Nationality : Persian
Personal Trainer (15+ Years Experience)
Yoga Instructor (10+ years Experience)
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Lara has a background in gymnastics from a personal interest as a child which led to discovering calisthenics as an adult in 2016 with a particular interest in handstands. Lara also has a personal interest in weight lifting to compliment her calisthenics training.
Jakub 'Kuba' Jursza is a first year student of Applied Sport Science at Southampton Solent University. He has been training parkour & freerunning for about 10 years trying to develop his physical skills in a variety of ways. He is concentrated on comprehensive training methods that are body control-oriented. For the last few years he has been struggling with a few injuries. Eventually learning from mistakes he made, Kuba decided to support people in order to avoid the same mistakes he made regarding physical development. That time of his life inspired him to devote himself to help others choosing a holistic path of mental and physical growth. Kuba formally worked in a Norwegian gymnastics club for one year teaching freerunning and bodyweight training classes for kids. Alongside Team Exeo he was also invloved in Norway's Got Tolent show (2014) and successfully proceeded to the semi-finals. During the time he spent in Norway he was taking part in many freerunning performances, running workshops and co-organising large events for the freerunning community.
Shakiba Moghadam is one of the coaches at Muscle Up Gym, and currently works with the younger members of the gym. Shakiba has been following a raw vegan lifestyle since the summer of 2015, where she has transited from a pescetarian to a vegan and now a raw vegan. She has trained and competed in amateur boxing for the last 2 years and qualified for the ABA national finals in October 2015, where she became one of the first female amateur boxers to compete at the famous venue of York Hall, London, placing herself top 2 in the country for her weight and developmental category. Shakiba is also a keen long distance runner, who has competed in trail marathons, 10K and 5K races, usually placing in the top 10 athletes in her category. Shakiba graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a First Class degree in BSc Psychology in 2015, as well as a Master’s of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology in 2016, where she has gained valuable experience working with professional, elite and amateur athletes. Shakiba is currently studying a doctorate at the University of Portsmouth, in the field of mental health in sports, and will be completing the last stage of her training to become a Sport and Exercise Psychologist (BPS accredited). Shakiba is also a part-time Sport and Exercise Psychology lecturer and former research assistant at the University of Portsmouth.