Hi, my name is Tom and I've been a successful and well-respected personal trainer, group fitness instructor and athletics coach since 2011.

From 2011 to 2020 I operated my business in Christchurch, New Zealand where I became one of the country's top trainers. In 2020 I returned to the UK with my family and was immediately thrust into a full-time parent role as a result of COVID-19. With the end of the pandemic on the horizon, it is time for me to bring my skills and knowledge to the city of Cambridge, the towns of Saffron Walden and Newmarket, and the surrounding villages.


Prior to setting up To Be Personal Training, I attained a First Class Honours Degree in Ancient and Medieval History at Birmingham University and then completed a Graduate Management Scheme with Waitrose. In the past I have been an avid road cyclist, a footballer, a rugby player, a cricketer and a track and field athlete.

I believe in practicing what I preach. I eat well, exercise regularly and try to manage my stress levels. I am fit and healthy but not a fitness fanatic. I enjoy recreational track and field athletics as part of a balanced lifestyle that involves reading history books and spending time with my family.


It’s easy to get lost and confused in pursuit of your health and fitness goals. We are experienced and knowledgeable and will disperse the fog, cut through the confusion and set you on a path to better health, fitness and performance.


Every day we are bombarded with information about ‘super foods’, ‘revolutionary’ diets and ‘ground breaking’ exercise plans. Images of flat stomachs, sculpted buttocks and bulging biceps are all around us. We are misled into thinking that we can achieve unreal results in no time.

I prefer to take a rational, holistic and common-sense approach to health and fitness. Rather than being preoccupied with air-brushed models, gimmicky diets and laughable infomercials, I focus on continually developing my knowledge and skills so that I can improve my methods.

When we train, we make sure that the fundamentals are right. We ensure that you are working at the correct intensity, your routines are balanced and your training has a purpose. It is also vital that you are having fun!

For many people, long term improvements in health and fitness require big changes to lifestyle and habit. A vital part of my role is to coach and support clients through these changes. This is not easy but it is fundamental. 


Indoors or outdoors, at home or at work, my sessions are always fun, functional and focused totally on you.