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ABOUT US

Coopers Troopers Fitness

Join hundreds of members and achieve your fitness goals

TEAM

Meet our qualified coaches

Dan Copper PT

Dan Cooper

Managing Director

Hi, I’m Dan

I am an ex-military vet who spent 5 years in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (1st Battalion). I have been into fitness for a long time and have progressed through from gym instructor all the way through to working with premiership football teams and NHS patients. My career has given me a very versatile wealth of knowledge which is great for our members.

I am a qualified advanced level 3 personal trainer with a 1st Class honours degree in Physical Activity, Exercise and Health, I am GP referral trained and a qualified exercise physiologist.

My passion is fitness and I want to help everyone understand that health and fitness is just about moving! The more you move, the more you exercise. I have listened to hundreds of reasons why people do not exercise (move) but I honestly believe CTF has made it easy for everyone to give it a go!

This is a very inclusive member base and whether you are overweight and struggle to run or super fit and can do the human flag, all you will get from instructors and members is encouragement and support.

If you want a great place to train and a bigger social network then CTF is for you.

Hope to have you at one of my sessions soon.

Michael CTB PT

Michael

Coach

Hello, I am the smiling assassin (lol), only joking my name is Michael.

I am a veteran and father of three beautiful girls. I have an extensive fitness background from the Military (7 Para RHA) Ops Signaller/Gun Bunny & transferred to 32 UAS reg and became a DH3 Pilot. During my military time I was really into fitness and requested to complete my Army Physical Training Instructor course. This is where I really found my passion for fitness.

The majority of my life has revolved around health and fitness and I have a real, genuine passion for both, I honestly can’t stress that comment enough! I also get such a sense of pride and enjoyment in being able to educate, aid and guide people through several obstacles in these areas and help them achieve their goals.

I really hope you take the opportunity to come down and try Coopers Troopers Fitness out as it is such a great place to train with a great community of members for me to instruct.

Come down and smile with us while we train together, see you at the park soon.

Mark CTB PT

Mark

Coach

Hi, my name’s Mark

I am a Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Athletics Coaching Assistant (Track & Field) qualified.

I served for 25 years in the Royal Regiment of Artillery, serving in both the UK and overseas on numerous operational deployments. Since leaving the military i have been employed as an Instructor & Centre Manager of a Military Preparation College and I am currently an Engineer in the Aerospace Industry.

I have been an active member of Tipton Harriers and currently a member of Stourbridge Running Club where I have competed at many levels in Road, Trail, Cross Country & Track running events.

I am now looking forward to the challenge of helping you to achieve your running goals,  in some fun but challenging sessions with Coopers Troopers Fitness, so feel free to come down and try us out. Remember fitness is a marathon not a sprint!

See you all soon.

Bonnie CTB PT

Bonnie

Coach

Hey, my name is Bonnie and I instruct at CTF Wolverhampton and Stourbridge.

After serving 12 years in the military in the Royal Logistics Corp I found my passion for fitness, especially boxing! Boxing taught me a lot, It taught me how to design,plan and deliver fun, enjoyable sessions and helped me find a love for training, not just myself but helping others get fitter and stronger.

After the military, I went on to complete my personal training course, which gave me the opportunity to work within a gym environment where I gained experience working with groups and individuals.

I love working with Coopers Troopers Fitness because the members are excellent and the community spirt is awesome. What better job could you do???

I get paid to run around outdoors with amazing people and have a great laugh whilst getting them to achieve their full fitness potential.

I hope to see you at the park soon.

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Hayley-Jo

Coach

Hey I’m Hayley.

Meet Hayley-Jo, a fitness enthusiast turned dedicated fitness coach on a mission to inspire and empower others on their journey to a healthier lifestyle.

Hayley decided to make a career change and take her passion to the next level by becoming a certified fitness coach with CTF. Her goal is to share her knowledge and motivate others to achieve their fitness goals while having a blast in her energetic group sessions.

But that’s not all! Hayley is also a fully qualified yoga coach, having honed her skills with the prestigious Himalaya Yoga Valley. With her guidance, you can expect to find balance, strength, and serenity in your life.

Whether you’re looking to break a sweat or find inner peace, Hayley-Jo is your go-to coach for a transformative fitness and wellness journey.

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Charli

Coach

Hey, I’m Charli.

Level 4 obesity and diabetes weight management, Level 3 personal trainer, Level 3 exercise referral specialist and pre and post-natal exercise specialist.

Charli served in the Army Reserves between 2010-2016; since then, Charli has spent a short duration as an RAF reserve and aspires to join the RAF as a regular officer. Charli qualified as a personal trainer in 2012, she took part in training camps in Thailand and soon became a group exercise class instructor and an instructor for military-style bootcamps, including residential bootcamp holidays.

Charli moved into teaching fitness instructor and personal training qualifications in 2016 and transitioned into teaching in the adult education sector. Since putting the brakes on her fitness career, she has aspired to return to her fitness role, helping everyone to achieve their fitness goals. She is approachable, friendly and supportive.

Ricky CTB PT

Ricky

Coach

Hey I’m Ricky

I am a highly experienced (old) and naturally enthusiastic qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer and Yoga instructor and have been in the industry for over 12 years.

