Dave Tynan is leading the Fitness Adventure Travel trips to Costa Rica. He is one hilarious fellow. He has a colourful past as a fitness model and part-time chef of healthy food.
Most of all, he does not take himself too seriously and will bring joy and positive energy to every group he leads. Dave has travelled much of South America and feels right at home in the rain forest of Costa Rica.
Dave was driven towards natural movements from a very young age. Due to being physically small as a teenager, he was quite self-conscious. As a result, he was determined to get strong. He would continually train with his older brothers. His brother, Robert, trained Dave to understand the movements that suited his body type. In any case, Dave was naturally drawn to body-weight and yoga movements and he began to study Somatic Movement Education (SME). SME is an effective way to release and re-calibrate tight muscles. This retrains the nervous system and re-patterns the Soma (Body-Mind relationship). SME unites modern neuroscience and ancient yoga wisdom.
We have tailored the Costa Rica itinerary so that you can experience being at one with your surroundings and let positive energy in. Dave will go though the SME movement training with you. As far as the surf lessons are concerned, he feel that these are less about learning to surf and more about letting go of your inhibitions.
All in all, Costa Rica is a wonderful place, packed with flora, fauna and hidden gems at every step. Dave is excited for the his group to get a bird’s eye view of this magnificent land. With this adventure you will feel your shoulders exhale in awe and relief.
Over the past decade, Robert has developed essential leadership skills and a wide range of motivational strategies, and has worked with a broad spectrum of clients on five continents.
Fitness and personal training has played a pivotal role in his professional and personal development. Born in Ireland, he has qualified under both the UK and US systems; he holds an NCEHS in advanced training, the gold standard of the American College of Sports Medicine, as well as a BSc, HND in physiology, sports science, exercise and health studies from the University of Bedfordshire.
Robert’s passion for fitness is equally matched by his love of travel and unique, bespoke experiences. Rob honed his skills working in the cruise and tour operator industry, and it is from these experiences that the idea for Fitness Adventure Travel was born.
Celebrity trainer Scott has always had a keen interest in fitness. As a child he competed at county level as an athlete, and he now combines a successful television career as an actor with a burgeoning career in the fitness industry.
Scott currently presents his own show, “The Big Workout,” on Fitness TV and has contributed fitness and nutritional advice to ITV’s “Feel Good Factor,” as well as to international publications including OK, Closer and Now Magazine.
Scott has also made several appearances on TV shows such as “GMTV,” “This Morning,” “Loose Women,” “The Sharon Osbourne Show” and “Richard and Judy.”
Scott is a dedicated trainer who brings a wealth of fitness knowledge and experience to Fitness Adventure Travel.
Madeleine is a qualified nutritional health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. A creative chef, vociferous blogger, fledgling presenter and self-professed yoga enthusiast, Madeleine is committed to helping her clients achieve the hottest, healthiest, happiest versions of themselves.
Through her website and consultations, Madeleine educates her clients in the appreciation and effects of eating wholesome, organic produce. Madeleine’s techniques are designed to improve each client’s relationship with their body, while boosting confidence, injecting energy and sculpting a beautiful silhouette.
She has a particular interest in the growing rate of IBS and using diet and lifestyle to changes to eliminate its symptoms from daily life.
Madeleine’s recent clients include Millie Mackintosh and Caggie Dunlop.
Tif’s journey into a career of Personal Training began at a young age. She grew up studying dance and gymnastics, both of which contributed to gaining invaluable experience and knowledge of body mechanics.
Tif’s training methods are based on the philosophy that workouts should be fun, motivating, challenging and individualized. She is passionate about all things health and fitness—and it shows. Tif’s specialty? Delivering a mean workout with a smile. 🙂
Tif’s specialties include TRX, Kettlebells, functional training, plyometrics, Crossfit, parkour, surfing, mountain biking, softball, gymnastics, dance, double dutch, capoeria, acrobatics and masterminding extreme challenges.
Astrid Swan McGuire is a highly sought-after Los Angeles based personal trainer and lifestyle coach, who is committed to helping people of various levels of fitness be their best, while looking good and feeling great. Whether the goal is to be lean and toned, to build crazy muscle mass or to begin the journey of a complete and healthy body transformation, Astrid has the proven track record of success. Her clients include some of Hollywood’s top celebrities and power brokers and she has is known for developing workouts that are innovative and addictive and the results speak for themselves. She prides herself on making her workouts unique, fun and never wasting anyone’s time.
