Our Trainers

Richard Clow

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 (among others, see full qualifications list below).

Richard mixes resistance training, movement, martial arts and fitness games with flexibility training and regular testing for a strongly goal focused approach. He has a good grounding in injury rehabilitation and corrective exercise and has worked with many pre and post natal clients.

Whatever your goal is, you have to keep working towards it. Richard knows that the easiest way to keep his clients coming back regularly is to make their fitness fun.

Qualifications:

Premier Training International UK

  • Personal Training
  • Fitness Instruction
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Nutrition For Health and Fitness
  • Sports Massage
  • Sports Psychology
  • First Aid

Active IQ

  • 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

Working with Rich on my fitness has been great. He has been nothing but encouraging and supportive of all aspects of my well-being, not just my physical fitness. Our sessions are always hard work but always with an element of fun, enjoyment being so important to keep me motivated. When I thought I couldn’t do something I was never allowed to give in, it was broken down to help me manage it, which always meant that without realising it, I would achieve what I believed to be impossible. No shouting, no humiliation just pure encouragement and belief. The faith Rich had in me that I could achieve has given me the self-belief that I can and I am.
John Burns

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Stephanie

stephanieFrom Hong Kong, I studied in Australia but has recently returned home to make a difference in the community. I am a current Hong Kong squad member of the Women’s Rugby 7’s scholarship athletes program at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, and have previously represented Hong Kong in women’s netball.

I am all about teaching people about how to change their lifestyles for the better, and can’t stress the importance of health education! I have a huge interest in exercise prescription for the elderly, those with chronic diseases and disabilities, as I believe exercise is one of the most underutilized forms of medicine.

Stephanie is available for personal training and group classes.

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • English

Specialities

  • Injury prevention and management
  • Chronic disease prevention and management
  • Sport-specific training
  • High intensity circuit training

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Exercise Physiology, University of New South Wales
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and Exercise Scientist with Exercise & Sport Science Australia

Danielle O’Halloran

danielleOriginally from Australia and with 6 years experience in the health & fitness industry, my love for sport grew over many years, eventually deciding to make it my career and be able to pass on my knowledge to help people with different backgrounds and stories reach their own health and fitness goals.

Danielle is available for personal training.

Specialities

  • Kettlebells
  • Knee and ankle rehabilitation
  • Boxing & kickboxing
  • TRX suspension training
  • General nutrition guidance
  • Strength, toning & fitness

Qualifications:

  • Certificate III & IV in fitness (Australian Institute of Fitness)
  • Accredited certificate of nutrition (Cadence Health)
  • PTA Global bridging course
  • Fitness Australia registration number: 038558

Ian Colley

ianTraining in Kyokushin Karate for many years gave me a strong exercise work ethic, never give up and keep going to your last breath! This ethic has transferred over to the way I do other exercise also. I like to train hard, but I also like to train safe. An exercises benefits must outweigh its negative aspects. I don’t use unsafe methods myself and I certainly would not use them with my clients. My aim is to impart my knowledge and knowhow to my clients so that they go away empowered and confident in the knowledge that they could perform the same exercises by themselves.

Ian is available for personal training.

Qualifications:

  • BSc. (Hons) WBL Fitness and Exercise
  • ACE. Certified PT
  • Kyokushin Karate: Blackbelt 1st Dan
  • Kettlebell Level 1 instructor

When I started with Ian I could barely run more than five minutes and I had very little strength. After a year of training I have brought my blood pressure down. Ian always pushes my limits and never lets up to get the best out of me. I wouldn’t want another personal trainer.
D. McCord

 

I started working with Ian following a serious shoulder injury. I went from not being able to lift a bag of sugar to pumping out heavy sets within months following a progressive plan that Ian created, and ultimately fully recovering from the injury.

