Bianca sainty -
Running the London Marathon aged 35 was an epiphany for me. Weeks of training helped me to understand that regular exercise is absolutely intrinsic to mental and physical wellbeing.
I left the TV production world to retrain as a Personal Trainer in 2013 so I could help as many people as possible feel good through exercise, like me.
To start with, it was just me delivering 1to1 sessions as Bianca Sainty Personal Training. To reach more people, I decided to grow a team and evolve our sessions into the fun and effective group set-up.
I’m extremely excited to have just adopted a new name - Pod Fitness - which much better reflects our Small Group Personal Training specialism.
sophie todaro - membership manager
I've worked part-time with Bianca Sainty Personal Training for 3 years now and am excited to continue under our new Pod Fitness guise. I really enjoy being part of such a great team. It has given me a great opportunity to grow on all the skills I learnt in my early advertising career.
During my time here I've taken part in two 5k Pretty Muddy events, 1 Sprint Triathlon, numerous events which we've organised to raise money for local charities, photo shoots and client Liquid Leisure parties on giant inflatables on a lake!
When I'm not working you'll find me singing in our local Choir, SingWest and swimming somewhere outdoors.
babis kanellopoulos -
Hello, my name is Babis and I’m from Athens, Greece. Before I came to the UK, I worked in Greece as a Kickboxing instructor and athlete. Another passion of mine is trail running which has taken me to the most beautiful places.
I believe fitness is a way to explore and express yourself. Fitness is not just having a healthy and beautiful body, but also mind and spirit. Through exercise you learn to believe in yourself, overcome difficulties and gain self-confidence. I like to compare exercise with life and as life, exercise needs to be fun! As a trainer I enjoy finding new ways to make it interesting and enjoyable.
katie pemberton -
Hi, I’m Katie. I specialise in Wellness, Strength, HIIT, Flexibility/Mobility & Posture.
I LOVE being a Personal Trainer because I get to help people become fitter/healthier, gain confidence, and feel good about themselves. Fitness can be for anyone, there are so many different styles and adaptions – my clients continue to learn, and so do I.
I enjoy training outdoors because it enables me to be more creative, which then keeps sessions interesting for my clients. I also like seeing the various breeds of dog that pass by, and enjoy the warmth of the sun (when it’s out!).
faris jorephani -
My love of exercise started at an early age at school competing in cross country running and tennis. But it wasn’t until after I'd spent 23 years working in the Luxury Fashion Industry as a General Manager that I decided to completely change my career and move into personal training.
So I studied hard to qualify to become a certified Personal Trainer, and then went on to do some additional courses to enhance the kind of training modalities I could offer.
I'm qualified in Pre & Post Natal exercise design, Boxing, kettle bells, suspension training and ZUU.