Head of personal training
Marlon’s career in Health and Fitness spans over 25 years and includes a wealth of experience across the industry as an Instructor, Fitness Manager, Personal Trainer/Therapist and Lead Fitness Lecturer where he’s made a significant contribution in training Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers (including some of the existing Lab Pros) for the past 10 years.
His background originally in martial arts led him to the further study of Sports & Exercise Sciences, Massage Therapy and currently Neuroscience. He continues to utilise his training and development background to enhance the already highly experienced Fitness Team as well as further developing the fitness service across the Laboratory clubs.
Pana is passionate about helping clients transform how they look and feel, it gives her great joy to see her clients improve their lives through nutrition and exercise. She currently works with people of all ages, abilities and illnesses, from beginners to the more experienced. She has worked with people recovering from cancer and injuries, people with arthritis, MS, autism and Parkinson’s as well as those interested in general weight/fat loss, improving their fitness, strength and wellbeing.
She believes we are all unique and there is no “one size fits all” approach, “it is important to identify the client’s individual needs and design a program that is realistic, achievable and sustainable.” She enjoys seeing people succeed and achieve goals that they thought were never possible.
In order to change your body you need to change your lifestyle, there are no quick fix fads just eat right, move right, have fun and only then will you transform your body.
Gemma’s passion has always been in dance since she was 7 years old. She started training as a dancer in ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap and musical theatre, then followed her dreams at Elmhurst Ballet School where she achieved a national diploma in dance and advanced 2 RAD ballet. She then went on to dance professionally for 7 years travelling around the world mainly on cruise ships where she became dance captain and production manager.
When she moved to London, she found a new passion in the fitness industry and became a qualified personal trainer and class instructor. She has now been in the industry for 6 years and still performs and teachers Ballet at Pineapple. Gemma is also the Group Fitness Co-ordinator at The Laboratory Muswell Hill.
Her passions are to help her clients achieve their goals and to share her knowledge. To support her clients on their journey to achieving a better lifestyle and feel more energized, to promote exercise in a healthy way that can be enjoyable.
Matt has a grounded belief of combining strength and endurance throughout the body in order to achieve your body’s full output potential. His background in Ballet & Contemporary dance training gives him a unique style of coaching, making sure that you not only build strength, but you know how to use and access it when needed in day to day life.
Matt’s training incorporates a varied number of aspects all based around the values of functional fitness – making sure that you look and feel great as a result from all the hard work put in. Each approach is tailored to the needs of his clients and specialises in endurance sport coaching, body sculpting and weight loss.
After his recent completion of an MSc in Sport Rehabilitation at St. Mary’s University Twickenham, Matt is a passionate advocate for getting people back into exercise and sport after physical or emotional trauma and chronic diseases.
‘Being active not only benefits the body physically, but clears the mind emotionally to aid with stress relief and brings clarity to thought’.
Emmanuel believes that everyone has the potential to prevent future injuries, reduce pain, and improve physical performance and appearance. This can all be achieved within his sessions by learning how to see well, balance well, move well, and Integrate well.
He uses a functional neurology approach to achieve all these results with a widely diverse client base of all abilities and with a wide range of objectives.
His highly scientific based training has made his clients impossible goals possible, the possible easy, and the easy with elegance.
Maria – likes to motivate her clients to achieve their goals no matter how big or small! If it is to reduce a dress size, getting physique competition ready or just to feel better and be healthier. She keeps your goal at the forefront of her mind to get you where you want to be through sessions specially made for you!
Her portfolio of clients includes individuals from diverse backgrounds, including age, ability, beginners through to advanced and experienced. All have different goals so they need personal and specific approaches.
She believes everyone is unique and so is the support provided to her clients to get results they want.
Dan is a Sport & Exercise Science graduate and has over 17 years fitness industry experience. Dan is a rehabilitation specialist working closely with our physiotherapist team, Osteopath’s and massage therapists. Bridging the gap between the treatment room and the gym, transforming remedial exercises into functional movements.
Examples of special populations he trains are; people with Motor Neurones Disease (MND), MS, Parkinson’s, 50+ & the elderly, Cancer patients, Knee replacement/reconstruction, Hip replacement & resurfacing, Osteo- Arthritis, Osteoporosis and post Spinal surgery.
Dan himself has recovered from an ACL knee reconstruction.
He believes everyone should have the freedom of choice to move functionally pain free and have an improved sense of well-being.
For Wiola well-being is much more than just having a healthy body, it’s also about cultivating and maintaining a healthy mind-set as well.
Her passion is fuelled by delivering regular tailored exercise programs for your individual needs in order to help you improve your life and making you smile after every session. Her method of achieving goals whether it’s weight loss, body toning, building strength etc. is not just about the hard work but also to focus on the enjoyment and satisfaction to be had from each session.
Together with Wiola you can challenge yourself and reap the benefits of a healthier lifestyle, working to achieve your individual goals. She believes that only if you truly want it, you can achieve it and much more. Helping you develop that mind-set is what she shares in all sessions that she delivers.
Different approaches will work for different people which is why it’s vital that advice for you is tailored to your needs and wants.
Tony works with a wide variety of clients to achieve weight loss, strength and sculpting goals however his main background and passion is in self-defence. He has over 19 years of padding and kicking experience through martial arts which are a great tool to elevate the heart rate and help lose that stubborn weight, body sculpting and building strength.
After a serious motorbike accident, he has also suffered with injuries. Pushing through two years of rehabilitation on his knee, he also works with clients recovering from injuries and help to build up strength physically and mentally.
Tony is passionate about helping his clients feel great within themselves and being the best they can be. Feeling great is not just physical, it’s mental as well. He works with clients to help reduce stress, improve nutrition and sleep to promote a healthy body.
Nicolo is a passionate Lab pro who brings a wealth of experience and positive vibes to the team.
His energy, expertise and enthusiasm will motivate you to achieve and express your true potential.
Having worked successfully with a broad range of clients he will ensure to boost your performance, guide you towards any results safely and effectively.
His successful story of great achievements based on a strong mentality, self-discipline and willingness to be the best brought him to become UK Champion of Men’s Physique in 2018 with UKDFBA federation, serving his clients with the same passion, energy, belief and faith making him a unique Lab pro at the Lab.
If you truly wish to succeed in transforming your body, strengthen a specific area, trim down your mid-section and improve your lifestyle he is the Lab Pro for you.
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