Shona Tomkinson, Owner and Personal Trainer   Now that I’m in my 40’s I’m even more passionate about my training but with a very different focus. For me the importance now is to develop a training method that is both functional and time saving alongside providing a confidence and strength of both body and mind.  Having studied in many disciplines… Power Plate acceleration training (CPPT), Level 2 Kettlebells, Core stability, Pad work, Outdoor fitness, ViPR, Studio spin, Supple Strength and much more I soon realised that by combining these training methods to develop a Hybrid HIIT session would create a constant challenge to the body.  As a single Mum of a very energetic 5 year old I’m conscious that time is precious. Hybrid HIIT provides a very powerful speed training plan allowing you half the training time but with maximum results.   I’ve thoroughly enjoyed developing my 30 minute Speed training sessions that can be carried out with the whole family in mind. Family fitness is hugely important as we are the role models of our future generations.    ACCELERATE...OPTIMISE...ACHIEVE!…But most of all have FUN!

Shona Tomkinson, Owner and Personal Trainer

Now that I’m in my 40’s I’m even more passionate about my training but with a very different focus. For me the importance now is to develop a training method that is both functional and time saving alongside providing a confidence and strength of both body and mind.

Having studied in many disciplines… Power Plate acceleration training (CPPT), Level 2 Kettlebells, Core stability, Pad work, Outdoor fitness, ViPR, Studio spin, Supple Strength and much more I soon realised that by combining these training methods to develop a Hybrid HIIT session would create a constant challenge to the body.

As a single Mum of a very energetic 5 year old I’m conscious that time is precious. Hybrid HIIT provides a very powerful speed training plan allowing you half the training time but with maximum results. 

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed developing my 30 minute Speed training sessions that can be carried out with the whole family in mind. Family fitness is hugely important as we are the role models of our future generations.


ACCELERATE...OPTIMISE...ACHIEVE!…But most of all have FUN!

  Rebecca Jackson-Jones, Power Plate & Hybrid HIIT Small Group and 1:1 Instructor   Even in my former life as a Biomedical Scientist, I have always loved exercising and the health benefits that it gave me. I loved to run and do Yoga and Pilates however after having the children I found it extremely difficult to fit in exercise around them, particularly as it often meant that the only time I could do so was of an evening, when I was quite frankly shattered!  Finding Shona's classes through a friends recommendation filled me with a newfound passion for exercise. I loved the short, sharp bursts, which worked me hard, but effectively so I was excited to be given the opportunity to now work alongside Shona at Excel.  I have loved training for my new role on TRX, Kettlebell and Boxing techniques, and the science geek in me loved the Power Plate training!    I can’t wait to put all this knowledge into practice with you at Excel!

Rebecca Jackson-Jones, Power Plate & Hybrid HIIT Small Group and 1:1 Instructor

Even in my former life as a Biomedical Scientist, I have always loved exercising and the health benefits that it gave me. I loved to run and do Yoga and Pilates however after having the children I found it extremely difficult to fit in exercise around them, particularly as it often meant that the only time I could do so was of an evening, when I was quite frankly shattered!

Finding Shona's classes through a friends recommendation filled me with a newfound passion for exercise. I loved the short, sharp bursts, which worked me hard, but effectively so I was excited to be given the opportunity to now work alongside Shona at Excel.

I have loved training for my new role on TRX, Kettlebell and Boxing techniques, and the science geek in me loved the Power Plate training! 

I can’t wait to put all this knowledge into practice with you at Excel!

  Josie Selby, Instructor   I have to admit that prior to my Excel experience I wasn’t much of a fan of exercise, I didn’t feel it’s benefit nor did I feel like it actually changed me the way I wanted it to, I was after the quick fix. Since Excel, I realised I had it all wrong. The last 18 months has been a real journey for me, I’ve reshaped myself both physically and mentally and now I’m ready to give back. Inspired by the fabulous work by Shona and Bec I’ve discovered a passion I never knew I had and a new direction to take my teaching, I want to give to others the same enlightening experience I have had and hope to support and encourage many others on their fitness journey. I am loving training for my new role, it’s allowing me to keep learning, which I love to do whilst nurturing and developing a new love for fitness, healthy living and positive mental health.  I am looking forward to training those who walk through the doors of Excel and supporting the continuing growth and success of Excel itself.

Josie Selby, Instructor

I have to admit that prior to my Excel experience I wasn’t much of a fan of exercise, I didn’t feel it’s benefit nor did I feel like it actually changed me the way I wanted it to, I was after the quick fix. Since Excel, I realised I had it all wrong. The last 18 months has been a real journey for me, I’ve reshaped myself both physically and mentally and now I’m ready to give back. Inspired by the fabulous work by Shona and Bec I’ve discovered a passion I never knew I had and a new direction to take my teaching, I want to give to others the same enlightening experience I have had and hope to support and encourage many others on their fitness journey. I am loving training for my new role, it’s allowing me to keep learning, which I love to do whilst nurturing and developing a new love for fitness, healthy living and positive mental health. I am looking forward to training those who walk through the doors of Excel and supporting the continuing growth and success of Excel itself.