World Class Fitness Trainers

Kate and Daley have utilised all their expertise to create the first Adventure Boot Camps in the UK and they have selected some of the most accomplished and empathetic trainers in the country to run them.

It's not just about having the highest fitness qualifications, it's about life experience and how they are with people - that means we value empathy as highly as accomplishment.

Our trainers have a phenomenal range of experience between them, some are Olympic or international athletes and champions in their own right; others train the top British Olympic hopefuls - all are professionals who know how motivate and help you become the best you can be.

It’s fantastic and motivating team, at the very top of their game and we feel lucky to have them on board.

Meet your Fitness Trainers

Kate Staples

Cobham   Cobham   Tadworth  

Director & trainer Kate is an inspirational sporting figure, whose achievements in athletics include breaking 42 British records, 12 Commonwealth records and achieving a ranking of 8th in the world for indoor athletics in 1996.

A former Gladiator, Kate is no stranger to media spotlight and her character Zodiac was a well-loved part of the show from 1992 - 1997. Kate also presented the children's Gladiator series. Kate was invited to appear in the new Gladiators series but had to decline as she was expecting her third child.

In 1997, Kate's career took a dramatic turn when she broke her neck in two places and underwent eight hours of surgery, which forced early retirement from both Gladiators and British Athletics, having made full recovery, her experiences prompted her to further her efforts to inspire others to live a fit and healthy life.

A mother of three children, Kate pursued her passion for educating others to live a healthy lifestyle when she created the government-backed Fitness for Life programme in conjunction with Mars UK. She became director of a nationwide schools programme to promote health and fitness among children.

Kate trained with Premier training, one of the leading personal training bodies in the UK, and started training a select group of celebrity clients in London. In 2003 Kate gained the only qualification in the world to run Adventure Boot Camp, following an intense training programme in California and was the first person to bring Adventure Boot Camps to the UK.

The launch of Kate Staples Adventure Boot Camp in 2003 was a resounding success. Kate recreated the camaraderie that she felt when training on track, and clients are seeing amazing results on their fitness levels.

Currently an international fitness presenter, Kate will be teaching at the Beachcomber resort, Mauritius. Kate will also be teaching in La Manga and St Lucia LeSport.

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Daley Thompson

Director Daley was quite simply the world's greatest decathlete. Unbeaten for nine years, he was the first to hold the World, Olympic, Commonwealth and European titles at the same time as well as the world record.

Daley was Olympic champion in 1980 and 1984 World champion in 1983; European champion in 1982 and 1986, and Commonwealth champion in 1978, 1982 and 1986. He also set four world records in the most demanding of multi-discipline events.

Forced to retire from the decathlon through injury in 1992, Daley went on to play professional football. More recently, he has harnessed his matchless drive and enthusiasm to become a leading ambassador lobbying to bring the 2012 Olympics to London.

Daley believes that the combination of challenge, support and inspiration offered by the Adventure Boot camp brings a new dimension to training women at all levels of fitness. He says that he is consistently amazed at the commitment of the clients and the results that can be achieved.

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Nick Buckfield

Cobham   Esher   ACS Egham   Danes Hill   Lanesborough school  

Nick has been a full-time professional athlete for over 15 years and loved sport even before that. As a boy he played for Crystal Palace schoolboys and was a county judo player. He took up the pole vault at the age of 15 and by 22 he had broken the 14-year British pole vault record. The following year Nick broke the indoor pole vault record that had stood for 17 years.

Nick held 14-year records for both indoor and outdoor records at 5.81 metres He was the first British vaulter to jump over 19ft (5.80m) and holds the record for the best British performance at a World Championship (5th place at Athens in 1997).

Nick's career has also taken him to three Commonwealth Games, where he achieved 4th place in both 2002 and 2006; three European Championships and five World Championships. Plus, he has been a double Olympian in 1996 and 2004 (he remembers watching Daley Thompson at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and knew then that he wanted to be an Olympian!).

After fracturing his pelvis in the 1998 European Championships, Nick was impelled to take up sports massage Therapy and is now a qualified sports massage therapist. He is also a Level 3 athletics coach, and a multi-skills and athletic coach for primary schools. He 'relaxes' by reading..materials on improving knowledge,fishing and just messing around with his children.He Took triathlon up 3 years ago for fun and decided this year to train for an IRONMAN!!!

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David Butler

Fulham  

David is the Managing Director of a fitness company and, prior to setting up his business, he was in the police force. He represented the police in various sports including track (800m), life saving, swimming and the triathlon. David gravitated towards training and became the Force Physical Training Instructor. He was then seconded to the Home Office as a Police Sergeant PTI and Self Defence Instructor (Judo, Aikdo and Taiho Jutsu).

