Ollie set up Take Shape at Brewerstreet Dairy in 2002. He is a former semi-pro rugby player and is a Sports Scientist, a CHEK Practitioner and a Holistic Health Coach.
Author of two books, ‘Uncommon Sense: A Practical Guide for Health, Weight Loss & Vitality’ and ‘Ski Fitness’ both available on Amazon. He has also consulted for a wide range of private clients, companies and sports teams. He has worked behind a desk, has a young family, runs a small business and so knows about time, family and work pressures. All his programmes take individuals and their pressures into account.
He can help anyone, any group or team improve their performance whether it is at work, sport or family time, if they choose to do so.
Initially a professional footballer for AFC Bournemouth, an injury led to a change in his career path and Martin went on to obtain a BSc (Hons) Sports Science degree (2:1). Further training extended his list of qualifications becoming an advanced level Personal Trainer and advanced level Pilates Instructor.
He has since gone on to complete further studies to reach Level 4 on the Register of Exercise Professionals, a standard achieved by less than 5% of fitness professionals. Alongside Personal Training and being an advanced level Pilates instructor means his work has a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of core strength and mobility.
Also teaching at 6th form colleges and schools he has worked alongside people from a vast array of fitness backgrounds up to and including elite athletes and with his knowledge and experience of working with different people Martin looks forward to helping you to achieve your health and fitness goals.