Founder & Course Coach


Darren possesses an undergraduate degree in sports science and masters degree is sport psychology and was previously a lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He has been a personal trainer in the UK, in Australia and in Spain. Darren has thousands of hours of experience as a trainer and as a coach. Having quit his academic career to become a fitness professional in 2000, Darren also gave up his PhD, which was in motivational interviewing in cardiac rehabilitation and GP referral. Darren has since studied a range of coaching psychologies including the chimp paradox, positive psychology, meditation and mindfulness. Darren is also a business coach and runs FitPRO retreats in Spain and online coaching for already qualified personal trainers. Darren remains one of the lead coaches on ALL EiF programs. 


Partner in Maldives


Yanish is a pilot by trade, owner of several businesses and partner at EiF Maldives. Yanish has also created EiF studios - venues for EiF Master Trainer graduates to hire to run their own fitness businesses without having to be associated with a club. Yanish also developed the EiF FitPRO app, again for graduates to use to better manage their clients, their appointments and bookings at EiF studios. When he in not flying or busy running his businesses, you will find him at Evove Fitness. You can book a chat to come and see him and discuss your future together in confidence.


Partner in Bahrain & Course Coach


Mahmood is the owner of Reps Fitness Studio in Bahrain and is partner at EiF Bahrain. Mahmood is also an international Les Mills presenter, Master Trainer and course coach in Bahrain. Mahmood was the first trainer from Bahrain to be become a Les Mills international presenter and is an inspiring leader and entrepreneur. You will meet Mahmood on course. 


Senior Assessor & Course Coach


Gareth has been with the European Institute of Fitness for more than 8 years and is the chief assessor as well as course coach in the UK. Gareth has owned two personal training studios, is also a sports massage therapist and currently works at a hospital mental health ward. Gareth has a been a personal trainer for more than 12 years with vast experience in a range of different settings. 


Student Support and Company Administrator


Jo looks after students at the UK School, manages the PT clinic and ensures the smooth running of the business. Jo is a keen yoga enthusiast and enjoys running her super-fit cocker-spaniel, Charlie. 


Online Coach and Tutor


Vicky has a degree in sports science and is currently a personal trainer in the Cotswolds. Vicky is also coach at Zig Zag Women's Fitness & Motivation and specialises in sports and strength conditioning for netball and hockey. 


Coach - Bahrain


Dr Sajida Tabbara re-invented herself following a long and distinguished career in education to become a Master Trainer and fitness business owner in Bahrain. Sage is one of the teaching team at EiF Bahrain and an inspiration to many.