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body4life health & fitness team

Mike Searle, (DIP PT), body4life Founder & Training Director

  • 2010 National Fitness Awards Personal Trainer of the Year runner-up
  • Author of 'How to get fitter . . . faster'
  • Former Health & Fitness Editor for (UK's largest Health & Fitness Website)
  • Triple Ultra-Marathon champion
  • Sub 3 hour Marathon Runner
  • Certified UK Athletics Coach
  • Core Stability Specialist
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Media contributor

Background: A successful endurance athlete, Coach and Personal Trainer with 20 years competition and training experience, Mike Searle is the innovator and designer of the unique and hugely successful body4life training systems. With an extensive competition background and a wealth of experience in helping people of all ages and all levels of fitness improve the quality of their lives, Mike has set the unrivalled standards of Personal Training that have become synonymous with body4life.

Media: Much in demand as a motivational speaker and in the media, Mike has also been the Health & Fitness Editor for (the UK's largest health & fitness website), producing Training Plans, fitness articles, blogs, exercise video downloads and reviewing fitness equipment. Mike also contributes to a wide range of media publications and writes his own weekly newspaper column 'Your Personal Trainer'. Whilst helping Take That's singer/songwriter Gary Barlow prepare for their 2006 comeback tour, he filmed extensively with Gary for the documentary 'Take That for the Record'. Mike's first book, 'How to get fitter . . . faster' was published in 2008.

Buy Mike's book 'How to get fitter . . . faster'


  • 3 times Ultra-Marathon Champion 1999, 2000, 2002 (runner up 1997, 2003, 2005)
  • Sub 3 hour marathon runner (2 hours 57 minutes)
  • 19 Marathon and Ultra-Marathon events successfully completed together with numerous shorter distance Triathlon and Road-Running competitions.

Mike brings total professionalism to both body4life and also the body4life Training Academy, where every body4life Trainer is inducted to the same exemplary body4life standards.

Miscellaneous: Mike's personal goal and ethos is to help people improve the quality of their lives through improved health and fitness and outside of body4life he is happily married with two wonderful daughters.

Mike Searle

Tony Bargh, (DIP PT), Injury & Rehabilitation Specialist

  • Triathlete & Mountain Climber
  • Injury & Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Ultrasound Practitioner
  • Personal Trainer

Background: A successful runner, cyclist and triathlete, Tony Bargh specialises in Sports Therapy and working one-to-one rehabilitating people from injury. As a fully qualified Injury Therapist and Personal Trainer, he combines these roles to great effect, helping Clients of all ages work towards their personal health and fitness goals. Extremely dedicated, Tony's creative approach to exercises and training, combined with his sense of humour and easy going personality, make him extremely popular with Clients of all ages.

With his extensive physiological knowledge, Tony oversees the body4life Training Academy, helping induct newly qualified body4life Trainers to the exemplary body4life standards of professionalism.

Achievements: In addition to competing over an extensive range of distances on the roads, in each of the last four years, Tony has led teams in the 4 Peaks Challenge, which involves climbing the four highest mountains in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales within 48 hours. He also has completed The Great Lakeland Challenge, an arduous triathlon event in the Lake District, involving canoeing, cycling and mountain climbing.

Tony Bargh

Mike McShane, Accountancy & Business Support

  • Accountant & Business Executive
  • Marathon Runner

Background: Mike McShane joined body4life in 2006, providing much needed accountancy and business support to the body4life Team. Having worked within and run many successful business, Mike's extensive portfolio of business skills and acumen has proved invaluable in developing the business and providing support and direction across a wide range of business issues.

When not working in the business field, Mike enjoys competing in a wide range of road running races from 5K to the marathon, with over 20 successful marathons completed to date.

Mike McShane


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