Mark Smith, Director

Mark is a graduate of Exeter University with a Masters degree (MSc) in Health & Exercise Science and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Exericse & Sport Science.

He is a full member of REPS, a qualified Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer with NASM and is affiliated to BASES, the governing body for accredited Sport & Exercise Psychologists. 

Mark enjoys active challenges, most notably two treks through Peru and China, two cycles across Cuba and Vietnam, and four London Marathons. 

Richard Collins, Fitness Manager

Richard holds a BSc (hons) in Sport & Exercise Science and has over 10 years experience in the fitness industry. Previously he has worked within three of the country's leading health clubs helping him gain huge insights into the day to day procedures of operational management.

Richard's experience has helped him develop an extensive knowledge of delivering results through exercise training. 

He is a Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer accredited by the NASM and is a full member of FITPRO. He is also a qualified Spin Instructor.

Polly Nash, Nutritional Therapist

Polly is a qualified Nutritional Therapist, BSc Hons, Dip ION (MBANT), and helps people like you achieve a balanced, sound eating lifestyle. Her specialist areas include weight loss, sports nutrition, boosting energy levels, and general advice through Nutritional Therapy (www.soundeating.co.uk).

Nutritional Therapy is a natural approach to restoring and maintaining your good health through the use of diet and supplements. Her nutritional assessment ensures that you are receiving the correct nutrients in the right quantities.

Having featured in Vogue, Grazia and Zest, Polly is well qualified to deliver the nutritional content of our retreats.


Stuart Mailer, Associate Physiotherapist

Stuart specialises in the musculoskeletal field and sports injuries. He has over 10 years experience in the health and fitness industry qualifying as a Personal Trainer, Sports Therapist & Rehabilitation Pilates teacher.

Stuart has been the resident physiotherapist for the national tennis championships and ITF tournaments and continues to work closely with national tennis players. His role within motorsport also sees him travel with a selection of Indy car racing drivers.

At present Stuart is studying for his MSc in Sports Medicine and writes a monthly column for Women's Fitness magazine.

Emma Wright, Beauty Therapist

Emma is a fully qualified Beauty Therapist. Since completing her training in 2002 she has gained a wealth of experience working in local salons. Since 2006 she has been pursuing a solo career as Emma's Mobile Beauty Care:  


Her popular pampering packages include massage, full body exfoliation, facials, manicure, and pedicure. Emma's philosophy is helping her clients to achieve their goals by "looking good and feeling confident in themselves." 

Jeff Smith, Program Development

Jeff has over 35 years experience within education. He is a former Deputy Headteacher, has fulfilled roles within Senior Management Teams and is an Educational Consultant. Jeff holds his Certificate in Education and a Diploma in Special Education. His work has spanned both behavioural and learning difficulty populations, Comprehensives, Independents, Special, and at Further Education level.

The 'Eagle' played National League Volleyball Division 1 and has toured Africa as a cricketer with London Schools. Since 1991, Jeff has been providing fun sporting opportunities through his Easter & Summer camp activity courses (www.eksports.co.uk). EK Sports continues to be the longest running and most successful family day camp in the area.

Susan Grinnall, Reflexologist & Aromatherapist

Susan is fully qualified in reflexology and aromatherapy with ITEC. She has been a practitioner for over 15 years and is a member of the Independent Professional Therapists International (IPTI). Susan has also tutored City & Guilds courses and taught Baby Massage.

She uses aromatherapy and reflexology to provide an almost instant stress relief - restoring the balance of busy lifestyles and ensuring some much needed relaxation. 

Susan assesses her clients on an individual basis and chooses her treatments to reflect their needs. 

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