After leaving the police, David qualified further with various organisations such as Premier Training, YMCA and became an Advanced Trainer with The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and also an examiner for one of the ACSM training companies.

He set up one of the first Personal Training Gyms in the country in Kensington for the then National Register of Personal Trainers, and was also part of the Management Team at the launch of Holmes Place Kingston. A keen cyclist, David trains several riders for the L'Etape du Tour each year.

David does what he has always dreamed of: lives and breathes fitness and well-being, and shares his passion with anyone who wants join in.

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Rochelle Butler

Rochelle came to London from her native South Africa to complete her Homeopathy Degree at The London College of Homeopathy. Whilst studying, she continued to practice as a Sports Massage Therapist, and her subsequent alternative treatment clinics in west London included osteopaths, reflexologists, cranial osteopaths and homeopaths.

Her area of special interest is back rehabilitation. The combination of prescriptive exercise, deep tissue massage and homeopathic remedies has proven a successful formula in improving joint function, increasing range of motion and flexibility throughout the system and alleviating symptoms. She has created a Back Recovery programme for that has proved a great success in alleviating back issues and delivering increased mobility.

Rochelle's clients include a number of successful tennis players and an ex-world motor racing champion. Her professional qualifications include Homeopathy (LCH); Sports Massage (ITEC) and HFI Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer.

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Samantha Teague

Oxshott   Fulham  

Samantha holds a degree in Sport Psychology from the University of Pretoria (South Africa). Modules in Nutrition, Exercise Science and Physiology and Psychology were complemented by Netball and Gymnastics coaching qualifications, and Samantha also represented the university at Rhythmical Gymnastics.

An accomplished Modern Jazz dancer, Samantha qualified as a dance teacher through the Association of International Dance Teachers (AIDT), and spent time running a Modern Jazz Dance School for girls.

Since moving to the UK in 2007, Samantha has worked as a Personal Trainer. In her spare time she takes dance classes and participates in 5km and 10km runs.

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Ray Stevens

Wimbledon   Wimbledon  

Ray is famed in the athletics world for winning his 1992 Olympic judo silver medal in spite of a completely torn anterior cruciate ligament.

He was Commonwealth Games Champion in 1986 and 1990, four times British Open Champion, 1983 European silver medallist and British Masters Champion in 1986 He is the youngest person in the UK to hold the grade of 6th Dan.

Since retiring from competition, Ray has moved on to coach champions of the future. He is currently training Olympic hopefuls for 2012 and runs the Ray Stevens Fitness Club in Wimbledon.

As well as setting up his own judo academies. Ray is personal fitness and judo instructor to clients including Guy Ritchie, William Hague, Lord Coe, and Simon and Yasmin Le Bon.

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Belinda Eastwood

Wimbledon   Wimbledon   Wimbledon  

Belinda has been involved in the fitness industry for 28 years and for the last 20 years she has worked locally in the Wimbledon area. Her enthusiastic, motivational and professional approach has ensured that she has developed a loyal following of enthusiasts wherever she has trained.

Belinda originally trained as a dancer at the Academy of Ballet in Edinburgh and the Royal Academy of Dance in London. After taking a teacher training diploma course at the London College of Dance and Drama, she worked as a professional dancer in Japan.

Since that time, Belinda has gained a wealth of diverse fitness experience teaching in many different fitness centres, gyms and schools. It was whilst working in central London that she learnt to combine her dance skills with fitness knowledge gained from gym work, and developed her infamous 'Belinda's Class' which still draws an enthusiastic following today. She has studied both Pilates and Yoga and has a keen interest in nutrition.

Belinda fitness work includes a BUPA health with Steve Cram; appearances on a local cable TV channel as 'Mrs Motivator' and running a popular annual 5 day fitness holiday to Club La Santa in Lanzarote.

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Yolanda Gratton

Farnborough  

Yolanda has always been passionate and enthusiastic about health and fitness. Following her first swimming lesson at the age of 5, she became a strong, competitive swimmer and soon found a love for most sporting and outdoor activities.

After qualifying as a teacher in 1995, she has motivated and inspired children and adults alike, passing on creativity and her love of sport. Yolanda went on to become a Headteacher and it was during this time she recognised the importance of exercise in order to maintain a good work/life balance. This led her to run her first marathon across the Polar Ice Caps in Greenland where she discovered her talent for running. Having caught 'the bug', she followed this up by successfully completing the 49 mile classic Swiss Alpine Marathon. Now coached by a former winner of the London Marathon, she continues to progress her running with the aim of completing a sub 3 hour marathon.

Yolanda has combined her love of fitness and teaching skills to become qualified in Personal Training, Fitness Instruction, Sports Nutrition, Studio Cycling, Circuits and Gym Based Boxing. Yolanda's creativity and dedication to outdoor fitness ensures a varied and fun programme, providing motivation to achieve health and fitness goals.

