WHY M.A.S.K PERSONAL TRAINING WILL WORK FOR YOU


Whether you want to burn fat, increase muscle tone or just fit into that pair of old jeans, we can help get you in the best shape of your life with fun, challenging workouts that are tailor-made for you.

  • Discipline

    Understand the art of discipline and how this can be used everyday.

  • Shape up

    Lose weight, increase muscle tone and feel more confident than ever!

  • Strength

    Feel stronger, limber, more agile and ready to train your way.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT M.A.S.K PERSONAL TRAINING

No matter what your goals, we work with men and women of all ages in order to get them fit and to give them a new lease of life. Be it to improve your cardio or enhance your strength, together we will make it happen!

  • 1 on 1

    No matter what your goals are, 1-on-1 personal training is for you. Tailor-made to help you get the most of your fitness programme, 1-on-1 training is perfect for individuals who want dedicated and focused workouts to ensure they achieve their targets and transform their lives. Whether you’re looking to increase muscle tone, burn body fat, increase endurance, or just improve your quality of life, opting for a personal trainer will put you on the right track.

    1-on-1 training is also ideal for people with busy lifestyles who struggle to find the time to hit the gym. Your personal trainer will work with you to plan a schedule around your commitments, keeping you motivated and excited for your next session. Building a relationship with your trainer will also keep you accountable. There’s always going to be the temptation to put your training off till tomorrow, but knowing you’re in a fitness partnership with someone is great way to stay on track and not fall off course.

    You’ll get fitter, educated, feel great and empower yourself to levels you didn’t know were possible, all through 1-on-1 training. Make the change today.

  • Holistic Lifestyle

    What is Holistic Lifestyle Coaching?

    Mention “holistic coaching” and many people will automatically think of chanting and group meditation sessions. While these practices may benefit a great number of people, for most individuals a fully integrated hands on approach to total health is needed, and preferred.

    90% of all conditions are caused by mismanagement of diet and lifestyle factors. At M.A.S.K. Personal Training, our Holistic Lifestyle Coaching does NOT treat the condition that the individual has. Quite simply, we coach our clients in the creation of optimal health and wellness, thus reducing disease and injury risk, whilst promoting health, vitality and vigour.

    Our “total” approach to coaching examines individual daily habits such as food intake, and food intolerances, toxicity levels, stress, sleeping patterns and sleep quality, exercise and much more. By making simple step by step changes to daily routines, our clients have all reported significant improvements in their health, vitality and wellness, not only to themselves but also to their families.

    To us, holistic quite simply means “all-encompassing and wholesome”.

    Our holistic coaching is about adding life to your years as well as adding years to your life.

  • Corrective exercise

    For many people the idea of regular exercise conjures up feelings of dread or anxiety related to past or current injuries, discomfort or pain. For others, poor work related ergonomics over time may have taken its toll on their health creating sub optimal postural alignment leaving them susceptible to muscle imbalance and orthopedic injury. Some people are afflicted with specific conditions or illness’s which limits their physical capabilities. If any of these scenario’s sound familiar, then you may be an ideal client for what we term corrective exercise.

    As certified C.H.E.K. (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Practitioners, M.A.S.K. Personal Training offer many solutions guaranteed to get you back to your very best. Our comprehensive exercise testing procedure assesses each client in terms of posture, muscle balance, flexibility, core & abdominal wall function & much more. We also fully assess each client’s nutrition, hydration, sleep & stress levels so as to get a clearer overall picture on how we can help them.

    The assessment procedure enables us to examine and establish the cause of most problems, not just the symptoms, allowing us to create a totally unique corrective exercise & nutrition programme designed to deliver outstanding, life changing results.

    Many athletes both amateur & professional use our services prior to an event as with optimal posture and muscle function comes a host of benefits ranging from increased athletic performance to reduced injury risk.

    Don’t accept being an unhappy statistic, call to book your complimentary consultation to see how M.A.S.K. can help get you back to where you want to be.

  • Nutritional Advice

    Lifting weights and doing cardio is imperative to any fitness regime, as is the right nutritional plan. Eating correctly to look good and feel great is a simple strategy that’s easy to get wrong without the right advice. By working with an educated professional, you can develop a nutritional lifestyle that will help you achieve your goals even quicker and make you feel better than you ever have.

    The secret to sustaining success even after you achieve your fitness targets is to live a lifestyle that doesn't make you feel like you’re on a diet. Learning about healthy and nutritious eating alongside what you’re doing in the gym will change your life for the better in order to increase your energy levels, improve your metabolism, and even reduce the risk of certain medical conditions such as diabetes.

