Personal training at Elitas is unlike anything you may have experienced in a commercial gym. You will never have to wait for a piece of equipment or have to deviate from your session. You will never have to put up with poor gym etiquette or worry about people watching you. You will only ever share the facility with one other trainer and client, and you will be working on a one-to-one basis with a highly qualified professional. Assessments will take place in a private consultation room.

Packages are very flexible. For the best results you should train with us three days per week. We understand this may not be feasible for some, so we can design effective sessions for you to carry out in your own time in other settings, such a regular gym or your own home. Contact us with any queries you may have, we would love the opportunity to discuss how we can make this work for you.

  • Fat Loss and Toning

    improve body composition
    Fat Loss and Toning

    About

    Here at Elitas we have identified the most efficient and effective training protocols for fat loss. The training programmes you will undertake are the end result of a vast quantity of research and experimentation. The most powerful fat burning activities include variations of resistance training and interval training. Our facility is exceptionally well equipped for this. In fact, we believe it is the best-equipped facility in the area.

    Our approach to fat loss is multi-dimensional. We do not stop at training. We will thoroughly analyse your dietary habits and lifestyle in order to identify areas which need to be modified. Important things to discuss vary from sleep and stress levels to what you eat for breakfast in the morning. Once we have built up a picture of your lifestyle we can work with it and utilise the information we have to tailor our fat loss scheme to you.  Our aim is to develop sustainable healthy eating habits, not to provide you with a crash diet from which you will rebound to the same position you were in before.

    One of the most important things in the process is monitoring. This is an area which is grossly neglected in the vast majority of gyms. We will keep a close track of how your body is changing throughout your time with us to identify what is working for you and what is not. We will carry out comprehensive body composition analyses at regular intervals as well as continual monitoring of your mood, energy levels and general well-being. It is not an easy process but it should be an enjoyable one which makes you feel better not worse!

     

    Trainers

    • David Cox
    • Ben Hanton
    • Aaron Davies
    • Owen Flitton
    • Paul Kesrouany

    Pricing Plan

    • Sign up for six
      £37.50 per session
    • Sign up for 12
      £35.00 per session
    • Sign up for 24
      £32.50 per session
    • Initial consultation
      £40.00
    • Aaron Davies

      Aaron Davies

      Strength and Conditioning Coach - Personal Trainer

      Aaron is a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach working out of the state-of-the-art strength training facility, Elitas Fitness Oaklands. Aaron’s previous experience travelling, training and studying at world-renowned facilities (such as Defranco’s gym in New Jersey), combined with his extensive experience working with National League level athletes, naturally led him to his current role as a Physical Preparation Specialist.

       

      Aaron currently has a varied portfolio of clients whose goals vary from fat loss and muscle gain to rehabilitation and performance enhancement.  His knowledge, experience and drive for continual development make him extremely well-equipped to help his clients work towards their goals.

       

      Qualifications

      • Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching Science
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
      • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
      • Level 1 Certificate in Rugby Coaching
    • Owen Flitton

      Owen Flitton

      Personal Trainer - Strength and Conditioning Coach

      Owen is a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer who has worked with a diverse and varied client base. Having spent the majority of his early career working as a strength and conditioning coach for some of the most successful professional rugby teams across Europe, as well as a number of Red Bull athletes, he has more recently turned his attention to personal training. An accomplished Olympic weightlifting coach and keen sportsman, Owen has a passion for improving lives through structured training and wellbeing protocols.

      Owen is a highly qualified coach, having completed his degree in strength and conditioning science in 2011. He has continued to attend various seminars and workshops with some of the industry’s leading coaches and athletes, with many of the things he has learnt still prominent in his training programmes today. Owen has a robust training philosophy based on movement quality and structured progressive overload principles which creates a framework for positive results.

      More recently Owen has worked to improve people’s body composition and wellbeing. He provides body transformation training and the “wedding-day-ready programme” for the bride or groom to be. Owen has taken many of the cutting edge training principles from professional sports and implemented them into effective personal training sessions.

      Book in with Owen if you are looking for a results driven approach to your training or you want to take your sports performance to the next level.

       

      Owen lifting the Italian Super 12 trophy with Mogliano in 2013

      Owen lifting the Italian Super 12 trophy with Mogliano in 2013

       

      Qualifications

      • BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning Science – St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham
      • British Weightlifting Certified Coach
      • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Science and Development
      • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
    • David Cox

      David Cox

      Personal Trainer - Strength and Conditioning Coach

      David has distinguished himself as one of the few fitness and nutrition specialists who practises what he preaches. Leading by example, his infectious enthusiasm and passion for fitness is rivalled by none.

      He believes that the benefits of being fit and healthy extend far beyond the confines of a gym or a training session, but branch out to improve every aspect of a person’s life. This belief has grown from the years of experience working with a broad range of people from many walks of life, including parents, young athletes, grandparents, those with serious or debilitating medical conditions, as well as individuals serious about fitness looking to shred body fat, build muscle or gain strength.

