Ben has worked with some of the most famous faces in the world with training and health coaching clients including Madonna, Perrie Edwards from Little Mix, Super Models Kate Moss and Maria-Carla Boscono, TV personality Gok Wan, Vogue photographers Mert & Marcus and Burberry Creative Director Riccardo Tisci to name but a few.
Having carved out a career in professional football, Ben wanted his next career step to allow him to continue working in the field that he was passionate about, that of health, fitness and nutrition. After meeting co-founder Harry Thomas whilst working together as Personal Trainers at a gym chain, they joined forces to apply their own knowledge and expertise to a unique, bespoke Personal Training offering. Five years later, the award-winning No1 Fitness is going from strength to strength.
Ben's own high level of expertise and success in transforming the human body is reflected in his title as Men's Health Champion Trainer, a sought-after recognition from some of the top experts in the industry. It is the holistic, in-depth approach to training that won him this award, and it is exactly this formula that makes No1 Fitness unique. Ben is passionate about ensuring that all clients receive the same level of service, from the chemistry session on arrival to set the best personality match with their Trainer, to the ongoing care and advice offered to help them reach their goals.
Ben now couples his work in developing No1 Fitness with training a small number of clients on request, often flying across the globe to work with them on location.
Personal Trainer & Founder
Harry Thomas has always displayed a passion for sport, not to mention an entrepreneurial streak. As a teenager, when he wasn't playing football, he could be found running the import business he'd set up on eBay!
As an adult, Harry has succeeded in coupling his love for fitness with business after setting up No1 Fitness with Ben, working together to drive its growth over the years.
Harry is a big believer in the importance of getting the people right above all else when building an effective Personal Training service. He cites the rigorous training that all team members undergo as being central to the unique No1 Fitness ethos, and firmly believes that it is this that has brought about the amazing client transformations that they're now renowned for.
Harry's own clients include Grammy nominated singer/songwriter MNEK, alongside journalists from an array of titles such as The Sun, City AM and Canary Wharf Magazine, all of whom can testify to his dedication and passion. His focus now is to continue to build the No1 Fitness team, something he hopes to drive by producing more highly educated Personal Trainers via No1 Fitness Education.
Always having a passion to keep fit and healthy Simon knew from an early age a career in an office was never going to be his future.
Simon has a passion for removing myths and educating people that although there are many articles coming out weekly about what you can and cannot eat, understanding your own body is first and foremost the most important. “Eat healthy natural food in a respectable quantity. It's what we have been doing since the beginning of time. What you put into your system effects your system internally and externally.” A no nonsense attitude, when training with Simon it’s a case of get in, do your hard work and then get on with the rest of your day. Simon’s clients results speak for themselves and he has already established himself as not only a conditioning trainer but also a body transformation coach. -
Rupert got into mixed martial arts & weightlifting in his teens and saw the positive impact it made to his body & lifestyle. It was his passion to teach alongside his enthusiasm to inspire others where he found his calling in fitness coaching around 4 years ago. His interest in exercise science and nutrition quickly became an obsession where he achieved a certification in coaching physique & powerlifting athletes. His real drive comes from transforming his clients; getting them fantastic results, with the mindset to go and keeping it that way.
Jamie grew up with a love of football, which in turn led him into Personal Training, as he wanted to share his own enjoyment of sports and living a healthy lifestyle with others. Jamie specialises in weight loss, movement, and body transformations, and says that his proudest moment to date was helping a mother of two go from 100kg down to 67kg and develop strength over 10 months. According to Jamie, seeing the physical change in her, coinciding with her confidence sky rocket, made it a really special achievement for him. Jamie says that his favourite thing about working at No1 Fitness is the fun environment to work in, making it a friendly and inviting place for clients to train.
Damian has had a great love for fitness and sports activities from a young age, he competed as a county level middle distance athlete and also competed in various combat sports including kung-fu, kickboxing and Muai Thai!
Damian’s love for fitness encouraged him to share his passion with people to improve their confidence and self-esteem levels. He believes that through physical training and commitment, people feel the same passion about living a healthy lifestyle!
He enjoys making his client’s feel better about themselves and this shines through in each of his sessions. His ability to push both mind and body boundaries will show you that anything is possible. Combined with his energy and passion for fitness he will encourage you to work hard and be able to see the changes for yourself.
Not only will his sessions push you to your limits, but you will enjoy every minute with his friendly, enthusiastic and encouraging approach! You wont be working hard because you have to - but because you WANT to! Not only will he transform your body, he will also transform your mind set!
Having a very varied past in fitness coming from a military background and before that being a competitive swimmer at national standard for butterfly. Bens hobbies vary from extreme sports, such as snowboarding and rock climbing to gymnastics, callisthenics and weight training. Ben studied as a professional actor and is trained in dance, Laban and animal movement.
