JENNIFER NEAL BSc Hons – OWNER AND HEAD TRAINER

As a Sport Science graduate, Jennifer has been working as a personal trainer since 2004. She applies her knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and nutrition with her sporting background to offer bespoke advice and support to every individual client. She has worked with all age groups and at all fitness levels, is a trained athletics coach and worked with children in schools around Sussex. Since 2007, Jennifer has also been a Fitness Consultant at the Nikki Penny Stroke & Neurological Physiotherapy Clinic (wwww.nikkipenny.co.uk) providing fitness and nutritional advice and support to patients who have suffered strokes and acquired head injuries.

Jennifer set up ORA FITNESS in March 2008 after successfully working in gyms and personal training studios in Notting Hill, London, Brighton and Melbourne, Australia. She wanted to create a private studio where clients receive 100% attention from their trainer. When they visit Ora Fitness, all clients enjoy their experience, which includes use of state of the art equipment, their own private parking space and fresh towels. This results in effective fitness training with fun and every client achieves their desired goals.

Jennifer is a keen athlete having represented Sussex in athletics and football and completed the inaugural Brighton Marathon in 2010. She understands her client’s needs whether they are an experienced athlete or one who has never exercised. In September 2010 Jennifer was chosen to be the Personal Trainer for the Model Sanctuary at London’s Fashion Week offering fitness and nutrition advice to the female and male models.

Having a keen interest in special populations in 2013 Jennifer completed the CanRehab Level 4 Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation Course at St Thomas Hospital in London. This has given her the knowledge and understanding to safely advise patients during and post cancer treatment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    BSc Hons Sports Science
2.    
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Instructor
3.    
Premier Training and Development Fitness Instructor
4.    Lifetime Nutrition and Strength Training Level 3
5.    Physical Solutions Functional Training
6.    Keiser Studio Cycling Course
Pacesetter Athletic Activity Leaders Course
7.    St Johns Ambulance Emergency Aid
8.    Advanced Instructor with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)
9.    CanRehab Level 4 Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation

Emma Fullwood – Pilates

Emma joined the team in 2015 and offering her skills and knowledge in Pilates offering one to one session and classes. She specializes in pre and post natal along with Pilates for any client of age or fitness.

Emma is a trained exercise to music instructor with 20 years experience of teaching classes. She had a baby and became a full time mom realizing that there wasn’t much specialist exercise around for mums. She decided to retrain and successfully completed a Ante and Postnatal and qualified as a Stott Pilates instructor. Her ante and post natal Pilates is designed to help eliminate the “Mummy Tummy” and to help fix tummy separation. Targeting the core and pelvic floor to get your body moving and functioning better. Her unique style of pilates is targeted specifically at anyone that is having or has had a baby. Whether this was 6 weeks or 6 years ago.

As a Stott Pilates instructor she can help anyone wanting to get leaner and stronger. Pilates is a great exercise for men and women in conjunction to other exercise. So no matter your level of fitness Pilates is a effective addition to your exercise schedule. She successfully understands and encourages her clients no matter what their goal is.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Stott Pilates mat work
•    YMCA Ante and Postnatal exercise
•    RSA Exercise to music

AIMEE LISTER – TRAINER

Aimee joined the team in 2011 after qualifying with a Level 3 Diploma with Premier International. She has a background in radio and recruitment and decided to change career after pursuing her interest in exercise and she specialises in nutrition. She is a motivational trainer with her clients finding her encouragement key to success and by making sessions fun and effective.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer – Premier International
2.    
Level 3 Lifestyle and Fitness Assessment
3.    
Level 3 Nutritional Advice for Physical Activity including pre/post exercise nutrition and weight management
4.    Level 2 Gym Instructor
5.    First Aid Qualified
6.    BA Hons English Literature
7.    REPS register to Level 3

Matthew Stapleton – Self Defence Fitness

Matt joined Ora Fitness in 2015 to add a unique and fun take on fitness training. He began training in CHOY LAY FUT in Australia in 2005 having been held up at knife point and felt he should learn how to defend himself. Here he learnt about stances, hard bone training and of course basic techniques. Though he enjoyed the traditional art, he found there was a niche to fuse martial arts with fitness.

