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Dave And Tom Head Coaches At The Stronghold Gym

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After Personal training and coaching for a number of years at various gyms, Tom and Dave opened The Stronghold in Cheltenham to host the highest quality coaching and member experience within Functional Fitness.

Both Tom and Dave have degrees within Sports and Fitness as well as qualifications in Nutrition, weightlifting and Personal training allowing a unique and varied approach to their coaching and training. Attention to detail and a dedication to constantly learning ensures our members get the most out of each session and are always improving.

Struan And Simon Assistant Coaches At The Stronghold Gym

Assistant Coach

Kylie Benadie

Kylie has recently completed her Masters degree in Strength and Conditioning and heads up the Sports Academy at Crypt School in Gloucester. Kylie has a passion for movement quality and helps to ensure all of our members have the foundation of movement skills to build on.

Her background is in Beach Volleyball, but she also enjoys a range of other sporting activities such as paddle boarding and rock climbing. Kylie specialises in youth coaching and has an eye for young athletes looking to improve in their chosen sport.


Dave And Tom Head Coaches At The Stronghold Gym

Assistant Coach

James O’Meeghan

James is a level 4 Personal Trainer as well as Level 2 Crossfit coach and has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years. He is very passionate about movement and has an all encompassing approach to training and health. 

James’ own sporting interests range from endurance events, having ran The Cotswold Way, to cold water swimming! His gymnastics skills are also something to behold which our members benefit benefit from during his Wednesday classes. 

Struan And Simon Assistant Coaches At The Stronghold Gym

Assistant Coach

Struan Potter

Struan has over 10 years coaching experience as well as a degree in Strength and Conditioning and Sports Performance. He is further qualified in a Crossfit Level 1 and Level 2 British weightlifting. 

Struan has competed in Olympic weightlifting and has also completed a couple of marathons on the Indoor Rower. He is extremely knowledgeable an enjoys sharing his top training tips with our members!


Dave And Tom Head Coaches At The Stronghold Gym

Assistant Coach

Georgii Bragg

Georgii has a degree in Sports and Exercise Science as well as a Level 3 in Personal Training and Sports Massage. She is currently studying towards a level 3 in GP referral and Level 4 Diabetes and Obesity Regulation.

As well as being active growing up on a dairy farm, Georgii has a varied sporting background including Cricket, Rugby and more recently Powerlifting.  She also won the British Indoor Rowing Champs at the age of 16!