Shaun McGill


Personal Trainer, Advanced Functional Trainer, Strength Coach For Athletic Development, Kinetic Chain Assessment Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Specialist In Functional Performance, Hormonal Fat Loss Specialist, Advanced Kettlebell Instructor, GP Referral Specialist, Massage Therapist, Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor

Hi everyone, Shaun here. Thank you for taking the time to find out more about me and what I offer…

I am a highly motivated and fully qualified personal trainer, metabolic typing advisor and massage therapist. I have worked within the fitness industry since 2005 and I have helped a wide variety of clients to reach their health and fitness goals.

I have worked with hundreds of clients from athletes, actresses, models, footballer’s wives and business owners to accountants, teachers, nurses, lorry drivers, call centre workers and students and I have also been selected as a trainer on a TV show.

I pride myself on my knowledge and being the most qualified personal trainer in the area having completed over 45 qualifications, courses and workshops. I have studied with some of the industry’s leading experts including world renowned Kettlebell expert Mike Mahler, the UK’s leading strength coach Phil Richards, 2x British natural strongman champion Jack Lovett, functional training specialist John Hardy, hormonal fat loss expert Jade Teta as well as completing a 6 month internship with the world’s most expensive personal trainer Dax Moy.

I absolutely love helping my clients reach their goals as there is no better feeling than knowing you are making a difference in the world which is why I have sought out the best training methods and nutritional practices from the world’s leading health and fitness experts to ensure I can help everyone no matter what their goal is.

My philosophy is that in order to see lasting results you have to work on three key areas which are exercise, nutrition and mindset. If you fail to work on improving any of these areas, I have found from experience that the chances of achieving your goals are very slim, however, if you work on improving all three areas at once then it creates synergy and GUARANTEES results.

My coaching is based around 5 principles which are Safety, Efficiency, Variety, Fun and most importantly Results to ensure my clients receive a 5 star service.

Each and every session I deliver is purposeful and effective and I ensure you work hard to achieve your desired results whilst also having fun. I’m a great believer that exercise should not only be effective but it should be fun and varied to help keep you motivated, which is why I use a variety of the most enjoyable training equipment and methods.

Working with me will make sure you train with the newest, most effective and most exciting training techniques not only now, but in the future as I am dedicated to continuously developing my knowledge and skills to guarantee all my clients achieve the results they want.

Qualifications, courses and workshops

  • Personal Trainer Award
  • NVQ Level 3 Personal Training Certificate
  • Advanced Fitness Instructor Level 3
  • CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Exercise and Physical Activity for Children
  • Kinetic Chain Assessment Specialist Level 1
  • Kinetic Chain Assessment Specialist Level 2
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Kettlebell Instructor
  • Advanced Kettlebell Instructor
  • Metabolic Effect Personal Trainer
  • Metabolic Effect Group Exercise Instructor
  • Metabolic Effect Group Cycle Instructor
  • Kettlercise Instructor
  • Swedish Massage
  • Advanced Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor
  • Metabolic Effect Hormonal Fat Loss Nutrition Consultant Level 1
  • Metabolic Effect Hormonal Fat Loss Nutrition Consultant Level 2
  • Nutrition and Weight Management Level 3
  • Pilates NVQ level 3
  • Healthy Backs, Posture And Core Stability Workshop
  • GP Referral Specialist
  • Integrated Performance Mind-set Coaching
  • Group Cycle Instruction
  • Core Momentum Trainer
  • Elimination Diet Coach
  • Ante Natal/Post Natal
  • Gym Instructor Award Level 2
  • Strength Training For Athletic Development
  • BOSU Xplode Trainer
  • Hormone Optimization Workshop
  • Olympic Lifting Workshop
  • Strongman Training Workshop
  • Aggressive Strength Kettlebell Training Workshop
  • Specialist In Football Performance
  • Specialist In Golf Performance
  • Advanced Functional Trainer
  • Specialist In Functional Performance
  • Specialist In Functional Therapy
  • Functional Nutrition Therapy
  • Training In’Tension
  • Stop Turn Accelerate
  • Rule The Kettlebell
  • Assess Coach Train
  • Obsessed About Speed Performance
  • Obsessed About Performance Lifting
  • Faster Training Expert
  • Neural Notching


  • One to one personal training
  • Small group training
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle gain
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Body transformations
  • Kinetic Chain Assessment
  • Hormonal fat loss exercise
  • Corrective exercise
  • Movement and biomechanics
  • Boxing and kickboxing
  • Sports performance training
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Sports conditioning
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Strongman training
  • Core and flexibility training
  • Exercise for kids, teenagers and young athletes
  • Ante natal and post natal training
  • Exercise for 60+
  • Fitness testing
  • Programme design
  • Nutritional advice
  • Metabolic Typing
  • Swedish massage
  • Stress management
  • Life coaching


Football, athletics, boxing, mma, rugby, tennis, strongman, food, Newcastle United FC, Arsenal FC

Favourite films

Taken, Fast 5, Gladiator, The Hangover Trilogy (makes me feel slightly better about my hangovers), How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (I’m not afraid to admit I like the odd chick flick)

Favourite books

7 Habits Of Highly Effective People and Awaken The Giant Within

Favourite body part to train


Favourite exercise

Bench press

Favourite exercise equipment

Core momentum trainer

Favourite healthy meal

Steak with broccoli, carrots, turnip and red cabbage or a banana omelette

Favourite cheat meal

Double cheese burger and chips followed by a bar of chocolate

Biggest influence in the fitness industry

John Hardy

Top 5 sporting avhievements

Competing twice in Ultra White Collar Boxing to raise money for Cancer Research UK (won twice)

Completing the Great North Run three times with my best time being 1 hour 40 minutes

Completing the 10 mile Total Warrior

Representing my school in football, rugby, basketball, cricket, cross country and athletics (400m and discuss) and also representing the county in football, cross country and 400m.

Won over 100 trophies for playing football as a kid for things such as winning leagues and player of the season

Biggest sporting set backs

By the age of 17 I had broken my arm, sprained my ankle twice, tore ligaments in both my knees and tore my hamstring off the bone. All except the broken arm were football related injuries.

Sent off in a semi-final and missed the chance to play football in front of Sir Bobby Robson in the final.

Cracked a bone in my ankle playing 5-aside football a week before the Total Warrior and had to drop out.