Scott Marsh

Director & Head Coach

Helen Coles

Fitness Coach

Philip Higgins

Fitness Coach

Scott Marsh

Bsc. (Hons), C.S.C.S – Director, Head Coach

Scott Marsh is a coach who leads by example.

In 2006 he embarked upon a life-changing journey which saw him drop over 100lbs in weight and 18’’ from his waist through self-motivated lifestyle change. Fat loss is not easy and the journey was tough, but it has always been considered an educational experience, and with this Scott is one of the few coaches who can honestly quote that he has been there, done that and got the t-shirt.

After such dramatic life change, Scott finally succumbed to the inevitable, vowing that he would utilise his experiences entirely by offering his energy, passion and experience to those that found themselves in situations similar to himself.

Having gained essential experience of the industry working as Head Coach at Phoenix Pro Fitness Godalming under Charlotte Ord (Personal Trainer of the Year 2010) Scott continued to pursue his hunger for further education after his degree.

Scott has studied with some of the top trainers, nutritionists and coaches from around the world to build an extensive knowledge base which goes well beyond the normal expectations of an average personal trainer. He is also an accredited member with the prestigious NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and the UKSCA (United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association), both of which are considered the gold standard of certification agencies for elite trainers.

Having helped hundreds of people transform their bodies and lives over his years in the industry, working with clients from the age of 7 to 77, Scott has worked to perfect a series of systems to bring people rapid, enduring body transformation in an exciting, results focussed atmosphere.

With his endless enthusiasm, infectious energy, and extreme passion for other’s results, Scott is sure to be one of the UK’s next leading personal trainers.

Helen Coles

Fitness Coach

Having instigated a long awaited career change out of finance into the world of health and fitness – Helen knows the challenges associated with living a healthy lifestyle with chaotic city life.

Helen’s passion for sports and fitness started from an early age with her taking part, competing, and in some cases teaching everything from gymnastics to tennis to hockey to horse-riding (particularly show jumping and dressage).

She discovered the benefits of the gym at school, especially during the winter months, and was soon such a regular attendee that she was entrusted with the unofficial job of inducting new members. She was so good that she was also given the honour of demonstrating the schools new equipment when the Queen paid them a visit in her final year.

Following school and university, her attentions turned to running which saw her complete several half-marathons, an infamous ‘Hell-Run’ and two full-marathons. With her success in the running realm, Helen found herself always being asked to help with others running and fitness goals. Always willing to help and keen to progress her own training, Helen thought it was time to formalise her efforts and thus formally educated herself to successfully completed an International Diploma in Advanced Personal Training.

Today Helen is proud to be able to call herself a member of the Xcelerate Fitness team and hopes her highly motivated, positive attitude will help inspire others to achieve their health and fitness goals.

Philip Higgins

Fitness Coach

Philip has a lifetime passion for fitness and the martial arts and has now dedicated himself to bring that same passion, drive, healthy lifestyle and mindset to help others achieve and conquer their goals.

He's a big believer in adapting exercise and nutrition to suit the needs of the individual, whether they are trying to get fit, lose those extra pounds or training for a specific goal or event.

Philip has been teaching and competing in Kickboxing (Free Style) for the past 10 years at the highest level. He has been taught and influenced by many great coaches in the industry to perfect his skills, attitude and performance.

His Kickboxing career has seen him fight all across Europe and he has had the opportunity to fight with well-respected teams such as 'Team SWAT',  'WAKO Great Britain' and now with 'GENESIS Unleashed'.

He is also, highly interested in other disciplines and sports such as, Taekwondo, MMA and Badminton and continuing his education to help people get results.

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