      David has worked within the fitness industry from an early age, as it was clear from the very beginning that this was his dream. Throughout this time David has built an extensive knowledge of all things health and fitness, pursuing advanced qualifications from the likes of world renowned coach and health expert Charles Poliquin and ex-international athlete Derek Woodske. He dedicates his free time to study, read, learn and apply this knowledge from a multitude of subjects ranging from nutrition, fat loss, health and mobility to name a just a few. This extensive, on-going knowledge acquisition ensures that no stone is left unturned in the quest for results for his clients.

      David believes that personal training and sports coaching should be a hands-on and enjoyable experience and co-founded Elitas fitness with the intention of offering people the very best fitness has to offer. This allows him to offer superior, results-oriented training and nutrition to the individual, a far cry from a regular gym where each person is a number on a client database and not a real individual with personal goals and desires.

      Qualifications

      • Poliquin International Certification Programme – Level 1 Certified Strength Coach
      • Poliquin International Certification Programme – Level 2 Certified Strength Coach
      • Poliquin Biosignature Modulation – Level 1
      • NVQ Level 3 Advanced personal training and exercise instruction – Future Fit
      • Nutrition and weight management specialist – Future Fit
      • Nutrition for sport and exercise – Future Fit
      • Torso training and core stability – Future Fit
      • Psychology of behaviour change – Future Fit
      • GP and exercise referral – Future Fit
      • Institute of optimum nutrition (Richmond) – Anatomy and Physiology
      • Institute of optimum nutrition (Richmond) – Biology
    • Ben Hanton

      Ben Hanton

      Personal Trainer - Strength and Conditioning Coach - Soft Tissue Therapist

      Ben is one of the most highly-qualified coaches you will find and has experience working with a huge variety of different clients. He uses his wide base of knowledge to carefully tailor packages to suit each client’s individual needs.

      Ben’s passion for health and fitness led him to launch Elitas Fitness, with the aim of using cutting-edge scientific principles to improve the quality of life of as many people as possible. What this involves is different for each individual. Improving markers of health and reducing the risk of disease later in life, improving body composition for a more attractive physique, improving sporting performance, and rehabilitating and recovering from illness and injuries are all examples of this.

      Ben has experienced the health and fitness industry from many angles. He spent a year working within the strength and conditioning department at Gloucester Rugby Club, coaching the senior squad day-to-day and spending his evenings working with academy players. He has also worked in a regular gym, coaching and writing programmes for a wide variety of people. Ben has also spent time working with physiotherapists in sports settings as well as hospitals and Multiple Sclerosis Centres in Gloucestershire and Berkshire.

      Contact Ben if you would like to see real results. He provides personal training, strength and conditioning and soft tissue therapy services. Whatever your individual circumstances and requirements, get in touch to negotiate a package.

      Sharples - rugby s and c

       

      Qualifications

      • First Class BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science – University of Bath
      • Biomechanics Prize for outstanding achievement – University of Bath
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
      • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
      • Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy Techniques Masterclass
      • Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation Techniques Masterclass
      • Level 2 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning
      • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
      • Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Circuits
      • Poliquin International Certification Programme- Level 1 Certified Strength Coach

      Articles in other publications

  • Muscle and Strength

    improve muscle size and shape
    Muscle and Strength

    About

    Gaining lean muscle mass can prove to be a difficult thing to do. When a person undergoes a resistance training protocol for the first time, they will generally experience some initial gains over the first 12 weeks or so. However 95% of trainers will never progress from here.

    The human body has evolved to be resistant to dramatic changes in muscle mass. Muscle is a metabolically active tissue. This means if you possess more skeletal muscle, you will burn more energy both at rest and during exercise. Therefore back in our hunter-gatherer days, when food was in short supply, those carrying more muscle mass were less likely to survive and pass on this genetic trait. This explains why so many gym users spend year after year lifting weights and eating high protein diets with no results to show for it.

    At Elitas we have developed systems to overcome the dreaded “plateau”. Your training will be preceded by an extensive set of initial assessments. This will include a comprehensive body composition analysis, a movement screening, a structural balance assessment, and muscle fibre testing. Nothing is left to chance. We will identify your strengths and weaknesses and use the information to develop the optimal training programme for you.

    Your training programme will be designed to improve your posture and movement patterns and provide you with continuous gains in lean muscle tissue. During the programme you will undergo phases of accumulation, intensification and supercompensation. Before progress stalls, we will introduce new and advanced training techniques. At Elitas we have the facilities in place to continually provide your body with new stimuli, which will in turn provide you with more gains and more satisfaction and enjoyment.

    As with any personal training package at Elitas, the training is only one aspect of it. You will be given expert advice on nutrition and supplementation to support what you are doing in the gym. You will receive recommendations that are practical for you and your life, not just what you would be doing in an ideal world.

     

    Trainers

    • David Cox
    • Ben Hanton
    • Aaron Davies
    • Owen Flitton
    • Paul Kesrouany

    Pricing Plan

    • Sign up for six
      £37.50 per session
    • Sign up for 12
      £35.00 per session
    • Sign up for 24
      £32.50 per session
    • Initial consultation
      £40.00
    • David Cox

      David Cox

      Personal Trainer - Strength and Conditioning Coach

      David has distinguished himself as one of the few fitness and nutrition specialists who practises what he preaches. Leading by example, his infectious enthusiasm and passion for fitness is rivalled by none.

