Meet the Team

At Motion Fitness we have a really friendly bunch of staff, eager to help you out with your training, make you a delicious smoothie or assist you with your nutrition.

 

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Claire Farquhar - Gym Manager/Personal Trainer

I have been working as the Gym Manager at Motion Fitness since opening in August 2016.  Prior to that I ran my own fitness company in the town, teaching classes and running personal training sessions from my garage, for 4 years.  My fitness journey started over 12 years ago, when working for the local council in their fitness facilities. 

During my employment with the council I found my love for fitness (which I promise was previously a HATE).  I got hooked and before I knew it I had transformed my life by losing weight and gaining self-confidence which I had lacked for many years.  I decided to turn my new love into a career so that I could help others follow in my footsteps, and headed to college to complete an HNC, then on to Edinburgh to complete my Personal Training qualification, and also numerous fitness class certificates and nutrition modules along the way.  I would argue that I really do have the most rewarding job, working with clients to transform not only how they look, but how they see themselves physically and mentally for the rest of their lives.

Qualifications:
HNC Health, Fitness & Exercise                                                                                             
Level 2 Gym Instructor
Level 3 Personal Trainer
Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor
Level 3 Pre & Post Natal Instructor
Level 3 Pilates for Children
Indoor Group Cycling Instructor (Spinning)
Metafit Instructor
Boxfit Instructor
Powerhoop Instructor
Circuit & Bootcamp Instructor
Kettlebell Instructor
First Aid Trained

Contact Claire directly:
Email: info@motion-fitness.co.uk
Phone: 01542834115 or 07793547025

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Shannen Innes

I have been dancing from the age of 3 and through my love of dance and fitness, I went on to study this at college where I completed an HNC in ‘Professional Stage Dance’. I currently teach at my local dance school – iDance, every Monday night. I am a full time employee here at Motion Fitness, working here since it opened. I completed my fitness qualification through the apprenticeship scheme in 2018. Through my love of the gym, I hope to eventually, make all my clients feel the same, help them stay motivated and help them reach their goals.

Qualifications:
Level 2 Gym Instructor
Level 3 Personal Trainer
First Aid trained

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Chloey Slater

I started using the gym when I was 16, and ever since then I have had a keen interest for Health, fitness, and nutrition. I left school after completing my higher’s in 5th year and went to Study a HNC in Health, Fitness and Exercise when I was 17. I got a job in a busy gym in Aberdeen where I worked for 5 ½ years. I started as a leisure attendant then worked my way up to Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer then to Duty Manager. I then decided it was time for me to move back home to Buckie. I enjoy all aspects of the gym, mostly weight training and classes - they would be my favourites! I also enjoy teaching people about their nutrition habits, it is very interesting to find out what people think is healthy and good for them compared to what actually is! Over the past 5/6 years I have gained a wealth of experience through several courses which are below.

Qualifications:
Level 2 Gym Instructor
Level 3 Personal Trainer
MAC Nutrition Uni Qualified Nutrition Advisor
Les Mills Bodypump Instructor
Les Mills Bodybalance Instructor
Group Cycle (spin) Instructor
Kettlebells Instructor
Suspended Bodyweight (TRX) Instructor
First Aid trained

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Alix Innes

I have been working at Motion Fitness since it opened in 2016. I started as a junior café bar assistant and have worked my way up over the past few years and now I work here full time since leaving school. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs Hunter and Bodhi.

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Chloe Cowie

I am currently at Moray College in Elgin studying HNC coaching and developing sport. I hope to then go onto UNI and become a PE teacher in the future. With college I have also completed sport courses such as badminton and gymnastics which has given me a qualification to coach the sport, and I look forward to taking part in many more coaching courses. As part of my role at Motion Fitness, I get to teach the fitness classes and thoroughly enjoying putting the clients through their paces. I also like going to the gym myself and keeping fit.

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Brooklyn Booth

I am currently a third year student at Robert Gordon University studying Applied Sport and Exercise Science. Once I complete my degree in sports science, I will spend a year achieving my postgraduate in teaching, to become Secondary School P.E Teacher. In my spare time I like to play volleyball and also enjoy the occasional game of hockey. During the winter, I make the most of the bad weather by snowboarding as much as possible. I love to go to the gym regularly and lead a healthy active lifestyle, especially when it involves walking my dog Mylo.

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Rianna Findlay

I currently study Level 6 Sport and fitness at Moray College in Elgin and hope to go on and have a career in the fitness industry. My main hobby is Jump Rope where I compete at national and international level.

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Tegan Murray

I am one of the newest team members at Motion Fitness, working as a Junior Café Bar Assistant in the evenings after school. I am currently in my second year of Buckie High School, and play for the school netball team. My favourite subject in school is PE, and I am hoping to be a PE teacher when I leave school.