    A trained professional will teach you the ins and out of eating well, show you how to keep a food diary, and constantly assess your current eating plan so that you’re always headed in the right direction - you’ll feel as good as you possibly can. On top of that, any and all questions you have can and will be answered, leaving no room to confusion, and keeping you on the correct path.

  • Semi Private Training

    Training with others is a great way to stay motivated and ensure a social environment for your workouts. Too many people in a group, however, can often mean your needs aren’t being catered for and your fitness goals not being reached. This is why semi private group training is a great choice.

    Training with like-minded individuals creates a great atmosphere for progression, and knowing that you’ll still get the attention you need in a smaller group - and therefore achieve the results you’re looking for - is an almost perfect blend. Your trainer won’t be constantly distracted because of the size of the class, and it allows you to progress with success in a fantastic environment.

    Semi private group training will give you a level of support you’ve not experienced before and, best of all, it comes from people who are just like you. An educated and knowledgeable trainer may be leading proceedings, but you’ll also have a network of friends that you can help and who will help you. What better way to burn fat, build muscle and reach the level of fitness you’ve always dreamed of?

Meet the team

Vanessa

Owner and Master Trainer

Vanessa is the owner and creator of M.A.S.K. Personal Training and has worked in fitness since 1998, though her interests in health, fitness and exercise go back much further.  A keen ballet and tap dancer when very young paved the way for later pursuits which included acrobatics, track and field athletics, martial arts, body building and fitness modelling.

Vanessa’s dedication to her own training provides great inspiration to many clients, alongside a teaching style that is hugely motivating, inspirational and yields incredible results. Vanessa’s training as a Life Coach and vast industry experience has helped her develop her teaching to a very fine art, drawing the absolute best put of each and every client.

Vanessa’s high octane teaching skills have not gone unnoticed – her clients are energised and motivated after her sessions.

Qualifications:

- CHEK Practitioner Level 2
- CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3
- Level 5 Advanced Diploma Nutritional Studies
- Precision Nutrition Level 1
- BA (Hons) Sports and Fitness Studies
- PGCE Post Compulsory Education
- Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer
- Level 3 Advanced Nutrition for Physical Performance
- Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage
- Level 3 Diploma in Body Massage
- Level 2 Fitness Instructor
- Level 2 Studio Cycling Instructor
- DNAFit Accredited Trainer
- Certificate in Nutritional Advice for Physical Activity
- First Aider at Work

Meet the team

Vanessa

Owner and Master Trainer

Vanessa is the owner and creator of M.A.S.K. Personal Training and has worked in fitness since 1998, though her interests in health, fitness and exercise go back much further.  A keen ballet and tap dancer when very young paved the way for later pursuits which included acrobatics, track and field athletics, martial arts, body building and fitness modelling. Vanessa’s dedication to her own tr...

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Marc

Master Trainer

Marc has worked in fitness since 1996 and has gained an impressive array of qualifications to date, clocking up over 12,000 client training hours in the process. Marc’s dedication, hard work and sheer tenacity have led him to achieve simply incredible results with clients from backgrounds.

To date Marc has trained 3 World Champion athletes, celebrities, high profile business executives and many medically referred clients. Marc thrives on the challenge of creating truly unique programmes that ensure success for each and every client. A Martial Arts Master of over 30 years experience, Marc has achieved a European Kickboxing title in 1992, and 2 World Championship Bronze medals in 2011 and 2012.

Marc’s competitive longevity he attributes to paying particular attention to optimum training and nutrition. Marc adopts a truly holistic and unique approach to each and every client and thrives on helping others and making a difference.

Look out for Marc – his clients work HARD and achieve outstanding results.

Qualifications:

- CHEK Practitioner Level 2
- CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3
- NASM Golf Fitness Specialist
- Level 5 Advanced Diploma Nutritional Studies
- Precision Nutrition Level 1
- BSc (Hons) Sports Science
- Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Specialist Exercise (Obesity and Diabetes)
- Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer
- Level 3 Diploma in GP Exercise Referral
- Level 3 Nutritional Advisor
- CAFS – Certificate in Applied Functional Sciences (Gray Institute)
- DNAFit Accredited Trainer
- Level 2 Fitness Instructor
- Level 2 Studio Instructor
- Oxford and Cambridge (OCR/RSA) Exercise to Music Instructor
- CHEK Institute Scientific Back Training Certificate
- TRX & Kettlebell Instructor Certificates
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- Emergency First Aider
- Black Belt 5th Dan Martial Arts Master & Coach

Meet the team

Marc

Master Trainer

Marc has worked in fitness since 1996 and has gained an impressive array of qualifications to date, clocking up over 12,000 client training hours in the process. Marc’s dedication, hard work and sheer tenacity have led him to achieve simply incredible results with clients from backgrounds. To date Marc has trained 3 World Champion athletes, celebrities, high profile business executives and ma...