      He believes that the benefits of being fit and healthy extend far beyond the confines of a gym or a training session, but branch out to improve every aspect of a person’s life. This belief has grown from the years of experience working with a broad range of people from many walks of life, including parents, young athletes, grandparents, those with serious or debilitating medical conditions, as well as individuals serious about fitness looking to shred body fat, build muscle or gain strength.

      David has worked within the fitness industry from an early age, as it was clear from the very beginning that this was his dream. Throughout this time David has built an extensive knowledge of all things health and fitness, pursuing advanced qualifications from the likes of world renowned coach and health expert Charles Poliquin and ex-international athlete Derek Woodske. He dedicates his free time to study, read, learn and apply this knowledge from a multitude of subjects ranging from nutrition, fat loss, health and mobility to name a just a few. This extensive, on-going knowledge acquisition ensures that no stone is left unturned in the quest for results for his clients.

      David believes that personal training and sports coaching should be a hands-on and enjoyable experience and co-founded Elitas fitness with the intention of offering people the very best fitness has to offer. This allows him to offer superior, results-oriented training and nutrition to the individual, a far cry from a regular gym where each person is a number on a client database and not a real individual with personal goals and desires.

      Qualifications

      • Poliquin International Certification Programme – Level 1 Certified Strength Coach
      • Poliquin International Certification Programme – Level 2 Certified Strength Coach
      • Poliquin Biosignature Modulation – Level 1
      • NVQ Level 3 Advanced personal training and exercise instruction – Future Fit
      • Nutrition and weight management specialist – Future Fit
      • Nutrition for sport and exercise – Future Fit
      • Torso training and core stability – Future Fit
      • Psychology of behaviour change – Future Fit
      • GP and exercise referral – Future Fit
      • Institute of optimum nutrition (Richmond) – Anatomy and Physiology
      • Institute of optimum nutrition (Richmond) – Biology
    • Ben Hanton

      Ben Hanton

      Personal Trainer - Strength and Conditioning Coach - Soft Tissue Therapist

      Ben is one of the most highly-qualified coaches you will find and has experience working with a huge variety of different clients. He uses his wide base of knowledge to carefully tailor packages to suit each client’s individual needs.

      Ben’s passion for health and fitness led him to launch Elitas Fitness, with the aim of using cutting-edge scientific principles to improve the quality of life of as many people as possible. What this involves is different for each individual. Improving markers of health and reducing the risk of disease later in life, improving body composition for a more attractive physique, improving sporting performance, and rehabilitating and recovering from illness and injuries are all examples of this.

      Ben has experienced the health and fitness industry from many angles. He spent a year working within the strength and conditioning department at Gloucester Rugby Club, coaching the senior squad day-to-day and spending his evenings working with academy players. He has also worked in a regular gym, coaching and writing programmes for a wide variety of people. Ben has also spent time working with physiotherapists in sports settings as well as hospitals and Multiple Sclerosis Centres in Gloucestershire and Berkshire.

      Contact Ben if you would like to see real results. He provides personal training, strength and conditioning and soft tissue therapy services. Whatever your individual circumstances and requirements, get in touch to negotiate a package.

      Sharples - rugby s and c

       

      Qualifications

      • First Class BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science – University of Bath
      • Biomechanics Prize for outstanding achievement – University of Bath
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
      • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
      • Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy Techniques Masterclass
      • Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation Techniques Masterclass
      • Level 2 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning
      • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
      • Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Circuits
      • Poliquin International Certification Programme- Level 1 Certified Strength Coach

      Articles in other publications

  • Female Fat Loss

    specifically tailored service for women
    Female Fat Loss

    About

    We understand that taking the first steps towards becoming fit and healthy can seem like a daunting and intimidating task. Advice is often confusing and/or conflicting, which is why we are here to guide you, every step of the way!

    Your goal for a healthy, lean and toned body could involve dropping a few pounds, working on a couple of stubborn body fat sites, or going for that all-impressive full body transformation. We cater for all of these goals by carefully and sensitively evaluating your past and present lifestyle and your training and dietary habits, to develop a fully structured plan to suit you.

    There are some profound differences in the fat loss process for men and women. At Elitas, we understand the impact of the physiological and biomechanical differences between men and women, such as hormone levels, muscle mass and premenstrual syndrome. The implications of these differences to women include greater fat storage in the lower body and a predisposition to cellulite. These are issues we have the knowledge to tackle specifically, and with great success.

    We use advanced concepts such as assessing your current body fat levels, food intake and environmental exposure to a multitude of factors, allowing us to determine various hormonal characteristics which could impede or impact upon your fat loss progress to levels you never thought possible. This allows us to devise tailored and personalised plans which are entirely unique to you. At no point will you be given generic, impractical or “cookie cutter” advice. This is something we will always uphold and promise to our clients.

    Training for fat loss at Elitas has many benefits, including:

    -Complete confidence in your exercise programme and the methodologies, science and reasoning behind it.

    -Training in a discreet studio away from others. You will never be criticised or judged by the way you look or train.

    -Maximum attention from your coach. We are there for you and you only!

    -The opportunity to use advanced training systems which are totally unachievable in a typical crowded gym environment.

    -The opportunity to try exercises and training concepts which you may have otherwise avoided because of a lack of knowledge or confidence. This is typically true of women who value the importance of free weight training but fear the intimidating male dominated areas of their gym.

