Sarah Ryder

I co-founded Bear Fitness with Lauren in 2015 with the goal of helping my clients to not only achieve their goals but to surpass them. There has always been a focus on educating clients on the process of training and why we are performing each exercise. I pride myself on being able to adapt my training to match any client whilst using scientific theory and an engaging approach to make sessions enjoyable!

I hold a degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Exeter along with the highest level of qualifications from REPs (Level 4). I have worked for magazines Men’s Health and Runners World and bring exceptional 'know-how' to personal training. I have played at a national level for a range of sports and my passion for fitness and knowledge of how to achieve and maintain a healthy body and mind is reflected in the high standard of service I offer to all clients.

I get an enormous amount of satisfaction from getting those who feel the least comfortable in the gym to be happy within themselves and moving and feeling better. My attention to detail and infectious enthusiasm make each session greatly rewarding and motivating (if I don't say so myself).


  • Exercise & Sports Science Degree (BSc)
  • Premier Training Level 4 Diploma Obesity and Diabetes Specialist
  • Premier Training Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training
  • Premier Training Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Postural Assessment
  • Kettlebell Training and Circuit Training

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Lauren Sullivan

I co-founded Bear Fitness with Sarah in 2015, with a clear goal of helping people of all ages and abilities become healthier and more active. I work with a wide range of clients, from the ages of 16 to 75+, from those who are experienced in training and want to improve certain techniques, to those who have never stepped foot inside a gym before.

Having been on a significant 'get fit'  journey myself, I understand that it's hard taking the first step, however, I use my previous experience to make sure all clients know that keeping fit is still achievable no matter what age you are or commitments you have. I approach all sessions with enthusiasm and ensure each client to walks away feeling supported and listened to whilst enjoying the journey towards their personal health and fitness goals.

I also have specific experience in working with clients who are looking increase mobility and movement around problem areas, lose weight and those interested in completing an endurance event, having run 2 marathons and a number of triathlons.


  • History Degree (BA)
  • Premier Training Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training
  • Postural Assessment
  • Kettlebell Training
  • Circuit Training
  • Nutritional Advice

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