Back in 2007 in the UK he completed training in Nin Po (Samurai training) and then he came across Emil Martirossian Urban combat Jeet Kune Do. Emil has a wide range of knowledge and experience. He has trained military martial arts, traditional martial arts, tae kwando, akido amongst others and Matt soaked up as much of this knowledge as he could. Here Matt still remains practicing this form of martial arts having found an effective fusion of traditional technique, fitness and functionality.

Matt’s ethos is that self defence should always be functional. Matt always says “Yes 360 spinning kicks are cool but they are not something I can do with ease (try as I might) and I am not sure why you would use them in a street situation, especially when anyone can be taught to throw a good knee kick and chop someone down like a tree”
Matt’s fusion of flexibility, strength and speed training with realistic, simple and effective self defence drills provide skills that could save your or someone else’s life. He is fun, enthusiastic and passionate so if you would like to try a different type of fitness training try a class or one to one session with him.

QUALIFICATIONS:
•    FIE Fitness Industry Education Level 2 Gym
•    ITEC QCF Massage Diploma Level 3
•    ITEC Anatomy and physiology Level 3
•    Inducted into Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame in 2013 for dedication to the arts

TOBY WHITEHEAD – TRAINER

Since graduating with a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science, Toby provides first rate, bespoke personal training to a wide variety of clients utilising his comprehensive knowledge of exercise physiology, nutrition, and coaching. He regularly works with de-conditioned individuals and has a track record of safe, effective and fun exercise programming. He specialises in cardiovascular health which encompasses weight and cardiovascular risk factor management, as well as high intensity and competitive sports training.

Toby joined the team in 2011 and offers a style of training which is calm, fun but tough! He has an exceptional understanding and experience in cardiac patients which allows Ora Fitness to safely offer such specialist training to clients.

He is an experienced sportsman who regularly takes part in sponsored events such as the Brighton Marathon to raise funds for local charities. As well as competing regularly he coaches strength and conditioning for a Brighton University sports team.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    BSc Sports and Exercise Science
2.    
HND Sports Coaching and Exercise Science
3.    
CYQ L2 Gym Instructor
4.    BACPR Accredited Instructor
5.    Heart-Guard Instructor
6.    REPs Level 4

JERMAYNE WILLIAMS – TRAINER

In 2017 we welcome Jermayne into the team. He qualified as a Personal Trainer in 2010 after completing a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training with Premier International. After working at the Brighton & Health Racquets Club for two years, Jermayne then decided to work freelance, training people mainly from home and independent gyms in Brighton & Hove. He is a Men’s Physique competitor and specialises in Body Transformations for women, helping women to lose weight, tone and sculpt their bodies with a combination of resistance training, cardiovascular exercise and nutritional advice.

He is a motivational coach that believes very much in the power of the mind with his motto being “The body achieves what the mind believes!”.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.   Premier International -Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training & Nutritional Advice
2.   NLP Level 4
3.   Body Transformation Academy – Mindset Coaching
4.   Level 2 Gym Instructor
5.   Reps Certified and Insured

LEWIS HATCHETT – TRAINER

In 2017, Lewis joined Ora Fitness after recently retiring, due to injury, from professional cricket at Sussex CCC. To go along with his experience within professional sport, he is also a qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer. His cricket career was even more extraordinary with the fact the he was born with a rare condition called Poland syndrome. A condition that he hid for many years from the public while pursuing his career in a fully able bodied sport. It has meant he is without a right pectoral muscle and 2 ribs behind it, leaving him with huge physical challenges during his career and on a day-to-day basis, which also lead to his passion within fitness. Throughout his career, Lewis prided himself of being the fittest player within the squad and through his range of injuries, his condition and own personal interest he gained a great knowledge of the functionality of the body as well as his own.

As a keen advocate of yoga, functional movement training, weight training and high intensity training. Lewis believes in helping people increase their range of movement while reaching their fitness goals such as muscle gain, weight loss, toning and overall wellbeing.

He will also be starting a mens only Flexibility class in Spring 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1.   Level 3 Personal Trainer
2.   Level 2 Fitness Instructor
3.   First Aid Qualified
4.   Level 2 Cricket Coach
5.   REPS Registered Exercise Professional



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