Melvin is the Founder and Director of Open Air Fit. He’s a specialist in sports coaching and a former professional footballer with over 14 years experience at the professional level of the game. Melvin has numerous coaching qualifications and experience having worked with some of the leading coaches in England (Bob Wilson former Arsenal Goalkeeping Coach and Michael Payne current England XI coach). He has also coached at semi professional clubs.
His qualifications include F.A Coaching License, F.A Goalkeeper Coaching License, and UEFA (B) License. Since finishing his football career, Melvin has gone on to establish himself as a renowned and highly regarded coach and fitness professional.
Melvin is YMCA qualified (Level 1, 2 and 3 fitness instruction and personal training) and is certified in First Aid.
Melvin is supported by a team of coaches and trainers, all of whom are DBS cleared, many of them also carry a First Aid qualification.
Will is a rugby specialist with 15 years worth of experience having started playing at an early age and remains an active player today. He has played with and against current England internationals, having trialled for Harlequins Rugby Club and Surrey County whilst at school and most recently played for York University in the second tier of university rugby. He has also competed at county level as a 100m sprinter, dipping under 11 seconds, and rowed whilst at school, winning a gold medal in national competition. Will’s fitness interests are Speed, Agility, Quickness (SAQ) as well as sport specific strength and conditioning.
Will runs a number of sports sessions for kids and teenagers and can be hired for 1-to-1 Personal Training sessions with adults and children.
Natasha worked for years in advertising, before changing jobs and becoming a fitness trainer. As a mother she fully appreciates the stresses caused by a hectic family life and how the body changes as a result of pregnancy. She has first-hand experience of how the physical and mental benefits provided by regular exercise can help!
She plays netball for Netball England and regularly runs in charity events.
Natasha runs our popular Mixed Circuits sessions as well as retaining a number of Personal Training clients.
Natasha has a CYQ Gym Instructor Level 2 qualification, and is certified in First Aid.
Leyla previously worked as a Trainer at Virgin Active, Fitness First and LA Fitness London and Brighton. She has a passion for the great outdoors, along with a fun motivational and approachable nature which makes her a perfect fit for Open Air Fit.
Leyla is a Level 3 Qualified Personal Trainer and specialises in Circuits, HIIT and Core Training.
She thrives on making individuals feel good about themselves through nutrition and exercise whatever their needs and goals.
Want to work with Open Air Fit?
We are always keen to hear from enthusiastic people interested in sport and fitness.
If you’re studying for your fitness qualifications or already qualified and looking for work then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that qualifications are not essential for all of our positions.