- Mark McLaughlin
I became interested in fitness at an early age through my father who was a PT in the Army and also a Karate instructor. I started Karate at the age of 5 and I also became an accomplisted Thai boxer, winning a number of Scottish titles. After I had finished competing, I enjoyed being an instructor in Mixed Martial Arts. I also enjoy downhill mountain biking, surfing, and wake boarding.
I have worked in the fitness industry for 22 years, and at Western for over 16 years as a fitness instructor/personal trainer and gym manager. On a day-to-day basis, I look after the gym, deal with membership enquiries, deliver inductions, and design programmes for members. I also tend to be the Mr Fix-it around the place!
I offer one to one personal training, specialising in:
- General fitness and sport specific training (with a special interest in tennis)
- Advice and information on nutrition and weight loss
- Body sculpting
- Flexibility and back pain management
- Mood and energy specific workouts
I love working at Western. It has become more than a job for me and over the years many of the members have become good friends. We pride ourselves in the friendly, comfortable atmosphere that we have created. I look forward to seeing you for a workout soon.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
07840 653 979
- Paul Murphy
(Director of Get Results Customised Fitness)
Education: B.Sc in Exercise and Health
Industry Based Qualification: Reps Level 4 Instructor
I have worked and studied in the fitness industry for 15 years, covering a wide range of roles (Personal Trainer, Gym Manager, Cardiac Rehabilitation Instructor & Master Trainer). This experience led met to develop The Get Results Customised Fitness Program.
Through our programs we aim to empower and educate our members to lead a healthier well balanced lifestyle. I am very passionate about supporting others to improve their health and well being as I believe optimal health is the number one most important thing in life. Without it we cannot enjoy our families, careers or wealth. I genuinely want to change the experience many people have had with dieting and exercising. Many people start out on diets or join fitness clubs only to receive very poor advice and service causing them to get little to no results or only achieve short term success. We aim to address this issue by committing fully to each and every one of our member’s needs and ensuring we do everything we possibly can to help them achieve their optimal health and body shape.
Education within the fitness industry is also central to my philosophy: only by ensuring a high caliber of fitness professionals working in Scotland can we improve the fitness and attitudes towards health of people living in Scotland I am the master trainer for Anytime Leisure and Quantum HFE Training delivering a wide range of courses (kettle bell, weight management, functional fitness workshops etc)
My fitness background comes from playing football, then venturing into Olympic triathlon distance races and marathons. I now like to take a holistic approach to fitness aiming to be efficient in movement and thriving in health.
Contact info: http://www.getresultsfitness.co.uk
07906 599 210
- Chris McKenzie
I've been in the sports & fitness industry at various levels of performance, training & coaching since my childhood. My father was a professional baseball player, so I was into sports from the time I could walk.
Growing up in the U.S. & Germany, I played baseball, American football, basketball, track & field (athletics), as well as extreme sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding & surfing.
I began taking fitness seriously in my early 20s, spending hours in the gym bodybuilding. My growing interest in sports sciences led me to pursue bodybuilding for a short time (a typical young man's obsession with bigger is better!). Ultimately, this led to me becoming a fitness trainer with LA Fitness and 24 Hour Fitness in Southern California; working with clients across the age & gender spectrum.
In 2002, I had the opportunity to participate in the strength & conditioning development for a number of Team GB athletes during their Spring training in Orange County, California. I worked primarily with 100m & 200m sprinters, high jumpers & long jumpers, and pole vaulters. How did this help your own fitness training & knowledge, you ask? I'm still coaching & consulting with one of the ex-British Olympic athletes and her developing young team. We are in the process of developing a fitness training program for young athletes here in Glasgow. You may catch us training in the gym when she's up here from London.
During my time in Glasgow I've been an adjunct teacher for a graduate studies program in Leadership Development, the minister of a local church, a model, and I've earned a degree in Counselling, but I've always been committed to my first love - fitness training!
I currently train at several gyms including the Western Health Club and the Glasgow Uni gym, as well as providing in-home & online personal training if clients prefer it.
I customise fitness & nutrition programs for each individual client according to their needs and fitness goals.
BA in Communications & English - Westmont College (University), Santa Barbara, California USA 1996
COCPA Certified Counselling, Glasgow University 2014
Certified Nutritionist, Fitness Training Scotland
Level 3 Personal Trainer, Fitness Training Scotland, 2015
Level 2 Gym Instructor Fitness, Training Scotland 2015
Kettlebell Instructor Qualified
Active IQ Diploma in Exercise Referral Level 3 (ongoing)
Level 3 Sports Conditioning (ongoing)
Athletics Coach, Scottish Athletics (ongoing)
Phone: 07853 956752
Facebook: Chris McKenzie, Personal Training & Nutrition
- Adele Crothall
Hi I'm Adele!
Owner/Coach of Inspire Fitness and Personal Training.
Throughout my life I had always been an active participant in Health, Nutrition and Fitness, however it became a real struggle to fit it all in with my second pregnancy with twins. A painful pregnancy, complicated birth, insane lack of sleep and a poorly twin baby all made it difficult to make time to prepare and eat nutritious food and make time for exercise with the result being weight gain and loss of confidence. I didn't feel like me anymore. I was tired, unfit, I wasn't moving well, my clothes were tight, and I felt like I had lost my mojo!
