Our unique approach to health and fitness is built upon the belief that everyone is an individual and therefore should be treated as such. This is why we support you at every step and fully personalise both your nutrition and exercise programs to guarantee you achieve your set training goal.


We believe in being the best we can be, so our mission is to coach and support you after establishing your health and fitness goals to have the same mindset to help achieve your true fitness potential.


Delivering premium and unique health and fitness solutions is not only what we do, it is who we are and what we believe in. As such our passion for success is infectious and will give you the boost you need to achieve your goals in all aspects of your health and fitness regime.


We break the misconception that being fit and healthy is boring and un-enjoyable by delivering dynamic training sessions and consistently introducing new exercise and nutrition techniques to make everything more fun and inspiring than the other standard health and fitness solutions which are already out there. By keeping our programs fresh and enjoyable we make it easy for you to stay with us and ultimately achieve your long-term goals.

Hi, my name is Sean Burgess. I am a Personal Fitness Trainer, Sports Coach, Academic Lecturer and Qualified Masseur who has been working in the Fitness industry since 2006. To give you some background about the journey to founding ‘Sean Burgess Fitness (SBF)’ it all started in 2010 a couple years into my student life at Bournemouth University where I attended after relocating to the South-West from North London.

Heading into the 3rd year work placement of my degree I made the decision to brave it and start my own self-employed personal training business instead of seeking employment elsewhere. Pleasingly the decision proved to be justified, as I was able to build an immediate client base and quickly became the busiest trainer within the gym where I worked from. Now many years on I have delivered more than 15,000 personal training sessions and I don’t intend to slow down anytime soon.

In the time from 2010 to now I have worked with a diverse variety of clients which ranges across many different demographics of the general public to Elite International Athletes in Athletics, Football, Fencing and Rugby Union to National and Regional Champions in Kickboxing, Swimming, Golf and Gymnastics.

As you might expect there has been many true-life changing transformations in this period ranging from clients losing between 5 and 10 stone in weight to others gaining 20+ kilo’s in muscle to those which have just enjoyed completing a fitness event or successful rehabilitation period before going back into competitive sport or normal daily living activities.

To qualify as a specialist fitness trainer, I have a CPD and academic record that includes a BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Management and an MSc degree in Sports Science Strength and Conditioning. In addition I have acquired coaching experience in elite sport with Enfield Haringey Athletics club and Rugby Union clubs including London Wasps, London Welsh, Saracens and Bournemouth RFC.

Alongside running Sean Burgess Fitness and delivering personal training myself for groups and individuals I also lecture on Sport and Fitness at Bournemouth University and teach/assess for different professional fitness qualification providers such as Premier Training International. In addition to these roles I also oversee and deliver the strength and conditioning training at the Dorset Dockers Rugby Football Club whilst also coaching the Dorset and Wilts County Under 15 rugby union squad.

Despite many years of coaching going by I still take immense satisfaction in seeing the physical and psychological transformation of any client, small group or team achieving their goals; unquestionably I am as passionate now about what I do as I ever have been.

You can be rest assured that all of my other trainers share this same passion and strive like myself to keep seeking further improvement in themselves to attain even greater results with their clients.

For further information about the range of training services that we offer and our client successes please take your time to explore through the rest of our website

Read more about my qualifications and academic achievements


MSc Sports Science Strength and Conditioning (Middlesex University)

BSc (Hons) Sports Management (Bournemouth University)


UKSCA Strength & Conditioning Coach Accreditation
Active IQ Personal Trainer – REPS Level 3
BWLA Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting
BWLA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting
ISAK Level 1 (Kinanthropometry)
Faster Health and Fitness Advanced Functional Trainer – Level 4 Reps Entry
SAQ P Award
Paul Chek Scientific Core Conditioning
Juice Performance Olympic Lifting Instructor Course
Discovery Learning Certificate in Sports Nutrition