    -A tailored nutritional regime to maximise fat burning, health and performance without having to count calories, weigh portions or eliminate all great-tasting foods.

    -Constant support via email, telephone and in person.

    Every step of your progress will be monitored by assessing body fat levels, weight and measurements, to ensure that you achieve the goals you set out to accomplish.

    Please give us a call to arrange a consultation and start your journey today!

     

    Trainers

    • David Cox
    • Ben Hanton
    • Aaron Davies
    • Owen Flitton
    • Paul Kesrouany

    Pricing Plan

    • Sign up for six
      £37.50 per session
    • Sign up for 12
      £35.00 per session
    • Sign up for 24
      £32.50 per session
    • Initial consultation
      £40.00
    • David Cox

      David Cox

      Personal Trainer - Strength and Conditioning Coach

      David has distinguished himself as one of the few fitness and nutrition specialists who practises what he preaches. Leading by example, his infectious enthusiasm and passion for fitness is rivalled by none.

      He believes that the benefits of being fit and healthy extend far beyond the confines of a gym or a training session, but branch out to improve every aspect of a person’s life. This belief has grown from the years of experience working with a broad range of people from many walks of life, including parents, young athletes, grandparents, those with serious or debilitating medical conditions, as well as individuals serious about fitness looking to shred body fat, build muscle or gain strength.

      David has worked within the fitness industry from an early age, as it was clear from the very beginning that this was his dream. Throughout this time David has built an extensive knowledge of all things health and fitness, pursuing advanced qualifications from the likes of world renowned coach and health expert Charles Poliquin and ex-international athlete Derek Woodske. He dedicates his free time to study, read, learn and apply this knowledge from a multitude of subjects ranging from nutrition, fat loss, health and mobility to name a just a few. This extensive, on-going knowledge acquisition ensures that no stone is left unturned in the quest for results for his clients.

      David believes that personal training and sports coaching should be a hands-on and enjoyable experience and co-founded Elitas fitness with the intention of offering people the very best fitness has to offer. This allows him to offer superior, results-oriented training and nutrition to the individual, a far cry from a regular gym where each person is a number on a client database and not a real individual with personal goals and desires.

      Qualifications

      • Poliquin International Certification Programme – Level 1 Certified Strength Coach
      • Poliquin International Certification Programme – Level 2 Certified Strength Coach
      • Poliquin Biosignature Modulation – Level 1
      • NVQ Level 3 Advanced personal training and exercise instruction – Future Fit
      • Nutrition and weight management specialist – Future Fit
      • Nutrition for sport and exercise – Future Fit
      • Torso training and core stability – Future Fit
      • Psychology of behaviour change – Future Fit
      • GP and exercise referral – Future Fit
      • Institute of optimum nutrition (Richmond) – Anatomy and Physiology
      • Institute of optimum nutrition (Richmond) – Biology
    • Ben Hanton

      Ben Hanton

      Personal Trainer - Strength and Conditioning Coach - Soft Tissue Therapist

      Ben is one of the most highly-qualified coaches you will find and has experience working with a huge variety of different clients. He uses his wide base of knowledge to carefully tailor packages to suit each client’s individual needs.

      Ben’s passion for health and fitness led him to launch Elitas Fitness, with the aim of using cutting-edge scientific principles to improve the quality of life of as many people as possible. What this involves is different for each individual. Improving markers of health and reducing the risk of disease later in life, improving body composition for a more attractive physique, improving sporting performance, and rehabilitating and recovering from illness and injuries are all examples of this.

      Ben has experienced the health and fitness industry from many angles. He spent a year working within the strength and conditioning department at Gloucester Rugby Club, coaching the senior squad day-to-day and spending his evenings working with academy players. He has also worked in a regular gym, coaching and writing programmes for a wide variety of people. Ben has also spent time working with physiotherapists in sports settings as well as hospitals and Multiple Sclerosis Centres in Gloucestershire and Berkshire.

      Contact Ben if you would like to see real results. He provides personal training, strength and conditioning and soft tissue therapy services. Whatever your individual circumstances and requirements, get in touch to negotiate a package.

      Sharples - rugby s and c

       

      Qualifications

      • First Class BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science – University of Bath
      • Biomechanics Prize for outstanding achievement – University of Bath
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
      • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
      • Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy Techniques Masterclass
      • Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation Techniques Masterclass
      • Level 2 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning
      • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
      • Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Circuits
      • Poliquin International Certification Programme- Level 1 Certified Strength Coach

      Articles in other publications

  • Online Personal Training

    online access to the Elitas trainers
    Online Personal Training

    About

    We offer the outstanding opportunity to experience almost all of the benefits of training at Elitas for a fraction of the cost.  Our online personal training service has been carefully developed to enable us to tailor six week training and nutritional programmes specifically to you.  Our initial assessments are extremely comprehensive.  We use extensive analyses of your current lifestyle, diet and exercise regime to generate an accurate picture of you.  This information is then used to identify the exact areas you need to change and how you can go about changing them.  Emphasis is put on creating solutions that are practical as well as effective.  We aim to help you develop a sustainable healthy lifestyle, to prevent you relapsing into bad habits and losing your results.  For us, long term health is always the ultimate goal, with short-term changes to your body and wellbeing just welcome steps along the way.