Kevin Richardson, Winner of the 2012 Best of Manhattan Awards for Personal Training, is one of the most respected personal trainers in the US and an accomplished health and fitness writer with hundreds of published articles. Click here to access Kevin’s blog.
Kevin spent the first 10 years of his personal training career quietly testing, applying and refining the principles that he discovered (much to his surprise) were as effective for those interested in losing weight and increasing endurance as it was for those focused on strength training and developing a world class physique!
Today with a team of Naturally Intense™ Certified Trainers established in New York City and in Tokyo, Japan, Kevin’s Naturally Intense High Intensity Training™ is respected worldwide as one of the most efficient and effective systems of training for anyone interested in attaining the highest levels of fitness.
Kevin’s clients range from those simply seeking to lose weight and get into better shape to an array of celebrities, politicians, executives, athletes, fashion and fitness models and natural physique competitors.
Ryan Phillips is widely recognized as a leading expert on health and fitness and specializes in fat loss, resistance
training (RTS – Resistance Training Specialist) and sports injuries (MAT – Muscle Activation Techniques). During
his 9 years as a freelance Personal Trainer Ryan has personally helped hundreds of clients to lose weight,
transform their bodies and regain control of their health.
Along with his 1:1 Personal Training and Boot Camps, Ryan has successfully helped dozens of people from
across the UK and Ireland through his Online Coaching Program – The 90 Day Boot Camp Challenge.
During his 9000+ hours of 1:1 personal training sessions, Ryan has developed his own “Fat Loss System for
Success” which takes a holistic approach to weight loss and addresses the three main areas of exercise, diet and
Ryan holds full status on the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPs), the National Register of
Personal Trainers (NRPT) and holds full Public Liability Insurance.
Samantha Skelly is an serial health and wellness entrepreneur who aims to empower and inspire women worldwide to reach new peaks and achieve personal greatness through health and fitness. ‘Change your health, change your life’
Samantha was awarded the ‘Top 24 under 24’ in September of 2013 and is focused on pushing massive boundaries and making a difference through health and fitness. At the age of 21 she started her first company in London, England. This fitness company was a mobile personal training company, training some of England’s top executives. She sold the company at the age of 24 and moved back to her hometown of Vancouver, Canada.
Samantha is passionate about working with women who have either recently recovered from disordered eating or are developing signs of disordered eating. In 2014 Samantha founded her company ‘Hungry for Happiness’ a company which empowers those suffering from emotional eating, disordered eating & body image issues. Samantha has been nominated for ‘Best Emerging Entrepreneur’ by Small Business BC. She works with her clients to disconnect their identities from their disorders and design and create a life of freedom, abundance and optimal health. Samantha now is on a mission to shine the light on disordered eating internationally and help to lift those up who are suffering in silence. She is fuelling her passion and on a journey to raise awareness through speaking, writing, coaching and book publishing.
Kathryn Tilbury – or ‘KT’ as she likes to be called – is a highly experienced movement specialist with a strong belief in the need for individuals to perform their everyday movements to the highest level of performance in order to for them to be well served by their bodies. She splits her professional life between rehabilitation of her clients particularly where they have suffered back pain or other injury and fitness training, yoga based stretch, ballet and martial arts.
KT has a first class honours degree in Sports Science and is a graduate of the C.H.E.K. Institute for Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology. She has also been trained in the ‘Prague School’ of rehabilitation and is an advocate of a new rehabilitation approach called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS). Her approach ensures that her clients gain maximum benefit from any exercise or sport that they undertake while minimising the risk of injury or degenerative change.
KT runs Precision Movement in Mayfair, Central London where she employs highly trained movement specialists who take a ‘systems approach’ to ensuring that all the systems of the body complement one another to achieve maximum health and well-being. For more information click here visit KT’s website.
Fitness Adventure Travel combines successful fitness with exotic, intriguing destinations. Whether you request a specifically tailored itinerary, or choose one of our set departures, you can look forward to a completely exhilarating and bespoke experience.