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 Devoran, 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.
Movement Acro Coach
Michelle trained as an artistic gymnast from the age of five and continued well into her teenage years, when this path crossed with dance. She started breakdancing and from there was inspired to become a performer. She spent four years of training alongside the professional company and performing in the Youth company at various venues around the west midlands.
Michelle moved to London and completed her degree at the National Centre for Circus Arts, graduating in 2015, where she learnt a wealth of different skills from Swinging Trapeze, to floor acrobatics, to Flying banquine, from a wide range of internationally renowned teachers.
Michelle has since shared her knowledge by teaching on the degree and recreational courses as well as the centre for advanced training and London youth circus at the National Centre in London. She also taught at various other venues around London and has travelled the world learning and improving on her pool of skills to be able to share with our Sequoia Movement students here in Cornwall!
Advance Calisthenics Coach
Kristian is a world class calisthenics street athlete who brings with him an insane level of talent, knowledge and skill within all things calisthenics.
Having competed and qualified in several competitions within Bulgaria - Battle Of Legends, SPF Bulgaria as well as performing at a national and international level in England (Battle Of Titans) Kris is now looking to share his knowledge with others and excel both as an athlete and coach.
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.
Mobility & Flexibility Coach
Another of our resident Aussies, Tully’s fitness journey began in her mid-twenties when she started practicing yoga while living in Canada quickly taking her passion as a student on to become a trained yoga instructor.
Specialising in Yin and Vinyasa yoga Tully uses her years of experience and training as a well informed base as she continues her own journey of discovery and exploration of movement.
Tully offers accessible and inclusive classes that provide opportunities for play and challenge throughout. Understanding that all bodies are different she implements different styles of movement and stretch into her classes.
Liams love for acrobatics and physical movement started when he took part in his first ever gymnastics class, at the ripe old age of18 months.
From there his passion for circus and doubles acrobatics grew and drove him to pursue a full time career in acrobatic performance. The challenge of performing is what draws Liam to it. The constant push to have your body and mind learn and achieve new things.
Liams list of skills are vast and include such disciplines as Partner Acrobatics, Juggling, Physical Theatre, Hand Balance, Tumbling and Aerial Straps.
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.
Dynamic Movement 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.