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Matt
Founder and Owner
Outdoor Fit Lead Instructor


Matt has over 23 years of experience in the fitness industry. Serving 11 years in the military as a Physical Training Instructor teaching fitness classes across the world. After leaving the military in 2005, Matt went on to work for the Ministry of Defence as a Gym Manager and Specialist Instructional Officer of physical training for 10 years which included training and fitness testing within the armed forces. During this period and over the last 12 years Matt has managed and delivered military style fitness classes for the public. Over the years Matt has gained a variety of qualifications, such as Level 3 Personal Trainer, Spinning Instructor, Self-defence instructor and Level 4 teaching qualification, First Aid and Health and Safety Trainer. Matt derives most pleasure in helping members to achieve their fitness goals and dreams by providing fun effective and enjoyable fitness sessions for all fitness levels. Favourite exercises include: 360 degree squat jumps, crazy elbow taps and burpee bulldog.
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Richie

Outdoor Fit Instructor


Richie served for nearly 10 years in the British Army with the Grenadier Guards and Royal Engineers. He has deployed on operations in numerous countries including Northern Ireland and Iraq. He qualified as an Army Physical Training Instructor and gained experience training soldiers within his regiment. Upon leaving the armed forces, he gained various fitness qualifications in personal training and fitness instruction up to Advanced Level 4 and is a specialist in training clients with obesity and Diabetes.
Richie likes to deliver all types of Outdoor Fit classes during which he enjoys giving members a challenging, fun and varied workout. His favourite exercise is the ‘double burpee’ consisting of 2 press ups, 2 squat thrusts and 2 squats! ….REPEATED!!
Richie’s hobbies include rock climbing, cycling and taking part in endurance events such as the Paras 10. He also enjoys attending ODF socials.

Ross

Outdoor Fit Instructor

Ross served with the territorial forces for four years whilst studying in Sheffield. In this time, he worked as the regiment's PTI. After completing his degree, Ross began working as an Outdoor Fitness instructor and started his journey in becoming a qualified teacher (he now teaches Year 6 at a Coventry primary school). Ross has worked as an Outdoor Fitness instructor for over ten years. Throughout this period, he has constantly refined his coaching practice. Completing his Strength and Conditioning Masters Degree, has led to his firm focus on enhancing athletic performance in the sessions he leads.

 

Tracey

Outdoor Fit Instructor

Tracey started my adult career by serving for 8 years in the Royal Artillery as a Signaller and All Arms PTI instructor. Left the army to start a family and began a civilian career as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Once Tracey’s boys reached an age where they were less dependent, Tracey decided to become a prison officer for 18 months before deciding to move back to a job where she felt she could make a real difference. With this in mind started working for Commando Joe’s teaching life skills to children across the midlands.

Tracey’s hobbies and interests:

  • Ran 4 Marathons
  • Cross Fit
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Skiing

Tracey absolutely loves taking people through their fitness journeys. Always been an Outdoor Fitness Instructor gives Tracey the option to help change people’s lives. Tracey has over 20 years of experience within the fitness industry and has a wide variety of experience and qualifications ranging from Level 2 Gym Instructor to Level 4 GP Referral.