The Dragon Hotel is proud to boast some of the best Personal Trainers in Swansea and South Wales. Here’s some more information on our top team.
Tara is one of Swansea and South Wales’s leading and most passionate Personal Trainers. Her enthusiasm, dedication and infectious motivation is spreading not only in The Dragon Hotel Health Club but throughout Wales, the UK and internationally with individuals following her online tips and advice. Tara has also been a finalist in the Top Ten Exorex Personal Trainer of the Year 2011 and the Top six in the National Fitness Awards Personal Trainer Award 2012.
Alongside her day job, Tara visits local care homes helping elderly and mentally ill residents through enjoyable activities. She regularly writes articles for newspapers and magazines, has been the motivational force behind the local radio stations 6 week diet programme helping the recruits and presenters lose hundreds of pounds. The programme will enter its third series in the New Year; this has been in addition to encouraging hundreds of listeners across South Wales. Tara has also helped launch online lifestyle channels 24sports.tv and supermum.tv.
Tara launched her first book, called Tara’s ‘Healthy Handbook’ in February this year with copies being bought from all around the world. Tara has also been appointed as the Fitness Expert for Admiral. Tara helps to promote health and fitness to all empoyees across the Admiral and Confused.com sites in Swansea, Cardiff and Newport with regular updates on her intranet page.
Andrew graduated with a BSc in Sport and Exercise science in 2007 from Swansea University. Andrew started working at The Dragon Hotel in 2007 and qualified as a Personal Trainer in 2010. Having worked hard Andrew has now established himself as one of the top Personal Trainers in Swansea and is recognised as a leader in his field of cycling.
Andrew’s passion for cycling has lead him to many top events as an Amateur, in 2010 he cycled 7 Full tour de France stages days before the pros and in 2012 he completed the Paris-Roubaix route otherwise known as the Hell of the North.
I am mum to a teenage son, who is my inspiration to stay fit and healthy. I have always enjoyed going to the gym, but I was a believer the longer I stayed in the gym doing cardio the more I would benefit. I also believed that I could have a biscuit with my cup of tea “as I had earned it”. Needless to say I didn’t change body shape and stayed unhappy!!
Then I met two fantastic ladies in the fitness industry, one being Tara Hammet, who shed some much needed light on the best way to train and eat for optimal results. This inspired me to educate myself further to achieve the physique I wanted and to be healthy and happy. I completed Level 2 Gym instructor and then Level 3 Personal Trainer, and am still learning and studying with Precision Nutrition for an additional qualification in nutrition. I am keen to research fitness, health and well being; we are constantly learning how food and fitness affects the human body.It isn’t all about physical appearance.
I love the job I have here at The Dragon, being able to pass on what I have learned to motivate, educate and help get others achieve the results they desire. I absolutely love pushing clients through our one to one sessions, motivating my ladies through our Aqua class on a Monday @2pm, and a Thursday evening @6.30, and also getting the most out of people with tough sessions in our Group Pt Hiit workouts.
Tom graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in June 2013 with a 2.1 BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport & Exercise Science. After completing fitness instruction and personal training qualifications, in July 2013 Tom began work in the Dragon Hotel.
Tom is a former professional boxer but had to retire in order to focus his time on personal training and sports massage therapy.
Tom is most at home when in the gym, using a variety of training methods to help clients work towards their goals or in the treatment room, aiming to treat and prevent injuries with sports massage therapy.
Personal Training sessions start at £10. To book a session with any of our team you can call us direct on 01792 657211 or email us at Healthclub@dragon-hotel.co.uk