The Pro-Life Family
Work hard, train hard, play hard! That’s our motto and that’s why every member of our Pro-Life Family is so special, we are a finely tuned, well oiled, training machine that’s full of beans!
AKA MR PRO-LIFE
Alex Whelan is the proprietor of Pro-Life Fitness Centre and also Renfrewshire Sports Charities lovely landlord. Not only is he the hardest trainer in the gym, he is the most generous with his time and knowledge and has a true and deep passion for health & fitness which is shown in the fact that he is still competing at British level in Body Building competitions to this day! He is first in the gym every morning with a big smile on his face and a warm welcome for everyone who comes into the club and, even though he is technically retired, he spends nearly all of his free time, outwith supporting his beloved football team, doing what he enjoys most training our loyal members…he is a living legend, a gentleman and an inspiration
AKA G - OUR CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Gayle, our Chief Executive, has been competing and working within the Sports & Health & Fitness industry since the tender age of 13 and now has over 27 years experience under her belt. She first fell in love with Pro-Life when she became a member in 1997 and was the manager of another leisure club in Glasgow the RSAC at the time. Alex decided that he wanted Gayle to work at the club and so, with his unique form of gentle persuasion, this became reality on 5th May 1999, the exact same day as good friend Lindsey McIlkenny! Gayle became General Manager of Pro-Life in 2006 until 2014 when Alex kindly handed the club over to Renfrewshire Sports Charity and she took over the mantle of CEO a role she thoroughly enjoys experiencing with her amazing team of loyal friends and family
Membership & Operations
I first started working in Pro-Life Fitness Centre in December 2011. I had come from a sales background and since I started working in the gym, I have learned so much from working with Gayle and the rest of the team. I have learned so many new skills and can’t thank Gayle enough for all her support over the years and has been a pleasure to have such great loyal members. I treat the gym as a 2nd home and have met so many people that I now call close friends.
I have worked in Pro-Life fitness Centre from the 5th of May 1999-present. I have helped lots of members achieve their fitness goals and will continue to do so. I have recently been promoted to assistant gym manager and look forward to more successful years ahead. I have made many good loyal friends, who I have had the odd Malibu and pineapple with. # love life # love Pro-Life.
Gym Guru's & Personal Trainers
Having reached international level in both netball and endurance running, moving professionally into the health and fitness industry was a natural progression for me. It has enabled me to pass on my knowledge and experience to others to help them to achieve their own personal goals. It’s what I know and what I love. Sport, health and fitness is very much at the heart of all I do. I understand how and what it takes to train but more importantly I know exactly how it feels.
As an experienced fitness professional, with over a decade in the industry, I have worked with clients from all different backgrounds, from athletes and experienced trainers just looking for a new challenge, to clients who have never set foot inside a gym before. Stu Money Fit offers a wide range of services, including intensive one-to-one and group sessions, nutrition planning and lifestyle advice, aimed at helping prospective clients achieve their fitness and health goals.
Having participated in sport and fitness since I was 16 years old, I have become passionate and dedicated to enhancing my knowledge of Health exercise and fitness along with transforming my body to become more efficient and athletic overall. I incorporate all of these factors when creating bespoke programmes to help my clients achieve their personal goals. All Personal Training clients will be advised on nutritional habits, as to be healthy we need to understand what is good for our body. We need to adjust our habits as our body and life changes “like a business, a successful body needs good management to ensure happiness and productivity, food is every bit as important than the training.
Elaine is a personal trainer here at Pro-Life Fitness Centre. She has been in the industry since she was 16 as a junior tennis coach and has been teaching classes and personal training for the last 6 years. Before becoming a personal trainer she spent 5 years studying for a masters in psychology at the University of Glasgow. currently teaching bootcamp, spin and weight lifting based classes.
I’ve worked at Pro-Life for about 4 years and 8 years at David Lloyds as a level 3 personal trainer. I’m a fitness instructor teaching bootcamp, bodypump and spin, I’m also kettle bell and TRX qualified. I have a passion for all things fitness related and like to compete in triathlon and cycling races. So if you need any help losing weight, gaining muscle or general well being get in touch and I’m sure we can achieve great things together.
