Meet the team
Personal Training / Sports Therapy + Physiotherapy / Injury Rehabilitation / Sport Specific Training / Pilates / Ante and Post Natal Exercise / Sports Massage Therapy / Nutrition
At SWEAT Southsea, you can expect to be led by passionate, highly-skilled and highly-qualified instructors, trainers and therapists who are fully committed to their continued professional development.
Sweat Southsea co-founder Luke has firmly established himself within the fitness industry building a reputation as one of the leading personal trainers in the region. Luke is passionate about helping people reach their potential and achieve their goals and this passion led him to co-create SWEAT. Luke prides himself on his ability to connect with his clients, understand their motivations and become a positive influence in their lives. He says his relationship with clients is based on teamwork, honesty, continued assessment and goal setting. Training with Luke, you'll find yourself building confidence as well as fitness levels.
Level 3 personal trainer / TRX® certified trainer / Biomechanics Trainer / Kettlebells and Padwork qualifications / Pre and Post Natal Exercise pending / UKSCA associate member
Sweat co-founder Tina had never felt comfortable in typical gym environments and so ensuring SWEAT Southsea was welcoming and non-intimidating was top of her agenda. Tina's background in PR and her experience in both events and product launches has helped to establish our independent start-up. Tina quit her corporate career to launch SWEAT and is now busy on maternity leave, enjoying life as a new mum whilst also still maintaining an active role forging new partnerships and avenues for the business.
Tina particularly enjoys TRX training, Barre and Pilates workouts.
General Manager and Personal Trainer Lily joined the team back in September 2016 taking Barre classes and quickly made a big impression with class goers and the rest of the team with her fun and infectious personality. Lily's sessions are always well-planned, fun and challenging. Having previously employed a personal trainer herself, Lily knows exactly how it feels to pick up the phone and get started. Learning new methods and skills is one of Lily's top priorities. Lily was previously a dance lecturer at Chichester University and has recently taken on the role as SWEAT's first GM.
Level 3 personal trainer / Barre Instructor / TRX® certified suspension trainer / Non-contact boxing tutor / Qualified in Pre and Post Natal Exercise / Professional dance teacher
Carla is a keen and highly motivated individual in her final year of studying BSc Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth. Carla is a Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Sports Massage Therapist. She is passionate about the industry and is committed to continually improving her knowledge and skills. Carla’s approach to training comes from a wide sporting background which includes Rowing, Athletics and Swimming. Carla’s a great motivator and is passionate about helping clients stay focused and walk away from every session with a huge sense of achievement.
BSc Sport and Exercise Science Third year student at UoP / Level 2 Fitness Instructor / Sports Massage Therapist
Clinic Lead Hollie graduated from the University of Chichester in 2017 with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Therapy. Whilst studying, Hollie completed a full time placement year at Southampton Football Club providing pitch-side care and injury rehabilitation to elite football players and is now in her third season at the club. Hollie is also first team Therapist at Bognor Regis Town FC. Hollie enjoys combining manual Sports Therapy techniques with gym-based and sport specific exercises to return patients to, or exceed, pre-injury fitness and skill levels. Hollie is also keen to work with non-injured clients to achieve their specific goals and educate about injury prevention along the way.
Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) / Level 2 Fitness Instructor / Affiliated to The Sports Therapy Association / Enrolled to be TRX® certified suspension trainer / Level 3 PT training
Eva is a highly motivated and energetic BSc Sport and Exercise Science second year student. Eva is a Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Sports Massage Therapist with a talent for motivating with enthusiasm and encouragement and believes that balance in your life is the key to being healthy, strong and happy. Eva is a very capable sportswoman having competed internationally for Lithuania in Modern Pentathlon and swimming which has given her a great understanding of staying motivated, being goal-orientated, physically and mentally strong, and the impact of barriers and injuries.
BSc Sport and Exercise Science second year student at UoP / Level 2 Fitness Instructor / Sports Massage Therapist
Laura has played sport and enjoyed fitness for most of her life and especially enjoys strength training. Laura is a Pregnancy and Postpartum athleticism coach and loves to help women to strength train through all chapters of their life. Laura also loves to train clients using weights with proper form and technique and to watch their confidence grow as a result.
Apart from being a mum and trainer, Laura also plays American football to a high level.
Bsc Sport and Exercise Science (Hons) / NASM Certified Personal Trainer Level 3 / NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist / NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist / Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Coach / Freelance PT
Lexie is a highly qualified Sports Therapist gaining her MSc degree in Sports Rehabilitation from St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. Lexie is a graduate Sports Therapist BSc (Hons) from the University of Chichester and is accredited with the APPI to teach Clinical Pilates. The APPI have created a unique program of rehabilitation based Pilates programs which are highly regarded around the world. Lexie believes the best treatment is movement and that it is important to treat the body as a whole, and not just focus on the symptom of pain; looking at the cause and compensations to treat musculoskeletal injuries.
Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) / Sports Rehabilitation MSc / APPI Clinical Pilates / APPI Ante and Post Natal Pilates / Member of The Society of Sports Therapists / Qualified in pregnancy massage
Sam is specialist Physiotherapist with over eight years experience and her unique approach to treatment brings together your goals, lifestyle and wellbeing, to not just recover, but thrive. Sam qualified with an MSc in Physiotherapy from the University of East Anglia and subsequently worked in the NHS for 6 years, becoming a Lead Physiotherapist across musculoskeletal, surgical and respiratory specialisms.
Physiotherapy MSc / APPI Pilates instructor / Special Interest in Spinal Health with cognitive functional therapy / Yoga teacher / Member of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine / Freelance Therapist and Instructor
Specialist Barre instructor Amy joins us with a strong dance background having attended both Bird Dance College and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London. Having worked as a dancer and choreographer for some years Amy is now a primary school teacher but enjoys using the skills and knowledge she gained in her dance training and combining them with her love of fitness.
Sam leads our early-morning IMPACT classes. Sam is a Level 3 Personal Trainer and was introduced to SWEAT by his mum and dad! An all-round good guy who loves morning workouts!
Interested in joining the SWEAT Southsea team? Then head to our Contact page! We are currently looking to recruit in the following areas:
Barre instructor - dance background and fitness qualifications required, Barre training provided
Pilates Class Instructor - STOTT, APPI or similar
Personal Trainer - This is a Freelance role with minimum requirements of: Level 3 PT, Pre+Post Natal qualification, TRX certified (or willing to become certified), and a specialist area of expertise or special interest.