Joe Cooper - Outdoor Fitness Professional
I feel really lucky to be doing something I enjoy and really believe in, to help people get fitter and healthier, physically and mentally - from being active in our great outdoors.
A love of the outdoors and a real interest in fitness and wellbeing led to the creation of OutFit Personal Fitness in 2007. Prior to this, I'd studied Sports Science with Outdoor Recreation at University - gaining good practical and theoretical knowledge in Sports and Outdoor leadership. After graduation - I studied more specifically with regards health and fitness qualifications and work took me from my my hometown Wrexham, to France, a couple of stints in Turkey, Portugal and the City of London - before a planned return to setup OutFit.
Dozens of Walking, Running and Cycling challenges, from the hills of North Wales to the New Zealand Alps have been negotiated (not without the odd failure). Add to these experiences a wealth of Industry specific qualifications gained, since graduating from University in 2003 and I'm therefore well placed to inspire you to bigger, better experiences in our great outdoors, all whilst improving your health and fitness.
George Manley - Run & Walk Guide
I have been enjoying Joe’s HillFit sessions for over 18 months now, and find them a great way of pushing myself physically, in a really friendly environment. I’m really happy to be helping out with the activities, using my experience and expertise. I discovered the Great Outdoors in the mid-eighties and have been a passionate and active rock and winter mountaineer/climber ever since, with a career which started over 35 years ago as an illustrator in the creative industries, I have combined both outdoor instruction and creative work for the last 25 years.
During this time I have proceeded to gain professional Mountain Instructor qualifications, obtaining these during the late 80s and early 90s. Over the years I have gained experience both with adults and young people working on a range of adventurous outdoor activities, leading expeditions through to climbing & mountaineering courses. I look forward to seeing you out there on one of Joe’s courses!
David Say - Run & Walk Guide
Dave is a hugely experienced Outdoor Professional and enthusiast - holding many associated qualifications and possessing masses of knowledge that he passes on to fellow OutFit Members and the general public when leading groups or individuals. He regularly leads Guided Runs, Walks and on Challenges for OutFit and recently has been delivering a series of Navigation courses for members.
A very keen and capable endurance runner, Dave has dozens of Ultra Distance challenges under his belt including a successful Bob Graham Round completion, the 3 peaks Yacht Race team event and has taken part in the world famous UTMB series of events.
A relaxed, professional and methodical approach to instruction, ensures participants always have an educating but enjoyable time out and about with him!
Dan Nuttall - Run Leader
Dan has been an OutFit Member for 3 years now and has recently completed a LIRF course with Welsh Athletics. More than this, his enthusiastic, encouraging approach and group management skills make him a great candidate to assist with our challenges and fitness sessions. Dan has a prominent sporting background - competing at a high level in Rugby and Kayaking previously, and now likes to take to the hills regularly, whether it be running or walking.
In the last couple of years he has completed the Welsh 3000's, as well as our Brenig Way and Llangollen Round run challenges - and now assists with leadership and support on these challenges.
Aime Hannant - Fitness and Pilates Instructor
A talented athlete, Aime takes some Pilates sessions for us, and occaisonally covers some of our running based fitness sessions too. She is a qualified Pilates Instructor, as well as having her Fitness Instruction qualification and a recently attained Triathlon Coach award. She fits the bill with regards our approach, relaxed and professional - and she's a great addition to the team!