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REAL PEOPLE REAL RESULTS

Sue Couldery

Before training with M.A.S.K. Personal Training I had poor – low confidence, poor diet, weight gain and a100km walk with no likihood of completion!  The only reservation I had was…I’ve never done anythinglike this before. The process is great!  You are now part of life and I miss you when I cannot mak...

Sue Couldery

Before training with M.A.S.K. Personal Training I had poor – low confidence, poor diet, weight gain and a100km walk with no likihood of completion!  The only reservation I had was…I’ve never done anythinglike this before.
The process is great!  You are now part of life and I miss you when I cannot make my session.
The best result for me has been appreciation that I am not super woman and doing as much as I do issomething to celebrate

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Dr. Tara Raafat PHd

Marc is THE most dedicated PT I have ever worked with. He has a perfect combination of diverse training methods and individualized exercise programs & challenging yet achievable goal setting. I had put on a good few extra pounds and a lot of body fat stress eating during my PhD write up process. Marc helped me lose 11% body fat in only 6 weeks’ time! He always pushed me to my limit and wi...

Dr. Tara Raafat PHd

Mask PT is THE most dedicated PT I have ever worked with!

Marc is THE most dedicated PT I have ever worked with. He has a perfect combination of diverse training methods and individualized exercise programs & challenging yet achievable goal setting.

I had put on a good few extra pounds and a lot of body fat stress eating during my PhD write up process. Marc helped me lose 11% body fat in only 6 weeks’ time! He always pushed me to my limit and with his constant motivation he made me go the extra mile which is why I got the results I did!! He constantly made changes to the work out to challenge me as my fitness improved. It’s not just all hard work with Marc.

He has such an amazing personality and works with you as a whole person- mentally, emotionally and physically. He is professional, excessively knowledgeable in his field and most important of all extremely committed to his work and ultimately to his clients. I recommend Marc without any reservation, he is simply the best!

Having recently relocated to another country I admit Marc’s training sessions are what I miss the most!!

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Jenni Welfare

Before starting with Vanessa I had a muffin top, I was out of control with the food I was eating and had no motivation to push myself. The support and guidance which I’ve got from M.A.S.K has helped me in more than just my fitness routine. I’ve turned my eating habits around and feel so much better for it! I’m now enjoying exercise even more and can go harder and further then I thought I was...

Jenni Welfare

Thanks to Mask PT, my life has changed forever!

Before starting with Vanessa I had a muffin top, I was out of control with the food I was eating and had no motivation to push myself. The support and guidance which I’ve got from M.A.S.K has helped me in more than just my fitness routine. I’ve turned my eating habits around and feel so much better for it! I’m now enjoying exercise even more and can go harder and further then I thought I was capable of going! My goal was to drop from a size 16/18 to 14 and after just 5 weeks of the premier lifestyle diet and weekly sessions with Vanessa I have already met this goal which I would have never been able to do on my own.

As a food lover (working in the food industry and enjoying food both at home and out and about) I thought that the diet would be the hardest thing to do, day 4 of no carbohydrates I was sluggish and exhausted, day 5 I felt like a kid again with the amount of energy I had!! It’s so fun to experiment with new meals and ingredients and it’s amazing what you can still have!

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Natalie

Before training with Marc I rarely exercised and when I tried I could only reach 10 minutes of cardio before giving up, now I can workout for an hour! I have had insulin resistance for a few years, affecting my hormones, energy levels and weight gain around my stomach area. Exercise is one of the best cures for it, but I could never push myself hard enough to exercise to a level that would help...

Natalie

Before training with Mask PT I rarely exercised, now I can workout for an hour!

Before training with Marc I rarely exercised and when I tried I could only reach 10 minutes of cardio before giving up, now I can workout for an hour!

I have had insulin resistance for a few years, affecting my hormones, energy levels and weight gain around my stomach area. Exercise is one of the best cures for it, but I could never push myself hard enough to exercise to a level that would help make a difference.

