TLFIT TEAM

TALHA LIFE FITNESS

At Talha Life Fitness we focus on listening so we can help each and every individual fulfil their potential and reach their ambitions in health and wellness. We have a team of highly qualified professionals trained in many different areas of health and wellness, such as personal training, nutrition, massage/sports massage therapy and many more aspects. We provide the best service when needed by combining our skills to help the individual reach their optimal point of wellbeing. With our help and services, we coach and support individuals to a healthy and life full of vitality.

Our Team

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DAVID

TALHA

Movement
Personal Trainer
Nutrition
Sports Massage Therapist

David started his health and fitness journey very young. Training for over 12 years in Karate to obtained a 1st Dan black belt, which he achieved through the tuition of Sam Greco, world champion Karate and Kickboxer. He went on to work at Sam Greco’s martial arts studio and had the opportunity to train with Team Greco, where he fought for the Australian Full Contact Karate title in Sydney.

With a thirst for knowledge in strength, conditioning and fitness training methodologies David studied Anatomy and Physiology and progressed to become a qualified Personal Trainer. After moving to London he began working at the BBC’s corporate health and wellness centres, progressing into management. He progressed to work at Lords Cricket Ground, managing the fitness facility and working with the young Marylebone Cricket Club. Performing their annual fitness testing, and planning their strength and conditioning programs. Working with players such as Darren Sammy – who went on to be West Indies captain. During this time David was managing month long health and wellbeing seminars at London Business School for international senior executives.

He has also worked with Ferne Park Polo Team as their sports therapist, attending all the games as support for the team and was present when they won the Windsor Cup trophy.

David has been working at the headquarters of the Daily Mail for over 20 years. Over the past 10 years when Talha Life Fitness was born he has had the contract to manage the fitness facilities. Being a pivotal part in expanding the usage of The Gym. Design, development of the upgrade of The Gym facility. Introducing a structured introduction to fitness training  for all members. With the support of DMG has a designed and developed Personal training studio for the Senior staff of DMG. He has been a support to the business with in Northcliffe house.

David believes that continual education is the key to being able to be his best and give the best possible services to his clientele. Since completing his Personal Training diploma he has gone on to travel Europe, U.S.A & Canada to train with experts such as Paul Chek in corrective exercise analysis and proscription, studied Holistic Lifestyle and Coaching. Training with Charles Poliquin in Strength and Conditioning and BioSignature – hormonal profiling.  He has also qualified as Level 5 Sports Massage and treatment of Sports Injuries. Nutritional Coach through Precision Nutrition. Yoga instructor to name a few of his favourites.

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DAVID

TALHA

Movement
Personal Trainer
Nutrition
Sports Massage Therapist

David started his health and fitness journey very young. Training for over 12 years in Karate to obtained a 1st Dan black belt, which he achieved through the tuition of Sam Greco, world champion Karate and Kickboxer. He went on to work at Sam Greco’s martial arts studio and had the opportunity to train with Team Greco, where he fought for the Australian Full Contact Karate title in Sydney.

With a thirst for knowledge in strength, conditioning and fitness training methodologies David studied Anatomy and Physiology and progressed to become a qualified Personal Trainer. After moving to London he began working at the BBC’s corporate health and wellness centres, progressing into management. He progressed to work at Lords Cricket Ground, managing the fitness facility and working with the young Marylebone Cricket Club. Performing their annual fitness testing, and planning their strength and conditioning programs. Working with players such as Darren Sammy – who went on to be West Indies captain. During this time David was managing month long health and wellbeing seminars at London Business School for international senior executives.

He has also worked with Ferne Park Polo Team as their sports therapist, attending all the games as support for the team and was present when they won the Windsor Cup trohpy.

David has been working at the headquarters of the Daily Mail for over 20 years. Over the past 10 years when Talha Life Fitness was born he has had the contract to manage the fitness facilities. Being a pivotal part in expanding the usage of The Gym. Design, development of the upgrade of The Gym facility. Introducing a structured introduction to fitness training  for all members. With the support of DMG has a designed and developed Personal training studio for the Senior staff of DMG. He has been a support to the business with in Northcliffe house.