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Tanya Pascall

Weybridge   Shepperton  

Having lived in Bermuda for over 7 years where Tanya had a very active out door life, she became very passionate and enthusiastic about health and fitness.

Tanya moved back to the UK in July 2010 and decided to qualify as a Personal Trainer.In February of this year, Tanya completed her Diploma/Level 3 qualification with Premier Training, and also received a diploma in Exercise to Music. Tanya then went on to become a Body Combat instructor with the Les Mills programme and is currently doing Personal Training and also runs regular circuit classes.

Tanya really enjoys group exercise and helping others to get results. She is currently training for the London Marathon in April 2012 and believes there is something quite special about outdoor exercise, which you just cannot create in a gym environment. She hopes she can inspire people to keep fit and enjoy exercising outdoors.

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Graham Mortimer

Southampton  

Graham has fast progressed in the fitness industry, starting from fitness instructing in colleges and leisure centres, and developing into a major fitness coach at HMS Collingwood military base. He has attained all of the skills and knowledge of the military in holding boot camps, but enforces a non-military mentality.
Graham prides himself on his explicit knowledge of muscular conditioning and his dynamic style of instructing whilst maintaining a fun and creative demeanour.
With experience in instructing Boxercise, Spin, Circuits, Boot camps, Core Conditioning, Exercise to music, Kids fitness, Personal Training and Netball and Football coaching; his tacit knowledge is evident in his contemporary style of coaching.
Graham has worked in the field of disability training and has trained a multiple gold medal winning Paralympics’ champion. His experience with training with clients of widely varied backgrounds and lifestyles has helped develop his programme writing ability and his empathy levels. It’s experience such as this that ensures his camps are well varied and suited to any level of fitness and ability.

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Claire Penny-Green

Guildford   Cobham  

Claire has played sport to a high level and has always been passionate about health and fitness. She has been in the industry as a Personal Trainer and Sports Massage therapist since 2001 in the Guildford and London area.
Her career has seen her work with many people wanting to achieve varying goals, including weight loss, a general improvement in lifestyle and sports specific training. Claire has worked with groups of people in a class environment, teaching circuits, core stability, boxercise and speed, agility and quickness. She has also worked with England and Surrey Ladies Cricket squads and Wimbledon Tennis Club as their strength and conditioning trainer.
Claire loves the outdoors and enjoys taking part in any activity that keeps you fit and healthy. She loves being a boot camp instructor and ensures every camp will be fun, varied, motivational and rewarding! She looks forward to working with you.

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Kate Brooker

Ledbury  

Kate has always had a passion for the great outdoors. From a young age she has always loved outdoor based sports and activities.

She qualified as a REPS Level 3 personal trainer with Premier Training in 2001 and has been involved in the fitness industry ever since. Starting in Health Clubs, then with private clients, Kate has a huge amount of experience working with people from various backgrounds, with various goals and ambitions. She has also worked in the cycle industry and with individual cyclists including triathletes, road cyclists and mountain bikers.

She is an extremely fun, friendly and professional instructor who loves and excels in leading group exercise sessions! She is a qualified Mountain Bike Leader, Boot Camp Fitness instructor, Pole Dance Fitness instructor and Spinning instructor.

From a mountain biking, equine and adventure sport background, Kate herself still loves training outdoors, so being part of Adventure Boot Camp is her dream job!

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Johanne Pilats

Petersfield  

Johan has been passionate about health and fitness all his life.
Born and raised in the Netherlands he started playing football at the age of 6 until he joined the Royal Airforce.
After that he travelled all over the world and gained a lot of knowledge, ideas and experience in nutrition and exercise, especially in America and Africa.
Johan is a fully certified personal trainer and also has certificates in yoga, pilates, spinning and kettlebell instruction.
From working on cruise ships and different gyms all over the world, Johan has successfully helped hundreds of people in losing weight and getting fit through exercise and nutrition.
Johans enthusiasm, passion and experience will also help you in getting the results you want in a fast, safe and fun way!

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Dan Donovan

ACS cobham   Manor House   claremont Fan school  

Dan has represented Great Britain in athletics at 400m / 4x400m relay and has won numerous titles over a 14 year period. Ranked in the British All-Time Top 100 at 100m (10.47) and 60m (6.73), Dan has trained with many top international sports people including Olympic Gold Medalists, sports doctors, physiotherapists, nutritionists and coaches.

As an average sports person at school Dan has sought and applied knowledge from as many sources as possible and worked extremely hard to achieve his goals, his passion is helping others to do the same.

Educated to Degree standard in Sports Science and Advanced Personal Training qualifications, Dan has a huge reputation as a highly enthusiastic, fun and motivating trainer.

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