    In addition to your tailored training and nutritional programmes, you will receive a high quality e-book based upon your goal which will equip you to make informed decisions instead of just blindly following advice.  We will monitor your progress at the midway point and at the end of your programme and support will be available to you throughout.

    If you want to make a serious change to your health and fitness but cannot come and train with us at our facility, then this is the service for you.  We are dedicated to putting the same volume of work into our online clients as our face-to-face clients.  Your six week programme will be based on the latest scientific research and will take you through every step required to achieve your goals in the shortest possible time.

    For a limited time only, signing up for this package will also entitle you to a one-to-one session with your trainer in our facility at an exclusive reduced rate of £20.00.  This time can be used to discuss your training and nutrition in more detail, to go through exercise technique, and/or to experience a full training session at Elitas.  Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this service.

     

    Trainers

    • David Cox
    • Ben Hanton
    • Aaron Davies
    • Owen Flitton
    • Paul Kesrouany

    Pricing Plan

    • Initial assessments and six week training and nutritional programme     £60.00
    • Subsequent six week training programme and support     £40.00

    • Package



    • David Cox

      David Cox

      Personal Trainer - Strength and Conditioning Coach

      David has distinguished himself as one of the few fitness and nutrition specialists who practises what he preaches. Leading by example, his infectious enthusiasm and passion for fitness is rivalled by none.

      He believes that the benefits of being fit and healthy extend far beyond the confines of a gym or a training session, but branch out to improve every aspect of a person’s life. This belief has grown from the years of experience working with a broad range of people from many walks of life, including parents, young athletes, grandparents, those with serious or debilitating medical conditions, as well as individuals serious about fitness looking to shred body fat, build muscle or gain strength.

      David has worked within the fitness industry from an early age, as it was clear from the very beginning that this was his dream. Throughout this time David has built an extensive knowledge of all things health and fitness, pursuing advanced qualifications from the likes of world renowned coach and health expert Charles Poliquin and ex-international athlete Derek Woodske. He dedicates his free time to study, read, learn and apply this knowledge from a multitude of subjects ranging from nutrition, fat loss, health and mobility to name a just a few. This extensive, on-going knowledge acquisition ensures that no stone is left unturned in the quest for results for his clients.

      David believes that personal training and sports coaching should be a hands-on and enjoyable experience and co-founded Elitas fitness with the intention of offering people the very best fitness has to offer. This allows him to offer superior, results-oriented training and nutrition to the individual, a far cry from a regular gym where each person is a number on a client database and not a real individual with personal goals and desires.

      Qualifications

      • Poliquin International Certification Programme – Level 1 Certified Strength Coach
      • Poliquin International Certification Programme – Level 2 Certified Strength Coach
      • Poliquin Biosignature Modulation – Level 1
      • NVQ Level 3 Advanced personal training and exercise instruction – Future Fit
      • Nutrition and weight management specialist – Future Fit
      • Nutrition for sport and exercise – Future Fit
      • Torso training and core stability – Future Fit
      • Psychology of behaviour change – Future Fit
      • GP and exercise referral – Future Fit
      • Institute of optimum nutrition (Richmond) – Anatomy and Physiology
      • Institute of optimum nutrition (Richmond) – Biology
  • Sports Performance

    elite strength and conditioning for any performance level
    Sports Performance

    About

    Sports science and strength and conditioning are key aspects of sporting performance at the top level. This is extremely well-documented in sports such as rugby and football. It is also the case in sports which receive less media attention. The quality of strength and conditioning has been greatly influenced by a number of pioneering coaches, such as Vladimir Zatsiorsky, Yuri Verkhoshansky and Charles Poliquin (to name but a few). Consequently we are now able to consistently bring about great improvements in characteristics such as speed, strength and resistance to injury, which almost directly translate to enhanced sporting performance.

    Here at Elitas, we have experience coaching international athletes and working with professional sports teams. Our facility is extremely well-equipped for strength and conditioning purposes (equipment includes power racks, a lifting platform and a track) and our trainers are extremely knowledgeable. We can cater for anyone from novice to elite athlete. We pride ourselves on making an elite service such as this available to anybody. Whether you want to improve your golf swing or your speed on the football pitch, we can help you.

    Our one-to-one sports performance packages are priced in the same way as our personal training packages. You will receive extensive initial assessments and continual monitoring throughout the process. Your training programme will be designed to address any muscular imbalances we identify and will be carefully constructed to ensure you reach your goals in as little time as possible. You will also receive nutritional and lifestyle advice specifically tailored to you and your needs based on what we uncover during your initial assessments.

    We also run group strength and conditioning sessions. This consists of small groups (no more than four per trainer) of individuals with similar goals. The group environment works well and you will still receive a lot of individual feedback and recommendations. It also enables you to split the cost of the session. If this sounds like it may be appropriate for you, get in touch with us to discuss what can be arranged.

