Hi, I'm Neil. The nice chap behind raising bars...
                                ... this is me.

Here I am dangling from a tree, 'cause why not? I'm not really a "sporty" person, I just like to do silly stuff and that often involves some element of activity or fitness. For me, my healthy lifestyle is about having the freedom to do these fun things. That's what got me into this line of work; to share that with more people.

Last summer, after living in the Solent area for the last 15 years (slow learner!), I discovered the joys of messing about on the water. Splashing about on the paddleboard is my "unwinding" and relaxing time. It also allows ample opportunity to pull silly faces for floating cameramen. Cheese!

Physical activity offers so much more than changes to Cholesterol or body fat %'s . It's about developing a lifestyle that you enjoy.

Lastly, this is me dressed up as a unicorn. Because sometimes feeling like an unstoppable badass unicorn is exactly what the doctor ordered. 

That's my mission: To help everyone I work with to feel like a badass unicorn.

I know! It's hard to believe one person can be this cool, right?

Hi, my name is Marian. This is me, taking a break from a marathon cycle-trek through Cambodia!

I've worked as an Occupational Therapist for 36 years, with different client groups and needs, with the NHS and Social Services.

I was a client of Neil's for 15 months following surgery. During which time, I grew to love his philosophy and approach so much, that it got me thinking about how I deliver services to my own clients…

Time to embrace a change: Light bulb moment!!

So I took a deep breath and launched into re-educating myself. It was hard work, but I am now proud to announce that I am a qualified Postural Support Instructor. Simply put, I can deliver group and individual sessions based on the FaME research; helping those at risk of falls regain their confidence and enjoy life to the full.

I'll be working with Neil, to bring Raising Bars' positive message, of health and fitness for all to groups often marginalised by mainstream fitness providers.