Paul Sully has always had a passion for being active.
As a young teenager, inspired by his Dad, he became interested in the mental discipline required to be successful at martial arts and has been interested in all things health and fitness ever since.
Like most of us, Paul has had an interesting mix or jobs, trying out a few different careers and even locations before following his heart to become a Personal Trainer. With a desire to try new things, he spent a period in New Zealand as a bar manager much of his free time devoted to, as he says, “jumping out of planes”, followed by a stint back in the UK in the corporate world, climbing the career ladder in Mercedes.
Paul has Level 2 and 3 Fitness Qualifications and is a member of the Register for Exercise Professionals, or REPS.
Paul’s focus is on posture and technique; he would rather guide you to complete 5 repetitions of an exercise slowly and correctly, rather than 10 if there’s a risk of you injuring yourself, or simply exercising ineffectively. He understands the challenges that every day life can bring, that we all need a little encouragement and that good health is everything. If you’re new to fitness training, Paul’s your man!
Mark is a strength and conditioning coach and a qualified personal trainer, who believes that people should be active, as there are so many physical and mental health benefits. Mark’s core beliefs are that personal training and strength and conditioning should be bespoke, and be both enjoyable and challenging. He also believes in helping educate clients to the ‘whys’ of training to help people understand the reasons for doing certain exercises. Mark enjoys training those looking to push themselves to reach their goals: whether that’s getting fit for a sport, fat loss or increasing muscle mass, or just to get that bit healthier.
The benefits of exercise not only help with performance and improvement in sports, but in encouraging an overall healthy lifestyle and boosting mental wellbeing, Mark can help you reach your goals, not matter how big or small they are. From his experience working with a range of people – from an aspiring fitness model to a retired ice-climber in remission from cancer, as well as training sports teams such as Brighton and Hove Albion youth team and American Football, Mark has been able to improve performance and wellbeing for a diverse range of clients.
As a professional in the ever-developing fitness industry, Mark is always keen to keep learning: studying and reading to help him improve his own performance. He knows it is vital to keep his own expertise up to date if he want to train you in the best possible way.
Mark’s free time is spent trying to stay fit, by lifting weights in the gym and signing up to the occasional challenge: from marathons to half ironman distance triathlons. He also enjoys relaxing by spending time coarse fishing.