Trojan Fitness was founded by Matthew Sills in 2013 with the aim to share his passion for health and fitness and guide others to lead a healthy lifestyle.
At Trojan Fitness we’re all about quality and expertise. That’s what gives us and our clients the edge. We only use high quality equipment, experienced trainers and proven methods.
We understand that your time is valuable, so we use our expertise to make every minute of your workout work for you. Whatever your fitness goal is, we’re here to help you achieve it.
Qualified Fitness Professionals
When choosing a team to start your journey with, it is important that you choose a team that is qualified to do the job. Here at Trojan Fitness all members of the team are highly qualified, holding a minimum of a REPS level 3 PT qualification or higher.
All members of the team have a passion for health and fitness, putting their theory into practice at various sporting events. We also sponsor up and coming athletes, helping them achieve sporting success.
Trainers & Coaches
Personal Trainer and Founder – Matt Sills
Matthew has been a personal trainer for over 6 years helping people achieve goals they didn’t think were possible. A keen sportsman from a young age Matthew has competed and participated in a wide range of sports from rugby to triathlon. Having such a diverse sporting background gives him a vast knowledge of different training modalities, which he then integrates into his training programmes. He specializes in helping people make long term changes to their lifestyle so they can lead healthy and active lives.
- BSc (Hons) sport and exercise sciences degree
- REPS level 4 specialist personal trainer in weight management and diabetes
- GP referral specialist
- Pre and postnatal exercise
- BWL level 2 Olympic lifting coach
- CIMSPA affiliated (Chartered institute for the management of sport and physical activity)
- Kettlebell Instructor
- Suspension (TRX/FK Pro) Instructor
- MMA Fitness Pad work Instructor
- Indoor Spin Instructor
Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor – Jaide Shepherd
Jaide has been a personal trainer for nearly 2 years building up a loyal following. Her speciality is working with clients to achieve fat loss and a better physique through cardio and resistance training. Having started out as a beginner in the gym over 4 years ago, she knows that the gym can be an intimidating place and has made it her mission to ensure that those who work with her gain enough knowledge to feel completely confident in the gym environment. Having always lead an active lifestyle, she participated in sports such as cheerleading, gymnastics and dance. Jaide has helped many clients to achieve results by training them effectively in the gym, encouraging more movement every day, guidance on nutrition, and providing sleep and stress management tools.
- YMCA Level 2 Fitness Instructor
- Certified Level 3 Personal Trainer
- Sports First Aid Qualified
Yoga & Dance Teacher – Robert Garrad
Rob comes from a professional dancer background. At the end of his dancing career he followed his passion for fitness and wellbeing and retrained as a PT but discovered he was much better suited teaching group classes. In 2017 he travelled to goa to do his first yoga teacher training where he found his love for vinyassa yoga . He continues to learn and teach various areas of yoga recently training in yin and chi gong . Expect his classes to be strong and challenging with a sense of fun and lightness about them with focus of breath and alignment.
Yoga Teacher – Dimple Karadia
Dimple has been teaching yoga for over 3 years. Her classes are both accessible to beginners and engaging to those with an established practice. You’ll find her teaching fun yet challenging vinyasa classes incorporating inversions and arm balances. To balance the Yang side of the practice she also teaches Yin, an opportunity to slow things down to find stillness and a sense of calm.
Pilates Instructor – Emilie
Fitness Coach – Arnie
Professional fitness coach and an international fitness presenter with 18 years of experience in the fitness industry. With diverse approach to fitness and wellbeing journey I aim to combine strength training with zen-inspired movement methods to help people achieve physical and mental balance and find a connection to a balanced lifestyle
Dance Teacher – Alina Ola
Group Fitness & Yoga Teacher – Emma Garson
Emma has taught more than 10,000 classes in her 19-year career in the fitness industry. She has a very motivational style and will not let you give up even when it gets hard. Her approach is modern and energetic. In her classes you will learn to work harder and become stronger without compromising alignment and be given adaptations to suit your body’s needs.
Group Fitness Instructor – Sarah
Group exercise instructor for 7 years. Sarah enjoys nothing more than putting her clients through their paces and her bringing energy, guidance and expertise to all her sessions. Whether you are a beginner or pro in the gym, Sarah will adapt the movements to your capabilities, ensuring you leave feeling like you have given everything you can.
Group Fitness Instructor – Seray
I am an enthusiastic personal trainer and fitness instructor with a natural, responsible and caring attitude. I’ve always had a passion for learning and love sharing knowledge to help people achieve their fitness goals while making training fun and sustainable.
I have a Masters degree in Food Science and Bsc degree in Food Engineering which enables me to understand my clients’ nutritional needs and advise them so that they can lead a healthier lifestyle.
Yoga Instructor – Chessie
In 2020, Chessie left her corporate job behind to follow her passion for mindful movement with her mission to empower as many people as possible to become stronger, healthier and happier through the practice of Yoga.
After numerous health issues from a young age she finally decided to look deeper into her healing jounrey which is how she found yoga, mindfulness, meditation & breathwork. Yoga changed her whole outlook on life and has taught her so much about the person she is today, how to treat her body and how to keep a positive mindset. She wants to be able to share her learnings with you through her classes. She has been teaching for 4 years & has 500 hours of training in various styles of yoga.
Bio coming soon…
Sport: Long-distance running
My love for running started when I was 6 years-old. I saw the happiness that such an accessible sport brought to those around me that I couldn’t not give it a go. I haven’t stopped since!I am predominantly a 5,000m and 10,000m runner, but I also do cross country and ran my debut half marathon in 2021. My current PB’s are 15:49 for 5,000m, 32:49 for 10k and 73:23 for the half. I am working hard to get these down as far as I can and I feel I have a lot more to come. My imminent goals are to try and achieve the commonwealth games standard and to earn my first GB vest. I simply love the way running makes me feel and the challenge of trying to become the best athlete I can be. Therefore, I will enjoy every step of the journey towards trying to achieve my goals.
Sport: 100m/200m sprinter
My inspiration for sprinting started whilst playing football at the age of 12. I was the fastest in every team I played for. I then decided at 14 to train at Harrow A.C this only lasted a few weeks before I returned to football.
Three years later I started athletics focused on my first season. Within a few months, I was the fastest in the county (Middlesex) and competed at English schools. My greatest achievements so far have been ranked the 9th fastest 100m U18 athlete in England, and the 11th fastest in Great Britain (2018) with a PB of 10.88.
I am now focusing on implementing strength and conditioning into my training regime for the first time. As well as working on speed fitness and technique, I am aware that to become elite sprinter lifting weights effectively is a necessity. With Trojan Fitness I hope this will push my limits to the next level in reaching the GB team.