Meet Our Personal Trainers
All our Diets Don’t Work Personal Trainers are members of REPS (register of exercise professionals) at minimum level 4 certified advanced instructors, which means among the best expert qualified trainers in the UK. They are not only highly qualified but also chosen for their all-round experience and personality. They have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of fitness and are qualified to train special population groups such as pre and post natal, the elderly and those suffering from arthritis, high blood pressure or diabetes. But our trainers are also great characters with whom you can develop a rapport and who understand the factors that got you needing our help.
Founder of Diets Don’t Work, Adam is one of the most experienced and qualified trainers around, with a track record of amazing results since 2004.
He is a Premier qualified advanced level 4 PT and is qualified to train special populations including the elderly, diabetic, obese, pre and post-natal. Adam has personally trained many of the success stories featured on our site including indoor rowing gold medalist and world record holder Diana.
Adam was born and raised in Barbados but returned to the U.K. for school and University. A first-team player at 4 different school sports, he went on to play 1st team rugby and squash at university level. Adam is currently a sponsored kitesurfer for Ozone UK. His extremely varied life experience and specialist weight loss know-how combine with a sharp wit for fun and effective training. He is also the owner of our mascots, black Labradors Wilson and Ryder, who attend as many sessions as they are allowed to, strictly in a supervisory role.
Choices for a Desert Island
Album: All That You Can’t Leave Behind by U2
Film: Finding Nemo
Single luxury item: His guitar
Specialist Training Skills
Advanced nutrition – Weight loss – Kettlebells – Free weights – Fit for golf – Rowing – Interval training
Sophie is highly passionate about helping all her clients work towards the best version of themselves. Having come from a full-time job, she understands how hard it can be at times to fit exercise into your day-to-day life. Sophie holds a Premier Global Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and the Premier Performance Enhancement Specialist Qualification.
She understands first-hand the often daunting prospect of getting fit and toned on your own as well as the intimidation and pressure that can come with gyms and equipment. Professionally trained in musical theatre and dance, Sophie has performed in many shows and concerts. Although her love for fitness and helping clients towards their goals has taken over, her positivity and confidence in front of people remains and helps her deliver super fun sessions.
Desert Island Essentials
Album: Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles
Movie: Game of Thrones TV Show
Single luxury item: her golden labrador Ollie!
Areas of specific expertise
TRX – Weight loss – Free weights – Timed Circuits
Personal Training Locations
After graduating college in 2011 Natasha initially embarked on a career in fitness retail but felt her love of sport and fitness could be better utilised. In 2012 she gained her REPS level 3 advanced personal training diploma and has subsequently built on this with qualifications in nutritional therapy as well as pre and post-natal training. Natasha became a mum in 2018, so has first-hand experience of training through all 3 trimesters and how to get back to a fit and healthy weight after birth. This also gives her great insight into the pressures of work, looking after a family while eating well and making time for exercise. She is of course very sporty, coming from an athletics background; she has represented England at cross country and has returned back to serious road running.
Desert Island Choices
Album: Justin Timberlake “Future Sexyback/Lovesounds
Movie: Pretty Woman
Single luxury Item: Arya (her daughter!)
Special Personal Training Qualifications
Kettlebells – weight loss – pre and post-natal training – 5k/10k, half and full marathon training programmes
Personal Training areas covered
Twelve times British windsurfing champion, Keith knows what it takes to meet and reach your goals. Keith uses his experience gained over many years on the world windsurfing tour not just to help clients get fit and toned but also to balance the pressures of work, travel and family life with structured exercise and healthy eating. His wide range of qualifications and fun approach leads to lasting results.
He can help you to find the motivation, vision, commitment, and perseverance to reach your goals even if you are an absolute beginner. He knows that self-motivation is not always easy and so focuses on step-by-step change for lasting success.
Keith is extremely well qualified in a wide range of disciplines.
Album: Meteora by Linkin Park
Single luxury item: Windsurfer
Tri planar kettlebells – Core stability – Powerplate training
Personal Training locations covered
Beth spent her teen years living in Australia, after emigrating with her family in 2008. She then returned to the UK and was then accepted into Falmouth University to study Marine Photography. However, she chose to pursue her love of health and fitness instead. Beth became a qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer in December 2019. Having gained real-world experience in a popular local gym she is now working with her growing client base in Bracknell and the surrounding area, providing private PT sessions at home, in outdoor spaces and in local parks.
Beth has not come from a particularly sporty background so to go from that mindset to being a Personal Trainer is one of her proudest achievements.
She fell in love with the process of looking after her body after meeting her own personal Coach over 2 years ago. Beth’s aim is to live and breathe the journey with her clients towards their goal – even if they thought that goal might have been unachievable. She can guide you to a more balanced, healthy, and fulfilling lifestyle.
Picks for being marooned
Album: Billie Eilish – don’t smile at me
Movie: The Netflix series Suits
Single luxury item: Paddleboard
Weight loss – Metabolic circuits – Studio cycling – Gym based boxing – Positive habit-forming
PT areas covered
Bracknell – Warfield – Woodhurst Park
From an athletics background, Stephen’s clients enjoy his varied and enthusiastic approach. Multiple marathon finisher with broad range of interests and fun sense of humour. Stephen has competed in middle distance running for Black Heath Harriers and is also a qualified athletics coach having coached at Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow athletics clubs. He currently runs for Surrey based Runnymede Runners and regularly competes in both road and off-road races having completed 10 marathons to date.
Stephen enjoys most sports and regularly plays football and tennis. He also has been practicing the martial art Jeet Kune Do for many years. Highly experienced, professional and friendly Stephen keeps sessions varied, interesting and goal orientated.
Album: Stevie Wonder Inner Visions
Movie: The Big Lebowski
Single luxury Item: A radio
Areas of additional expertise
Nutrition – Weight loss – TRX – Stability ball – Strength training – Boxercise – Circuits