Meet The Crew
Toby – Manager
Welcome to Alive Gym. Here we have a friendly team, happy to answer whatever questions you may have. We have a range of knowledge in all aspects of fitness. Our reception staff will be there to greet you and up in the gym there is always a personal trainer on-shift should you want a spot, advice on a particular exercise, or just a chat.
So get in touch or pop in to meet us – Toby
Ed – Receptionist
Joseph – Sales Manager
There is always a personal trainer on-shift, throughout the day. With a combined experience of over 45 years in the industry, you can rely on our team to help you out in the gym.
A lifelong lover of exercise, Jenny started her personal training career in 2004. With over 20 years practising Yoga, weight training, running, playing sports and recovering from sports injuries and surgery, she brings elements of these to her personal training sessions.
Jenny has honed her years of personal experiences, working with clients of all ages and ongoing professional training to create bespoke programmes that are tailored specifically to each client’s needs and goals.
Specialises in: Recovery from injury and surgery, helping with back pain, core stability and postural work
Favourite exercises: Mountain biking and Yoga
Favourite food: North African, Turkish meze
Favourite place: West coast of Scotland
Hobbies: Mountain biking, gardening, bird watching, walking in the countryside, arts and crafts (particularly making fancy dress for festivals!) and volunteering for marine conservation and animal charities
Joe started young in the fitness world, taking up gymnastics at the age of 7, winning several competitions by the age of 11, when he was forced to retire through injury. He has since dabbled in basketball, football and martial arts until he developed a love/hate relationship with long distance running, completing several marathons and shorter distances. He regularly creates crazy challenges for himself to raise money for his favourite charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. These include performing over 1700 burpees and separate 24 hour spin bike and running challenges, raising thousands of pounds. Joe completed his personal training qualification in 2012, with certificates in indoor cycling, gym based boxing and nutrition. He is currently studying sports massage.
Favourite exercises: Burpees and deadlifts
Favourite food: Anything spicy
Favourite place: Prague
Hobbies: Running, video games, reading and relaxing
Ben has always been sporty; he was brought up playing basketball and eventually represented his university team. He has practised kickboxing, jiu jitsu and karate each for a couple of years. He has also intermittently taking up bouldering and outdoor rock climbing over a number of years. More recently, he has taken up powerlifting and currently competes in British Powerlifting, having competed in two competitions so far.
After completing his personal training qualification in 2005, he furthered his qualification at Chichester University with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. He has had experience training everyone from beginner to advanced and from young to old.
Specialises in: Strength training, Pilates, fat loss and muscle gain
Favourite exercises: Squat, bench press and deadlift (powerlifting!)
Favourite place: Whitehaven beach, Australia
Hobbies: Powerlifting (in case you hadn’t guessed), board games, drawing, attending hip hop gigs and going on country walks
When you join up, you are entitled to book an induction to the gym to help you familiarise yourself with the equipment and tailor an exercise routine for you. Every 12 weeks you can book in for a programme review.
If you would like to book in with a personal trainer for regular sessions, please contact any of our team. This comes at an additional cost. Sessions are subject to availability and prices vary between each trainer.