     

    Trainers

    • David Cox
    • Ben Hanton
    • Aaron Davies
    • Owen Flitton
    • Paul Kesrouany

    Pricing Plan

    • Sign up for six
      £37.50 per session
    • Sign up for 12
      £35.00 per session
    • Sign up for 24
      £32.50 per session
    • Group rate
      £10.00 per person
    • David Cox

      David Cox

      Personal Trainer - Strength and Conditioning Coach

      David has distinguished himself as one of the few fitness and nutrition specialists who practises what he preaches. Leading by example, his infectious enthusiasm and passion for fitness is rivalled by none.

      He believes that the benefits of being fit and healthy extend far beyond the confines of a gym or a training session, but branch out to improve every aspect of a person’s life. This belief has grown from the years of experience working with a broad range of people from many walks of life, including parents, young athletes, grandparents, those with serious or debilitating medical conditions, as well as individuals serious about fitness looking to shred body fat, build muscle or gain strength.

      David has worked within the fitness industry from an early age, as it was clear from the very beginning that this was his dream. Throughout this time David has built an extensive knowledge of all things health and fitness, pursuing advanced qualifications from the likes of world renowned coach and health expert Charles Poliquin and ex-international athlete Derek Woodske. He dedicates his free time to study, read, learn and apply this knowledge from a multitude of subjects ranging from nutrition, fat loss, health and mobility to name a just a few. This extensive, on-going knowledge acquisition ensures that no stone is left unturned in the quest for results for his clients.

      David believes that personal training and sports coaching should be a hands-on and enjoyable experience and co-founded Elitas fitness with the intention of offering people the very best fitness has to offer. This allows him to offer superior, results-oriented training and nutrition to the individual, a far cry from a regular gym where each person is a number on a client database and not a real individual with personal goals and desires.

      Qualifications

      • Poliquin International Certification Programme – Level 1 Certified Strength Coach
      • Poliquin International Certification Programme – Level 2 Certified Strength Coach
      • Poliquin Biosignature Modulation – Level 1
      • NVQ Level 3 Advanced personal training and exercise instruction – Future Fit
      • Nutrition and weight management specialist – Future Fit
      • Nutrition for sport and exercise – Future Fit
      • Torso training and core stability – Future Fit
      • Psychology of behaviour change – Future Fit
      • GP and exercise referral – Future Fit
      • Institute of optimum nutrition (Richmond) – Anatomy and Physiology
      • Institute of optimum nutrition (Richmond) – Biology
    • Ben Hanton

      Ben Hanton

      Personal Trainer - Strength and Conditioning Coach - Soft Tissue Therapist

      Ben is one of the most highly-qualified coaches you will find and has experience working with a huge variety of different clients. He uses his wide base of knowledge to carefully tailor packages to suit each client’s individual needs.

      Ben’s passion for health and fitness led him to launch Elitas Fitness, with the aim of using cutting-edge scientific principles to improve the quality of life of as many people as possible. What this involves is different for each individual. Improving markers of health and reducing the risk of disease later in life, improving body composition for a more attractive physique, improving sporting performance, and rehabilitating and recovering from illness and injuries are all examples of this.

      Ben has experienced the health and fitness industry from many angles. He spent a year working within the strength and conditioning department at Gloucester Rugby Club, coaching the senior squad day-to-day and spending his evenings working with academy players. He has also worked in a regular gym, coaching and writing programmes for a wide variety of people. Ben has also spent time working with physiotherapists in sports settings as well as hospitals and Multiple Sclerosis Centres in Gloucestershire and Berkshire.

      Contact Ben if you would like to see real results. He provides personal training, strength and conditioning and soft tissue therapy services. Whatever your individual circumstances and requirements, get in touch to negotiate a package.

      Sharples - rugby s and c

       

      Qualifications

      • First Class BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science – University of Bath
      • Biomechanics Prize for outstanding achievement – University of Bath
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
      • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
      • Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy Techniques Masterclass
      • Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation Techniques Masterclass
      • Level 2 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning
      • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
      • Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Circuits
      • Poliquin International Certification Programme- Level 1 Certified Strength Coach

      Articles in other publications

  • Soft Tissue Therapy

    assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue dysfunction
    Soft Tissue Therapy

    About

    The best way to speed up recovery and alleviate aches and pains is soft tissue therapy. In today’s world of extended periods of sitting and computer work, soft tissue therapy is invaluable. In many cases it can provide instant relief of back or neck pain. It is also an effective method for improving posture and movement patterns to reduce the likelihood of injury. We strongly recommend regular soft tissue therapy as part of a healthy lifestyle.

    Massage strokes enhance blood and lymphatic circulation to speed up recovery and decrease swelling due to inflammation. Other techniques help with more specific problems in the soft tissue, such as trigger points and adhesions. A lot of attention is also given to the myofascia. Myofascia is the network of connective tissue that surrounds your muscles and runs continuously throughout your body. Poor posture, physical trauma and inflammatory responses create restrictions in the myofascia. This can pull it out of alignment, crushing nerves and blood and lymphatic vessels, and create further tension in pain-sensitive structures.

    At Elitas we offer a variety of soft tissue therapy techniques, including sports massage, myofascial release, active release and muscle energy techniques. Your treatment will be tailored to your exact needs following an assessment. Whether you have a specific issue you would like us to address, or you just want to feel refreshed both mentally and physically after a hard training session or day in the office, get in touch. We offer discounts to existing personal training clients as well as discounts to those who sign up for multiple sessions.