Active IQ Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector’
Principles of assessment in lifelong learning & Understanding the principles and practices of assessment – equivalent to the Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF)
Premier Training Certificate in Exercise Prescription for Pre and Post Natal Clients
Premier Training Certificate in Exercise Referral
Discovery Learning Certificate in Spinning
Discovery Learning Certificate in Circuit Training
Discovery Learning Certificate in Water Based Exercise (Aqua)
WABBA Qualifications Advanced Fitness Instructor (Recognised REPS Level 3)
WABBA Qualifications Fitness Instructor Certificate
Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor


NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist – Level 4 Reps Entry
Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage (Soft Tissue Therapy)
Cor-Kinetic Functional Therapeutic Movement: Assessment and Rehab
Sports Therapy UK Introduction to Gait Analysis Certificate
Performance Training Solutions Low Back Pain Course – Level 4 Reps Entry
Sports Therapy UK Electrotherapy Diploma
Kinesio Taping Association International – Level 1, 2 and 3 Certificate’s (Fundamental & Advanced Level)
Oxford School of Sports Massage – 1 Day Taping and Sports (Athletic) Strapping Qualification
Physio UK – Tendinopathy: Forget the recipes and learn how to rehabilitate tendons (1 Day)
Gravity UK Post Rehab Course
Gateway Workshops – 1 Day Accredited Diploma Course in Myofascial Release Massage
Gateway Workshops – 1 Day Accredited Diploma Course in Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage
Gateway Workshops – 1 Day Accredited Diploma Course in Indian Head Massage
Gateway Workshops – 1 Day Accredited Diploma Course in Hand, Arm, Leg and Feet Massage


Rugby Football Union (RFU) Coaching Awards Level One and Level Two
Rugby Football Union (RFU) Entry Level Referee Award (ELRA)
The Football Association Level One and Level Two Certificates in Coaching Football
UK Athletics Coaching Award Level One
Optimum Life Fitness Performance Boxing and Advanced Performance Boxing
Boxercise Association Boxercise and Kickboxercise Instructor Course
Boxercise Association Personal Trainer Course
Juice Performance MMA Fitness Course
The Football Association Basic Referee Course
The Football Association Child Protection and Best Practise

Completed Short On-Line Training Courses in

Self Myofascial Release (Developed by Ian O’Dwyer)
Active Isolated Stretching / Contract Relax Stretching (Developed by Annette Lang)
Flexibility Highways (Developed by Chuck Wolf)
Integrated Training Progressions (Developed by Annette Lang)
Understanding Diabetes (Developed by Jane Frank)


First Class First Aid – Emergency First Aid at Work (1 Day Course)
The Football Association and St Johns Ambulance Emergency First Aid
Basic Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene

Sean Burgess

Sean Burgess

Personal Trainer & Founder

My name is Sean, I am a Personal Fitness Trainer, Sports Coach, Academic Lecturer and Qualified Masseur who has been working in the Fitness industry since 2006.

Clare Nicholas

Clare Nicholas

Class Intstructor

Clare originally started fitness training from a very young age through learning various forms of dance, this would later turn into a professional career ending only when she graduated with two dance theatre/musical diplomas from Performer’s College, Essex in 2010.

Angela Edwards

Angela Edwards

Class Intstructor

Angela is an experienced group fitness instructor who has joined the Sean Burgess Fitness team to help lead our early morning Invincible Bootcamp (IBC) courses in both Poole and Bournemouth. Despite coming from more of a dance fitness background Angela has had no issues diversifying her skills and has quickly become a very popular coach amongst our IBC participants.

Jordan Love

Jordan Love

Apprentice Personal Trainer

Darren Britton

Darren Britton

Sports Pyschologist

Darren provides a bespoke service for all of his clients to help them achieve their goals by coping more effectively with the psychological demands of their sport and training. As an academic researcher in sport psychology, all provided support is drawn from evidence-based skills and techniques.

Lauren Sibley

Lauren Sibley

Class Intstructor

Rick Dodd

Rick Dodd

Massage Therapist

Rick is a keen sports enthusiast having represented Cheshire U19’s in both Rugby Union and Football. Off the back of these early achievements he then briefly went on to play professionally for Sale RUFC before his Rugby career at the top level was unfortunately curtailed by a serious knee injury.

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