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.
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.
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.
Aliye is strong, charismatic PT who’s passion for nutrition and training exudes in the way she delivers her fun-filled sessions.
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 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.
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!
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.
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:
Classes are open to both members and externals, book your place online, don’t miss out!
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.
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.
Open as usual
9.30am Class only
9.30am Class only (TK)
9.30am Class only (CS)
Open as usual
December 31 – January 1/2
Open as usual