I’m a friendly, approachable, highly motivated and enthusiastic trainer with a vast amount of experience, who will help to improve the way you look and feel by providing training, nutrition and lifestyle support. I work with a wide range of people with differing levels of fitness who are striving to tone up and achieve healthier lifestyles, as well as coaching bodybuilders and powerlifters. Ultimately, your health and success matters most to me.
I started training when I was age 8 in a swimming club and competed in many swimming events , including swimming for my school. I then moved onto free weights
Then took an interest in Muay Thai Boxing. I eventually went back to free weights and Bodybuilding. Cleaning up my diet . In I 2015 I was 2nd in Scotland over 40s Natural Bodybuilder. Then in 2016 Scottish Champion over 40s Natural Bodybuilder and placing 2nd in Britain with an invite to the World Finals in Miami.
My goals for the future is to always better myself.
Top Class Teachers
Angie is our studio co-ordinator so she is your ‘go to girl’ for any feedback, advice or help when it comes to classes. Originally a dance teacher she has a passion to make everything achievable for you. Having travelled across the UK and internationally as a fitness presenter she has now settled in GX and is here to make your workout fun!! With a wide range of certifications under her belt you’ll currently find her teaching all the Bokwa specialities, P90x and Bounce Dance fit alongside running Polekat Fitness.
TOP CLASS TEACHER
Margaret (wee Mags) joined Pro-Life 25 years ago as a member, and has now been a qualified instructor for 17 years, she is also a Scottish Athletics YMCA running coach and teaches the Wednesday night 5.30 Circuit class.
For six years she has also been running her own business within prolife good2run running sportswear shop.
TOP CLASS TEACHER
Sarah has worked within the fitness industry for over 20 years and has qualifications in exercise to music, spin, body attack, body conditioning & aerobics to name but a few. Sarah has taught classes at Pro-Life for over 15 years and is has a genuine love and passion for all things fitness. She trains hard in the club and has an amazing physique to show for it
TOP CLASS TEACHER
Lynne has worked at Pro-Life for 24 years teaching a variety of classes over this period. Currently on her 20th year teaching Pro-Life’s early morning advanced spin classes at 6.30am on Tuedays and Fridays, Lynne is a real fitness enthusiast and takes part and covers a range of classes in Pro life including Circuits, Bootcamp, Aerobics and Step. Lynne also works as a Tutor and Assessor for YMCAfit teaching up and coming instructors.
TOP CLASS TEACHER
With her origins in dance Hazel is a highly motivated and popular member of the team. Much like the rest of the GX family she has been at Pro-Life for 8 years now, qualified in spin, grit, bodypump, bodycombat and loads more, always adding to her certifications remaining current in her industry. She may be little but be warned, she is loud and ready for action.
TOP CLASS TEACHER
Claire has been teaching at Pro-Life for nearly 12 years. In that time she got engaged, married and brought 3 children into the world (almost without missing a beat). She teaches a variety of different programs, combat, pump, balance, piloxing to name just a few. She is also qualified gym instructor. Claire started out as a scientist but her love of group exercise was undeniable.
TOP CLASS TEACHER
‘I have been a part of the Pro-Life Team since 2002 as a play leader within the creche. In 2005 I enrolled at a local college to further my knowledge and skills of working with children and became a fully qualified child care professional in 2007. With the exception of a one year break for a full time post I have been with Pro-Life the entire time and absolutely love my job and all of the children, members and team of staff I work with.’
Fancy trying out a Class?
Now you know more about our amazing team of instructors why not pop along to meet them in the flesh, put their knowledge to the test and take part in one of their awesome classes. Our members gets access to over 35 classes per week or if you wish to pay as you play we have 30, 45 & 60 minute sessions for only £3.00, £4.50 & £6.00! Adventure begins when you step outside your comfort zone.