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Tracey Burton

Health and Fitness Consultant

So it’s fair to say I have always been obsessed, and consequently involved in Sports and in particular Sports Coaching. I started going to Judo classes when I was 8 years old spurred on by the exploits of Bruce Lee! By the end of my Judo career I had won 8 British titles plus various Youth & Team medals. I gained my Black Belt at 15 and obtained my BJA Club Coach award shortly after on my 16th Birthday. I also represented my country at Junior level. I continued coaching fight specific athletes (Judo, Wrestling, Boxing & MMA) right up until I moved to Devon and found a real niche in developing fight-based conditioning classes.

Once in Devon I took up running and competed at distances ranging from 10km all the way through to Ultra Trail racing (+30 miles). True to form I encouraged lots of my friends to get into running and this resulted in a UK Athletics Association Club Coach award and a job with a Military Fitness company.

I took the final career jump in 2014 when I quit my corporate job and went back to PT school full time. After 10 months of study I got a job with Premier Training and spent almost 2 years teaching Level 2, Level 3 & Class Instructor courses to Further Ed students. Currently I’m working in The Sports Park as a Health & Fitness Consultant and Class Instructor (Indoor Cycling, Kettlebells, Bootcamp & Sculpt)

Qualifications:

  • Level 4 - Weight Management & Diabetes Treatment.
  • Level 3 - GP Referral
  • Level 3 - Personal Trainer
  • Level 3 - Pre & Post Natal Exercise
  • Level 3 - First Aid
  • Level 2 - Fitness Advisor
  • Level 2 - Indoor Cycling
  • Level 2 - Circuit Training
  • Level 2 - Kettlebells
  • Level 2 - Boxercise
  • BJA Judo Coach
  • UK Athletics Coach in Running Fitness
  • Postural Assessment & Corrective Exercise

Emailhealthandfitness@exeter.ac.uk

Abbie Dowse

Health and Fitness Consultant

I started using the gym as a place to get stronger and build muscle although at first, I was anxious with no idea where to start. I now have over 10 years of gym-based experience and have broadened my scope by taking part in bodybuilding competitions.

My confidence in gym-based programming is complimented by my undergraduate degree in Clinical Exercise Science and Masters in Sport Management. I have in-depth knowledge of health and fitness testing, programming and training. My main passion is to help others build the confidence to train effectively, using various equipment. I have supported clients in learning about weight training, building muscle and losing fat. If you’re unsure or intimidated by the gym, nutrition or just getting started I can guide you through every step!

Qualifications:

  • MSc Sport Management
  • BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise Science (Health and Rehabilitation)
  • Level 3 – Personal Trainer
  • Level 2 – Fitness Instructor
  • Level 2 – Indoor Cycling
  • Working towards Level 3 GP Referral 

Emailhealthandfitness@exeter.ac.uk

Chris Waller

Health and Fitness Consultant

I’ve not taken the usual route into the Fitness Industry, I spent over 15 years working in the Outdoor Industry coaching Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding and White Water Rafting.

Due to a degenerative eye condition I’ve changed my career path out of necessity. I wanted to continue inspiring, coaching and instructing people and found being a Personal Trainer allowed me to do this, in a more controlled environment. I tend to use Functional Training Exercises for my clients, helping to improve core strength, balance and coordination. Skills which benefit everyday life as well as gym performance.

I look forward to working with you and helping you to achieve your goals, whatever they are!

Qualifications:

  • Fitness Instructing Level 2
  • Personal Trainer Level 3
  • 16 hour First Aid at Work
  • BCU Level 3 Kayak Coach
  • BCU Stand-up Paddleboard Coach
  • IRF Level 3 Raft Guide
  • IRF Safety Kayak
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • ERCA High Ropes Trainer

Emailhealthandfitness@exeter.ac.uk