Meet The Coaches
Hand-picked, and extremely well qualified.
Our Coaches are the Gold standard in their respective fields.
Experienced, qualified and highly motivated personal trainers and fitness coaches based in Penryn, Cornwall.
With personal training that is dedicated to supporting people of all fitness levels and needs Sarah is able to have her clients see beyond aesthetics and simply monitoring the scales. Seeking to help create performance based goals centred around athletic success, skill acquisition and rediscovering movement Sarah uses a wide range of training methods, workouts and techniques to keep her clients motivated and continually progressing.
Recently returning from Sydney, Australia Sarah is driven and passionate about the fitness industry, training clients from top Olympic athletes, Crossfitters, Obstacle Race competitors and everyday men and women looking to get fit and create a sustainable, enjoyable fitness lifestyle.
No matter how fit you are or what lifestyle or sporting background you have, Sarah can help you achieve your goals.
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Fully qualified personal trainer and Crossfit Level 2 trainer with over ten years experience in the fitness industry. Adam has trained some of the worlds top athletes in a wide range of sports such as Boxing and MMA, Motocross, Rugby League, CrossFit, Powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, Ice hockey and Kayak Polo.
His coaching has helped produce multiple national podiums, CrossFit regionals athletes, World championship competitors and countless personal bests.
Born in Australia he grew up competing in every sport possible from Australian Rules Football and basketball to Obstacle Course Races and Strongman.
The former owner of a successful CrossFit gym, he brings a unique and very broad skill set to Sequoia. Having trained Everest summiteers, won state titles in log lifting and bouldered with Chris Sharma in Barcelona his wealth of knowledge is sure to be able to help you on your journey of physical improvement.
Dance & Movement Coach
Beginning his career at the age of 16, Jorge began with classical ballet studying both Russian and French styles. Shortly after he complimented his training with contemporary, modern, hip hop and ballroom.
After auditioning for EDCN in Lisbon and successfully gaining a place Jorge was invited to be part of CIA Jovem project company where he trained and performed for 18 months.
Numerous competitions and performances later - he is now a much loved coach with Sequoia Movement.
Aerial Circus Coach
Award winning aerialist, hula hooper and roller skater, Lisa has been in the world of circus since 2000. She regularly performs as a soloist, with her company The 2 Lisa's, Bella Kinetica, or as part of large-scale shows all over the world.
Lisa has performed on national television and has also performed alongside such stars as One Direction and The Saturdays. She has worked on cruise ships, holiday & ski resorts and festivals. She is equally at home in theatre, cabaret and the circus, while her corporate clients include Nokia, Dyson, Ford, and Le Tour de France. International performances include Kuwait, Turkey, France, Germany, Italy, Egypt and USA.
She discovered circus at the age of 18 while working as a coach and performer with Circus of the Kids in the USA. She continued to work there for seven years, with Assistant Director and Head Rigger among her roles. Whilst she loves performing, she also finds a huge amount of joy in teaching and it is important to her that the next generation of circus performers are taught correct and safe methods and techniques, as well as the joy that comes from learning new tricks and the thrill of achieving difficult skills. She likes to make classes fun, whilst also pushing her students to work as hard as they can and have a ‘yes’ moment in every class.
Nick has always performed at a competitive level within sport. Starting out on the field with rugby and hockey he is now turning his attention to the sport of strongman and is continuously challenging himself to learn as much as possible to enable him to train in the most effective way to hit some of the biggest numbers around.
You will find Nick on our timetable coaching some of our Strength and Conditioning classes aswell as Strongman/woman workshops where he will be working hard to make our students some of the strongest human beings around.
Partner Acrobatics Coach
With over a decade of experience teaching Acro Yoga, Dance, and Yoga, Marie knows how to create classes that are both fun and challenging. Her secret?
Games, flows, and progressions that meet each student at their own level.
Marie is passionate about creating a positive group dynamic and fostering self-training and healthy practices, both physically and mentally.
Among many other exciting things, she has co-founded Acroadventure, an online platform for AcroYoga content, and can often be found at some of the most popular European Acrobatics Festivals.
Movement Acro Coach
Charlotte grew up training at Stagecoach stage school from 8 - 16.
She went on to achieve a first class Ba(hons) degree in Dance at Falmouth University, graduating 2015. Since then she has worked with and taught for a number of dance companies including Freefall Dance.
In 2018 she was awarded a grant by Arts Council England which saw her train in New York (Mark Morris Dance Centre) and Portugal as well as developing choreographic work.
Charlotte found a love for developing her dance work through aerial dance and harness techniques, she has performed at Glastonbury, Boomtown Festival, Give Festival, as a Puppeteer with The Man Engine and most recently at the opening ceremony of the new Battersea Power Station in London. She is Co-director of Off The Wall Aerial Dance Company as well as a qualified Pilates instructor..
Specialising in contemporary and acro movement, lyrical styles, vertical dance and harness techniques and body conditioning class.
She has a love for all things movement and is a passionate and caring practitioner.
Parkour / Dynamics Coach
Patrick Hana Thengs
Patrick has been training Parkour for over 10 years. During this time he has acquired an array of skills, combinations and tricks.
Growing up without access to a suitable gym meant that Patrick had to adapt everything he practiced to the outdoors, with only a few video tutorials and a whole heap of trial and error.
This lack of training facility has given him a unique edge both as an athlete and with his coaching with the need to fully analyse and break down each movement into smaller, more manageable progressions in order to improve safely Patrick is able to make even the most complex of movements possible to achieve.
Alongside Patricks parkour came a strong passion for climbing and overcoming obstacles. This eventually brought him to competiting on a national level achieving 4th place in speed climbing in 2017 Norwegian championships