Meet the RS Gym team

Camilla Heath

Gym Shift Supervisor

I'm passionate about being healthy and creating fitness regimes that fit into your busy schedule. I exercise for energy and think it is important to have fitness goals to work towards but to also ensure that exercise is a fun, healthy fixture in your day to day life.

I enjoy the opportunity of building strong relationships with all new clients and I like helping people find long term enjoyment of exercise whilst improving their health, mobility, fitness and body confidence.

I am a qualified personal trainer but also teach circuits, spinning and kettlebells. I am happy to provide training programmes and general advice so if you are new to the gym and looking for guidance or you would like a new programme to progress your training, I would be happy to provide support for an extensive range of fitness goals, whether you are already a fitness fanatic or are just starting out in the gym.

Please feel to ask me any questions you may have.

Qualifications:

  • REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Certificate Pre & Post Natal Exercise
  • Studio Cycling instructor
  • Circuit Instructor
  • Kettlebells Instructor
  • First Aid at Work

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452

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Graeme Butler

Gym Shift Supervisor

I have been working in the fitness industry since 1997 in a number of positions including fitness instructor, personal trainer, exercise physiologist, fitness course tutor/ assessor, health club marketing manager and now gym shift supervisor at the University of Exeter. Over this time, I have developed a passion for health and fitness. I love assisting people to achieve their fitness goals and to help me do this I have studied a wide range of fitness-related courses. In 2006, I graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science.

Having worked in a number of fitness centres throughout the UK and Australia, it always fascinates me what motivates people to exercise. I am keen to hear from the members of the Russell Seal Fitness Centre about what they think of the services we provide and how we can continually improve what we offer. If you have any feedback about the centre, I would love to hear it. If you need advice on your exercise programme, please ask. If you want to have a chat, just say hi! I’m here to help.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • Level 4 Mental Health Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Level 3 GP Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452

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Niall Cooper

Gym Shift Supervisor

As a qualified sports therapist, my area of speciality lies within sports injuries and rehabilitation. I am able to provide assessments, treatments and rehabilitation programmes for all sports injuries from within the Russell Seal Fitness Centre.

My previous experience involves working in a sports injury clinic, working pitch side for numerous amateur sports teams and a season long work placement with Exeter Chiefs RFC.

I am also a level 3 qualified personal trainer and therefore have knowledge and experience of all types of training which I can apply to help individuals to achieve their own fitness goals.

You'll find me on the gym floor so feel free to stop me and ask any questions you may have.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
  • CYQ Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 2 SST Emergency Aid and Trauma Management
  • Emergency First Aid
  • CYQ Level 2 Studio Cycling 
  • BTEC National Diploma Sports Development and Fitness

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452

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Rosie Tasker

Group Exercise Co-ordinator

Since graduating from performing arts school in Dance and Theatre Studies I have gained qualifications in Level 2 Exercise to Music and a Zin Zumba instructor certification and have being teaching group exercise classes in the industry for 4 years. I teach over 15 classes a week which I have a huge passion for. 

I am also a Devon ambassador for This Can Girl. I love to help my class participants feel motivated and to feel confident while taking part in exercise. Please feel free to speak to me if you have any questions or queries regarding Group Exercise.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Dance and Theatre Studies
  • Level 2 in Exercise to Music
  • Zin Zumba Level 2 instructor

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452

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Leah Jackson

Fitness Advisor

I am keen and enthusiastic about anything health and fitness, especially when it comes to improving a person’s quality of life.  I enjoy running and circuit training as well as snowboarding and surfing myself. I have had a wide range of clients in my years as a personal trainer with ages ranging from 16 up to 82 and ability levels from some who have never exercised before to athletes.

Being able to help clients reach their goals is such a rewarding position to be in. I understand that each client is different so each session, programme and food plan is tailored to each individual.

Qualifications:

  • Level Three Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Level Three Personal Trainer (REPS)
  • Exercise Referral
  • Exercise for Older Adults
  • Pre and Post Natal
  • Group Personal Training

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452

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Leah Clarke

Fitness Advisor

As a graduate Sports Therapist, I specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sport injuries. I have a particular interest in the lower limb injuries and spinal biomechanics. I am a published researcher of spine biomechanics and injury risk and believe strongly that sport performance can be enhanced through the application of sports therapy and Sports Rehabilitation techniques.

Whether you have suffered a sport, lifestyle or work related injury, I would be extremely happy to assist you in your recovery and return to an optimised lifestyle.

I have had extreme success working with a variety of clientele, from individuals such as the 'weekend warrior' to international and Olympic level athletes. Furthermore, I also work as a Sports Therapist and Rehabilitator for Exeter Chiefs and have seen huge rewards through this.

I am a qualified British Weightlifting coach and particularly enjoy teaching weight training to women; if this is something you are interested in, please do come and say hello and I will be more than happy to help.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (1st class Hons) Sports Therapy
  • FdSc Sports Therapy
  • BWL Weightlifting coach
  • ASA Level 1 Water Polo coach
  • Kinesio Taping for the Athlete
  • Fascial Movement Taping
  • First Aid at Work Level 2
  • Pitch Side First Aid

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452

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Ben Harnell

Fitness Advisor

A graduate in Strength and Conditioning, I have experience training athletes from a wide variety of ages and athletic backgrounds including basketball, weight lifting and body building. As a competitive weightlifter and BWLA Level 1 coach, my speciality lies within coaching Olympic-style weightlifting to aspiring weightlifters, cross-fitters and athletes of all sports.

