Personal Training

Our personal training team cover Thornbury and the surrounding area.

All of our personal trainers are fully qualified, insured, DBS checked and first aid trained, giving you peace of mind that you are in safe hands.

We are customer focused and driven by the latest science and research to help keep you on the right path.

It is our aim to make you feel competent and confident with exercising and making it an important part of your life.

It doesn’t matter if you are a complete novice or an experienced athlete, we will enable you to exercise at a level that suits you and is realistic as well as challenging.

Russell Knight – Personal Trainer

I have always been an active person and have taken part in many sports and events including football, cricket, golf, half marathons, marathons, multi distance triathlons. Aside from team sports I have explored the varied avenues of adventure sports. I love the idea of planning and achieving something previously thought impossible. I always like to have something in the diary way in the future that I am working towards. You can read about my latest Scottish experience in the link. The next challenge is hopefully still on the cards! Also listed below … The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

With over 20 years in the fitness industry I would like to think that I am well placed to help you and encourage you to improve your fitness levels at a rate that is appropriate to you. It doesn’t matter what level you start from, it is my passion to help you improve you and your ability, without comparing you to anyone else.

I have been personal training for over 16 years now and have built a great team around me. We all work together to offer you the best service possible. As a collective we strive to help others improve their quality of life.

Latest posts:

Dominica 2021

Dominica toe to tip challenge, July 2021

Snowdon August 2021

11 members and one dog climb Snowdon!

Coast to Coast 2019

105 miles. 1 day. Scotland.

Will Knight – Personal Trainer

I’ve always been a very active person with a love for fitness. I enjoy training clients to achieve their fitness goals by creating a fun and effective program which not only educates them but helps them to reach their potential.

I have played different sports throughout my life which sparked my interest in training, and in turn helped me pursue a career in the fitness industry. Training is not just a way to stay in shape, it builds a good base to improve your lifestyle in a positive way.

I hope my passion for health and fitness shows in the way I talk to clients and members by giving them different tips and tricks to improve their workouts.

Tommy Penney – Personal Trainer

I have always said that if I can help one person achieve their fitness goals then I have a achieved a lifelong ambition. I am now in a fortunate enough position where I get to do this on a day to day basis.

My philosophy focuses on continual lifelong learning as I work towards enhancing the well-being of my clients by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, support and motivation to assist and inspire them on their journey to a healthier life.

Together we will transform your quality of life through tailored personal fitness activities and the integration of guided fitness programmes, to make your health goals become a reality, in a caring, fun and friendly environment.

Sam Russell – Personal Trainer

My passion for health and fitness stems from an early age when I represented South Gloucestershire playing football as well as Bristol City playing futsal.

Through well thought out programmes, I will help you achieve your fitness goals by using my knowledge and tips to help you along the way.

Doing a job which I can help develop and improve someone’s life has always been an interest to me. I’m now in the right career to see the possible changes and give you the foundation to create a positive change to your lifestyle.

Jess Jones – Personal Trainer

My love for health and fitness started back in 2014 when I took part in a Race for Life event in honour of my grandma. Since then my passion for exercise has just kept growing. I found a love for running and have competed in many running events in the UK, including several half marathons in the Lake District.

I have taken part in a wide range of sports throughout my life and was lucky enough to tour round Australia playing hockey, this ignited my interest in training and confirmed my decision to pursue a degree in Sport and Exercise Science.

Since graduating University I hope to share my passion for sport, exercise and fitness with other people. I would love to utilise my skill set and share my knowledge with my clients by helping them reach their goals and ambitions, and in turn allow them to lead and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Lewis Spurrier – Personal Trainer

I was first attracted to the idea of improving my personal fitness when I was 14 and playing for Bristol City. Strength and Conditioning sessions were a core part of our programme and since then my passion for the gym has grown alongside still playing football. I found myself always trying to learn and understand how the body works and what it can be capable of from a young age and beyond.

I’m now at a stage where I believe that not only can I continue to help myself, but I can also help others, helping them cut out the common mistakes and guide them to success. In turn helping them reach their goals and ambitions.

With this in mind, I can help educate you to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle, which is still enjoyable and allows you to make the most of every day.

Dylan MacIssac

Dylan MacIsaac – Receptionist

I have always enjoyed being active and taking part in sports, so being part of a gym team is a familiar environment for me.

I enjoy helping the gym and physios to grow by doing the behind the scenes work that allows them to spend more time with clients/members.

There is a real community feel here at Elite, and I look forward to taking part in the upcoming group events with members.