MEET THE STATE OF STRENGTH
Alan Mason – Personal Trainer
Qualified Level 3 certificate in Personal Training and Level 2 Fitness Instructor
Alan Mason is the founder and owner of State of Strength, Spalding’s leading private gym. After 25 years of playing competitive sport, coaching, training friends and family, working on his own fitness and gaining qualifications Alan has set out on a mission to help others.
“I want to help people understand why their body performs in the way it does. What’s good for it, what’s bad for and how they can achieve what they want to achieve”
Alan originally moved to Spalding over 25 years ago for work. He quickly got involved in the local community and played rugby for Spalding Rugby Club for 12 years, during this time Alan was also representing the county and regional teams. Attaining coaching qualifications Alan went on to coach junior and youth rugby in the local area for over 5 years and rugby still remains a huge part of Alan’s life.
After his retirement from competitive sport Alan switched his own fitness programme to focus on strength and conditioning training, he changed his lifestyle and eating habits to improve his own health and wellbeing and he worked closely with a personal trainer in Nottingham to gain further knowledge and skills.
Alan was inspired to pursue his passion for health and fitness and this led him to taking his fitness to the next level. Alan left his job in senior management and gained qualifications in fitness instruction and personal training. Now a full-time trainer, Alan is once again taking it to the next level with the opening of his own private gym.
Having many years’ experience in the gym and training with many people over the years, Alan understands that many people are intimated by the gym and that the environment can put people off ever setting foot inside one again. With the opening of State of Strength, nobody has to worry about being intimidated ever again!. At State of Strength, you’ll be able to exercise in complete privacy whilst getting all the support you need to achieve your goals.
Outside of the gym Alan’s hobbies include poker, rugby and cricket. He loves skiing with his children Conall, and Milly, and wife Sarah, and holidays in the South of France whenever he gets the chance. Alan’s children are also keen sports enthusiasts with Conall playing rugby for Spalding and making the 1st team and daughter Milly representing her school at Netball.
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training - Pre and Post Natal
Kellie-Marie Bryan is a Personal Trainer based in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Kellie is well known for her own personal training services however, Kellie has joined forces with State of Strength to bring her amazing training services into our exclusive private gym.
“I strongly believe that our these bodies are amazing machines and most of us will never understand how good we can actually feel if we treat our bodies right, and we will never know the true extent to which we are able to push ourselves. It fascinates me and I am here to help you realise your true potential”
Kelly is able to offer support and guidance on training, nutrition, pre and postnatal exercise, HIIT, strength and condition, endurance exercising, running plans and much more. Kellie lives and breathes fitness and enjoys pushing herself. She has competed in 5 CrossFit competitions, ran 6 half marathons, 2 full marathons in London and Paris and has also completed a 24-hour endurance race.
Kellie is here to help you succeed, she believes in a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle changes that can be incorporated into your normal everyday routine.
Outside of the gym, Kellie can be found in the kitchen. In addition to personal training, Kellie also offers a meal service. These meals are specifically designed to give you all the calories and nutrients you need to maintain a well-balanced diet. Have a look at Nude Food for more information about this service.
We are thrilled to have Kellie as part of the State of Strength team; having Kellie on board allows us to provide our clients with an option of a male or female trainer and the best personal training services available in the area.
Sarah Mason – Deep Tissue Massage Therapist
Qualified Certificate and Diploma Level Raynor Massage
Sarah Mason is the co-founder and co-owner of State of Strength, Spalding’s leading private gym. Sarah has led an active lifestyle her entire life having being involved in hockey and sprint hurdling at national level. Sarah is State of Strength’s resident masseuse and works alongside her husband Alan to provide clients with aftercare and support by way of deep tissue massage.
Sarah has a passion for massage and understands the importance and rewards of regular massage for those who lead an active lifestyle. However, the gym clients are not the only people Sarah caters for and she welcomes clients from all walks of life.
“There are so many health benefits to massage; it’s not just for those who work out. Massage is about finding tension in the body and relieving it. We all carry stress and therefore tension and it’s my job to relieve you of that to improve your health and wellbeing”
Sarah is originally from Spalding in Lincolnshire though she is well travelled having worked for 10 years as cabin crew flying all over the world. Sarah was also lucky enough to spend a year living abroad in France before joining the family jewellery business. Now Sarah is following her passion for health and fitness by joining her husband Alan at State of Strength where her massage services are
Sarah was first introduced to massage after enduring a damaged disc in her neck and undergoing a double hip replacement. It was then she began to really understand the importance of regular message and started her studies to become a qualified therapist. Like her husband Sarah is a keen fitness enthusiast and she can often be found working out to keep her body in tip top condition.
Sarah specialises in Raynor massage, this style of massage focuses completely around the client and incorporates deep tissue, shiatsu, reflexology and acupressure. The service is unique to Spalding and having experienced the benefits first hand from this therapy, Sarah is now helping others feel the benefits as well.