OUR MISSION:

To support members both physically and mentally to help them become the healthiest and fittest they can in both body and mind.

Our Team

James Stride

Owner

Career to date:

  • Qualified Personal Trainer since 2014.
  • In the British Army for 10 years serving as an engineer.
  • A Prison officer for 5 years specialising in physical education for prisoners, training them how to become fitness instructors and personal trainers.
  • Completed over 6000 hours of PT and 100’s of hours of group exercise.
  • Promoted to Master Trainer at Virgin Gyms.
  • Accredited ZUU TM Trainer a specialised group training exercise.
  • Qualified in sports massage, treatment of injuries, strength and conditioning and human movement.

Personal life:

  • Suffered a spinal injury in the Army, with lasting damage, which motivates James to work with others in similar positions.
  • Selected to represent the UK for the Invictus Games in May 2020 for 8 different events.
  • Heavily involved with and passionate about mental health and wellbeing.

Shaun Franklin

Owner

Career to date:

  • Qualified Personal Trainer since 2010.
  • Started career as PT in the British Army where he was an infantry soldier followed by a Commander in the Grenadier Guards.
  • Completed over 6000 hours or personal training.
  • 100’s of hours of group exercise.
  • Promoted to Master Trainer at Virgin Gyms.
  • Qualified in Sports Massage.
  • Accredited ZUU TM Trainer a specialised group training exercise.
  • Completing the Mental Health first Aid instructor’s course in May 2020.

Personal life:

  • Suffers with PTSD and received 12 months of therapy and ongoing support from veteran’s charity, ‘Walking with the Wounded’.
  • Is passionate about supporting others suffering with mental health problems.
  • Can identify, empathise with and advise others suffering with their own mental health which is a key part of the service Chamber offers their clients.

Rich Hardwick

Trainer

Career to date:

  • CrossFit L1 trainer
  • 6000+ hours of coaching in Group exercise, 1-1, Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Badminton
  • Accredited trainer in Kettlebell, Spin, Functional Fitness and Circuits
  • Studying towards L4 Personal Training
  • Graduate in Business from the University of Northampton, Prince2 Project Management certified, MBIFM, CBCI

Personal life:

  • Having played high level in Cricket and Football in my youth, my health and wellbeing suffered through lack of exercise and nutrition practices.
  • I was 25stone in weight (150kgs) and diagnosed pre-diabetic with a genetic disposition for heart disease.
  • Through diet, exercise and support lost 9 stone and the metabolic conditions I was suffering from had gone. From diabetes to heart palpitations, knee and joint problems to putting on socks!
  • I know what it takes to change your life and we can do anything when we drive toward the same goal.

Senna

Gym Greeter, Guest Announcer, Morale Enforcer

Senna is the youngest member of the team at Chamber, maybe the smallest in size but certainly not the smallest in character. Named after the legendary Brazilian Formula 1 racing driver. He will always be happy to see you. He is a German Shorthaired Pointer and is very intelligent. Senna is a puppy in training so please tell him to sit if he gets excited and jumps up to greet you. During busy periods he will be on his lead with his dad or in the office but during quieter times he will be free roaming around the gym so if you are uneasy around dogs please make us aware when you arrive.

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