TOM
KEMP

FOUNDER

CLARE
SHEPHERD

COACH

Poppy
Ashford

COACH

Aliye
dervish

COACH

Andrew
Tracey

COACH

Holly
Robertson

COACH

Omarie
Mears

COACH

Frankie
Munns

Coach

HAYLEY
HEGGIE

Sports Therapist

Khrys
Speed

COACH

Matt Beeton

COACH

Laura
Cullen

COACH

MJ

COACH

Tom Kemp

Founder

Tom founded ‘Farm Fitness’ in 2016 and has collated 10 years of experience in the fitness industry working as a personal and group trainer.

Tom has reached many milestones within the fitness industry featuring as a Men’s Health’s front cover model in both the UK and South Africa and is currently an ambassador for Under Armour, showcasing on their latest campaign ‘The only way is through’.

Tom has competed in function fitness and strongman competitions world-wide, owing his self-drive to a competitive sporting background derived from a young age.

There’s a huge sense of team commardy at Farm Fitness which Tom has been keen to foster into the ever expanding Farm Fit community. He feels very privileged to own such a thriving brand which has stemmed from his farming roots.

In a world which is becoming increasingly urbanised, Toms passion is to encourage people to take their training outdoors, reaping the benefits of fresh air and natural light whilst helping them reach their aesthetic goals.

Credentials:

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • CF L1 Certified
  • CF Strongman
  • Nutrition Coach
  • Bootcamp Class Trainer
  • DBS Checked

Clare Shepherd

Coach

Clare is a hard working mum of two who actively partakes in endurance bike events, marathons, tough mudders and functional strongman training. Since joining the team Clare has competed in various functional fitness competitions alongside some of the industries top trainers.

Clare’s specialties include pre and post natal training for women who are looking to re-start or begin their fitness journey.
 

Credentials: 

  • Level 3 PT
  • CF Strongman training 
  • Pre/post natal 
  • Spinning & X-bike indoor cycle.
  • Kettlebells
  • Viprs 
  • Strength & conditioning 
  • Circuits
  • Ricky Hatton boxing L 1, 2 & 3.
  • First Aid
  • FA level 1 football coaching.

Poppy Ashford

Coach

Poppy had an outstandingly high-level career in a variety of sports including gymnastics, sprinting, hockey and show jumping. After a long rehabilitation journey resulting from a severe shoulder injury, Poppy started strength and conditioning training at Farm Fitness. Through dedication and perseverance, Poppy recovered her shoulder strength and mobility and now competes in team-based functional fitness events attracting athletes and trainers from across the UK.

During 2019, Poppy became pregnant and continued her training throughout, up until giving birth to her son. Within 6 months Poppy was back on the competition floor with her team.

Poppy loves being part of a team and the Farm Fitness community helping people build their self-confidence alongside their strength and fitness to reach their personal goals.

Credentials:

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Olympic lifting course
  • Youth exercise specialist 
  • Pre-and post-natal
  • DBS Checked
  • First aid trained

Aliye Dervish

Coach

Aliye is strong, charismatic PT who’s passion for nutrition and training exudes in the way she delivers her fun-filled sessions.

Aliye is a great team player has competed on behalf of Farm Fitness in several functional fitness competitions. When off the pitch Aliye is a fantastic motivator for anyone’s fitness journey.
 

Credentials:   

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Strongman
  • Complete Kettlebell Trainer
  • Suspension Exercise Trainer
  • Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • Advanced Diploma in Nutrition & Weight Management

Andrew Tracey

Coach

Andrew has been involved with the fitness industry for over 15 years, beginning with his first instructing position at just 16.

A Level 3 qualified personal trainer, Andrew is also a PN L1 certified nutritionist and holds his Crossfit Strongman certification as well as having attended the Crossfit Aerobic Endurance course.

Andrew continues to expand his knowledge base, attending courses and seminars, as well as being an active member of the coaching community discussing and discovering new programming methods.

Andrew currently holds the position of chief fitness editor at Men’s Health, helping him to stay on the cutting of fitness information.

Holly Robertson

Coach

Holly has achieved a degree in sports science and physical education and pursued a career in coaching. After obtaining her degree, Holly realised her passion for teaching and helping others at various levels from primary education to working within charities helping those with physical and learning disabilities.