David believes that continual education is the key to being able to be his best and give the best possible services to his clientele. Since completing his Personal Training diploma he has gone on to travel Europe, U.S.A & Canada to train with experts such as Paul Chek in corrective exercise analysis and proscription, studied Holistic Lifestyle and Coaching. Training with Charles Poliquin in Strength and Conditioning and BioSignature – hormonal profiling.  He has also qualified as Level 5 Sports Massage and treatment of Sports Injuries. Nutritional Coach through Precision Nutrition. Yoga instructor to name a few of his favourites.

“My goal is to educate and empower people with information so they can take control of their lifestyle and live it with vitality. I strive to give unsurpassed service’s using tried and tested methodology. Maximising the time spent training to get the greatest results. I believe in living the best I can my life as an example of my beliefs with the compassion and understanding that everyone is at different stages of the journey to wellbeing.”

–David Talha, 2010

QUALIFICATIONS

Human Movement

SEMINARS AND COURSES

Human Movement

QUALIFICATIONS​

Massage

QUALIFICATIONS​

Nutritional and Lifestyle

Level 3 – Strength and Conditioning Specialist 14th of November 2011 Poliquin Performance

Level 3 C.H.E.K Practitioner 23rd of July 2006 Paul Check Seminars/C.H.E.K Institute

Level 3 Advance Instructor – Personal Trainer 27th of May 2005 Register of Exercise Professionals

Personal Trainer 28th of September 1998 Australian Fitness Accreditation Council

1st Dan Black Belt Karate Instructor 10th of June 1996 Association Honbu SEIDOKAIKAN

Advance Extreme Kettlebell Instructor 14th of March 2008 Optimal Life fitness

Hypertrophy Bootcamp February 2015 Charles Poliquin / Strength Sensei

Training for Strength Sports – Olympic Weight Lifting September 2014 Dimitry Klokov & Charles Poliquin

Olympic Weight Lifting 31st of May 2015. UKSCA – UK Strength & Conditioning Association

Level 5 Sports Massage and Treatments 9th of Mar 2013 B.T.E.C

Integrative Neuromuscular Therapy 21st of April 2009. Neuromuscular Education & Research Institute

Kinesiology 5th of August 2005. B.S.Y Group

Sports Massage 6th of July 2005. B.S.Y Group

Massage Therapist 30th of August 2002. International Therapy Examination Council

Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology 30th of August 2002. International Therapy Examination Council

Level 1 Bio- Print February 2015 Charles Poliquin / Strength Sensei

Level 3 C.H.E.K Nutritional and Lifestyle Coach 19th April 2006. Paul Check Seminars/C.H.E.K Institute

Nutritional Assessment Short Course 4th December 2004. The University of Westminster

Nutritional in Practice Short Course 2nd October 2004. The University of Westminster

QUALIFICATIONS

Human Movement
Level 3 – Strength and Conditioning Specialist 14th of November 2011 Poliquin Performance

Level 3 C.H.E.K Practitioner 23rd of July 2006 Paul Check Seminars/C.H.E.K Institute

Level 3 Advance Instructor – Personal Trainer 27th of May 2005 Register of Exercise Professionals

Personal Trainer 28th of September 1998 Australian Fitness Accreditation Council

1st Dan Black Belt Karate Instructor 10th of June 1996 Association Honbu SEIDOKAIKAN

Advance Extreme Kettlebell Instructor 14th of March 2008 Optimal Life fitness
SEMINARS AND COURSES

Human Movement
Hypertrophy Bootcamp February 2015 Charles Poliquin / Strength Sensei

Training for Strength Sports – Olympic Weight Lifting September 2014 Dimitry Klokov & Charles Poliquin

Olympic Weight Lifting 31st of May 2015. UKSCA – UK Strength & Conditioning Association
QUALIFICATIONS​

Massage
Level 5 Sports Massage and Treatments 9th of Mar 2013 B.T.E.C

Integrative Neuromuscular Therapy 21st of April 2009. Neuromuscular Education & Research Institute

