Meet the Trainers

Georgia Mahony

georgia@westlondonfitness.co.uk

Georgia works collaboratively with each individual to create a training programme that mixes exercise, nutrition and a positive attitude to gain results that last.

“Georgia is great fun to be around and always mixes up our sessions. They are tailored for my needs and the hour with her flies by”

Philosophy

“I believe that knowledge is power in all aspects of life, so learning and applying good exercise and nutrition habits is key. Understanding what your body needs, not just to survive, but to really be the best and strongest it can be. Everyone can be amazed by their own abilities and what can be achieved with commitment and support. Try to learn something new everyday, never compare yourself to others…they will never have what you have! It is my mission to guide my clients into looking and feeling the way they deserve.”

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Georgia has always been surrounded by health and nutrition through a Mother who is a practicing nutrition expert. This exposure from an early age helped to create Georgia’s passion for understanding the benefits of good nutrition. Her love for fitness was born out of a mix of hobbies during school and college, including Tennis, Dance and Netball. Georgia found seeing results in her performance, through training programmes and nutrition, addictive and highly satisfying and this lead her into Personal Training as a career.

Georgia understands that personal attitude is a key aspect to seeing results. She encourages her clients by showing how effort and determination in their Personal Training sessions will have real, quantifiable and sustainable results on their health and fitness targets and beyond.

Whilst training clients Georgia focuses on correct technique and encourages them to listen to their bodies, providing appropriate guidance in response to client feedback. Georgia provides nutrition advice including the best way for individual clients to fuel their bodies and meet their nutritional requirements. Georgia likes to show that it is quality and only quality that breeds results.

Qualifications

  • Active IQ Certificate in Personal Training Level 3
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Premier Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise Instructor
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health Level 3
  • Instructing exercise with referred patients Level 3
  • Planning exercise referral programmes with patients level 3
  • Professional Practice for Exercise
  • Referral Instructors Level 3
  • Active IQ Certificate in Fitness Instruction Level 2
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  • Active IQ Certificate in Personal Training Level 2
  • Kettlebells
  • Circuits

Karl Gibson

karl@westlondonfitness.co.uk | 07841 122 170

Karl is an experienced Personal Trainer and professional rugby player for Ealing Trailfinders. He has been with West London Fitness since 2009 coming straight from the prestigious St Mary’s University where he obtained a First Class Honours degree in Sports Science. This allows him to draw upon an extensive knowledge base when developing fitness programmes for all of his clients.

“Karl’s extensive technical knowledge and practical experience (he’s a professional sportsman) mean you get varied and fun training sessions that deliver results”

Philosophy

“My understanding of health and fitness is grounded in my professional sporting background. Experience has taught me how important it is to keep your body physically active and your mind mentally strong.

The body consists of a series of interconnected muscle chains; every movement performed has an effect on the entire body. The training tools and movements that I use maximize effectiveness by considering the body as a whole, in every plane of motion, whilst always keeping workouts fresh and fun!”

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Using his experience as a professional rugby player, Karl has developed an exceptional blend of work ethic and team skills, which are essential for his work as a Personal Trainer. He has become very well known as a Trainerwho always gets results irrespective of his clients’ goals.

Karl has a strong interest in functional sport specific training and is also very successful in helping people to achieve muscle gain, body tone and weight loss & management by adapting workouts to suit targets and fit in with clients’ lifestyles. He is committed to his clients’ goals as if they are his own and takes responsibility beyond the sessions in the gym, always ensuring that his clients are staying on the right path.

Karl has been able to utilize his sports science knowledge and professional rugby background to create and implement sport specific rehabilitation and improvement programmes for his clients which incorporate fitness testing, nutrition advice and sport profiling. Karl’s knowledge of pre and post-natal exercise has been invaluable to some of his clients, helping them to maintain their fitness levels during and post- pregnancy. Karl has also helped clients achieve a variety of goals from weight loss and toning for a wedding to completing the challenging ‘Tough Mudder’ in a competitive time.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science
  • TRX Training Certified
  • Kettle Bell Certified
  • Boxercise Certified
  • Bulgarian Bag Certified
  • ViPR Certified
Specialises in

  • Muscle Gain
  • Body Aesthetics
  • Sports Specific Training
  • Weight Management
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Exercise for the Older Client

Ken Oishi

ken@westlondonfitness.co.uk | 07534 442352

Having trained with West London Fitness since he was 14 years old Ken has been brought up the right way and is a phenomenal athlete. His background in professional tennis gives him the knowledge on how to train for your sport but he is a great guy to be around with an infectious enthusiasm for our industry.

