© 2019 by Monty Simmons

Videography by Ollie Neame

Photography by Chux IV

About Me

Whether it’s spending time training and educating clients, or reading and discussing the latest research in health and fitness - I spend the majority of my time learning about the body and helping people. It’s what gets me up in the morning. It’s more than just a job for me, getting people in great shape and feeling comfortable in their own bodies has become a way of life – helping you fall in love with training is what I do.

 

As a child I practiced many different sports, including football, gymnastics and tennis. From 13 onwards I focused on martial arts and trained in Karate, MMA, Kung Fu and Boxing. As I grew older I became particularly interested in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and its community culture, and now devote all my martial arts training to the sport.

Living in the city minimises how much we have to move our body – there are more lifts than stairs and definitely more buildings than there are trees. I like adventure, so getting out in nature is really important to me.

With London being one of the biggest fitness hotspots in the world I think it would be a shame not to discover what’s out there. Every week I try out a new class to keep things different, so I’ll jump into the occasional hand-stand class, have a go at some gymnastics, or try to look slick doing some flying trapeze.

I’m also a big foodie, love listening to electronic music, read a lot (mostly non-fiction), meditate regularly, play chess, and love going on active holidays! Recommendations are welcome.

What I Do

I’ve been in the industry for several years and I’m proud to be a trainer at Six3Nine. Those of you who have come down to Six3Nine have seen that we’re a very friendly and passionate team, but what you may not know is that we don’t stop when our shift does – we regularly take time out to educate ourselves to keep our fitness knowledge fine-tuned and cutting edge. It’s not all work and no play though; yes, we take getting our client's results seriously, but we also know how to have fun and make fitness a totally engaging experience.

 

I specialise in advanced movement mechanics and have helped people from all walks of life move themselves out of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, from desk workers to combat sport athletes. I’m experienced in using traditional resistance training, corrective exercise and functional training practises to alleviate pain, improve all round functionality, posture, and athletic performance.

 

The majority of my clients come to me for body fat reduction and muscle gain - and while I keep these as the primary focus of our programme, I also work with them to simultaneously free up any movement restrictions, move with control and precision, improve their athleticism and create sustainable, effective habit changes. Getting tangible results coupled with client education is why people come to me.

 

I have featured in a number of magazines including: Women’s Health, Grazia, Hello!, The Daily Express, The Mail Online, In London and have instructed classes and one to one sessions with the editorial teams of Elle UK, and G.Q.

 

You may have also seen me teaching H.I.I.T. classes at Balance Festival 2018, and teaching Mobility Classes at Be:FIT 2018. Last year, I also had the pleasure of being invited to advise members of parliament on the importance of using scientific studies to help regulate the supplement industry.

 

I like to know where my clients are and where they want to be both physically and mentally. By understanding what motivates and inspires you, what your goals are, and what you enjoy - I will use my expertise in Life Coaching to help you make long-lasting resolves to your lifestyle and help you work around your already busy work and family schedules.

 

Deciding to pick up a weight or go for a run is great, but a healthy mindset and knowing what works for you is what ensures a healthy body for the long term.

 

Whether you’re working in an office and want to unglue your posture, an athlete wanting to enhance performance, or someone who just wants to shed a few pounds, my knowledge and experience will get you to the finish line.