Meet the team

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Sean Cole ASCC

Director at SC Vital Fitness

Sean has a dynamic and gregarious nature to his coaching style, loves his coffee, black with cream. He has a passion for being a strength athlete with an appetite for doing things right and an even bigger appetite for toasted teacakes. Best known for calling out the BS in the fitness industry, that has kept many a trainer stuck in the old school, no results mentality. Sean is on a personal mission to change the way the fitness industry trains its clients with a non-BS approach and has a proven track record.

A fully accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (UKSCA), who likes to socialise with the odd Gin and a game of rugby, loves good home cooked food (that the missus doesn't burn), soul music and of course, strength training. Sean will help you drive your fitness goals to the next level, using a mixture of coaching with passion and drive that will help you achieve some awesome results and a balanced outlook to your life, making you feel refreshed, energised and more alive than ever, guaranteed.

Sean Cole ASCC

Director at SC Vital Fitness

Sean has a dynamic and gregarious nature to his coaching style, loves his coffee, black with cream. He has a passion for being a strength athlete with an appetite for doing things right and an even bigger appetite for toasted teacakes. Best known for calling out the BS in the fitness industry, that has kept many a trainer stuck in the old school, no results mentality. Sean is on a personal mission to change the way the fitness industry trains its clients with a non-BS approach and has a proven track record.

A fully accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (UKSCA), who likes to socialise with the odd Gin and a game of rugby, loves good home cooked food (that the missus doesn't burn), soul music and of course, strength training. Sean will help you drive your fitness goals to the next level, using a mixture of coaching with passion and drive that will help you achieve some awesome results and a balanced outlook to your life, making you feel refreshed, energised and more alive than ever, guaranteed.

Chris Bundell

Head Coach at SC Vital Fitness

Shrewdly competitive in all aspects of life, Chris can count a UK Strongest Man u105kg title, a junior powerlifting record and an 8 year undefeated scrabble winning streak amongst his achievements. A meticulous planner, Chris has a real passion for the foundations of health, fitness and performance.

Away from barbells and triple word scores, Chris can be found cooking, stumbling on his words, walking his dogs, looking for his golf ball or most probably napping. With a degree in sports and fitness coaching, he combines an impressive academic knowledge with a wealth of practical experience and passion. Chris loves mastering the basics, resulting in great movement, longevity and lasting performance for our members.

Matt Hiscock

Coach at SC Vital Fitness

Matt is the resident vegan coach. He gets a lot of stick for it, but he doesn’t mind. The most recent member of the SC Vital Fitness coaching team, he is excited and impassioned to be at the start of his coaching journey, with a strong desire to learn and develop. In his previous job as a carer, Matt decided that he wanted to take a career path with a positive influence on helping others. This alongside his personal drive for sustainable health and fitness has led him to coaching.

His background is in music, where he’s enjoyed success behind the drumkit, resulting in extensive touring across Europe with a successful band. A drive to stay in shape while being on the road means that he is an expert at nutrition away from home.

When he’s not making the other coaches coffee because he lost a coffee game, you can find Matt playing football, making music with his friends, or walking his Dalmatians in the local countryside.

Holly Byatt

Admin

Otherwise known as the better half (the real boss) to the head coach, she offers the friendlier, softer side amongst the staff, greeting each member with a warm welcoming smile. Holly aka Hotlips enjoys keeping active, taking part in the facility circuits and most of all loves being a part of such an awesome #gymfamily.

Passionate about Dance from a very young age, her specialty lies within Tap & Modern. Holly spent her youth dancing, singing and performing, following her dream working in the UK, Europe and America.

Now you will find her Socialising with friends & family, taking part in board games with an uncompetitive aim to WIN! Summer nights, R&B, being outdoors, bunnies and a dream to one day return to the stage.

Chris Phelan

Coach

Chris has a friendly and patient nature when it comes to his coaching. He loves nothing more than helping clients get active. Apart from a frequenting a cheeky Nandos, he has a huge passion for coaching and developing himself further every day. An enthusiast for all sports, especially in football despite watching Arsenal’s terrible performance every season. Chris has always strived on the importance of communication when assisting people setting goals. However, once he starts talking he sometimes forgets to stop.

He is the coach that claims to have the best hair in the gym. A fully qualified Personal Trainer who started up his own PT business after serving in the Royal Navy. Chris also decided to further educate himself at Portsmouth University where he is currently undergoing a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree. Chris will help you get motivated to workout and show you how great the benefits are from training at the gym.

Carli Cross

Coach

Don’t let Carli’s appearance or the fact she drinks hot Ribena fool you, whilst she may be our friendliest face we have had complaints from next door when she’s busting out an epic team training session, worryingly this isn’t the only job she’s had disciplinary issues in, when Carli was 14 she was sacked from a job for eating too many of the doughnuts.

Since her doughnut stealing days, Carli has found her way in the fitness industry, leading hundreds of clients to great results before joining the SCVF team. Outside the gym serial napper Carli is a force on the bowling lanes and has 2 cats, but at SCVF Carli is always working on her lifting, and is loving delivering new member’s first sessions, meaning if you click that link for a 30 day trial, it may very well be Crazy Cat Lady Carli that you get to meet first

Sam Roberts

Coach

Sam, who is also referred to by the other coaches as ‘Biceps Sam’ loves everything muscle building. Growing up a little bit of a scrawny kid and getting pushed around on the rugby field put Sam on a mission to learn about weight training with a focus on getting bigger.

‘Practice what you preach’ is the mantra Sam lives by, leading to him owning his own personal training gym for 7 years, competing in bodybuilding (yes, small pants & fake tan), whilst still to this day playing a high standard of rugby.

Over 10 years of personal training experience has allowed Sam to get the best out of people in the gym, and after a session with Sam you’ll quickly realise you’ll be feeling muscles you never knew you had.