Meet the Trainers

Mike Wood, Owner

For me, Health and Fitness isn’t just a career, it is a way of life. I have spent over 5 years gaining the highest standard of education in the field graduating from University of Chester in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree specialising in Exercise Physiology and Exercise Nutrition. I didn’t want to be just another generic Personal Trainer fresh off a 12 week PT course. I am absolutely dedicated to ensuring I provide the highest standards in service and quality so my clients can enjoy the rewards of living a healthy lifestyle. I take a great deal of pride in my work and truly believe that the services we offer at Ultimate Fitness Cheshire are the best form of private health care money can buy (Prevention is better than cure right)? This is not Personal Training as you know it. It is so much more.

Please read what my clients say and see how they have changed their lives for the better.

BSc (Hons) SES, Exercise Physiology + Exercise Nutrition
DIP in Sport & Exercise Science
Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer
Black Belt World Ju-Jit-Su Federation Sensei + Coach
Qualified First Aider

Specialist interest and experience
Body recomposition University Degree Level + Mike has worked as a fitness model achieving single digit body fat levels for any given day
Resistance weight training 10 years experience and counting
Mixed Martial Arts particularly Ju-Jit-Su and Boxing – 20 years and counting all things relating to food but particularly calorie and macronutrient manipulation + meal planning for athletes or body composition targets -University Degree Level
Muscle Damage + Recovery University Dissertation, a full year dedicated to studying this phenomenon

Lee Heywood, Personal Trainer

Personal statement:

I am a professional fitness coach with global experience. My mission has always been to develop and inspire others to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. I build strong relationships with my clients by listening, observing and analyzing their goals and performance

Together we create a challenging and motivational environment where we build the foundations for a long-lasting healthy lifestyle

I am passionate about results and pride myself on delivering that Ultimate Fitness experience for our members.

•⁠ ⁠Responsible for building a strong client base for personal training sessions
•⁠ ⁠Creating and posting media content showcasing the services within my own portfolio aswell as the UFC facility based in Appleton Thorn
•⁠ ⁠Work on a 1 to 1 basis with clients to define and achieve personal health and fitness goals
•⁠ ⁠Deliver between 80– 120 hours of individual fitness sessions and group fitness classes per month
•⁠ ⁠Ensure all sessions are safe and secure
•⁠ ⁠Custom design exercise, strength and conditioning plans for abilities

I look forward to working with you all and helping you achieve your goals. 


I have 15 years experience in the fitness industry, including four years internationally (Dubai UAE) and ten years self-employed.
Advance Instructor CYQ Level 3 – PT, nutrition and weight management. 
Register exercise professionals (REPS) Level 2 Army School of Physical Training



Jeff Millington, Personal Trainer

I draw on my experience in top level sport, management, coaching and education to create and deliver a fitness programme designed to get you to where you want to be. 

Working with you to improve your fitness, health and wellbeing is my passion. I deliver sessions that are personal and designed specifically for you. They are challenging, rewarding and fun, regardless of where you are on your fitness journey. 


Level 3 Exercise Programming and Coaching
Level 2 Gym instructor
Bachelor of Education – Physical Education
Core Training
Suspension Exercise
Functional Training
Circuit Training Level 3
Diploma in Sports Message Therapy
Rugby Union and Rugby League Coach L2




Kirsty Bass, Sports Massage Professional

As a healthcare professional I am passionate about helping people. Through sports massage, I have the skills to help fellow UFC members on their fitness journeys. Sports massage can be beneficial for anyone, whatever your fitness experience or activity levels may be. It can help promote recovery after a hard workout and can help prevent injury so you can maintain consistency in the gym.  

As a UFC member and keen hockey player, I have personally experienced these benefits. I am looking forward to working with fellow members to help them achieve whatever goals they may have, and hopefully reduce some DOMS along the way! 


BSc Pharmacology  
MSc (Pre-reg) Physiotherapy with Distinction  
Level 3 and 4 Sports Massage Therapy 
Level 3 Sports Taping 



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