     

    Trainers

    • Ben Hanton

    Pricing Plan

    • 30 minutes
      £25.00 per session
    • 60 minutes
      £40.00 per session
    • Existing personal training clients £20.00 for 30 minutes or £30.00 for 60 minutes
  • Rehabilitation

    return to full function post injury
    Rehabilitation

    About

    We provide musculoskeletal rehabilitation. If you have suffered a serious injury or just have a niggling problem, such as a bad back or a sore shoulder, then this is for you. Following an initial consultation, we will provide you with an individualised plan for recovery. We have strong links with a number of health professionals in the area, including doctors, physiotherapists and chiropractors, and often work in conjunction with them.

    Your treatment at Elitas can involve corrective strengthening exercises, muscle energy techniques and soft tissue therapy. We will build mobility and stability in problem areas and enhance your posture and movement patterns. We also use specific nutritional strategies to reduce inflammation and speed up recovery.  Our facility is well-equipped with full-length mirrors, extensive strength training equipment and a treatment room. Due to NHS cutbacks, access to physiotherapy has become more restricted. Waiting lists have grown longer and treatment and support is limited. We aim to provide an affordable service to those in need.

     

    Trainers

    • David Cox
    • Ben Hanton

    Pricing Plan

    • 30 minutes
      £25.00 per session
    • 60 minutes
      £40.00 per session
    • David Cox

      David Cox

      Personal Trainer - Strength and Conditioning Coach

      David has distinguished himself as one of the few fitness and nutrition specialists who practises what he preaches. Leading by example, his infectious enthusiasm and passion for fitness is rivalled by none.

      He believes that the benefits of being fit and healthy extend far beyond the confines of a gym or a training session, but branch out to improve every aspect of a person’s life. This belief has grown from the years of experience working with a broad range of people from many walks of life, including parents, young athletes, grandparents, those with serious or debilitating medical conditions, as well as individuals serious about fitness looking to shred body fat, build muscle or gain strength.

      David has worked within the fitness industry from an early age, as it was clear from the very beginning that this was his dream. Throughout this time David has built an extensive knowledge of all things health and fitness, pursuing advanced qualifications from the likes of world renowned coach and health expert Charles Poliquin and ex-international athlete Derek Woodske. He dedicates his free time to study, read, learn and apply this knowledge from a multitude of subjects ranging from nutrition, fat loss, health and mobility to name a just a few. This extensive, on-going knowledge acquisition ensures that no stone is left unturned in the quest for results for his clients.

      David believes that personal training and sports coaching should be a hands-on and enjoyable experience and co-founded Elitas fitness with the intention of offering people the very best fitness has to offer. This allows him to offer superior, results-oriented training and nutrition to the individual, a far cry from a regular gym where each person is a number on a client database and not a real individual with personal goals and desires.

      Qualifications

      • Poliquin International Certification Programme – Level 1 Certified Strength Coach
      • Poliquin International Certification Programme – Level 2 Certified Strength Coach
      • Poliquin Biosignature Modulation – Level 1
      • NVQ Level 3 Advanced personal training and exercise instruction – Future Fit
      • Nutrition and weight management specialist – Future Fit
      • Nutrition for sport and exercise – Future Fit
      • Torso training and core stability – Future Fit
      • Psychology of behaviour change – Future Fit
      • GP and exercise referral – Future Fit
      • Institute of optimum nutrition (Richmond) – Anatomy and Physiology
      • Institute of optimum nutrition (Richmond) – Biology
    • Ben Hanton

      Ben Hanton

      Personal Trainer - Strength and Conditioning Coach - Soft Tissue Therapist

      Ben is one of the most highly-qualified coaches you will find and has experience working with a huge variety of different clients. He uses his wide base of knowledge to carefully tailor packages to suit each client’s individual needs.

      Ben’s passion for health and fitness led him to launch Elitas Fitness, with the aim of using cutting-edge scientific principles to improve the quality of life of as many people as possible. What this involves is different for each individual. Improving markers of health and reducing the risk of disease later in life, improving body composition for a more attractive physique, improving sporting performance, and rehabilitating and recovering from illness and injuries are all examples of this.

      Ben has experienced the health and fitness industry from many angles. He spent a year working within the strength and conditioning department at Gloucester Rugby Club, coaching the senior squad day-to-day and spending his evenings working with academy players. He has also worked in a regular gym, coaching and writing programmes for a wide variety of people. Ben has also spent time working with physiotherapists in sports settings as well as hospitals and Multiple Sclerosis Centres in Gloucestershire and Berkshire.

      Contact Ben if you would like to see real results. He provides personal training, strength and conditioning and soft tissue therapy services. Whatever your individual circumstances and requirements, get in touch to negotiate a package.

      Sharples - rugby s and c

       

      Qualifications

      • First Class BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science – University of Bath
      • Biomechanics Prize for outstanding achievement – University of Bath
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
      • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
      • Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy Techniques Masterclass
      • Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation Techniques Masterclass
      • Level 2 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning
      • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
      • Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Circuits
      • Poliquin International Certification Programme- Level 1 Certified Strength Coach

      Articles in other publications

  • Rugby Strength and Conditioning

    youth classes
    Rugby Strength and Conditioning

    About

    Strength and conditioning is an essential component of rugby in the modern era. The nature of the sport means bigger, stronger and faster players will dominate. These characteristics are becoming every bit as important as skill level. Those who do not keep up will be inferior players and expose themselves to a greater risk of injury.