Since discovering Farm Fitness, Holly has developed a passion for functional training particularly in the unique style of scalable workouts and modified strongman that the farm offers. Holly has participated in a number of individual and team-based competitions attracting competitors from all over the UK. As of 2019 Holly became a mother and has since had to adapt her training to a ‘mum’ lifestyle.

Holly has a real passion for helping people achieve their fitness and strength goals and is a firm believer that this can start from an early age, giving both adults and kids the environment and tools necessary to develop their self-confidence alongside their physical fitness in both individual and team-based training.

Credentials:

  • BSc Hons in Sports Science and Physical Education
  • 1 level coaching award tennis
  • 1 level coaching award hockey
  • 1 level coaching award gymnastic
  • 1 level coaching award volleyball
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Youth Exercise Specialist 
  • DBS checked
  • First aid trained

Omarie Mears

Olympic Lifting Coach

With a rich background in Olympic lifting, Omarie’s coaching journey includes representing Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games and working towards his Olympic aspirations. He’ll be spearheading our in-house ‘LIFT’ class, open to both members and non-members, drawing upon his extensive experience to guide participants towards lifting success.

Frankie Munns

Coach

Frankie is a Paramedic & Minor Injuries Practitioner working in A&E Urgent Care. He has a passion for endurance, competing in events such as the London Triathlon and EnduranceLife Marathon in Wales. He discovered a passion for functional fitness training for the British Army – joining as reservist infantry where he continues his physical training alongside the Farm. Frankie joined the Farm fitness community and has since competed at events such as Turf Games. He thrives on camaraderie and team success – motivated by a challenge!

Credentials:

  • Level 3 PT
  • BSc Healthcare Practice
  • FdSc Paramedic Science

Hayley Heggie

Sports Therapist

I graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2007, with an honours degree in Sports Therapy. At the time I was in the England Hockey Under 21 squad. Lucky enough to play in test matches versus Australia and attend training camps in Hamburg and Barcelona. We used to ice bath a lot then, so my 3rd year thesis was into the effects of ice baths on recovery (hoping to prove it wrong!) Love them now and I recommend them often!

I’ve played hockey for Chelmsford HC, Scotland Under 18, England Under 21 and have 1 senior England cap. I’ve also ventured into running (marathon and ocr) and CrossFit where I found a love for lifting weights! After becoming a mum, researching and rehabbing myself, I added a pre/post natal qualification. Having experienced the need for real problem solving soft tissue work, during these times.

Finally, I found Farm Fitness which has helped me back to feeling fitter than I have ever been and I can’t see me training anywhere else!

All of which, has shaped the focus of the massage services I provide. Drawing on my experiences, to be relatable to most complaints that clients come to me with.

  • Sports massage
  • Soft tissue release
  • Graston technique IASTM
  • Assisted stretching techniques
  • Mobility advice
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Post natal massage
  • *coming soon* Dry Needling

Khrys Speed

Coach

Khrys has years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach winning several national medals in Olympic Weightlifting and recently been appointed as a pathway talent coach for British Weightlifting!

Khrys will be coaching from our new ‘Urban gym space’ every other Tuesday evening:

  • 5.00 – 6.30PM
  • 7.00 – 8.30PM

 

Classes are open to both members and externals, book your place online, don’t miss out!

Matt Beeton

Coach

Matt has worked within the fitness industry for over 8 years and has gained great experience managing gyms and making sure members are satisfied. Matt became a personal trainer to help people gain confidence inside and outside of the gym. He enjoys helping people develop their knowledge of training and the importance of nutrition.
Matt loves competing in functional fitness events like TurfGames, Hyrox and AthxGames, it’s great to push yourself and get out of those comfort zones.

Qualifications-
•⁠ ⁠Level 2 Fitness Instructor.
•⁠ ⁠Level 3 Personal Training.

•⁠ ⁠Level 2 Strength and conditioning.
•⁠ ⁠Level 2 Principles of coaching sport.

•⁠ ⁠NVQ Level 2 Active leadership.
•⁠ ⁠FA Safeguarding children.
•⁠ ⁠FA Level 2 football coaching.
•⁠ ⁠First Aid.

