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Yoga in Nature

As a Personal Trainer and Behaviour Change Fitness Coach to the Over 40s, I understand that the best way to achieve a healthy and happy life is to take a proactive and integrative approach to our health and fitness.

There are four pillars to my inclusive approach to health;

*Fitness * Nutrition * Mindset * Habits

Each one of these is vitally important to not only get you results in the short term, but to ensure you know how to continue to lead a healthy life for many years to come. I will help you develop your fitness with fun and rewarding workouts and will also show you how to develop your mindset towards your eating and lifestyle habits too.

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"Dave has trained me on and off for almost 8 years now. I'm a step closer to 50 and he is still my go-to person for training. His commitment to you just shines through"

—  Anthony H-R


Are You Ready For a Change?

I believe improving your health, especially as you get older, involves so much more than just hiring a personal trainer once a week. I provide a thoroughly comprehensive service to help and guide you, so you can feel the confidence and support you need to overcome your challenges. Since 2004 I have worked with clients to achieve a fantastic level of health & fitness.

Get in touch to learn how together we can really make the change you are looking for.

Musli Mix

Tailored & Personal Workout Sessions

Nutritional plans, guidance and recipes

Change the way you think about your health

Create habits that are beneficial & long-lasting

What My Clients Say....

There is no better way to understand and learn about how my coaching works than hearing it from my clients themselves.

Matt W

"I've been training with Dave now probably for around ten years on and off. Straight away I liked his warmth and his obvious passion for the fitness industry. I also think he is very good at listening to what I want to do with my personal fitness and not just rolling out generic fitness plans.

In more recent times we have moved more to online training and I like the motivation of workouts popping up every few days and the motivation of Dave reminding me to do them!

I'm really pleased that Dave has helped me get back into that habit (of training again) and I definitely couldn't have done it without him".

Vicki P

"As a 42 year old mother of 3 I recently noticed with the busy family I cannot find any time in the week to fit in any fitness for myself. So I contacted Dave who right from the outset has been nothing but fantastic. Dave met with me to set some training goals and a schedule and made sure it fit in with the family as well.

I love the online learning ..... and I'm feeling fit and toned and strong and I'm pretty excited about what's to come. I would absolutely recommend FitStrong40 and Daves training".

Craig S

"When I took on the challenge of the longest StandUp Paddleboard race in the world there was only one person I was going to get to train me for such an undertaking!

I have lost 10kg and 5% body fat and feel so much fitter and stronger. Daves coaching is always interesting and fun and I honestly feel like I'm 30 again rather than 43!"

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Billy T

"At 43 I knew it was time to get back my fitness before it became even harder. The last few years had been far too busy at work and I had let things slip to a point where I knew I had to do something.

The online training with Dave has been fantastic and I made such good progress in a short amount of time. Within only two weeks I already felt so different - it felt so good to be moving again!

Dave is always there for you with answers to your questions, encouragement and motivation and its so good to feel like I have my own personal coach any time I need him. It certainly keeps you on track!"

Anthony B

"I would without a doubt recommend you to other mates. The variety in the training I find really helpful.....and the flexibility of having the weeks training up in front of me so I can fit it around meetings, working from home, kids stuff and home schooling has proved really helpful too.

The additional support on the dietary side of things, making quite bland low calorie food interesting and all the different ideas you give on that has been excellent. I've lost 5kg, feel healthier, am able to keep up with the kids and have more energy. It's been superb".

Vicki L-C

"The app that Dave uses is really fantastic. You get your workouts, you get videos to support you and then we chat on it as well, catch up, get feedback and you've got all that support there day-to-day whenever you need it.

So I would say whatever your goals are, whatever your fitness levels, Dave will help you achieve what you want to achieve. So I'd say 'go for it!'"

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Tasha H

"Dave coached me for a few years in my early forties. I was pretty unfit at the time and had a long-standing back injury. I was apprehensive about not being able to do most of the exercises and/or making my back worse. But Dave had exactly the right balance of patience, understanding and encouragement. He knew when to push me further and knew when I needed to scale things down, and with his help I gradually built up my strength and fitness to a much healthier place. Dave is a warm, friendly person and an expert in fitness – I would totally recommend him".

Joe C

"I'm Joe, I'm 41 and I first started training with Dave... at one of the CrossFit gyms he was running. I'd never been in a gym before that and his infectious coaching style really got me and now I can't stop working out!

I moved to Sri Lanka a couple of years ago and Dave has been amazing giving me online support. I've just finished a short course with him and man, its was awesome. He is probably the best coach I have ever had".


Oli S

"I can vouch for how awesome a trainer Dave is! I have felt such a difference in my strength since training with him. I have also noticed a great improvement in my flexibility as I always used to be so stiff, especially in my lower back and hamstrings.

Dave really listens to what you want to achieve and then puts a plan in place to get you there. He is always available to answer questions and the video feedback is a great.

I'm definitely glad I started training with him and think anyone would benefit a great deal".


If you are interested in boardsports of any kind - Surfing, SUPing, Kitesurfing - then check out FitnessForBoardsports

That is my dedicated site to boardsport enthusiasts to help get you paddling faster and for longer and feeling more flexible.