Kate Staples

Kate StaplesDirector & trainer KATE STAPLES 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 Staples – Personal Trainer

Kate Staples

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.


Kate Staples’ World Class Fitness Trainers

Kate  utilized all her expertise to create the first Adventure Fitness Camps in the UK and has 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.


Kate Staples – Support Staff

John Spencer EllisDr. John Spencer Ellis

Each week, over one million people enjoy a fitness, wellness and personal success programs created by John Spencer Ellis. His programs are implemented in the top resorts, spas and fitness centers. John is the CEO/Founder of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), Spencer Institute for Life Coaching, International Triathlon Coaching Association (ITCA), Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association (MMACA) and the Get America Fit Foundation (GAF). He is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for No Limits MMA and Fitness in Orange County, VP of Business Development for MyNutritionStore.com, and on the Advisory Boards of the National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress, Exercise TV, Sleep Number Bed, Medical Wellness Association, Irvine Valley College, Life & Leisure TV and Health Journal Television. He is a Fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners, the author of How Badly Do You Want It? – Your Ultimate Guide to Optimal Fitness, The Compass, and a contributor to Power of Champions, The Code and Peak Vitality.

“John is a combination of Tony Robbins & Jack Lalanne” – The New York Post

John is the former Fitness Editor for OC Flair magazine and created Adventure Boot Camp, the largest fitness boot camp system in the world. He also created (IMPACT) Intense Mixed Performance Accelerated Cross Training. His TriActive America signature series of outdoor exercise equipment is used worldwide. John has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Reality, SPIKE and ESPN. He is the fitness and lifestyle expert on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County and Daybreak OC. John has also appeared on Starting Over, Life Moments and Camp Reality. He is the executive producer of The Compass. He hosts The Fit Show, Core 360 Personal Gym infomercial, PersonalTrainerTV.com, The OC Body, The Spencer Power Hour radio show, and the Ms. Fitness U.S.A. and World pageants. He stars in the workout DVDs Playground Boot Camp & Kung-Fu Fitness, created programs used by Cirque du Soleil, the U.S. Secret Service, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, and consults the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships). John is featured in the movie Riches. He was nominated for induction to the Fitness Hall of Fame.