    We have first-hand experience of strength and conditioning in professional rugby. Ben Hanton, senior trainer, worked within the strength and conditioning department of Gloucester Rugby Club throughout the 2010-11 season. Although his primary role was with the senior squad, he also spent his evenings working with the academy players. This involved planning and delivering training programmes for inexperienced or novice gym users playing a high level of rugby. We therefore have an excellent understanding of the demands of the game and how to help young players realise their potential.

    Attending strength and conditioning classes at Elitas will enhance your movement patterns and stability, which will decrease your chances of sustaining an injury. You will also learn safe and effective technique in the gym. You will learn to correctly perform compound movements and some Olympic lifting movements. The classes will also educate you in other important aspects of strength and conditioning for rugby, including nutrition and proper warm-ups.

     

    Trainers

    • David Cox
    • Ben Hanton
    • Aaron Davies
    • Owen Flitton
    • Paul Kesrouany

    Pricing Plan

    • Group rate
      £10.00 per session
    • David Cox

      David Cox

      Personal Trainer - Strength and Conditioning Coach

      David has distinguished himself as one of the few fitness and nutrition specialists who practises what he preaches. Leading by example, his infectious enthusiasm and passion for fitness is rivalled by none.

      He believes that the benefits of being fit and healthy extend far beyond the confines of a gym or a training session, but branch out to improve every aspect of a person’s life. This belief has grown from the years of experience working with a broad range of people from many walks of life, including parents, young athletes, grandparents, those with serious or debilitating medical conditions, as well as individuals serious about fitness looking to shred body fat, build muscle or gain strength.

      David has worked within the fitness industry from an early age, as it was clear from the very beginning that this was his dream. Throughout this time David has built an extensive knowledge of all things health and fitness, pursuing advanced qualifications from the likes of world renowned coach and health expert Charles Poliquin and ex-international athlete Derek Woodske. He dedicates his free time to study, read, learn and apply this knowledge from a multitude of subjects ranging from nutrition, fat loss, health and mobility to name a just a few. This extensive, on-going knowledge acquisition ensures that no stone is left unturned in the quest for results for his clients.

      David believes that personal training and sports coaching should be a hands-on and enjoyable experience and co-founded Elitas fitness with the intention of offering people the very best fitness has to offer. This allows him to offer superior, results-oriented training and nutrition to the individual, a far cry from a regular gym where each person is a number on a client database and not a real individual with personal goals and desires.

      Qualifications

      • Poliquin International Certification Programme – Level 1 Certified Strength Coach
      • Poliquin International Certification Programme – Level 2 Certified Strength Coach
      • Poliquin Biosignature Modulation – Level 1
      • NVQ Level 3 Advanced personal training and exercise instruction – Future Fit
      • Nutrition and weight management specialist – Future Fit
      • Nutrition for sport and exercise – Future Fit
      • Torso training and core stability – Future Fit
      • Psychology of behaviour change – Future Fit
      • GP and exercise referral – Future Fit
      • Institute of optimum nutrition (Richmond) – Anatomy and Physiology
      • Institute of optimum nutrition (Richmond) – Biology
    • Ben Hanton

      Ben Hanton

      Personal Trainer - Strength and Conditioning Coach - Soft Tissue Therapist

      Ben is one of the most highly-qualified coaches you will find and has experience working with a huge variety of different clients. He uses his wide base of knowledge to carefully tailor packages to suit each client’s individual needs.

      Ben’s passion for health and fitness led him to launch Elitas Fitness, with the aim of using cutting-edge scientific principles to improve the quality of life of as many people as possible. What this involves is different for each individual. Improving markers of health and reducing the risk of disease later in life, improving body composition for a more attractive physique, improving sporting performance, and rehabilitating and recovering from illness and injuries are all examples of this.

      Ben has experienced the health and fitness industry from many angles. He spent a year working within the strength and conditioning department at Gloucester Rugby Club, coaching the senior squad day-to-day and spending his evenings working with academy players. He has also worked in a regular gym, coaching and writing programmes for a wide variety of people. Ben has also spent time working with physiotherapists in sports settings as well as hospitals and Multiple Sclerosis Centres in Gloucestershire and Berkshire.

      Contact Ben if you would like to see real results. He provides personal training, strength and conditioning and soft tissue therapy services. Whatever your individual circumstances and requirements, get in touch to negotiate a package.

      Sharples - rugby s and c

       

      Qualifications

      • First Class BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science – University of Bath
      • Biomechanics Prize for outstanding achievement – University of Bath
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
      • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
      • Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy Techniques Masterclass
      • Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation Techniques Masterclass
      • Level 2 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning
      • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
      • Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Circuits
      • Poliquin International Certification Programme- Level 1 Certified Strength Coach

      Articles in other publications

  • Reflex Sports Therapy

    professional sports therapy and massage
    Reflex Sports Therapy

    About

    Providing a professional and friendly service diagnosing, treating and preventing pain and injuries.  Treatments include sports massage therapy, Swedish massage, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

     

    Trainers