MEET THE TEAM
Here at The Fitness Function we have an amazing team of Industry Experts that we would like to introduce to you.
They will guide you through your fitness journey whether it be in our fantastic group classes or in our Personal Training sessions.
All our sessions are fun and rewarding to ensure that you get the best from every session!
Director/Founder of The Fitness Function is a leading industry expert with over twenty years of experience and knowledge. Julie has been involved with Education of Fitness Instructors for over 10 years and has her own successful Personal Training business.
Julie set up The Fitness Function at Penn Street in 2013, as a standalone training facility bridging the gap between personal training and mainstream impersonal and ineffective gyms. Her goal is to provide excellent small group training classes with incredible customer service and care for each individual client.
Since the GRAVITY (Total Gym) phenomenon came over from the US in 2006, Julie has been a key role in the development of the Total Gym rise in the UK and has been part of the Total GYM UK Master Training team since its inception into the UK Fitness Market
You will see Julie regularly teaching on the timetable – Gravity, Pilates, Kettle Bells, Blast and Sculpt alongside her regular Personal Training clients.
After working as a radiographer in London for 20 years, Angie qualified as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer in 2000 and in 2005 gained Advanced Instructor Level 3.
In 2002 Angie became a Studio Cycling Instructor and then, 2000 became a Spinning ® Instructor. In 2018 she became a Spinning Rockstar (Advanced) and recently in 2020 a SPINPower Coach to take her to a Spinning Elite Trainer. Angie gained her Gravity Foundation Qualification in 2017 & 2019 she also became a CrossCore Coach.
Angie has always enjoyed sport and exercise and believes that if you are fit and healthy no life challenge is too great!
Angie is friendly and approachable and teaches classes with a wide variety of music. Good music choices in Spinning is essential for clients to get the most out of their exercise experience.
I have been regularly practicing Yoga for a decade and I completed my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with the Himalaya Yoga Valley last year. Coming from a dance background and having completed my training recently, my flows are creative and fresh with a big focus on the breath, while honouring the traditional training I experienced with the Himalaya Yoga Valley.
I specialise in an Ashtanga Vinyasa practice however you will also see aspects of Hatha and Bikram in my classes. I believe that Yoga is vital for both the mind and the body, therefore all of my classes begin and end with pranayama (breathing technique) and relaxation.
I am a bright and energetic teacher and I encourage all of my students to deepen their practice and build strength and power through their flows. Whether you want to take a gentle, meditative practice or a powerful sweaty flow.
I hope you’ll walk out of the studio with the Yoga glow! I can’t wait to see you on the mat.
Elaine Batho is a life coach and wellness consultant. Having helped hundreds of people find the balance in their life and to feel great again. Elaine teaches Hatha and Yin Yoga styles at The Fitness Function and with your wellbeing at the centre of every session.
Her gravity classes are fun and lively and will get you sweating!
Elaine has been teaching Yoga for 15 years and is RY200 certified. She is level 4 personal trainer qualified with specialisms in GP referral and lower back pain.
Victoria is passionate about the positive health benefits that come from establishing a regular practise. She is a warm, down to earth teacher who believes that yoga is a practical, self-management toolkit accessible to everyone. She enjoys sharing various styles and disciplines of yoga with people from all walks of life and all fitness levels.
At Fitness Function, Victoria teaches Vinyasa Yoga: a dynamic form of Hatha yoga, which flows gracefully from posture to posture guided by the momentum of your natural breath. Her passion for the practise is evident in class, as she shares knowledge of yoga benefits, anatomy, philosophy, meditation and breath work with enthusiasm and natural sense of humour that helps to energise and motivate the class.
The class is suitable for beginners and improvers and is often a good introduction to yoga for people who enjoy faster paced forms of exercise.
Victoria trained with the British Wheel of Yoga completing her 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Diploma in 2007. She has continued to study and develop experience in Pre and Post Natal Yoga, Teen Yoga and Yoga for Seniors. Victoria has also been teaching in UK prisons and facilitating training for teachers working in secure environments since 2010.
Popularly known for teaching pole fitness and for his love of aerial arts, Mikey has a passion for dance which influences all the classes he teaches giving them a fresh and unique feel. With over 7 years’ experience working in the Fitness Industry, Mikey believes knowledge is key and strives to help his clients understand how their body moves and develop body awareness. Qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer and a Degree in Dance and Fitness,
Mikey has undergone extensive training to be able to diversify what he can offer such as Barre, Indoor Cycling and Gravity. No matter what your fitness level or preferred style of training,
Mikey is able to bring energy and enthusiasm into every class tailoring exercises to each individual.
With over 22 years’ experience in the Fitness industry, Dawn is dedicated to make fitness enjoyable and accessible to all in a fun, relaxed environment where you are encouraged to achieve your own individual goals, whether in a group or one to one session.
Dawn is a Level 3 qualified Group Exercise, Instructor and Personal Trainer. Included in her numerous other qualifications are Pilates, Gravity, and Indoor Cycling, which she specialises in, here at the Fitness Function and keeps regularly updated with latest industry training.
Whether you are looking for core strength, flexibility, and functional movement in Pilates; taking on one of the various training programmes in the Gravity Studio; or cardio and strength challenges on the bike,
Dawn’s positive energy and friendly nature will make you feel instantly at ease and ready to conquer your goals. Be ready to work hard, have fun and feel great!