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Ashford International Hotel
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Personal Training at Ashford International Hotel

Download a free one day gym pass to try our superb health club facilities.

Our freelance holistic personal trainers offer personalised one-to-one, small group and bootcamp packages.

We strive to lead by example to inspire our clients to achieve outstanding levels of health and wellbeing that is both attainable and more importantly, sustainable.

It is easy to attain good health and wellbeing through achieving physical, mental and emotional stability, the challenge is to maintain this for life.

Our passion and belief is that this can only be achieved via self-empowerment. We are here to advise and support you in achieving and maintaining your goals. We provide the essential structure and impart the vital knowledge to equip you with the necessary tools of empowerment.

Meet your holistic personal traniers here:

Steve Denby

I started my journey as a Personal Trainer back in 1993 in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. When I created BodyGuards the Personal Fitness Service, it was the first one-to-one gym of its kind and is still running today as one of the largest team of personal trainers within a bespoke, purpose built gym.

With over 20,000 hours of one-to-one coaching, knowledge and experience, I know how to nurture you towards achieving your health, wellness and performance goals. At Ashford International Hotel, we create personal programmes designed to put you back in control of your life; enabling you to restore balance and have more time, energy, money, intimacy and fun.

As C.H.E.K practitioners, we look at the entire human being as a holistic entity, through an understanding of how control systems integrate, producing our moment to moment and long term physical, emotional and mental reality.

The journey to achieving better health, strength, fitness, mobility and flexibility starts with your ambition and then decision to start a new lifestyle.

It is our goal to assist and guide you in achieving this and more importantly, we wish to inspire you towards self-empowerment, which will lead to life-long results.

...Not only will you look fantastic, you will feel great about yourself too!

My history

I have been enjoying myself in the fitness, performance, and wellbeing industry for over 20 years. During this time I have helped corporations, athletes, sportspeople, celebrities and even royalty.

The majority of my career has been spent guiding people like you through illness and ensuring that they come out the other side not only healthier than ever before, but with a new lease of life and a belief in wellbeing that will last the rest of their lives.

In 2005 I decided to go on an adventure around Europe with my young family, we ended up living in Spain for over 7 years. I have a long story to tell, but in short, after losing both my parents to cancer and after the shock and the anger lessened slightly, I chose to get even with the pharmaceutical and food industries and begun to study, experiment and explore alternative health. The end result was the birth of My Health and Soul, a holistic approach to achieving outstanding levels of health and wellbeing. I now share the system and learnings with people from all walks of life, including businesses and professional athletes who use Mind Body Motivation techniques.

I am now back in the UK and will be delighted to guide you back, or lead you to, your limitless ability to be full of energy, vitality and to be without fear.

We will see you soar above your wildest expectations, we will see you fly!


C.H.E.K Insitute:

  • C.H.E.K Core Conditioning
  • C.H.E.K Back and Ball Training
  • C.H.E.K Programme Design

Other training:

  • HND Sports Science/Sports Management
  • BA (Hons) Sports Science
  • A.C.S.M Fitness Instructor
  • Powersweep International Flexibility Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Energy Healing Therapist
  • Energy Body Massage Therapist
  • LIFE!

If you are interested, please feel free to contact me directly, under no obligation, on 07881 848 803.

Mark Thompson

My primary aim in life, through Holistic Personal Training, is to be the guiding influence and support for as many people as I can reach, particularly those who find themselves feeling unhappy about their fitness, weight and lifestyle.

My ethos is to provide that guidance and support, along with inspiration to ultimately help you to move to the lasting place you want and deserve to be, through an effective, fun and personalised wellbeing programme. I want to enrich your life beyond what you ever thought possible!

…So yes, I'm on a mission!

Our mission at Ashford International Hotel translates into high quality, unique and value adding experiences in each and every moment we work together towards your goal(s); a mission to treat you with the respect, compassion and support you deserve as you embark on your journey towards a lasting healthy lifestyle.

In short, a mission to make you feel fantastic!

Imagine what life would feel like if:

  • You had an abundance of energy all day, everyday, for whatever mental or physical tasks life presented you with
  • You were in a position to deal with problems without excess worry, anxiety or stress
  • Deep sleep came easily and each morning you woke up feeling relaxed, refreshed and fully recharged
  • Becoming ill was rare and when you did, it was not only mild but you recovered swiftly
  • You had a comfortable weight and healthy levels of body fat
  • You felt generally happy and emotionally stable most of the time
  • Your skin was clear, clean and glowing and your hair was both shiny and strong

Life would be pretty spectacular, don't you think?

As Abraham Lincoln once said:
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other."

Another take from the sporting world would be from the widely acknowledged greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan:
"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happn, others make it happen."


"I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results."

Make your resolution to succeed, give your all and make it happen! Every journey begins with its first step…always remember only you can change you!

We will show you the way to achieve your goals in a way that not only makes sense to you, but is clearly manageable by you.

Ultimately, we will see you succeed!

My history

I am an enthusiastic and result orientated person who actually cares, I have a proven track record in providing exemplary levels of performance and service to a broad range of work sectors, situations and circumstances. In essence, you can rely on me, I give my all.

Following my graduation as the most outstanding student from the national sport centre of excellence, Lilleshall, through the European Institute of Fitness, it's become increasingly clear to me that I truly love helping people. I feel amazing making people feel amazing.

I am generous and warm hearted, creative and enthusiastic, determined and supportive, faithful and loving, all qualities I believe you need to get the best out of your life. Sensitive in my youth, I've refined this area of my character into genuine empathy and through my exposure to and practise of the martial arts, with my rank of Shodan (1st Dan) black-belt, I gained many valuable lessons of honour, respect and integrity.

These characteristics along with my experience of running a small renewable energy business, have taught me a great deal about what is really required from within you to move forward through life and make a lasting difference.


European Institute of Fitness, Lilleshall UK:

  • European Institute of Fitness Master Trainer
  • Diploma in Personal Training & Coaching
  • Certified Fitness Instructor (including REPs Level 2)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (including REPs Level 3)
  • Certificate in Advanced Personal Training Skills
  • Certificate in Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Certificate in Functional Training and Sports
  • Certificate in Clinical Exercise & Specific Populations
  • Certificate in Motivation & Lifestyle Coaching

Other training:

  • Shodan (1st Dan) Taku Kon Karate Kick Box Association
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies
  • Certificate in Management Studies

If you are interested, please feel free to contact me directly, under no obligation, on 07894 726 344

Features & Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi for 4 people
  • Steam room
  • Cardio gym
  • Exercise studio
  • Heated loungers

Opening Times


Monday - Friday

6.30am - 9.30pm

Saturday - Sunday

8.00am - 8.00pm

Bank Holidays

8.00am - 8.00pm


Monday - Friday

6.30am - 9.30pm

Saturday - Sunday

8.00am - 8.00pm

Bank Holidays

8.00am - 8.00pm


Monday - Wednesday - Friday

7.00am - 7.45am

Monday - Tuesday - Thursday

7.00pm - 7.45pm

Aqua Classes


1.30pm - 2.15pm


7pm - 7.45pm


7.15pm - 7.45pm


1.30pm - 2.15pm


9.30am - 10.15am

Spa guests are also welcome to join in with the classes.

Please book directly with the health club.

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