Personal Training


Whilst all instructors are available for Inductions and Programme Changes, we do offer Personal Training at an additional charge. Having a Personal Trainer with you at each session, will help you stay focused on your routine and ensure you work to the best of your ability whether you just want to keep fit and keep the pounds off, or run your first marathon. Whatever your goals, a Personal Trainer can help you achieve them and sooner.

Alison and TinaOur Gym Manager, Alison Taylor (pictured left) has been at Martlesham Leisure since 1985, having qualified as a YMCA Fitness Instructor, passing with distinction. During her time with us Alison has run 3 London Marathons, numerous half marathons including the Great North Run with Tina and several 10k races. She has also participated in several cycling events including London to the New Forest and Land’s End to John O’Groats. Alison has also competed in the London Team Triathlon taking on the cycling element, the Race for Life and the Moonlight Walk.

Duty Manager Tina Shapland (pictured above right) joined us in 2003, qualifying with the YMCA Advanced Fitness Instructor qualification, a City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 in Sport & Recreation and Circuit Training. During her time at the Club she has run the London Marathon, the Great North Run and competed in the London Team Triathlon taking on the running element. She has also run numerous Woodbridge 10k races, the Martlesham 10k, the Race for Life and Ipswich Twilight Run in 2015.

LaurenLauren Parker joined the Team in 2011 and qualified as an YMCA and City & Guilds Level 2 Advanced Fitness Instructor & Advanced level 3 Personal Trainer with distinction. Having been a Junior Age Group Suffolk Number 1, Lauren has since gone on to achieve a Club Handicap Squash title in 2007 and Ladies Squash Champion in 2008. In the past she has played football for the Ipswich Town Women’s Football Club (4 years) and also competed in the arduous Whole Hog race twice, the Race for Life 3 times and has skydived too! Lauren is available for Personal Training.


Zak Gladwell joined Martlesham Leisure in 2016 after 7 years military service as a Royal Engineer but also helping develop and lead training programmes for recruits aspiring to be part of the Elite Airborne Forces. He is a qualified YMCA Level 2 Advanced Fitness Instructor and brings a passion for health and fitness to the team. Zak is a keen runner and cyclist and is a qualified as a SF3 ski instructor. Zak loves H.I.I.T workouts and runs a 30 minute session every Monday morning which is suitable for those with limited time. Zak is also available for Personal Training.

Becky Dickens is our newest member of staff and is currently working towards her YMCA and City and Guilds Level II Advanced fitness instructor qualification. Becky’s love of health and fitness is clearly obvious when you meet her and she works 100% with all her clients during programmes and through her student personal training sessions.