Find out more about the team behind TJ’s Gym
Tina has had a fitness and professional dancing career which spans over an incredible 40 years. Together with her husband Steve, she started TJ’s in 1991 where they began teaching Step Reebok classes across the Isle of Wight.
The growth of the business and the experience gained along the way has resulted in Tina becoming a highly experienced instructor who is able to teach a variety of classes, including the world renowned Les Mills BodyPump and BodyBalance.
Tina currently teaches BodyPump, BodyBalance, Zumba, Pilates and a multitude of Dance Classes. Alongside her classes, Tina enjoys personal training, incorporating all levels of fitness and a wide variety of age groups.
Steve started his career in the early 80’s in Lau Gar Kung Fu, turning professional in 1987. Steve gained numerous honours fighting including IMAO Heavy Weight British Full Contact Title in 1989. Steve eventually settled on the Island in 1990, met Tina and set up TJ’s in 1991.
With his Master Diploma in Sports Therapy and Fitness Training, Steve also works outside of the gym environment as a Workplace Rehabilitation Adviser to several companies on the Island. Alongside his therapy work, Steve teaches Bootcamp and Spin Challenge, and is head coach for the Isle of Wight Panther Kickboxing Club.
Steve and the TJ’s team have been actively involved in charity work for many years. From aiding a Childrens’ Centre in Romania, to building a water tower station and toilet blocks for rural schools in Cambodia.
Annabelle has been working in the family business from the age of 16 (2012), and has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge of the fitness industry for her age. Annabelle has always had a passion for health and fitness, and as a young athlete she competed at the World Island Youth Games, gaining a Silver medal. Annabelle is a Level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and currently teaches TJ’s Bootcamp, Kick-Boxercise and Spin. Annabelle is the Marketing and Events Manager for TJ’s as well as Safeguarding Lead for the IOW Panther Kickboxing Club.
Dom is the youngest member of the Marsh family and is a talented Kickboxer. Dom is a 1st Dan Black Belt and Club Coach for the successful Isle of Wight Panther Kickboxing Club, which is based at TJ’s. He has been invited to join the GB training squad and intends to compete in the World and European Championships. Dom is a gym instructor at TJ’s and also offers personal training, both for those who want to train in the gym, or 1-1 Kickboxing.
Suzanne has been part of the TJ’s family for over 20 years, and has qualifications in Exercise to Music, Gym Instruction and Personal Training. Suzanne is also a highly experienced Les Mills instructor, and currently teaches RPM, BodyPump and BodyBalance. Suzanne also created and brought the popular Functional Basics class to the TJ’s timetable and actively assists Shanklin Rowing Club with their out of water training.
Having joined TJ’s in 2016, Joanna is one of TJ’s gym instructors, and a Level 3 qualified Personal Trainer. Joanna enjoys a variety of exercise both inside and outside of the gym, and has taken part in many running and obstacle events raising substantial funds for charity along the way. Joanna also has a keen interest in nutrition and is qualified as a AfN Level 4 Certified Nutrition Adviser.
Leah has been part of the TJ’s team for over 10 years and is a qualified gym, Les Mills BodyCombat and BodyPump instructor. Leah is highly experienced in Pole Fitness, has performed competitively in competitions, and many external venues including the Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival. Leah teaches her LAPD group and private pole classes throughout the week at TJ’s and also teaches BodyPump every Tuesday evening.
Cameron is our newest member at TJ’s, after completing work experience with us during his training, we asked Cameron to join our team. Cam has slotted into our team perfectly, he brings a positive, kind and hard working attitude with a great sense of humour! He is a qualified gym instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer. Cameron has personally experienced being overweight and can emphasis and relate to those who are at the start of their fitness journey.