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The Team

Kev Foley

Owner

Specialism - Boxing training, Kettlebell training and Over 40’s fat loss.

Experience

I’ve been into fitness and sport from a young age. My sporting background is in Boxing, where I was lucky enough to travel the World as an amateur and competed in over 100 bouts. This was invaluable experience and gave me the opportunity to train and work alongside some of the elitist athletes of the today.

I’ve been working in the fitness industry for over 20 years. I’ve worked as a gym instructor, Group exercise instructor, self employed personal trainer, I have owned multiple fitness businesses and have worked with business owners all around the World as a fitness business coach.

Specialism

Boxing training, Kettlebell training and Over 40’s fatloss

What drives and motivates you in your role?

I’m motivated by seeing improvement and development in others. I love to see our members losing weight and improving their health and lifestyle and I’ve loved watching our coaching team develop into great coaches

What’s your favourite thing about working at B Fit?

It’s most definitely the people. It’s the community that makes B Fit.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?

When I’m not working you’ll normally spending time with my Wife and 3 children, playing golf or watching the footy or boxing.

Favourite quote

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states

Favourite book/film/podcast

Favourite book: The Slight Edge, Film: The Nutty Professor

What would you be if you weren’t a fitness trainer?

I think I’d probably still own a business, more than likely around marketing, or a chef.

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…

If you’re the smartest person in the room then you’re in the wrong room. I’m a big believer in self development and continuous learning.

Kath MacDonald

Fitness Manager

Specialism - Weight loss and toning.

Experience

15 years in the fitness industry, variety of roles – personal trainer, sales and management.

Specialism

Weight loss and toning.

What drives and motivates you in your role?

Coming up with creative ideas to improve something and learning new skills.

What’s your favourite thing about working at B Fit?

Meeting new people and seeing people achieve their fitness goals.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?

Exploring new places with my dog.

Favourite quote

With pain comes strength.

Favourite book/film/podcast

Harry Potter

What would you be if you weren’t a fitness trainer?

Dog groomer

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…

“if at first you don’t succeed, try again”

Harry Bevan

Personal Trainer

Specialism - Nutrition, strength and conditioning, fat loss and exercise referral.

Experience

2.5 years at Bfit, final year student studying biomedical science (health, exercise & nutrition) and exercise referral qualified.

Specialism

Nutrition, strength and conditioning, fat loss and exercise referral.

What drives and motivates you in your role?

Helping to make a difference in people’s lives through exercise and nutrition. People really underestimate what a difference it makes to individuals when they fuel their body properly and push themselves through exercise. The discipline and effects of this really do translate into every aspect of our lives.

What’s your favourite thing about working at B Fit?

The sense of community with all of the members, all egos are left at the door and all the PT’s here at Bfit are driven and motivated.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?

If I’m not working, I’m normally studying or training myself!

Favourite quote

‘Success isn’t about greatness, its about consistency’. ‘Consistent hard work gains success, then greatness will come’ – Dwyane the Rock Johnson

Favourite book/film/podcast

Favourite Fitness Book – The Art of resilience by Ross Edgely
Favourite book – The lord of the rings
Film – Interstellar
Podcast – The infinite monkey cage by Dr Brian Cox

What would you be if you weren’t a fitness trainer?

The child in me would say an astronaut but more realistically if I had the intellect, experimental physicist, or cosmologist.

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…

Happiness cannot be bought but it is a choice.

Owen Ricketts

Personal Trainer

Specialism - movement efficiency and mobility.

Experience

I have worked with a variety of people from youth athletes, elite athletes and the general public.

Specialism

I specialise in movement efficiency and mobility.

What drives and motivates you in your role?

The profound benefits exercise has on mental health and well-being.

What’s your favourite thing about working at B Fit?

My favourite thing about B-Fit is the community feel and friendliness of all the members.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?

In my spare time I like to go hiking, read and I also love DJing.

Favourite quote

 “An honest idea will last in the integrity of time” – Goldie

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…

The best piece of advice I ever received was to live life in balance

Tom Jeanes

Personal Trainer

Specialism - Injury prevention, beginners’ fitness, flexibility and strength training.

 

Experience

5 years in the fitness industry; I moved to Cardiff in September to pursue my undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy after previous roles as a gym manager and fitness instructor.

Specialism

Injury prevention, beginners’ fitness, flexibility and strength training.

What drives and motivates you in your role?

The feeling that what you’re doing is adding something positive to the world. As a trainer, when you see someone’s, mindset change as they experience the benefits of healthier lifestyle choices, you know that they might become a role model to encourage the same choices for other people.

What’s your favourite thing about working at B Fit?

The community. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what you look like or what you do for work – the customers all support each other and are there for the same reason. Everyone is on the same team, working together. That’s (unfortunately) rare to see in gyms and fitness centres generally, but at B Fit it is a cornerstone of our success.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?

In between my degree and work, there isn’t much time! I enjoy cooking, playing the piano and long walks in nature when not working or studying.

Favourite quote

“He who conquers others is strong, but he who can conquer himself is truly mighty.”

 – Lao Tzu

Favourite book/film/podcast

Where to start…You can never get too old for Star Wars, although I’m certainly partial to a medical drama or a good documentary!

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…

Just be you. Pretending to be something you’re not requires so much more energy, and sometimes the last person to realise that is you.

Bethan Box

Client Care Co-ordinator

Specialism - Information management and content creation.

Experience

I was a Law Librarian for ten years and then I worked for my family retail business as the E-commerce Manager.

Specialism

I am an information management and content creation professional with over twenty years of experience.

What drives and motivates you in your role?

I’ve been training with B Fit for five years, it helped me regain my confidence and my fitness after having a baby and taking some time out.

What’s your favourite thing about working at B Fit?

I really enjoy seeing people transforming their health and fitness and gaining confidence in themselves.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?

I love to be by the sea. Tenby is my favourite place. I enjoy walking and wild swimming. I used to love skiing and hope to get back to that one day.

Favourite quote

  “Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” Rainer Maria Rilke

Favourite book/film/podcast

During lockdown I’ve been listening to the Elizabeth Day Podcast “How to Fail” – which is a lot more positive that it might sound!

Book – My favourite author is Amistead Maupin – he’s a great storyteller.

Film – I’ve all Wes Anderson films, Darjeeling Limited, Life Acquatic…

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…

Don’t be afraid to make a change.