Tom Berry

Originally from the UK, Tom has been in Christchurch since 2011 helping people become fitter, healthier and happier.
Tom founded To Be Personal Training in 2011 and since then has conducted tens of thousands of training sessions that have helped hundreds of Cantabrians reach their health and fitness goals.


As well as being a fully qualified personal trainer, Tom is also a qualified athletics coach. He is especially interested in running coaching, functional training and helping individuals improve their health and fitness through positive and sustainable changes to their lifestyle.


Tom has a very different educational and professional background to most personal trainers. He has a First Class Honours Degree in Ancient and Medieval History and a background in retail management. Tom's background has given him a unique set of skills that allows him to approach the health and fitness industry from a different angle.

Tom understands the importance of getting the basics right, focusing on the needs of the customer and taking a rational approach to training. He also understands that long term improvements in health and fitness require big changes in attitude and habit. A vital part of his role is to coach and support clients through these changes.


In 2013 and 2015 Tom was a finalist in the New Zealand Fitness Awards. These achievements highlight the exceptional standard of his training. Tom continually strives to develop his skills and knowledge through research, study, self-reflection and attending conferences.
Tom has always been very active. In his youth he played football, rugby and cricket to a good level. In his teens he excelled at track and field athletics (specifically 100 and 200 metre sprints) and regularly competed at a national level. Tom now keeps very active weight training, road cycling, running and trying anything else that takes his interest. Tom manages to keep himself in great shape all year round without a gym membership and so can you.

  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

  • Level 3 Certificate in GP and Exercise Referral

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction

  • Award in Circuit Instruction

  • Award in Group Indoor Cycling

  • Award in Personal Training Outdoor

  • UK Athletics Coaching Assistant Award

  • UK Athletics Coach Award

  • First Aid Certificate

  • 2013 New Zealand Fitness Awards Finalist

  • 2015 New Zealand Fitness Awards Finalist

  • REPs NZ Registered

Get in Touch

T: 022 131 1211


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