Laura Cullen

Coach

Laura began her coaching career at 16 years old and is approaching her 19th year within the health & functional fitness space. She is dedicated to the process in guiding others to better understand and embody fitness as a tool that contributes not only to improvements in athletic and professional performance but in life itself and our relationships with self / others.

Laura’s approach to training, nutrition, recovery, relationships, mental health etc has shifted over the years as a result of her own experiences linked to over-training, under-fuelling and under-recovering, all of which are still rife today, especially for women.

The main shift in approach for Laura occurred post Crossfit regionals in 2016 when she experienced extreme burnout which manifested in the forms of prolonged menstrual cycle disturbances, zero excitement to train, severe brain fog, sleep issues, extreme fatigue, poor digestion, adverse body composition changes and poor libido.

Healing the consequent hormonal dysregulation became more of a priority for Laura than continuing to compete in CrossFit. The post-athlete identity crisis and subsequent mindset shift of training to perform versus training for health and function is something she is passionate about sharing with athletes and active females of all performance levels.
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Drawing upon her 19 years experience and knowledge, she has developed her own creative formula for aligning the female physiology with deep health, function and optimal performance based outcomes that extend beyond the gym by employing the power of neurophysiology.

Here at farm fitness she has aspirations of helping individuals in profound ways by addressing all aspects of the human experience.

  • Physical Education Degree
  • Certified Wellness and High Performance Coach
  • Certified in Polyvagal Informed Therapy
  • Dr Stacy Sims ” Women are not small men ” Course Certified
  • Trauma – Pedagody in practice Certificate
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer Certified
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certified
  • Fitness Profiling in primary/ secondary level physical education students
  • Sports coaching for children with SEN
  • DBS Checked

MJ

Coach

MJ has been working within the fitness industry for over 10 years. He is passionate and dedicated to helping others find their true potential and chase health longevity.

Not only has MJ helped hundreds of people within the health and fitness industry, he has also competed at an elite level in CrossFit for 5 years. For the past 3 years MJ has been ranked inside the top 20 of the fittest males within the UK.

MJ’s main focus now is to help as many people as possible reach their goals, unlock new levels and spread the importance of fitness to a wide audience.

Credentials:
CF-L2
Level 3 Personal Training
First Aid
And a few more courses from
Teaching with Dumbbels
Running
Scaling
Kids
Teach the older athlete

Laura’s approach to training, nutrition, recovery, relationships, mental health etc has shifted over the years as a result of her own experiences linked to over-training, under-fuelling and under-recovering, all of which are still rife today, especially for women.

The main shift in approach for Laura occurred post Crossfit regionals in 2016 when she experienced extreme burnout which manifested in the forms of prolonged menstrual cycle disturbances, zero excitement to train, severe brain fog, sleep issues, extreme fatigue, poor digestion, adverse body composition changes and poor libido.

Healing the consequent hormonal dysregulation became more of a priority for Laura than continuing to compete in CrossFit. The post-athlete identity crisis and subsequent mindset shift of training to perform versus training for health and function is something she is passionate about sharing with athletes and active females of all performance levels.
.
Drawing upon her 19 years experience and knowledge, she has developed her own creative formula for aligning the female physiology with deep health, function and optimal performance based outcomes that extend beyond the gym by employing the power of neurophysiology.

Here at farm fitness she has aspirations of helping individuals in profound ways by addressing all aspects of the human experience.

  • Physical Education Degree
  • Certified Wellness and High Performance Coach
  • Certified in Polyvagal Informed Therapy
  • Dr Stacy Sims ” Women are not small men ” Course Certified
  • Trauma – Pedagody in practice Certificate
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer Certified
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certified
  • Fitness Profiling in primary/ secondary level physical education students
  • Sports coaching for children with SEN
  • DBS Checked

Christmas Classes

December 20/21/22/23
Open as usual

December 24
9.30am Class only

December 25/26
CLOSED

December 27
9.30am Class only (TK)

December 28
9.30am Class only (CS)

December 29/30
Open as usual

December 31 – January 1/2
CLOSED

January 3
Open as usual