All four of our expert personal trainers have specialised skill sets to help you to reach your own personal fitness goals using a number of different techniques. Find out more about our team below to help you decide which personal trainer is right for you.

Glen Babbage

Gym Team Leader

After serving in the armed forces, Glen developed a huge passion for health and fitness.

As an avid fitness fanatic and keen runner, Glen regularly competes in half marathons, 10k and 5k runs, Tough Mudders, Spartan Races, duathlons and enjoys representing his army regimental football team.

Glen thoroughly enjoys being able to use his own fitness experience and knowledge to help others in achieving their personal fitness goals.

Speciality areas include:

  • Weight loss and muscle toning
  • Strength training
  • Nutrition
  • Mobility and flexibility
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral Instructor
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Martyn Drake

Assistant Team Leader

As a former professional tennis coach and lifeguard for Wiltshire Council, Martyn developed his love for fitness by qualifying as a gym and fitness instructor. In 2015, Martyn completed the Great North Run for Cancer Research and has since taken on various other 10k road races.

Martyn enjoys taking part in High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and has had proven many successes with his clients with this style of workout.

Speciality areas include:

  • HIIT training
  • Nutrition
  • Mobility and flexibility
  • Suspension Training

 

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Joe Jefferies

Personal Trainer

Joe is a certified Level 3 Personal Trainer through the Register of Exercise Professionals, and is also an accredited REPs Level 2 Exercise in Water Instructor and REPs Level 3 Exercise Referral Instructor. Joe studied for a Bachelor of Science in Health, Exercise & Physical Activity at the University of St Mark & St John before going on to complete a Master of Science in Nutrition, Physical Activity & Public Health at the University of Bristol.

Joe enjoys running and regularly takes his clients around Bowood grounds as part of their personal training sessions. He is currently training for the Barnstaple Marathon and would welcome any new or existing members to join him for a run around the grounds.

Speciality areas include:
• HIIT training
• Physical activity and nutrition interventions
• Exercise referral

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Lauren Williams

Personal Trainer

Fresh from her own health and fitness journey, Lauren is our newest recruit to the team. Lauren’s journey began 3 years ago when she made the decision to lose weight. Three years on and 6 stone lighter, Lauren is a happier and healthier person and is passionate about supporting others on their own journeys.

Lauren’s favourite form of training is strength training and is currently working hard to achieve her goal of building on her cardiovascular endurance.

Speciality areas include:
• Weight loss and muscle toning
• Mobility and flexibility
• Strength training

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