Don't hesitate to approach me if you see me around the gym, I would be more than happy to help you achieve your goals!

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning Coaching
  • REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • British Weight Lifting Assistant Club Coach
  • BTEC National Diploma in Sport Development and Coaching

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452

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David Elcoate

Fitness Advisor

I am a personal trainer, therapist and life coach. I am 100% committed to your results, development and fitness experience and for that reason I want to ask you a few questions.

  • Are you still struggling to attain that physical body shape, fitness level or level of health that you have been chasing for years?
  • Are you sick and tired or reading about how 'easy' it is to obtain that amazing figure, only to find out that most of it doesn't work and you never find yourself looking like the cover models that you aspire to be?
  • Are you finally ready to take results-focused action, based on timeless principles of success rather than the latest 'fad' of the industry guru-of-the-moment?

If you've answered yes, then you've definitely come to the right place, I am about one thing and one thing only: producing awesome results for each and every one of my clients.

I've dedicated thousands of hours to research over the last 15 years of my life to find the 'secrets' and 'systems' to achieve success within the diet and fitness industry.

Using tried and tested systems: I guarantee that you will achieve your health and fitness goals.

Whether you are a complete beginner or a 10-year workout veteran, I promise to provide you with the tools, the principles, the strategies and skills required to rocket launch your physique into the success that you previously imagined to be impossible.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science
  • NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning coach
  • CHEK-Holistic Exercise Coach
  • Neuro-muscular and Kinetic Chain Specialist
  • Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452

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Michael Morgan

Fitness Advisor

I have been working as a Fitness Advisor at the Russell Seal Fitness Centre since September 2015. I spent many years working in a variety of roles before I decided to take the opportunity to follow a path that allowed me to develop my life-long interest in fitness.

I enjoy meeting and getting to know the gym members and my aim is to help people achieve their goals and enjoy their time here. I look forward to getting to know you and please ask me if I can help you with any aspect of fitness.

Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Studies and Sociology
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Training

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452

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Xander Connabeer

Fitness Advisor

Since graduating from Exeter in 2017, I enjoyed my time here enough to stay! I thoroughly enjoy putting the knowledge I acquired into practice in so many different environments and challenging people every day. Since graduating I have focused my attention into the studies of hypertrophy and sports nutrition which I find very useful for both team and individuals.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University of Exeter
  • REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • BTEC National Level 3 Sport and Exercise

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452

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George Abercromby

Fitness Advisor

I have a coaching background in various sports, mainly focusing on training young athletes. I have been involved in the health and fitness industry since 2009 and in that time I have gained a wealth of knowledge, specifically in strength based sports such as Olympic Weight Lifting and Power Lifting.

If you have any questions please feel free to approach me as I would be more than happy to help.

Qualifications:

  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Level 2 FA Football Coaching
  • Level 2 Sports Activity Leadership
  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Level 3 GP Referral

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452

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Habib Rahman

Fitness Advisor

I have experience in coaching football and delivering strength and conditioning programmes at the Exeter City Football Academy. I come from a sporting background myself, having represented West Bromwich Albion FC in Futsal at regional and national level. I am currently a student here at the University of Exeter studying BSc Exercise and Sport Sciences in my final year.

I am keen to apply the knowledge I have acquired from my degree in helping as many people as I can in leading a healthy life and achieving their fitness goals. Please feel free to approach me for a friendly chat with any questions you may have.

Qualifications: 

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 1 FA Football Coaching

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452

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Chloe Blackmur

Fitness Advisor

I started ballet aged 3, and continued on to do 15 years of ballet followed by a dance performance degree in London. I became more into fitness and in particular weight training throughout university, then I completed my Level 2 Fitness Instructor training. My main focus and passion in training is whole body strength and compound movements. If you ever feel unsure about anything in the gym I will always be happy to help. I have gained a lot of experience and knowledge already from training myself and learning from the other great staff at Exeter.

Qualifications:

  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • First Class BA Hons Dance Performance
  • All grades up to and including Advanced 2 RAD Classical Ballet
  • RAD Certified Ballet Teacher in Training

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452

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Jordan Palmer

Fitness Advisor

Experienced with a range of clientele and studying medical sciences at University of Exeter, I wish to offer evidence based advice and guidance to all those who seek it. As an avid member of the Cheerleading and Gymnastics Society, I specialise in gymnastics with a 7 year competitive background in the sport. I look forward to answering any questions or queries with an open, friendly and honest attitude, as well as helping you to achieve your individual goals.

Qualifications:

  • Level 2 Gym Instructing (REPs)
  • Level 3 Personal Training (REPs)

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452

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Tamsin Phelvin

Fitness Advisor

I am passionate about exercise and good nutrition and how together they enhance our physical and mental wellbeing. I am a keen runner with over 10 years’ experience taking part in races from 5k to marathon distance. I am always happy to offer advice and encouragement on the gym floor and really enjoy helping people towards their health and fitness goals.

Qualifications:

  • England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness
  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Diploma in GP Exercise Referral

Email: exetersport@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 724452