Since training with Marc I’ve had much more energy, less sugar cravings, a toned body!

The training is so much more than just a workout, it’s taught me about my body and why I may gain weight in certain areas and how to combat this by my diet too.

It’s fun (tough at points) but makes you feel amazing afterwards. Marc’s passion to get the results you want and his positive attitude make him incredible at what he does.

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Steve Reid

Throughout my life my weight and fitness have been a bit of a roller coaster. I am no stranger to exercise and I have tried a good many ways to get in shape in the past. My problem has always been keeping myself motivated. I would get bored with any activity very quickly and then would watch all my hard earned gains slowly fizzle away. When I started working with Marc I knew that what I needed was...

Steve Reid

Mask PT created an exercise and diet programme specific to me

Throughout my life my weight and fitness have been a bit of a roller coaster. I am no stranger to exercise and I have tried a good many ways to get in shape in the past. My problem has always been keeping myself motivated. I would get bored with any activity very quickly and then would watch all my hard earned gains slowly fizzle away. When I started working with Marc I knew that what I needed was a push and to see some big results. If for no other reason than to keep me interested in what I was doing.

The first thing you will realise is that Marc is not your run of the mill Trainer. Being a good trainer is more than just being an encyclopedia of obscure exercises. It’s about understanding the individual. We took a good long look at my dietary habits, sleeping patterns, vitamin intake, exercise habits and mental attitude in general to see what would work for me. Marc created an exercise and diet programme specific to me and the goals that I had asked him to help me with.

One of Marc’s biggest skills is that he manages to push me harder than I could ever push myself but without leaving me terrified of the next session. In fact something has happened to me that I never expected. I find myself saying things like “Is that X kilos on there? Can we try a bit more?” or “How fast did I run that 5K last time? Ok. I’m going to try for ….” . I currently train three to five days a week. But don’t let that frighten you. I started at one day per week and moved on when I was ready. And that, I think, is what makes Marc’s approach so successful. It doesn’t matter what level of fitness you start with, Marc will find the right level for you that keeps you challenged and engaged without making you want to cry ( too much )

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Mark Milne

I was unfocussed with limited progress in weight and fitness. Yo-Yo success.  I didn’t have any reservationsprior to training with M.A.S.K. Personal Training.   I had trained in Kickboxing with Marc and knew him tobe extremely knowledgeable with a great mix of expertise, motivation and very personable. Marc would

Mark Milne

I was unfocussed with limited progress in weight and fitness. Yo-Yo success.  I didn’t have any reservationsprior to training with M.A.S.K. Personal Training.   I had trained in Kickboxing with Marc and knew him tobe extremely knowledgeable with a great mix of expertise, motivation and very personable. Marc wouldtell it straight but with good encouragement, so I knew if anyone could get me out a rut in terms of weightand fitness goals it would be him.The progress has been excellent.  No regrets.  I realise now that just going on this journey has taught meskills that will last a lifetime. It has been a much more holistic process than I anticipated.  I have beenable to train around injury and actually improved, when in the past I would have perhaps rested ortaken time out.  At my age (50+) this has been a big issue, and recovery as many who try to train andcompete at this age will say, the exercise is fine, it’s the recovery that’s the problem. Whatever issue Ihave faced, Marc has found a solution. It’s been like a family/team, not me on my own.The best result from working with Marc is getting my weight from 84kg back to 76kg which is where Ifought as a youngster.  I have competed with added vigour, and surprised myself and others with thesame speed and agility I had competing in my 20’s.  It’s a constant process and I now realise it’s part ofthe journey, and goals and results are just a small part of it.  So I suppose the biggest gain/result is justan appreciation of how complex and amazing our bodies/minds are, and just how we need to take timefor them, and the rewards from living a generally healthier life.

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Laura Chesterfield

I first approached Vanessa as I was in constant pain with my shoulder. I had had physio, steroid injections and an operation and none of them had worked. I needed to do something different. My body was weak and I felt I need to build some strength. Vanessa understood what I needed and wanted and it was good to be heard. I had no reservations I was just worried about exercise as it wasn't something...

