In the competitive U.K. market, Jon successfully implemented a freelance personal training concept to health clubs and gyms across the U.K. which changed the way trainers could see results faster with their clients and increased growth of personal training for gyms and health clubs in order to have their trainers deliver optimal PT sessions and deliver quality of service & results. Jon has directed a diverse, multi-cultural team of over 40+ trainers in Asia and Australia, developing their skills and knowledge-base to reflect international standards of training and improved client service. With his confident leadership capabilities, he was handpicked from the UK to lead the team to launch three gyms on two continents. His extensive knowledge on training, nutrition and supplements is what sets him apart as his holistic approach and is what he is advocate for with his clients to achieve optimal results for their goals; whether for professional athletes, hypertrophy, or fat loss.
Jon has also 20+ years experience in the fight game namely boxing and MMA and has spent the best part of the last 10 years coaching at SBG in Manchester and Sydney working alongside some of the worlds best coaches and fighters.
James has been in the fitness industry for over 5 years, rising up in the ranks in internationally recognised transformation specialist gym, becoming manager and head mentor, recognised as one of Hong Kong’s premier trainers and most inspiring body coach. James has transformed clients beyond their expectations.
He is also a competitive bodybuilder himself, competing twice in Asia as well as an avid coach to those up and coming bodybuilders and bikini competitors, looking to compete at a high level.
While body transformation has been the main career focus, he also has experience in multiple training systems and has extensive coaching from some of the world’s top athletes and trainers.
Having spent over 20 years in Administrative and Operational roles in the corporate world, Maria is now moving full time into the fitness industry, using her skills to support the business assuring excellent customer relationships focusing on our values and high performance lifestyle.
Being a mother to 3 sons and a huge fitness/wellness advocate, Maria strongly believes in Martial Arts and Fitness and has seen first-hand the benefits it has had on her own family.
Maria also brings with her a history of sports competitions including Bikini Fitness, White Collar Boxing and recently Powerlifting where she won Gold in the Masters Category for women aged 40-45.
Head MMA Coach
Alberto “Soldier of God” Miná -Sport Science degree. -Physiology of Exercise pos-graduation. -30+ years Martial Arts experience. -Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt 3rd degree. -Judo Black belt 3rd dan. -UFC welterweight prospect. ——— -Multiple State BJJ and Judo champion. -Multiple Northeast Brazilian BJJ and Judo champion. -European Grappling Champion, 2006 (weight and absolute division). -4th place at Pan-American Games trials- Wrestling- Rio 2007. -2nd place at IBJJF European No Gi championship, London 2012. -3x IBJJF Asian Open Champion at Black belt division. -Cage Rage former Champion, London UK. -Ultimate Challenge undisputed champion. -Top 2 ranked Brazilian welterweight in UFC (2016). -Professional MMA record 14-1 (UFC 3-1), 2x bonus performance.
Head BJJ Coach
Viking is an IBJJF certified professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. He is an active competitor on the international competition circuit and has notable matches against world champions with his aggressive submission style. In February 2016, Viking graduated from esteemed instructor, Jude Samuel; who is the first British black belt under Mauricio Gomes. Together, they formed the now notorious team Inglorious Grapplers headquartered in London, producing a stable of world-class competitors. In 2017, Viking made history by becoming the first Chinese male black belt to qualify and compete at the World Championships.
Competitor aside, Viking is involved in various projects such as Jiu-Jitsu Sans Frontieres and Shoyoroll HK, he is also the president of the Hong Kong-China Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association, most recently he led the first-ever Hong Kong team to compete at the Asian Ju-Jitsu Championships in Kazakstan coming away with a Gold in the -85kg category qualifying for the Asian Games.
Sasha Palatnikov is 30 years old, was born and raised in Hong Kong. He started martial arts at age six and has been competing for over 20 years. He went to primary and secondary school in Hong Kong. He represented Hong Kong in rugby from junior to senior levels and played professionally in Australia and Russia. His university studies were in the U.S. where he competed in MMA as an amateur, going undefeated 6-0. He also won the western New York kickboxing championship and won the heavyweight boxing amateur championships in Hong Kong. He is a purple belt in BJJ and won gold in both gi & no-gi at the Pan Asian games. He proudly claims and fights out of Hong Kong and currently holds a 3-1 professional MMA record.
Karen is a local from Hong Kong. With Cantonese being her native tongue, she also speaks English and Mandarin fluently. Having been in the fitness industry for over 2 years, Karen has successfully created numerous transformations on clients. She is also an active bikini competitor and has competed in two of the most prestige shows in Asia – Mr Olympia Asia Amateur 2017 and the Macau Global Classic 2018. Karen holds particular interest in helping woman strive for better health and fitness achievements, from beginners to high level physique competitors.
Josh is a long term athlete, becoming a member of the Hong Kong Rugby Academy and then representing Hong Kong at youth and senior level in rugby- 15s and Sevens, becoming one of the original Hong Kong Sports Institute rugby 7s professional athletes. A captain of his rugby club and national team at youth level and recipient of awards in rugby for school, club and university.
Josh has since become a personal trainer , working for top gyms in Hong Kong and the UK, specialising in sport specific training and transformation based training, Josh holds a Bachelor of Science( Hons) in Sport Management from the University of Northumbria. As well as qualifications in CrossFit level 1 and CrossFit kids training , as well as having experience in kids coaching for soccer and rugby teams, aimed at fast-tracking young athletes to advanced performance.