Kinesiology 5th of August 2005. B.S.Y Group

Sports Massage 6th of July 2005. B.S.Y Group

Massage Therapist 30th of August 2002. International Therapy Examination Council

Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology 30th of August 2002. International Therapy Examination Council
QUALIFICATIONS​

Nutritional and Lifestyle
Level 1 Bio- Print February 2015 Charles Poliquin / Strength Sensei

Level 3 C.H.E.K Nutritional and Lifestyle Coach 19th April 2006. Paul Check Seminars/C.H.E.K Institute

Nutritional Assessment Short Course 4th December 2004. The University of Westminster

Nutritional in Practice Short Course 2nd October 2004. The University of Westminster
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BLAKE

MINGAY

Movement
Personal Trainer
Nutrition

Blake is our Gym Manager and smiley friend. He has been with our Talha Life Fitness team since 2018. Originally from South Africa, Blake has come into our team and as a Personal Trainer. He has gained experience in the fitness field not only in the gym but in Rugby and CrossFit. Blake is an avid Rugby fan and player. He has played at a Semi-Pro Level and provincially in SA. He is also a rugby coach and has been coaching since 2015. Blake found his passion for the fitness field when he had torn his ACL and had a full ACL reconstruction. He is now a fitness fanatic and is always studying or learning more about the human body and how its vitally important to keep it fit and active. Blake is a Qualified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach.

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Blake

Mingay

Movement
Personal Trainer
Nutrition

Blake is our Gym Manager and smiley friend. He has been with our Talha Life Fitness team since 2018. Originally from South Africa, Blake has come into our team and as a Personal Trainer. He has gained experience in the fitness field not only in the gym but in Rugby and CrossFit. Blake is an avid Rugby fan and player. He has played at a Semi-Pro Level and provincially in SA. He is also a rugby coach and has been coaching since 2015. Blake found his passion for the fitness field when he had torn his ACL and had a full ACL reconstruction. He is now a fitness fanatic and is always studying or learning more about the human body and how its vitally important to keep it fit and active. Blake is a Qualified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach.

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FEDERICO

VERMIGLIO

Movement
Personal Trainer
Nutrition
Sports Massage Therapist

Federico grew up in Italy and has a huge passion for sport and fitness having competed at national level in both Karate and Football. Whilst in Italy he obtained a University degree in Sport Science from the University of Genoa along with a qualification in Personal Training and Sports massaging. His work experience in Italy includes working for a Italian football league teams and local gyms as a fitness and nutrition coach.

He dedicated the last ten years to studying how to change people lives.
He delivered thousands of training sessions in two countries and his goal is to give others effective solutions for a lifelong change.

During his sports career and now experience he has seen so many people struggling with injuries and weight-related issues, including himself. And if you are one of these right now, he is here to help.
His mission is to enable people to live a better life.
You may be wondering how?

He wants to empower you to make a change, whether you want to lose weight, recover from an injury, gain muscles or simply be healthier.

One thing he knows for certain is this:
You have the power to make it.
Just bring an open mind and a real desire for change, he’ll provide the rest.

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FEDERICO

VERMIGLIO

Movement
Personal Trainer
Nutrition
Sports Massage Therapist

Federico grew up in Italy and has a huge passion for sport and fitness having competed at national level in both Karate and Football. Whilst in Italy he obtained a University degree in Sport Science from the University of Genoa along with a qualification in Personal Training and Sports massaging. His work  experience in Italy includes working for a Italian football league teams and local gyms as a fitness and nutrition coach.

He dedicated the last ten years to studying how to change people lives.

He delivered thousands of training sessions in two countries and his goal is to give others effective solutions for a lifelong change.

During his sports career and now experience he has seen so many people struggling with injuries and weight-related issues, including himself. And if you are one of these right now, he is here to help.

His mission is to enable people to live a better life. 

You may be wondering how?

He wants to empower you to make a change, whether you want to lose weight, recover from an injury, gain muscles or simply be healthier. 

One thing he knows for certain is this:

You have the power to make it.

Just bring an open mind and a real desire for change, he’ll provide the rest.