“I never thought that the gym could be so enjoyable, but through Ken’s infectious positivity, drive and varied training sessions he has proved me wrong”

Philosophy

“Coming from a sporting background as a tennis player and coach, I have a deep understanding of the benefits an active lifestyle can have in every aspect of an individuals life.

My belief when it comes to body and mind is that they are both one. A healthier body equals a healthier mind. My aim is to motivate and show that staying fit and active is really good fun and very rewarding!!”

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Qualifications

  • Active IQ level 3 Personal training
  • Active IQ level 2 Personal training
  • LTA level 3 Certificate in Coaching Tennis (QCF)

Portia Mahony

portia@westlondonfitness.co.uk | 07737 541727

Portia is a very professional and passionate Personal Trainer who prides herself on her commitment to our clients getting the very most out of their sessions. Her bubbly personality adds to the unique, friendly and fun atmosphere here at West London Fitness Personal Training Studio.

“Portia always works you more or less to your limit – no such thing as an easy session – but there is lots of variety and a very definite focus on technique and form. Portia has a holistic approach and it’s really helpful and motivating to have her (realistic) advice on nutrition and lifestyle”

Philosophy

“I come from a very health conscious family as my mother was a personal trainer and is a nutritional and dietary advisor and my sister is also a personal trainer. So being aware of staying active and eating well was ingrained in me from a young age and has continued into my career.

I approach my work with a high level of creativity, empathy and determination. I think that the heart of personal training is building a one-on-one rapport with each client and keeping their motivation and determination levels high. That will help them to master their fitness routines and technique, help them improve their fitness levels, boost their health overall and build on their self-confidence.”

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Qualifications

  • Active IQ level 3 Personal training
  • Active IQ level 2 Personal training

Jamie Lea

jamie@westlondonfitness.co.uk | 07852 606 288

West London Fitness owner Jamie Lea prides himself on driving his clients to achieve their goals. He has a real passion for enabling everyone to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable for the long term and not just a quick fix. Having been a Personal Trainer since 1998 he brings a wealth of experience to his profession, using his Psychology Degree to get the very best out of the wide variety of people he works with. Being a Level 4 medical referral and lower back pain specialist he is qualified to help with a range of conditions that many people encounter through their lifespan. Jamie also has a passion for sharing his knowledge and helping new fitness professionals in the industry which he is able to do as a tutor and assessor for Premier Training International.

“Jamie isn’t just a personal trainer he cares about what you eat, how your work life is and your general well being”

Philosophy

“I believe that exercise is a necessity for all and not an option. We all need to keep our bodies moving in order for them to function properly. The choice of exercise is up to you but you must keep active as much as you can, regardless of your age or the physical condition that you are in. Keep it fun, varied and endeavor to understand what works best for your body. That’s where I come in!”

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Over the past 15 years Jamie has helped people lose weight, maintain fitness and health during pregnancy, get into great shape for a wedding, special event or a summer/winter holiday and rehabilitate an injury.

He has been the strength and conditioning coach for Ealing Rugby Club and trained professional tennis players and football referees. He has developed a successful Golf Fitness Programme as well as a Posture Correction and Alignment Course.

In order to better understand exercise motivation Jamie recently completed a psychology degree through the Open University. This allowed him to explore the drive behind committing to and maintaining a fitness programme. He undertook an in-depth study focusing on the journey through weight loss, concentrating on barriers and breakthrough moments, as well as recurring themes of motivation and incentives.

Jamie’s thirst for knowledge and understanding of the human body, combined with the empathy he has for his clients’ needs enable him to achieve consistently effective results, which his clients describe as ‘remarkable’ and ‘life-changing’. Jamie empowers his clients to accomplish their goals and to realise positive, long-term changes beyond what they thought possible.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Level 4 Diploma in Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain
  • Understanding low back pain and the effects of activity Level 4
  • Progressive Exercise
  • Programming for Clients with Low Back Pain Level 4
  • Level 3 Diploma In personal Training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme Level 3
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health Level 3
  • Instructing exercise with referred patients Level 3
  • Planning exercise referral programmes with patients level 3
  • Professional Practice for Exercise
  • Referral Instructors Level 3
  • Understanding Medical Conditions for Exercise Referral Level 4
  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • TRX Training Certified
  • Kettle Bell Certified
  • Boxercise Certified
  • Bulgarian Bag Certified
  • ViPR Certified