The founder of 121 personal training, Sam Tilbury is one of London’s most experienced and highly qualified personal trainers.
An early graduate of the prestigious Premier Diploma in the late 1990s, Sam has more than 20,000 hours experience in training clients on a one to one basis.
Sam was the first ever personal trainer hired by ‘The Fitness Partnership’ – who were the first company in the UK to offer in-house personal training in gyms.
Sam established 121 personal training to provide a bespoke health, fitness and lifestyle service for clients in the South West London region.
His clients have included professional tennis players, racing drivers and MMA fighters, corporate clients, company CEOs and celebrities from the worlds of acting, fashion and music.
Sam has trained clients to take part in events as diverse as professional and amateur MMA fights, amateur boxing and kickboxing matches, professional motor racing events, professional dance events, professional tennis matches, the London marathon, numerous half marathons, triathlons and ironman events, the three peaks challenge, the nine peaks challenge and even the world’s toughest footrace, the Marathon des Sables.
Sam has also helped clients to prepare for weddings, skiing trips and beach holidays, and to get back in shape after childbirth, injury and major surgery.
In addition to his many personal training awards, Sam is also a former semi-professional footballer and a GBMAA blackbelt in kickboxing.
He holds additional qualifications as a Sports Therapist, thai massage therapist, sports massage therapist, swedish massage therapist, lifestyle coach, nutritionist, clinical hypnotist, IKFF kettlebell coach, ABA level 1 boxing coach, GBMAA martial arts instructor and self defence instructor.
Sam has worked for the N.H.S as an exercise specialist, and over the years has been fortunate enough to study with and learn from expert instructors such as Steve Dixon – 5th degree blackbelt, Tony Lloyd – 8th degree blackbelt, Adam Booth – professional boxing trainer, James Kilkenny – amateur boxing trainer, Jon Trevor – broadcaster and the pioneer of gym-based personal training in the UK, Chrissie Gallagher-Mundy – fitness author and ante-natal expert, and Jamie Lloyd – master kettlebell instructor.
All this knowledge and experience makes Sam one of the few personal trainers in London who is able to take a truly holistic approach to helping clients from all walks of life reach their fitness goals.
Magda Skrzypek – Head of Yoga and Nutrition
Magda is the head of yoga and nutrition at 121 and specialises in providing personal yoga lessons, yoga therapy and nutrition coaching for individuals and small groups.
She started practicing yoga in 2005 and is currently a level 3 qualified Hatha yoga teacher, and nationally registered Yoga Therapist.
Magda is a graduate of the YMCA 500 hour teacher training programme under YMCA Director of Yoga, Conrad Paul.
She has also completed TriYoga’s post-graduate course in teaching one-to-one yoga under Kate Ellis, and has taught abroad at yoga retreats for Sandy Donnelly.
In addition, Magda is also a Premier qualified nutritional adviser and a level 2 YMCA qualified fitness instructor.
Magda takes a holistic approach to health and fitness and teaches Hatha yoga, restorative yoga, yoga for beginners and fitness yoga to private clients in South West London.
She also provides 121 nutrition coaching and teaches her students how to make informed food choices for themselves and their families.
Magda makes yoga enjoyable and accessible for all, and her goal is to help clients of all experience levels to live healthier and more balanced lives.
Her expert knowledge, fun personality and passionate teaching style make Magda a great choice for anyone looking to improve their health and well being through private yoga practice and nutrition coaching.
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