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KENYON

SMITH

Fitness
Personal Trainer
Movement

Kenyon was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. He went to boarding school and University in South Africa. As a child, he was always very passionate about sport, he loved playing sport every minute of every day and whenever he got the chance he was playing some kind of sport or another. Growing up with this passion for sport Kenyon’s parents decided to send him to boarding to school where his passion and love for sport grew even more. He played a range of sport including cricket, rugby and squash amongst others. In the last few years of school and in University he started going to gym and being more involved in the fitness side of sport which he grew to love. When time at school was coming to a close Kenyon decided to bring his love of sport and fitness to University by studying a Sports Science Degree. Studying this degree helped him further understand the world of sport and fitness and its many different components. Today he aims to share what he’s learnt to help others be the best they can be in their respective sports and fitness modes.

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Kenyon

Smith

Fitness
Personal Trainer
Movement

Kenyon was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. He went to boarding school and University in South Africa. As a child, he was always very passionate about sport, he loved playing sport every minute of every day and whenever he got the chance he was playing some kind of sport or another. Growing up with this passion for sport Kenyon’s parents decided to send him to boarding to school where his passion and love for sport grew even more. He played a range of sport including cricket, rugby and squash amongst others. In the last few years of school and in University he started going to gym and being more involved in the fitness side of sport which he grew to love. When time at school was coming to a close Kenyon decided to bring his love of sport and fitness to University by studying a Sports Science Degree. Studying this degree helped him further understand the world of sport and fitness and its many different components. Today he aims to share what he’s learnt to help others be the best they can be in their respective sports and fitness modes.

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Victoria

ALDRIDGE

Fitness
Personal Trainer
Movement

Victoria is originally from East Sussex, She moved to London 3 years ago with the hopes to pursue a career in the fitness industry. I didn’t come from a particularly sporty background if anything sport and exercise was something that never interested me, But my approach to fitness changed when I set myself the goal of losing weight. I never realised that this small goal would change my approach to health and fitness. Being able to set myself fitness goals and achieve them inspired me to want to help others do the same. Alongside health and fitness being in my interests I also enjoy traveling when I have the opportunity and spending time with those closest to me.

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Victoria

ALDRIDGE

Fitness
Personal Trainer
Movement

Victoria is originally from East Sussex, She moved to London 3 years ago with the hopes to pursue a career in the fitness industry. I didn’t come from a particularly sporty background if anything sport and exercise was something that never interested me, But my approach to fitness changed when I set myself the goal of losing weight. I never realised that this small goal would change my approach to health and fitness. Being able to set myself fitness goals and achieve them inspired me to want to help others do the same. Alongside health and fitness being in my interests I also enjoy traveling when I have the opportunity and spending time with those closest to me.

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KEVIN BUGIANI

BARTOLETTI

Fitness
Personal Trainer
Movement

Kevin is an Italian personal trainer who has been a fitness enthusiast since the age of 13. His journey started on the Rugby field playing for his school team which would soon lead him into the Gym to build some strength. Within the first session he was hooked, loved the gym, the members and the staff.  At 14 years old, he was helping his friends out in the gym training them and learning new information from his teachers. At 19 years old he switched sport from Rugby to Crossfit, which for him was educational, learning about a whole different kind of training in which improves your athleticism. His goal swiftly changed from gaining strength to losing fat, and with the help of crossfit it was possible. Now at 21 and being a qualified personal trainer my aim is to spread knowledge, providing educational and specific sessions to suit your goal and fitness level.

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KEVIN BUGIANI

BARTOLETTI

Fitness
Personal Trainer
Movement

Kevin is an Italian personal trainer who has been a fitness enthusiast since the age of 13. His journey started on the Rugby field playing for his school team which would soon lead him into the Gym to build some strength. Within the first session he was hooked, loved the gym, the members and the staff.  At 14 years old, he was helping his friends out in the gym training them and learning new information from his teachers. At 19 years old he switched sport from Rugby to Crossfit, which for him was educational, learning about a whole different kind of training in which improves your athleticism. His goal swiftly changed from gaining strength to losing fat, and with the help of crossfit it was possible. Now at 21 and being a qualified personal trainer my aim is to spread knowledge, providing educational and specific sessions to suit your goal and fitness level.