Having had to train himself and change his own body for roles in the west end and for screen Ben became hugely passionate about transforming his own body and mind set and now is dedicated to helping people achieve their goals utilising all he has learnt through his own journey. Understanding that a transformation is not just in the body but a mind set and will inevitably become a way of life.
Ben is a well organised highly motivated and passionate trainer, going above and beyond to ensure his clients achieve their goals over the time period allotted. Because of Ben's huge range in training and styles he adapts and truly specifies a way that is completely unique to each client. An open honest relationship is crucial in Ben's opinion as with the intensity and training he provides you have to be accountable for your nutrition and lifestyle around his training regime to achieve the results he knows he can provide.
After 5 years working in the City as an Insurance Underwriter David thought it was time to change his passion for fitness into a career where he can help others and improve their quality of life. David competed in and won the Miami Pro Physique Championship in 2015 while working a full time insurance underwriting job.
This has given him invaluable knowledge when it comes to transformations as he can fully appreciate what clients will go through during their own transformations when fitting it in around their busy work lives. David specialises in optimising body composition, particularly fat loss and muscle gain however he also loves to see the psychological transformation that a client goes through. Seeing clients walk in the studio stressed out or lacking in confidence but leaving feeling great about themselves. A complete mind and body transformation is what David aspires to achieve for each of his clients.
David's top tip is to “Stay consistent! Don’t under value the importance of nutrition and training. Get your sessions in and over time you’ll see your results.”
Charlotte joins the No1 team with a wealth of experience at performing at the highest level.
She is former professional dancer who made the transition into the fitness world after being in a television advert for a large gym chain. She currently competes in pro bikini/bodybuilding shows after gaining the amateur world champion title in October 2017.
Her passions lie in getting people into training and excited about their own fitness journeys. Following two heart
operations of her own, Charlotte has not only transformed her body physically for aesthetic competitions but also knows the journey from restarting at the very beginning of her fitness journey.
What clients say:
“You have made it possible for me to start having a healthy relationship with food and start having
a healthy mindset to my own body and for that there aren’t enough thank you cards in the world”
“I’ve really enjoyed training with you and you’ve really showed me that with some hard work I
CAN get stronger. I don’t think I’ve ever worked this hard physically in my life and I feel amazing!”
Karol ( Carl ) Ozimkowski
Having moved from his native Poland Carl carried on his pursuit of becoming one of the worlds most respected and skilled boxing professionals. Better known in Poland for his Kick Boxing antics Carl was 5 time National Kick Boxing champion along with taking a Bronze medal at the European Championships. Carl has recently signed a professional contract and will be taking his boxing to the next level and hopefully we will be seeing many more trophies to come. If you’d love to learn the true art of which Boxing is then there is no better coach/trainer in London. Carl’s undoubted attention during his clients training journey has made Carl one of the most popular trainers at both studios. Carl is also known for teaching Ultra Mitts which only two people in Great Britain are able to offer. Want to learn how to have Mayweather hands? Well get ripped at the same time and watch this.
ACHIEVEMENTS: 5 Times National Champion (2000-2006 Poland), Bronze Medal in the 2003 European Cup, No.5 in the World Cup and World Championship, SE Senior Div Champion 2010, Haringey Cup Finalist 2010, Belfast Cup Gold 2012 ,NE Senior Div Champion 2012, NE Senior Div Finalist 2014, England Rep v Ireland, London Rep v Germany, London Rep v Denmark, London Rep v Scotland & London Rep v Ireland
Mark has a degree in BSc Sports Science so takes an evidence based approach to both training and nutrition.
Having stepped on stage and competed in physique competitions himself, Mark specialises in optimising body composition;whether that be muscle gain, fat loss, or a combination of the two.
Taking himself down to very low body fat percentages in the past means he is also aware of what it takes not only physically, but psychologically as well to go through an extreme body transformation, so will be able to support you the whole way! He also has a huge passion for nutrition and is now a fully qualified nutritionist. As nutrition takes such an important role in any body transformation, this is a huge benefit when training with Mark.
Tony has been working in the fitness industry for 9 years. Working for a mixture of the biggest gym chains in this country and then developing his own mobile personal training business in central London.
During his time in the fitness industry Tony has worked with hundreds of different clients to help them achieve results they did not think possible. Tony believes fitness should not be complicated and aims to cut out a lot of exercise myths to help clients transform their body in the shortest time possible.
Billie has always had a passion for fitness and started her career competing at a high level in gymnastic.
She is trained as a women’s artistic competitive gymnast and has 13 years of experience in coaching athletes. Billie is a fans favourite at both our studios for her intuitive coaching style getting the very best out of all here clients.
Marino was born to be a trainer. Over the last 7 years he has accumulated a wide variety of experience in the fitness industry with health and fitness being his main passion in life. Originally coming from a Rugby background his route into the training world came through getting stronger and fitter for the sport.
As with all the No1 trainers Marinos focus is always on getting his clients into the very best shape possible.