Working for Matt Roberts, at his studio in Chelsea between 2011-2013, Laura got to experience first-hand, the very best personal training in a private, professional and luxury environment.

Laura quickly had ambitions to recreate these values in the North and in May 2014 Nxtep Personal Training, Knutsford opened its doors.

David, who has been alongside Laura since day one is now Studio Manager and we have welcomed to the team Hannah, a former GB gymnast and World Record Holder and Anna, a former client and Nxtep’s biggest success story so far.

The Nxtep team, thrive from clients’ success and always strive to create a fun, welcoming and family atmosphere.

Laura Hagan

Laura Hagan has gained a wealth of experience working as a personal trainer for Matt Roberts, one of the Country’s leading personal trainers.

At his Chelsea studio, Laura trained a wide range of clients including business executives, pre and post natal mothers and older retirees. Laura places great importance on understanding her clients’ needs and has gained an enviable reputation devising individual programmes to suit each client.

Laura developed a particular interest in the long term benefits of exercise whilst studying Sports Science with Management at Loughborough University. She believes that regular exercise has significant physical and psychological benefits enhancing quality of life and reducing the risk of long term ill health. This focus has continued and Laura has regularly contributed to health and fitness related articles including publications such as, The Times, Harpers Bazaar and Top Sante.

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Laura has worked with many clients for whom sports performance is their focus and using high intensity training, resistance work and strength conditioning, clients experienced remarkable progress. Laura has developed a particular expertise in supporting clients who are new to exercise and experiencing the ill-effects of low levels of activity.

Her patient and encouraging approach has been successful in achieving fantastic results leaving clients feeling “delighted” with progress. Individual programmes and attentive client care enable clients to relax, enjoy the gym experience and maintain a positive attitude to exercise.

Laura has not only been inspirational as a trainer, but has encouraged me to reach a level of fitness I have not had for years.

David Bell

David comes from an extensive sporting background. Growing up, David played sport to a high level across a diverse range of sports including rugby, water polo, football and athletics.

David’s passion for exercise and nutrition was fuelled by his own body transformation and has been supplemented by a diploma in personal training from Premier Training International as well as extensive personal research.

David has had great success helping clients with varying goals including gaining muscle, fat loss, strength & conditioning, sport specific training, increased mobility, increased physical fitness, improving quality of life and improving mental health.

David’s speciality and passion is nutrition and body transformation. Training is only half of the battle, David will use his wealth of nutritional knowledge to give you all the tools you need to optimise your training and hit your goals. His passion for body transformation came from his own experience of losing over 35kg, then building lean muscle on top of this. This experience has allowed David to fully understand and relate to clients going through the same process. He has used this to aid clients to weight loss of over 38kgs (so far) and also in gaining quality, lean muscle mass.

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The personal aspect of personal training is very important to David. The hours spent training in the studio are only a small part of the week and the service provided. Forming a supportive, fun and friendly relationship with clients is very important to David. When it comes to client care, David provides constant support in terms of nutritional guidance, motivation and personal development. David strives to always be easy to contact, provide excellent response time and is always happy to go the extra mile.

He tailored a workout and diet plan specific to my needs, and I was very happy with the outcome. I will not hesitate in contacting David when I decide to train again. He was knowledgeable about both training and nutrition, and gave me the motivation I needed to train as hard as I could and he pushed me to reach my potential.

Hannah Bolger

From a young age Hannah was passionate about sport. Forever doing handstands and cartwheels it was only natural that she began gymnastics classes and ultimately fell in love with the trampoline.

Over the years, Hannah competed nationally and internationally, training 3-4 hours each night – commitment which led her towards achieving a National Championships medal, a Guinness World Record and a spot on the Great Britain junior team. Trampolining is nicknamed the ‘elegant form of flying’ – a feeling she has always enjoyed!

Hannah graduated from University in 2016 with a degree in Exercise Physical Activity and Health (BSc Hons). The course focussed on exercise physiology, body composition measurements, nutrition and advanced fitness instruction. She also achieved a REP’s Level 3 Exercise Referral qualification, where she learnt the skills to train people with underlying health conditions safely.

Hannah believes that regular exercise and a well-balanced diet are the two leading lifestyle factors to achieving long term good health and aims to encourage, motivate and inspire people to live like this.

Anna Cartwright

Throughout her teenage years Anna was always active, a keen member of hockey, netball and athletics teams alongside competing in horse show jumping competitions to a national level.

She had tried many ways to control her weight, but with little success. Anna’s journey at Nxtep began in May 2015, when she started personal training as a client with David. She soon found a passion for training and dedicated herself to changing her physique. She learnt the importance of nutrition for weight-loss and began to iron out the problems with her diet, one step at a time.

Three years later she’s 6 stone lighter and has turned her passion into a career. After going through the process herself, she believes she is in the best position possible to help others do the same.

Anna has a keen interest in nutrition and is currently studying a nutrition diploma, which explores everything from nutrition to enhance performance, to pre/post-natal, diabetes and gut health. Her aim is to use her knowledge in nutrition to further aid clients to reach their goals whether that be weight loss, muscle gain, toning, rehabilitation or sports performance.

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