Laura Chesterfield

I first approached Vanessa as I was in constant pain with my shoulder. I had had physio, steroid injections and an operation and none of them had worked. I needed to do something different. My body was weak and I felt I need to build some strength. Vanessa understood what I needed and wanted and it was good to be heard. I had no reservations I was just worried about exercise as it wasn't something I had done on a regular basis. Right from the first meeting a year ago I have been very impressed with the utter dedication, professionalism and knowledge Vanessa and Marc have. I really liked the way Vanessa listened to what I needed and starting working with me to help me get stronger. Vanessa has been very encouraging and reads my 'body moods' and tailor makes the workout to suit that. Vanessa shows such dedication to her work and her clients which has really helped me to be more aware of how important exercise is for my body. I am virtually pain free now. My body feels so much stronger and I have more energy and strength to keep up with the kids now. I have learnt more about my body and what it is capable of.

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Matthew T

I have often trained but it’s always been a struggle. I was 10 kg overweight and lacked energy. I’m still 8 kg overweight but I’ve replaced fat with muscle. I had few reservations, though I wasn’t keen on being flogged each time…that would have put me off. Working with M.A.S.K. Personal Training has been very professional and surprisingly fun. Marc started off quite gently, sorting...

Matthew T

I have often trained but it’s always been a struggle. I was 10 kg overweight and lacked energy. I’m still 8 kg overweight but I’ve replaced fat with muscle.

I had few reservations, though I wasn’t keen on being flogged each time…that would have put me off.

Working with M.A.S.K. Personal Training has been very professional and surprisingly fun. Marc started off quite gently, sorting my stretching and mobility, before turning the sessions up a few notches and now working me much harder. I’ve found the transition relatively gradual and I now feel much fitter and happier.

I now actually quite enjoy the Mr. Tabata sessions…I can feel myself getting fitter and more flexible. This helps me move around the squash court far and I have more energy at work.

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Nena

When I first met Marc and Vanessa, I had gained back all the weight that I lost two years ago – and was piling on more. With an extremely poor diet and non-existent levels of exercise, it was hardly surprising. At my consultation with Vanessa, she went on to explain how the approach adopted by M.A.S.K. Personal Training focuses on a sustainable approach to weight loss. Furthermore, it is not jus...

Nena

I could not be happier with the results!

When I first met Marc and Vanessa, I had gained back all the weight that I lost two years ago – and was piling on more. With an extremely poor diet and non-existent levels of exercise, it was hardly surprising. At my consultation with Vanessa, she went on to explain how the approach adopted by M.A.S.K. Personal Training focuses on a sustainable approach to weight loss. Furthermore, it is not just about getting the weight off but keeping it off. I went away knowing that I would always have a support system with them, and this has turned out to be absolutely true.

Marc’s method of training is specifically tailored towards the needs of the client. While he can be one of the most approachable and engaging people you have ever met, he switches into ‘bulldog’ mode the instant the clock starts. He cuts through all your excuses and whining and makes you give 100% in blood, sweat and tears (literally!). Both he and Vanessa are extremely passionate about what they do, and this manifests itself in them being highly motivational individuals who are with their clients every step of the way.

Six months on, I can hardly believe the difference in my physical and mental well-being. With the constant support of the team at M.A.S.K., I lost 7% body fat in the first 3 weeks, and dropped 2 dress sizes by the end.

I could not be happier with the results, and anyone who is looking to begin their own journey towards weight loss should turn to Marc and Vanessa without hesitation.

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Dr Helene Milne, MBChB

Marc is an inspirational instructor with extensive knowledge of exercise physiology and dietetics. He is passionate about sport, martial arts and fitness which enables clients to achieve their maximum potential. My first sport was badminton and after a long break having had children I took up kickboxing 5 years ago. In this period I have won 3 WKA World Championship titles in the womans veteran se...

Dr Helene Milne, MBChB

Mask PT has improved my training regime and my belief in my ability to achieve goals that I didn’t think would be possible!

Marc is an inspirational instructor with extensive knowledge of exercise physiology and dietetics. He is passionate about sport, martial arts and fitness which enables clients to achieve their maximum potential. My first sport was badminton and after a long break having had children I took up kickboxing 5 years ago. In this period I have won 3 WKA World Championship titles in the womans veteran semi contact division and am currently a member of the British WAKO kickboxing team competing in the World Championships this year. Marc’s coaching and instruction has improved my technical skills, my training regime and my belief in my ability to achieve goals that I didn’t think would be possible. He has also instructed the rest of my family including my children who have grown in confidence and learnt new skills in a fun but well disciplined environment

Dr Helene Milne, MBChB
Consultant in Emergency Medicine + subspecialty in paediatric emergency medicine
Consultant in Retrieval Medicine
Instructor Adult and Paediatric advanced life support

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