Meet the team



Sweat Southsea co-founder Luke has built a reputation as one of the leading personal trainers in the region and is passionate about helping people reach their potential and achieve their goals. 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.

Level 3 personal trainer / TRX® certified trainer / Biomechanics Trainer / Kettlebells and Padwork qualifications / Pre & Post Natal Exercise pending / Strength & Conditioning Trainer qualification pending



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 Branding and PR and experience in events and product launches helped to establish our independent start-up. Whilst enjoying life as a new mum, Tina maintains an active role forging new partnerships and avenues for the business whilst looking the boring background stuff.

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and SWEAT Southsea

CIMSPA is driving the improvement and professionalism of the sport and physical activity sector’s employees, and aligning its work with the government’s employability, skills and productivity ambitions. As an Employer Partner, Sweat Southsea is working alongside our awarding organisation and skill development partners to develop the ‘professional standards’ for the sector’s job roles.



Team Leader Eva is a highly motivated and energetic third year BSc Sport and Exercise Science student. 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, as well as the impact of barriers and injuries.

BSc Sport and Exercise Science at UoP / Level 2 Fitness Instructor / Sports Massage Therapist / Biomechanics Trainer



Vlad is a Fitness Instructor and is nearing completion of his studies to become a CIMSPA accredited Strength and Conditioning Trainer. Vlad has travelled internationally as a competitive Modern Pentathlete and having moved to England to pursue a career in the fitness industry, is extremely passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and mindsets. Vlad believes that balance is key and that setting achievable goals is an important aspect of staying motivated. Vlad is a highly adaptable trainer who will ensure that sessions are fun and rewarding as well as challenging.

Level 3 Personal Trainer / Strength & Conditioning Trainer qualification pending / Biomechanics Trainer



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, 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 student at UoP / Level 2 Fitness Instructor / Sports Massage Therapist



Antonia is a highly motivated BSc Sport and Exercise Science graduate fully qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist. Antonia rejoins our team in August as she returns to Portsmouth for her Masters.



Tom’s a SWEAT resident Pilates instructor and is available for small group sessions and private 1-1 tuition. Tom is an international educator in anatomy, biomechanics and exercise. Since starting his career teaching Pilates in North Devon back in 2014, Tom has extensively studied injury rehabilitation and human movement. Tom is a Master Trainer for Biomechanics Education and a UK Faculty Member for The Franklin Method. Tom’s belief is that a crucial component to living a long fulfilling life is understanding the principles of healthy movement. If an individual embodies the principles of healthy movement, then every movement they do will produce health. Tom loves travelling and teaching his little baby niece how to swim and skateboard.