together, motivate each other and have shared values.

With me you will focus on progressive weight training and HIIT cardio tailored to your level, I keep the intensity high but the atmosphere fun and loose.

I will design you challenging but fun workouts that are constantly changing and pushing you and provide you with an incredible, in depth nutrition plan that is easy and fun to follow.  My end goal is to teach you the techniques and discipline to eventually fly solo and live a healthier, balanced life.

To make sure you reach your goals I will always be keeping you accountable with regular check ins, updates and challenges.  What matters most to me is not the hour in the gym but the other 23 hours we are not together.

I have an MSc in Petroleum Geology from my previous career, so you can say I’m a science geek and that love of science permeates into my fitness career.  I understand the stresses of a high level corporate job and the toll it takes both physically and mentally so I can help you to combat it.

I have always lead an active and sporty lifestyle.  I’ve been a Rugby player, champion sprinter, Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and now a competitive bodybuilder.  I also enjoy extreme sports such as Snowboarding, Wake Boarding and Scuba Diving.

Fitness is what I do, it’s who I have always been and I guarantee I can get you to your goals.

Contact me for a free consultation:


Sports Massage

What is a sports massage?

Unique, targeted treatment to reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility, and to help prevent injury.

It is a strong, dynamic and effective technique used to treat the deeper muscles, tendons and ligaments that can cause problems.

It can help…

Anyone with muscular, ligament or postural problems that have been caused by Sport/Exercise or just normal daily activities.

What is the Rossiter System?

A unique treatment to deeply stretch the Fascia System (connective tissue). Immediate relief can be experienced on an acute problem whilst chronic long term issues need more sessions to give long term relief. Please refer to her website to understand how it is applied.

Jane Rackham

Specialism: Sports Massage

More About Jane

“Don’t just leave it…TREAT IT!”

Jane has been in the Health and Fitness Industry for nearly 20 years. In addition to being a Sports Massage Therapist she is a qualified Gym and Aerobics Instructor.

Practising for nearly 7 years Jane knows that as well as helping to prevent injury, Sports massage can be the start to treating and relieving chronic long term muscle, ligament and posture problems. The path to recovery can be long but she is passionate that you should not just ‘leave it’ you should ‘treat it’ or it will get worse.

Consultations and treatments are very personal taking into account medical history, work activities, injuries and posture. A typical 1hr consultation will not only include Massage/Myofascial Release but postural exercises and assisted stretches. If required it can also include exercises and stretches that you can do at home to assist and speed up rehabilitation.

Jane has important links with other therapy professionals so if she feels unable to help you or thinks that you would benefit from a further or alternative form of treatment she will advise you of this and refer you on if you wish.

Jane is a keen triathlete, and has competed and won at a number of distances and levels over the last 10 years, before which she played hockey for Lansdown Ladies 1st XI in the South West League and represented Gloucestershire. In 2009 Jane competed, along with 3,300 men and women, in an Ironman 70.3 in Wiesbaden, Germany 70.3, finishing 15th (and top GB finisher) in her age group. Her dream became reality in 2010 after completing an Ironman in Germany a long day never to forget. She is a member of Tri Team Glos and has developed a particular interest in treating endurance athletes as she has a significant understanding in what it takes to keep a body functioning effectively whilst placing it under the stresses of training.

07939 808664

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