In addition, when I looked in the mirror I didn't much like what I saw and I had no idea how to make my way back to me again.
I embarked on a journey with a Personal Trainer and realised the value and benefit of a specific exercise and nutrition programme. With their motivation and guidance of what to do out with the gym I regained my figure, my mojo, (my pelvic floor!) and my confidence. It was such a positive experience that a few years later I felt Inspired to start a new career in the Health and Fitness Industry and help others. So, I took a leap of faith and started to carve a new career path for myself.
I can empathise with the pressures and constant juggling of work, caring for others and home life and how frequently we put ourselves at the bottom of the priority list. The good news is that it is entirely possible to transform your shape through nutrition and exercise, so that you are leaner, stronger, fitter and move better.
Maybe you want to tone up, find your figure again, rock your swimsuit on the beach, look amazing in your wedding dress, get back into those jeans again, have the energy to play with your kids or even grandkids, or just feel better about the way you see yourself.
We will take the journey together in small manageable steps so that it's sustainable and you get results that last, even when life gets tough. And we can have some fun and laughs along the way too!
Deciding to become a Personal Trainer and Coach was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Helping people feel great about their bodies, gain confidence and self-belief gives me enormous satisfaction.
I look forward to helping you feel great about your body!
And now for the boring section!
For anyone who wants to know about Qualifications and Accreditations:
I am a Certified Level 3 Personal Trainer with additional accreditations in Kettlebells, Circuits, Suspended Movement, Pre and Post Natal Exercise Design and also a licensed Spinning® Instructor and Boxercise® Instructor. In addition to exercise qualifications, I am also a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach with a Qualification in The Essentials of Sport and Exercise Nutrition.
I have various education affiliations and continue to invest my time and £1000's of income every year in the pursuit of self development so that I can provide the best level of education and service to my clients. This year I am currently undertaking an Advanced CPD in Post Natal Assessment, Core Restore and Functional Exercise Programming through Burrell Education.
For more information on my services you can contact me on:
I look forward to hearing your story.
Mobile: 07584 081357
Visit my website here:
- Mai Personal Training
Mairead is the face behind Mai Personal Training.
She has established 10 years of experience, working at Western from the age of 18 as a fitness instructor and also at various other commercial and private gyms around Glasgow. She loves working at Western. "There is a friendly, community vibe and someone is always around to welcome you"
She seeks to deliver the Best Possible Health and Fitness Version of individual clients by building trusting and honest relationships. The Consultation involves planning S.M.A.R.T Targets suitable to the client's needs and wants.
"Being healthy and fit has always been a major part of my life. It has been one of my main priorities, week in week out. I have gained awards at national dance competitions from a young age and it was from then onwards when strength and conditioning became a positive influence throughout my life."
"I enjoy being a mentor and take great joy and achievement through seeing good results"
Mai Personal Training has worked with many different clients, some of professional standards (Scottish Premier League and Scottish Rocks Basketball) and others who needed to start from the very basic principles of gym technique.
"The older you get the easier it is to trick yourself into thinking it's harder to motivate yourself physically. Lifting weights is often pursued as for those who are avid gym go-ers or who have years of gym experience. Mai Personal Training can help change your perception and mindset of this and guide you into a lifestyle of feeling fit, regardless of your age."
"I look forward to training you"
For more information on qualifications, one to one personal training and consultations, get in touch with Mai Personal Training:
- Gayle Grant
Gayle Grant: Personal Wellness Coach
Company: GiGi FitPro & Equipoise Fitness Group
Qualifications: MA Education / Dance ISTD Teaching Diploma / Certified Level 3 Personal Trainer / Kettlebell & Circuit Training Instructor / Exercise Referral Diploma
I am an enthusiastic, self-motivated Personal Trainer (PT) and Development Coach, driven by a passion for the health, fitness and wellness industry.
My vision: 'your mind is a powerful tool and focusing your mind on your personal goals and health journey makes a strong connection where tangible outcomes happen!!!'
Being a former professional dancer / senior level practitioner over many years in the London Arts scene has allowed me to fuse training systems together to create my own unique style in the fitness industry. They intertwine current fitness exercise, dance based techniques and methods for flexibility, strength and power.
My personal fitness goals are constantly changing and my belief in consistency, taking steps big or small had been proven through my own weight loss journey and recovering from a shoulder stabilisation surgery last year. This journey has influenced my current Continuing Professional Development, as I am completing my Diploma in Exercise Referral. This has enriched my knowledge base of providing clear safe solutions and support for low risk medical conditions.
I love and enjoy a well-rounded approach to training, kettle bells, gym machine, body weight exercises, running and movement. I adapt these for a personalised approach to you the client!
As a qualified PT, I can provide nutritional advice as an important part of the Get Fit /Wellness approach. This will be discussed during a free 30-minute consultation setting specific and measurable fitness goals.
I am proactive in maintaining my wellness lifestyle for a fitter future. I now want to keep you motivated whatever stage you're at and to start feeling the benefits of a healthier mind, body and soul. Motivation through being daring, trying new exercise, pushing yourself out of the comfort zone is a process we do together and I am here to add drive to the mix!
Call on 078070 22179 to chat and create a bespoke wellness package now.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Gayle
(Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate / Fully registered/accredited with REPs)