Meet the RebelPT trainers
Our Rebel Founder and the Original Trainer, Tom hails from Aberdeen, Scotland but spent time in London after his degree.
It was this big city, office-driven life that led him to come home and start RebelPT in 2012. Long hours in an office and limited time for training or sports, RebelPT was born from the ethers of childhood memories – remember how much fun you could have just running around, playing football, cycling with your friends, rounders in the park?
Tom quickly quit his office job, re-trained (in the same facility as some of the 2012 British Olympic team no less!) and moved back to Aberdeen to launch RebelPT; he now runs the Westhill and Westburn bootcamp sessions. Leading by example Tom enjoys football, cycling, swimming, tennis, windsurfing, snowboarding and is currently working on his Olympic lifts in the gym.
Rebel Fact: Tom qualified for the Scottish Aussie Rules team in 2014 and travelled to Madrid, Spain for the tournament.
Alice returns to Aberdeen after two years travelling the world. From elephant riding, diving in Malaysia, paragliding in Chile, to skydiving and bungee jumping in Australia; Alice took to her travelling lifestyle with her usual zest for life!
Recently qualified group trainer, PT and pre/post natal trainer she runs the new Portlethen bootcamp and Portlethen Prams in the Park sessions and is responsible for our uber-packed Rebel events calendar. Alice has also trekked through the Lord of the Rings Mountains in New Zealand, she has recently completed her first half marathon, plays for a local volleyball team and enjoys hill walking and cycling, alongside bootcamp and running. Rebels pack it all in!
Rebel Fact: Alice is challenging herself to compete in a Tough Mudder event in every country – so far, she has done Australia and England, Scotland and Ireland. Only Canada, America, New Zealand and Europe to go then…
Claire is our Prams in the Park Trainer and runs sessions in both Duthie Park and Hazlehead park, alongside being a mum to two children and keeping up her own training and passion for sport! Busy? We think so, but all part of living the Rebel life.
Claire has achieved many sporting personal achievements, like climbing Kilimanjaro and sailing dinghies to tall ships throughout Europe, she has recently completed mat work one and ante and postnatal pilates qualifications and is training for her first triathlon this year! Through living aboard over the years and on home soil, Claire has always enjoyed a sporting lifestyle from playing rugby to pilates, sailing, windsurfing, skiing and running.
Rebel Fact: Whilst living in Abu Dhabi, Claire played rugby in the Dubai 7’s.
Living the #RebelLife wasn’t enough for Calum; he took his HNC in Sport Coaching and Developing, alongside a certificate in fitness instructing and only went and joined our team of trainers!
A rugby player for Mackie in Stonehaven, Calum enjoys going to the gym, weightlifting, outdoor training and is currently working on his own home gym set-up! Joining our team, Calum will run the Duthie Park and Cults bootcamp sessions as well as train one-on-one clients.
Rebel Fact: Calum recently spent six months in New Zealand playing rugby.
Nicola has trained with Rebel PT for just over three years and after completing her level 2 (Group Training) and 3 (Personal Trainer) qualifications, she joins the team as a Rebel Trainer. Nicola will be on hand for some of the busier Rebel bootcamp sessions as a second trainer and is also starting a new bootcamp class on a Friday morning in Westhill from November 2016.
A Westhill local since she was a child, Nicola has been running for many years, but entered her first race six years ago. After three half marathons, Nicola turned her attention to shorter distances and more speed work, although that elusive 26.2 still beckon! Passionate about HiiT training, Nicola found this form of training more enjoyable and suited the time she has for training around her family life. Nicola has completed two Tough Mudder events with the Rebel PT team and taken part in the local Beast Race and Glack attack mud obstacle events too.
Rebel fact: Nicola was placed second in her age category for the 5k RunGarioch and first place in her age category at the Dunecht Dash 5k
Matt is currently studying for a postgraduate Diploma in Applied Sports and Exercise Nutrition (from the International Society of Sports Nutrition.) and is a qualified Personal Trainer, he runs the Duthie Park Rebel PT sessions with Alice and most of you might remember his baptism of fire to #RebelLife when he joined the team in the Boxing Day Nippy Dippers! Kudos to you Matt.
Matt used to run a fair few half marathons and marathons, it took us a while but we did manage to get his PB times out of him – 1 hour and 25 mins for a half marathon and 3 hours 31 minutes for a marathon. Injury led him to change disciplines and when in Canada in 2014, he started weight training.
Matt then spent some time living in France working as an English teacher and during this time he started training for Obstacle Course Racing. He has since competed in the Spartan races in France, Germany and UK! A true Spartan racer, Matt aims to compete in as many as possible around the world over the next few years.
Rebel fact: Matt is a qualified football referee, he starting helping with the younger teams at school level and only stopped when he moved abroad. .