Therapists & Personal Trainers

David Wells


"Following a BSc in Human Physiology from UCL, I qualified in Sports Massage Therapy in 1999. This took me to Chamonix in the French Alps during the summers of 1999 and 2000 as a MTB guide by day and sports massage therapist at night. Since Autumn 2000 I have been building a sports massage business in London, developing a fantastic team of therapists and working with a huge variety of clients from royalty and rock stars to triathletes and tri-hards .

At Physical Project we love helping people realise their goals, be them cycling without neck pain or getting that fitness edge to get back a Strava KOM or achieve a marathon PB."

David Wells. Sports Massage Therapist London.

Ruth Head

Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist

"I graduated with a level 5 diploma from the LSSM in 2011, since then I have treated recreational and pre-existing conditions: other muscle groups consequently affecting posture, and causing referred pain in other areas.

In 2015 I worked in The Alps for, Morzine Massage; treating skiers and snowboarders, ski instructors, skiers training forEuro Test, locals as well as tourists. Working on groin injuries, ACL and medial collateral injuries; muscle tear recovery and regaining flexibility, I also treated sciatica and planta fasciitis and paraplegics. Preparing some clients for races and treating general injuries.

In 2013, I was part of a group called the, Healing Exchange, where therapists come together and share ideas. We volunteered for team events such as local races (at home and abroad) to pass on any information/skill sharing ideas/courses such as myofascial work. In 2012 I volunteered in a group for the London Marathon working for the charity Meningitis. I treated the runners as they finished the race back to recovery, and home.

I am currently studying part-time at the British School of Osteopathy, while continuing to work as a soft tissue therapist."

Ruth Head. Sports Massage Therapist London.

Laura May

Personal Trainer

"I’m always aiming to take my own health & fitness goals to the next level and am committed to helping you do the same. I love Triathlon, Marathon, Cycling, Diving, Corrective Exercise. I have worked with a range of clients, from large group format classes such as body pump, indoor cycling & circuits to personalised sessions with runners & triathletes, golfers looking to improve swing strength, ladies looking for safe and effective exercise during/after pregnancy, helping new gym goers find their gym mojo! With 13 years of corporate experience in the City, I understand the need to prioritise fitness with life’s other commitments. I will help you find an enjoyable way to feel good about your fitness journey.

Qualifications & studies include Personal Training Level 3 inc. Suspension Training, Kettlebells & Circuit training, Les Mills Body Pump Instructor, Studio Cycle Instructor, Postural Assessment & Corrective Exercise, Douglas Heel Activation Level 1, Cor-Kinetic Elite Movement Specialist, REHAB Trainer Essentials."

Laura May, Personal Trainer

Jüri Nael

Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist

"I trained in the London School of Sport and Remedial Massage, WatPo Traditional Thai Massage School in Bangkok, the ITM Massage School and Sunshine Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I am currently training to become an osteopath in the British School of Osteopathy (BSO). 

My approach is holistic combining various techniques from East and West, including Sports Massage, Soft Tissue Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Thai Yoga Massage (Northern style), Thai Acupressure Massage (Southern WatPo style), Thai Hot Herbal Massage and Reflexology. Whether you need to treat an injury or tension, want to improve your flexibility or condition of your muscles or whether you simply want to relax, I will make the sessions meet your exact needs and wishes."

Juri Nael. Sports Massage Therapist London.

Manuela Piana

Pilates & Yoga Instructor

"Following my time at King's College University London, where I read Philosophy, I started to appreciate the traditional eastern approach to mind and movement from the academic perspective. Continuing my yoga and meditation practice, I eventually ended up as a BWY teacher, a Pilates (Physical Mind Institute) instructor, a Franklin Movement teacher and still a dancer! In New York City, I studied at the world renowned Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance as well as at Ballet Arts. I continued my studies at the Ecole Superiore de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower as well as regularly travelling to the 'Centre de Danse du Marais'
and Ashtanga Yoga, both in Paris. I also attended classes regularly at the fabulous Shamila Dance Centre, Dubai, while in the UAE for a client assignment. At the 2012 Summer Paralympics opening ceremony, I was blessed to be chosen as
one of the forty dancers to perform the piece 'The Maze'. I practice meditation in the Buddhist and Yogic tradition and am grateful to all teachers, past and present, with whom I have had the blessing to study."

Manuela Piana

Donna Duff-Miller

Fitness & Yoga instructor

"I have taught fitness classes ranging from Body Combat, Spinning, Body Pump, Body Balance to Pilates. Having practised yoga for over 20 years, I made the change to train as a Yoga teacher learning from highly revered yogis Katy Appleton, David Swenson, Shiva Rea and Michael Gannon. This evolved to my style of teaching Vinyasa Yoga where the transformational powers of yoga (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) can be made available to everyone.

It has been scientifically proved that practicing yoga can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression, increase energy and improve cardiovascular conditioning.  Looking after our physical, mental and emotional health have become even more important in this busy chaotic world.

My classes are taught with a sense of humour, free-spirited and always fun.  The spiritual aspect of yoga is easier to access when you are just having fun. I want my clients to find their happy today and then again tomorrow. 

When you change the how you think!  You change how you feel!

Look forward to seeing you on the mat soon."

Scott Middleton - Sports Massage Therapist with Physical Project

Lizi Duncombe

Personal Trainer, Sports Massage Therapist & Pilates Instructor

"As an Sports Coach, Personal Trainer, Sports Massage Therapist and Semi-Professional Triathlete, training to become an Osteopath I have a really in depth understanding of the body and Mind.

I started racing Ironman in 2017 and qualified for Ironman 70.3 world championships in June 2018. My fast success as a developing athlete is down to my healthy lifestyle through consistency, good nutrition, putting in the hours, passion and enthusiasm and I strive to tune this into my patients and fitness clients to help them with their own health and wellbeing.

I teach Pilates, strength and condoning, and High intensity intervals training and guide people how to develop endurance training because I believe that all 4 of these components should be included to build the best environment for the body to function to its optimum standard."


James Walker

Personal Trainer

"I have worked in the fitness industry for 7+ years.

Prioritising health & fitness are important because both can change a person's outlook on life and help overcome diversity. I help change people's body composition and balance life's stresses through exercise & nutrition. My approach to training is simple, I get clients moving again and use basic resistance training. I help them progress, move forward and constantly motivate them to push for better. I want clients to enjoy their workouts and the journey to reaching their goals.

My core beliefs in fitness are balance and flexibility. That means training and diet shouldn't dictate how you lead your life but become part of it. With the help of myself we can create a plan together that is sustainable long term, because consistency is absolutely key to change."

James Walker Physical Project

Tony Towndrow

Personal Trainer & Boxing Coach

"With extensive training experience, I'm a strength trainer and Ricky Hatton qualified boxing coach who understands that an atomistic approach to health is rarely beneficial in achieving an absolute lifestyle and so chooses to focus on a holistic approach; strengthening not only the body but also the mind. 

Leading a number of functional high intensity interval workouts to maximise results and boxing sessions to instil drive and discipline, a session with me will nurture a desire in you to increase your strength, agility, cardiovascular fitness and overall physical conditioning, enabling you to reach your genetic potential."