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Meet The Team We have a team of passionate and dedicated professionals who have a wealth of experience and are some of the best in their field. Click on our profiles to find out more about us, what we do and how we work.

WAYNE

STEVE

ROB

Bea

Owner / Director

PT, Pilates

PT, Life Coach

Personal Trainer

Reformer Pilates

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTY

Wayne Personal Trainer, Reformer Pilates "I have been a personal trainer since 1999 and established Drakes Gym in 2005. I have always enjoyed sport, I coach football and still play so personal training and running Drakes isn’t just a job for me. It’s what I love. I am also passionate about animal rights and have been a vegan since January 2014. Since adopting a "plant based" diet and training regularly on the Pilates reformer I have found that I can train harder and recover quicker. I believe training sessions should be enjoyable as well as productive. The key to achieving and maintaining long term results is through consistency which clients can only achieve if their programs are realistic and they have room to enjoy life. It’s also really important to enjoy training sessions so I like to use a variation of methods when training with my clients. Including the Pilates Reformer, free weights and body weight exercises. The key is to constantly challenge your body with a variation of training techniques."
Bea Reformer Pilates Instructor & Personal Trainer "I help people look and feel good by rebalancing body and mind. I am a qualified personal trainer and Pilates instructor with six years of experience in studio classes and one-to-one training across London. I was introduced to the Pilates method in my high school years as part of my contemporary dance training. I experienced the benefits straight away as it improved my dance technique & body awareness. Practising Pilates has kept me fit, healthy and injury-free. The movement repertoire of Reformer Pilates is based on the original Pilates method - spinal rehabilitation - combined with modern exercise science. It enhances your strength and flexibility from the bottom of your heels to the top of your head. It leaves you feel strong physically as well as mentally. I am dedicated to spread the passion I feel about Pilates and help other people feel great about their body." Qualifications: • STOTT Reformer Pilates Instructor • Level 3 Personal Trainer • Level 5 Nutritional Therapist • Les Mills UK - Body Balance, RPM • Diploma in Dance Studies
Andy Personal Trainer "15 years ago I decided on a complete career change and became a personal trainer. It was a challenging prospect, suddenly being thrown out of my comfort zone and starting something completely new. Often when I meet new clients they are sometimes at this same point, feeling they want to make a change, be it to get fitter, lose weight, gain muscle, improve self confidence or manage stress, but are daunted by having to do something new. I know that my journey has helped others to make these changes. My clients are of all age groups and fitness levels and I prefer to take a flexible approach, recognizing that everyone reaches their goals in different ways and time scales and it's not 'one size fits all' but tailoring a program to each client individually in order to best meet their needs. My level of experience encompasses training based on functionality helping to promote muscle growth, flexibility, core stability and weight loss. Finding a personal trainer can be difficult as it's often hard to find someone with the right balance of empathy and rapport whom you can trust to know that they will respond to your needs specifically and to know that what might work for a 25 year old might not necessarily work for a 50 year old. Having recently reached the latter age bracket I feel this puts me in a good position to meet these needs in a positive manner where you will work hard, get results and have fun along the way. What's the next step? Why not contact me for a free 30 min. consultation and we can take it from there."
Mike Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist "Over the past 10 years I have worked with a variety of clients, ranging from academy sports teams to busy professionals, and always like to work with a results-driven approach. I prioritise postural analysis and corrective exercise, using my Sports Science background and Sports Massage skills to ensure my clients are functioning optimally. I have worked extensively assessing and treating injuries and work closely with physiotherapists, osteopaths and other trainers to achieve the best results for my clients. It’s no good training hard if your diet’s not up to scratch, and so I work closely with my clients to ensure their diet complements their training program. I have always loved sport and fitness having played football at academy level growing up. I am also a qualified ski and snowboard instructor so love to head to the slopes whenever possible!" Qualifications • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science • REPs Level 3 Personal Trainer • Level 5 Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy • REPs Level 3 Nutrition • Qualified Ski and Snowboard Instructor
Simon Personal Trainer "I am a Level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and together we will achieve your health and fitness goals. Whether you are looking to lose fat, tone up, build muscle, or train for a specific event, I can help. I believe that any programme needs to be tailored, motivating, sustainable and enjoyable, and that it should benefit every area of your life. Let me show you how you can reduce stress, sleep better and have more energy, all through simple but consistent changes to your daily routine. My approach is to Nudge Not Judge - and understanding that it’s all about finding a balance which works for you but which maximises the positive impacts of consistent training and proper nutrition. I specialise in plant-powered fitness advice, so if you are already plant-based, or looking to make the switch to a vegan or vegetarian approach, let me show you how to harness the power of plants."
Declan Personal Trainer "During my professional career I have worked with a wide variety of clientele from Lawyers to CEO's and for some of the biggest names in Personal Training, both Matt Roberts and Fat Loss Specialists Ultimate Performance. Specialising in long term Fat loss and Muscle Building I work with busy every day individuals to help them achieve their body composition goals. I have personally been through the process of building muscle on to a skinny frame over the last 10 years and also know the commitment it takes to get photo shoot ready in 12 weeks. Having been through the process myself and helped transform a wide variety of clientele I know amazing results can be achieved with the right guidance and consistency. As I consider myself to be a busy yet sociable individual I have developed a realistic yet thorough approach to helping clients achieve results that last."
Christy Personal Trainer "My love and appreciation for both general fitness and precise movement started early. This dual passion for technique-driven exercise and a good old-fashioned workout is reflected in my many qualifications – I combine a Degree in Physical Education & Sport with qualifications in Personal Training (Functional Training, Strength & Conditioning), Pilates and Yoga instruction and Human Communication. I am equally happy helping people recover from serious injury and coaching people to achieve their fitness goals and improve their lifestyle. I have strong belief in “healthy body, healthy nous”, that the age is just a number and we can be nothing but better. My training style incorporates various techniques including Resistance Training, Calisthenics and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It is very important to keep the body guessing, always challenged and of course for it to be fun. My personal goal is to teach my clients how to adopt a healthy, realistic lifestyle that they will love and that will become their second nature. My life quote is… “Take a moment to breathe. Life is about creating yourself. It is only after you have stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow and transform”."