The BodyByJR Story
The BodyByJR story started 7 years ago when we (Ray & Jordan) met, sweating it out in an Essex gym. After a number of workout dates, we realised we shared a passion for health and fitness. This passion quickly turned into a dream, a dream of creating our own PT business. Well it all become a reality in 2014, when we launched BodyByJR, engaging our very first paying PT clients.
Alongside helping others with their fitness goals, we both competed in fitness modelling shows. This gave us first-hand experience and knowledge, allowing us to help over 100 people train for such events.
The BodyByJR brand quickly grew from strength to strength and this success recently enabled us to open up a gym. Our very own BodyByJR HQ in July 2019!
We have 15 years of combined experience, working with over 1,000 clients, clocking up 15,000+ PT sessions. That's a lot of early mornings and late nights!
We hope to we can help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
The BodyByJR Team
Director, Head Coach – Bsc Hons Sport Science, Level 3 PT, Pre and Post Natal, Group Ex (8 years’ experience)
From the age of 10, I competed as a national swimmer. I battled an unhealthy relationship with food and my weight, which sadly lead to a vicious circle of an eating disorder, which eventually affected my female health...Read More
From the age of 10, I competed as a national swimmer. I battled an unhealthy relationship with food and my weight, which sadly lead to a vicious circle of an eating disorder, which eventually affected my female health. After studying Sports and Exercise Science at University, I soon realised my passion laid within helping people to overcome battles with food and training. After qualifying as a personal trainer, I realised that I could not only help people with their physical results, but getting to know them on a personal level, I could also help with state of mind.
I've had many ups and downs over the years. I competed on stage in fitness modelling three times, which took me from a size 14 to an 8 and back to a 12. I've recovered from amenorrhea, had a miscarriage and gave birth to beautiful baby girl. It took strength I didn't know I had to overcome my demons, but I have found happiness within myself. Our ethos not only achieves sustainable results, we educate our clients so the results are long term and life is to be enjoyed. Be kind to your body and your body will be kind to you.
I work with online clients all over the world who each have personal goals and challenges to overcome. Whether it be an eating disorder, weight loss, weight gain or wanting to find happiness and build a healthier lifestyle. We celebrate all progress, however big or small. It's not always about the physical results, but the mental aspects are as equally important.
In the years myself and Ray have been together (now married), we have grown year after year and so has our passion for our clientele. We are striving to create a community by making fitness fun. Our ethos educates our clients on how they can achieve sustainable results with long term lifestyle changes.
Director, Head Coach – Level 3 PT, Group Ex (7 years’ experience)
After spending the first 7 years of my working life as an accountant, I realised it wasn’t for me. So shortly after meeting Jordan, I completed my Personal Training qualifications...Read More
After spending the first 7 years of my working life as an accountant, I realised it wasn’t for me. So shortly after meeting Jordan, I completed my Personal Training qualifications. I remember look of worry on my parents face when I told them I was going to become a full time Personal Trainer. However, this career path has been so much more rewarding for me.
As a young lad, football was my life! I played up to the age of 16 when I was offered a semi-professional contract. By this time though my focus had switched to golf.
My own training style started out focusing on bodybuilding, due to competing in a number of competitions, but this lifestyle is unsustainable. I now focus more on physical performance, using fitness and endruance training, Crossfit, circuits, Tabata to name a few.
Coaching Staff – Level 3 PT, Kettlebells, Pre and Post Natal, Group Ex
Ever since I was young, dance and fitness has always been a part of my life. From a very young age, I participated in cross country, basketball, swimming, gymnastics and dance...Read More
Ever since I was young, dance and fitness has always been a part of my life. From a very young age, I participated in cross country, basketball, swimming, gymnastics and dance... Whatever it may be, I was always finding ways to stay active. I started dancing at the age of 5, and I then went on to train at Rambert school of ballet and contemporary dance. This was where I gained my BA honours degree. Since graduating, I have had dance jobs around the county and I have always managed to fit the gym in, even on a day off.
Getting a career in dance is not easy, and it comes with injury. I was unable to dance due to a torn hamstring and that’s when I found my love for the gym. Once I became confident in my own training, I started to study in order to become a personal trainer. Straight away I was hooked, and I couldn’t get enough. I have a great passion for nutrition and fitness, and I love to strive for the best.
If you want to get in shape, whether it is just for yourself or for other sporting reasons, I am more than happy to help. I believe that everyone can reach the goals that they want to achieve with hard work and determination, and I will be there to motivate and encourage you throughout that journey. I want to share my knowledge with others so that they leave the gym with a smile on their face and a sense of achievement.
Hey I’m Kurtis, part of the coaching team with BodyByJR. I have been involved in fitness & sport ever since I was a young boy. My journey started like many other young lads playing football, playing at a semi professional level and in the nationals, during my time at college.Read More
I recently had to hang up my boots due to rupturing my ACL. This meant having to under go knee reconstruction surgery and I am currently going through the lengthy rehab process, to get back to where I want to be.
When I first started training in the gym I lacked any sort of direction or goal as to what I wanted to achieve. With plenty of years of making mistakes and learning from them, I now have a much clearer outlook on what I believe fitness is about. I love to incorporate functional fitness into all of my training, with some strength & conditioning, bodybuilding and once I am back to full fitness, I really want to learn more gymnastic based training.
I recently left my job as a lift engineer to follow my dream and passion in becoming a personal trainer, to help people physically and mentally. BodyByJR has given me an amazing opportunity to follow my passion and help others any way that I can. Fitness is a huge part of my life and has helped me not only become physically a better person, but mentally a lot more confident and comfortable in myself... I feel very blessed and lucky to be part of this ever growing team in BodyByJR and to have Jordan & Ray believe in me as a trainer and a person is the best feeling I have ever had.
I am here to help anyone in the best way I can and look forward to working with many of you in the near future.