I have been in the fitness industry since 1997. I have provided sports therapy at many different events including, the London Marathon, the Ultra-Fit challenge, London to Southend bike ride, the London Docklands Regatta and Ladies Henley. I have also provided therapy for members of the England kickboxing team and was massage therapist for the Scottish Ladies Lacrosse team.
As far as my own physical endeavours are concerned, I play football (badly), have run several half-marathons (slowly) and cycled the London to Brighton Bike Ride several times (wobbly). I teach kickboxing and was British Champion for my category in 2003. This qualified me for the England team and enabled me to compete (and win a bronze medal) at the WPKA World Kickboxing championships in Corfu in 2004.
I have been fortunate enough to train alongside world champion fighters such as Master Curtis Page, Michael ‘Venom’ Page, Wez Lucas, Angela Hebden, Natasha Walker, Darren Eli and many more.
I am not, however, a natural athlete and have no particular talent in any sport. I was diagnosed asthmatic at an early age and have had to deal with this condition whenever I train or compete. But with optimistic (yet stern) encouragement from Master Page and the good fortune to have been surrounded by the individuals mentioned above I have more than exceeded my expectations. This I believe indicates that you don’t have to be a “natural” to get fit or to achieve personal goals that may initially seem impossible. All that is required is a genuine desire from within to get active. Bring that desire with you to the sessions and I can provide you with empathy and support and a regime unique for you.
Barebones Martial Arts is a kickboxing based Martial Arts school based in Sutton from children aged 4 years old through to Adults. Steve has been training and studying martial arts since 1999. He achieved his black belt in 2004 and competed for several years earning the BSMAP British Champion title in 2003, being selected for the England Team in 2004/2005 and going on to win a bronze medal at the WPKA World Championships. He has been teaching and coaching at various clubs for over 15 years before deciding to start up BareBones Martial Arts.
The classes are welcoming, action packed and fun! The lessons are all syllabus based with gradings taking place regularly throughout the year so you can measure your growth within the sport. Barebones Martial Arts is not only a fantastic way to learn a great sport, but we also ensure that we are instilling good citizenship skills into the students from a young age following our ethos of Respect, Discipline, Focus and Mindfulness.
Whether you are looking for somewhere to increase your confidence, or perhaps you are looking for a fun way to keep fit, or maybe you want to try and become the next World Kickboxing Champion – Barebones Martial Arts will support your journey in everyway we possibly can!
We run different classes for different age groups. I am qualified in Sports Therapy, Personal Training and REPs Level 3 registered. DBS checked and First Aid qualified.
I chose the name BareBonesFitness because I believe that getting active doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective, that you don’t need lots of expensive equipment and a multitude of different exercises to provide a complete fitness regime. I strive to ensure that sessions are varied, testing and importantly, fun without being prohibitively complex.
I know that Personal Training can be expensive so I try to furnish clients with enough knowledge about their fitness so that they can maintain an active lifestyle without incurring the continued expense of a trainer. However, one of the most important roles a personal trainer can fulfil is one of motivator. So, even though a client may know what they should be doing it is sometimes difficult to get motivated. That is where I can help. Just a quick call or text and I can come over, (or you to me), or maybe just a few words of encouragement and advice is all that’s needed to get you back on track.
Whether you are 16 or 60, whether you want a one-off session or a more comprehensive fitness plan I can design something unique for you.
Sessions can take place at your own home, my home, outside or where-ever you want them to be.
You can train on your own, or with a friend. The choice is yours.
Please fill in the enquiry form below with as much detail as possible and I will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.