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.
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