Mark Durnford

Founder and Director of Create

Consultant, presenter, tutor & writer to the fitness industry. Development of courses and manuals for leading training providers in the UK. Personal trainer and swim coach.

I have participated in competitive sport and studied health & fitness for as long as I can remember. Over the last 20 years I have held many roles across the industry ranging from Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor to Regional Fitness and Club General Management. I now lecture to existing coaches and personal trainers on new and evolving techniques and principles; develop and deliver the courses and manuals for UK training providers, and have written articles for National publications and featured on radio shows.

The fitness industry has grown at some pace, and like other growing industries there are things that have been lost along the way. In many instances across the UK I have noticed that the personal bit has been lost from Personal Training, with both levels of customer service and specific individual programming becoming a rarity. I was fortunate enough to have had an excellent coach during my competitive swimming career and understood the skills and characteristics he possessed which guided me to many achievements. These experiences gave me the inspiration to set up Create Health & Fitness in 2007.

My passion for fitness and position in the industry drive me to continually develop my understanding of health & fitness principles as well as studying the new concepts that emerge. This ensures that me and my team to stay up to date with the latest thinking on fitness, training and swimming techniques, giving our clients the best possible coaching available. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals!

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