I was brought up in Malvern and have been involved in football, rugby, athletics, and fitness training from a young age. I have represented my school at football (also represented the lent term England football team), rugby, athletics, 100m, 200m, long, triple and high jump. During my early teenage years my mother married an army officer – so I became affectionally known as a pad brat and spent time in military bases, which was a great experience as I got to use their sporting facilities and train with some military personnel.

During my time in the fitness industry, I have instructed a variety of clients with different goals and backgrounds. I specialise in Callisthenics (aka bodyweight training) and successfully qualified in the first ever internationally recognised Callisthenics course know as the PCC (Progressive Callisthenics Course) . I was privileged to be 1 of 30 participants to take part in this course for the first time in the UK in 2015.

I am also a qualified Metafit, MetaPWR and MetaCub instructor; I have been teaching Metafit since 2011 and was the first person to bring Metafit to Worcestershire.

Although I have worked in gyms, it’s the outdoor training that is my first love. I feel that it’s so much more versatile, fun and not only physically but psychologically beneficial compared to indoors.

See you at the parks soon!

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Andy

Coach

Hi I’m Andy and nice to meet you all

I am a current serving Soldier who has been in the Army for 23 years. I am currently working as a Warrant Officer Role in RAF Cosford and responsible for overseeing rehab in primary and secondary care for all soldiers including the army, navy and the RAF. I served as a Royal Engineer for 10 years and I have been in the Royal Army Physical Training Corps for 13 years in a job that I love.

I am a qualified Level 4 Fitness and Rehab instructor. I am also qualified in rehab yoga, ante/post-natal training instructor and GP referral trained.

My passion and ultimate love is fitness and rehabilitation. It is such a big part of my career and life. I love helping and supporting people both physically and mentally, and fitness is such a big part of this. I also like to make sessions fun yet, this means you can have fun whilst training! What more can you ask for….:)

I look forward to seeing you soon and enjoying the great experience that Coopers Troopers give to everyone which includes inclusivity, fun and a general sense of well-being.

See you in the parks.

SUITABLE FOR ALL ABILITIES

Accessible exercise for all fitness levels

At Coopers Troopers Fitness our sessions are divided into three abilities so the coach can keep everyone safe and ensure our members aren’t pushed beyond their limits. We’d recommend completing your first session in blue so you can get a feel for what Coopers Troopers is all about.

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Beginner

Ideal for those new to Coopers Troopers or new to fitness in general

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Intermediate

For those who exercise semi-regularly

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Advanced

For those who exercise regularly and want to be pushed to their limits

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to wear?

We would recommend comfortable sportswear with well-fitted comfortable outdoor trainers. Depending on weather conditions, also ensure you bring warm kit for after the session. Some exercises will require you to get on the floor so be prepared to get a little wet and dirty – its all part of the fun!

What is a typical training session like?

There is no typical session. Coopers Troopers Fitness sessions are varied to stop your mind and body from getting bored. We work the whole body with a view to improve strength and conditioning to help aid people in completing everyday tasks. We ensure that this is delivered through fun and interesting ways to keep members engaged and coming back. Each session will have three ability groups, Blue (beginner), Red (intermediate), and Green (advanced). The session will be up to 60 minutes long with a warm-up, main session and cool down. We provide the water so there is no need for you to bring any.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

Yes. You need to be 18 years of age or over to take part in Coopers Troopers Fitness session. For kids check out MetaCub where ages vary from 5 – 13.

Do I need to check with a doctor before taking part in a session?

You will need to complete a health questionnaire when you sign up. If you have any injury or medical condition then please seek medical attention first and let the coach know prior to starting the session. If pregnant, you may still be able to exercise however please check with your doctor first.

Do I need to be super fit?

No need to be at peak fitness; what matters is your dedication to self-improvement. At Coopers Troopers Fitness, we’re here to support and inspire you on your fitness journey. Our program is designed for everyone, regardless of skill level. We organize our classes into three ability groups: Blue, Red, and Green, to accommodate everyone. Our diverse community includes people from various backgrounds, genders, and ages, ranging from 18 to 75. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to enhance your fitness, Coopers Troopers Fitness welcomes all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. Join us and be a part of a fitness experience that’s made for everyone and anyone.

Will I be shouted at?

You will never be shouted at directly, however, our coaches do call out instructions and encouragement to keep individuals motivated and make sure everyone understands what they are doing. Coaches are friendly and love to have a laugh but their main goal is to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

Where do I store my valuables?

We would advise you to avoid bringing valuables to the sessions but if you have no alternative, you may use the coaches daysack or vehicle to store your valuables/change of clothing.

Do sessions get cancelled because of the weather?

Coopers Troopers Fitness sessions run in all weather conditions so long as it is deemed safe to do so. Depending on the weather, the coach will adapt their training style to the elements around them. Should it be necessary to cancel any sessions, we will inform our members at the earliest opportunity via the app and Facebook.

Can I suspend my membership?

Unfortunately we do not suspend memberships as we are not just about exercise, we are world class coaches that deliver coaching in achieving your goals through lifestyle behaviour change.

I’m pregnant, can I still train?

Health and fitness guidelines state that you can exercise whilst you are pregnant as long as: – You were exercising regularly prior to becoming pregnant – The doctor/midwife has stated there are no reasons why you cannot exercise – You do not exercise to exhaustion or at high intensity – You listen to what your body tells you, do not do anything that causes you pain or discomfort and work to a comfortable intensity.