About Me

Bio

Hi, I am Bethan Thomas. I am an energetic and enthusiastic Personal Trainer and Rowing Coach based in Henley on Thames. I believe I have a unique approach to fitness. I am only too aware of how busy and stressful life can be and how little time seems to be left over for looking after our most precious asset — our body! I can motivate, change habits, build confidence, improve your health and make fitness fun.

Since graduating from Durham University in 2006 with a degree in Sport I qualified as a Personal Trainer and have worked in the fitness industry in both the UK and Australia. I have extensive knowledge and experience in private clients health and fitness needs including nutrition, weight loss, strength, endurance and flexibility.

I have been involved in rowing for over 15 years and I am extremely passionate about the sport. I have benefited greatly from rowing at high performance centres such as Durham University and Melbourne University as well as at club level at Henley Rowing Club. In 2005 I qualified as a Level 2 British Rowing Coach and have spent two seasons in Australia coaching to a National Level.

The experience I have gained through my involvement in rowing has taught me how to train my clients efficiently and effectively, both on and off the water. No matter what your goals are, whether it is to run a marathon, to get up the stairs without being out of breath, weight loss, aerobic fitness, strength, flexibility or body toning, all your health and lifestyle goals can be achieved with a tailor made programme designed exclusively for you.

If you are interested in finding out how I can help you please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free consultation.

Bethan Thomas

"Get fit have fun – on and off the water"

Qualifications

  • Premier Training International – Certificate in Kettlebell Training
  • Power Plate – Core Fundamentals: Level 1
  • Shadow Box – Qualified Instructor
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine – Advanced Pregnancy Specialist
  • Royal Life Saving Society - Emergency Response Swimming Pool 3rd Edition
  • ViPR training with inventor Michol Dalcourt
  • PADBOX – Certified Instructor
  • M3 Studio Cycling Course – Phase One Keiser Instructor
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine – Advanced Junior Athletic Conditioning
  • Specialist (Expert Level 3)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer (Expert Level 3)
  • Premier Training International – Certificate in Gym Instruction (Level 2)
  • Amateur Rowing Association Instructors Award (Level Two)
  • Amateur Rowing Association Dry Instructor’s Award

Key achievements

2014 Winner at Henley Masters Regatta
2013 Represented Wales at the Home Countries International Regatta
2012 Represented Henley Rowing Club at Henley Royal Regatta
2012 Represented Melbourne University Boat Club. National Champion at The Australia Rowing Championships. State Champion in New South Wales and Victoria
2011 National Champion at The British Rowing Championships
2011 Winner at Henley Women’s Regatta
2010 & 2008 Henley Rowing Club Senior Women’s Rower of the Year
2010 Winner at Henley Women’s Regatta
2010 National Champion at The International Belgian Rowing Championships
2009 Amsterdam Marathon
2009 Represented England at the Home Countries International Regatta
2009 Silver medal at the National Rowing Championships of Great Britain
2007 Gippsland Grammar School, Victoria, Australia - Rowing Coach of the Year
2006 Gold medal at the British University Rowing Championships