Coaches

Sean O'Reilly
Posing and Prep Coach
Seans experience spans over 40 years when he started in Bodybuilding competing in the UK and Abroad. Seans client base is wide and varied from those who want to gain or lose weight or, achieve a particular level of fitness, to Business Executives, Film and TV Celebrities as well as Pro Athletes. Seans experience within the bodybuilding world has brought much success with competitors starting out gaining National, International titles as well as Pro Status. Seans clients are from all disciplines including Bikini, Bodyfitness, Mens Physique, Classic & Bodybuilding. Many of his clients are Personal Trainers and feel they are getting an enormous amount of knowledge for both themselves and to pass on to their own clients. Sean poses all disciplines as well as the new Fitness Model category where his most recent client competed and gained Pro Status in his first show. Sean has had columns in Muscle & Fitness Magazine and has been Education Manager for the UKBFF since 2011. His qualifications include IFBB Personal Trainer & Master of Bodybuilding.
Helen O'Reilly
Posing and Prep Coach
Helens experience in the fitness industry spans over 25 years. As a former champion at National and International level she gained the following titles, Miss North Britain, Miss Central Britain, Miss England, Novice Miss Britain, Miss Europe and Overall Miss Universe, when she works with clients she can empathize every step of the way with the physical, emotional & psychological issues that evolve around competition prep. Working in TV for the last 20 year her experience in front of the camera, screen tests and various live shows she has skills to help you strut your stuff with poise and confidence when adding the finishing touches before stepping on stage. Whether it be in a workshop or 1-1 Helen has posed hundreds of competitors over the years including most of the UK’s IFBB Pro’s Helen is a one stop shop for anyone who wishes to compete. She has various qualifications including IFBB Personal Trainer & National & International Judge but believes nothing beats experience & proven results.
Francisco Rocha
Posing and Prep Coach
Francisco prides himself on his ability to target client problem areas and train both novices and athletes of all ages. Hence, no matter what your age or ability, he looks forward to helping you reach your goals. He knows that ‘getting’ and ‘staying fit’ is much more attainable with motivation and encouragement from others. Being currently a Bodybuilder competitor keeps him updated and always looking forward to improving his knowledge and techniques aiming to obtain the best results. Over the last two years, Francisco won 5 major competitions in UK, including 2015 National Championship and placed top 6 on the British Finals in two consecutive years.
Gabriella Horvath-Merks
Posing Coach
Gabriella is a PE Graduate with many championship titles in sprints & hurdles in her native country Hungary. Always into competitive sports she moved from athletics to handball then on to compete in Bikini Fitness when she moved to the UK. Gabriella soon realized that working out in the gym and having a great nutritional programme wasn’t sufficient in the world of bodybuilding. Stage presentation is key to success. It is essential that you are able to present your physique to its best and show off all your hard work with poise and elegance. Gabriella has been Prepped by Panthers for the last 18 months and has gone from winning her qualifier to competing internationally becoming English Grand Prix Champion & 5th place at the Amateur Olympia as well as 2nd place at The British Championships. Gabriella has overcome her initial shyness in posing classes & completed many 1-1 sessions with Helen to ensure she has the necessary skills & knowledge of the criteria to now be in a position to teach you. Gabi says……”Never forget the impossible does not exist………lets do this”