We then continued with a cardio and resistance training fitness plan and he helped me shed 12 kilos ahead of my wedding day, the best I’d looked in years. Ian is knowledgeable and sensible, and a great guy. I can’t recommend him enough.
S. Davies


Ericson

ericsonEricson had been very active and skinny since he was little. He used to be a soccer representative participating in numerous different district competitions in Hong Kong. In order to gain weight and to become a stronger person, he starts to learn Thai boxing and to do workout at the age of 18. Eventually he successfully gained 2x lbs. in 2 years. Since then, he strongly believed that health is unbelievably important and it is irreplaceable.

He started to be a certified trainer since 2010, so that he is able to lead by example and to encourage his students to get into the habit of exercising regularly to improve their health. Unfortunately, he found that eating incorrectly, skipping weight exercises and working under pressure run deep in Hong Kong and will seriously damage our health. Thus, changing people’s outlook and making people healthier has been his motivation.

Ericson is available for personal training and group classes.

Qualifications:

  • Certified Sports Science & Fitness Foundation Course, AASFP
  • Certified Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer, AASFP
  • Certified Exercise Ball Instructor, AASFP
  • Certified Sports Massage, AASFP
  • Certified Nutrition and Weight Management, AASFP
  • Certified Post Rehabilitation Fitness Trainer, AASFP
  • Adult Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate Course, Hong Kong Red Cross
  • International Certified Personal Trainer, NASM
  • Boot Camp Instructor Course, NASM
  • Functional Movement System Certification, NASM

Specialities

  • Fat loss
  • Body Shaping
  • Muscle Toning
  • Weight Management
  • Nutrition Guidance
  • Flexibility Training
  • Thai Boxing
  • General Fitness
  • Outdoor or indoor group training

Nils Beiskjaer

nilsNils was born in Denmark and moved to Finland at an early age, where he began his fitness and martial arts journey in Wado-Ryu Karate. Since then, he has accumulated over 15 years of training in various systems, including karate, Krav Maga, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As a personal trainer, he specializes in strength & conditioning training using a multitude of tools and methods, including free weights, kettlebells, suspension training, bodyweight training and much more.

He also teaches self defense, and is certified as a Krav Maga instructor under Krav Maga Core. His approach to training is with a strong focus on intensity once proper form has been achieved. This produces the maximum amount of results in a short period of time, while ensuring all the necessary safety criteria > are fulfilled first.

Nils is available for personal training and group classes.

Qualifications:

  • Krav Maga Core International – Civilian Self Defense Instructor
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – International Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation (IKFF) – Certified Kettlebell Teacher
  • TRX Suspension Training Certification
  • American Heart Association – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Specialities

  • Self defense
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Strength & conditioning

I started seeing Nils about 3 years ago and it has been the best decision I’ve made with regards to my overall fitness. Our training session mostly comprises of strength-training, TRX and HIIT and Kettlebells. Since I’ve started with Nils, I’ve seen significant progress in my physical strength and health. I am the most fit I have ever been in my whole life. I’d highly recommend Nils to anyone looking to make a positive impact to their approach to fitness.
Sharon L.

 

I have been training with Nils since I moved to Hong Kong – he was recommended to me. I work with him twice a week and am gradually building up my strength and endurance. Nils is very calm and patient yet I always feel challenged to do more than I think I can and definitely more than I would working alone. I always reach the end of each session feeling a combination of achievement at what I’ve done in the hour’s training and relief that it is over for a few days! I am really happy to recommend Nils to anyone wanting to work with a great PT.
Rob H.


Martine Pellegrini Petit

Martine has a natural passion for living a healthy and active lifestyle. She has been working as a trainer since 2008 and has been described by her clients as a ‘drill sergeant with a smile’. Her enthusiasm and passion for fitness transpires in her sessions, motivating her clients to achieve their goals in a fun and enjoyable way.

Martine has worked with clients seeking a variety of goals: weight loss, strength training, correcting posture or rehabilitating from an injury as well as pre or post natal. She compliments her training programmes by offering tips on lifestyle, nutrition and wellness choices.

Martine is available for personal training and group classes.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in Fitness & Exercise Studies HKU
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • TRX Suspension Trainer Certification
  • Power Plate Level 1 Certification
  • Certified Wellness Coach
  • CPR and AED certified