Founder and Head Trainer
Janet is the brain behind the Fitness Compass training methodology and a longtime fitness professional. She brings a multi-disciplinary and highly unique approach to her client’s training programs, incorporating everything from postural correction, kettlebell training, Power Plate training, ViPR, and Muay Thai kickboxing.
Janet believes that our bodies are happiest when they move with fluidity and rhythm, and she makes this happen with her functional training approach, which incorporates three-dimensional movements and fun into her client’s training programs. She knows that everyone’s body is different and there is no one-size-fits-all type of training program. She emphasizes personalizing her clients’ training programs based on their individual needs, whether it be wanting to get fit, keeping in shape, increasing mobility, or decreasing pain and discomfort.
She believes training indoor does not have to be boring and is keen to bring you a new perspective on personal training with fun and safe exercise which help prevent injuries and improve posture. Her love of exploring new training techniques and incorporating fitness technologies is immediately evident upon meeting any of the Fitness Compass Trainers, as her passion for teaching extends to all who work with her.
Janet can teach in both English and Cantonese.
Eugene often tailors his training programme to incorporate a combination of cardio and weight training to maximize the after-burn effect. He also provides nutritional consulting based on the client’s personal goals, whether it’s weight loss or training for specific competition. Hundreds of clients have enjoyed results from his tailored, effective dietary guidance.
It was her interest in strength training that lured Tess into the fitness industry from a previous life as a magazine writer, and the more she learned about natural human movement and how our lifestyles have changed that, the more Tess’s passion was cemented. She enjoys the process of finding a way to always keep progressing with clients, whether it’s to help correct habitual dysfunctions or to put hard work in towards becoming stronger and fitter.
Although the leap from writer to personal trainer might seem like a big one, Tess is driven by the same spirit of always wanting to learn more and to share that knowledge in ways that might inspire other people. Her interests lie in movement mechanics, correctional exercises and establishing solid foundations in strength and mobility. She continues to keep up with her first love of reading by always keeping track of the latest studies, books and discussions from the fitness industry while striving to improve her own strength and condition her body through power and weight training.
Tess knows from personal experience how difficult starting from zero can be, but that strength and fitness is a skill that can be practised like any other. She firmly believes that we are in control of our bodies, not the other way around, and is passionate about helping clients to find that power, one small habit and training session at a time.
Alex is a former professional rugby player who played for Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership in England. Over the years, he’s deepened his knowledge of fitness and adapted his training style, taking elements from each member of his rugby strength and conditioning team, including physical therapists and coaches. This has allowed him to develop a unique training method that combines elements from Olympic lifting, functional movement, speed mechanics, endurance workouts, agility training, outdoor boot camps, and rehabilitation.
Alex believes that whether you’re training with a friend or in a group, sometimes you just need an extra push to get you going in the right direction. With his expert knowledge and experience working with clients of all ages and fitness levels, he believes that variety is the key to staying motivated and therefore likes to shake up each of his sessions with something new and exciting for his clients to try.
Whether it’s one-to-one training or group training, Alex is able to create workouts that focus on specific goals — including fat loss, sport-specific training, and confidence building — in order to aid his clients in meeting their fitness requirements. He also remains a semi-professional rugby player who offers sport-specific strength and conditioning coaching for athletes in rugby and many other sports.