Richard is the founder of both Bodywise Fitness and IF Studio. He has over 15 years experience as a Fitness Professional in Hong Kong and the U.K.
Richard believes an all round approach to health and fitness is the key to achieving goals, whether its weight loss, pain free functional movement or mixed martial arts performance. He has UK certification in Personal Training, Sports Massage, Sport Psychology, and Nutrition for Health and Fitness.
Premier Training International UK
- Personal Training
- Fitness Instruction
- Fitness Trainer
- Nutrition For Health and Fitness
- Sports Massage
- Sports Psychology
- First Aid
- Personal Training
- Sports Massage
- Gym Instructing
Register of Exercise Professionals UK.
- Functional Program Design
National Academy of Sports Medicine
- Functional Training
- Female Training
Te-Ashi-Do Karate Black Belt
Dr Justin P Gregory, MSc(Oxon), DPhil
Justin holds a doctorate (DPhil) in the field of cognitive and evolutionary science from Oxford University. Also a successful funded national-level athlete, he views this venture in the corporate world of wellness and performance as the perfect marriage between his training in quantitative methodologies as an academic researcher and his career as a competitive performance athlete—few people are so lucky as to make their passions their working life. He held the position of Research Associate Professor at Fuller School of Psychology (USA, 2012-14), and is the published author of several high-impact academic papers. Justin remains a Postdoctoral Associate at Oxford University.
He has presented at many international conferences in Europe, America, and Asia, provided consultancy services for quantitative methodology at Oxford University, and given a number of workshops and seminars in several East-West exchange contexts. His research interests range within cognitive and evolutionary science, the psychological foundations of creativity, cognitive anthropology, memory, and broad issues within cognitive science. He has conducted several experimental investigations with subjects in the UK, China, and Hong Kong SAR. His best known experimental research focuses on providing a psychological framework for the recurrent thought patterns–and their cultural manifestations–we observe universally across all human populations.
A black belt judo player, Justin was member to a British Judo Squad 2007-08, 2008-09. As an Oxford University funded athlete (2008-09), he was also Oxford University Blues Captain 2008-09, and 3-times Full Blue for sporting achievement and representation at national and international competitive levels. He is an experienced and certified British Judo Instructor (BJA; since 2006) having coached persons from the level of school children to elite athletes. His other sporting achievements include: 2007 BJC Judo National Champion, U90kg. 2008 BJA Hampshire Open Champion, U90kg 2008 BJA Judo British Masters silver medalist, U90kg. 2013 IBJJF Pan-American Champion, heavyweight division.
Pascale Bertoli, MA (PhD Candidate)
Psychologist & Stress Counselor
Pascale is a French-born, English and French speaking counseling therapist and professional coach. She is a long-term resident of Hong Kong and has practiced counseling psychology and coaching in Hong Kong and the United States since 2008.
She is a seasoned, third-cultured expatriate who has lived in the Asia-Pacific and North American regions for over 25 years. She has vast experience in most international and relocation issues, and offer counseling and coaching services to clients from various walks of life. She specialize in issues of trauma, acute stress and burnout, workplace and interpersonal conflict, life transition issues & domestic relations, such as divorce, separation and sexuality.
She studied EMDR under Dr. John Hartung, PsyD., one of the founders and early program coordinators at the EMDR International Association (USA). She also trained in a Mindfulness program, MBB, under the supervision of Dr. Stanley Block, MD, its originator.
She was a competitive athlete most of her youth, and she has a life-long interest in matters of sports performance and health and wellness. She is a certified yoga therapist, and practiced mindfulness and meditation from an early age. She spends her spare time on outrigger canoes, or white water rafting and kayaking, climbing rock faces, hiking in high altitude, and more generally, enjoying the outdoors with her two teenage Eurasian kids.