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About Craig Budgen 

Craig’s passion for health and fitness started during the countless hours he committed to his own rehabilitation and recovery from long-term knee injuries. After a completing a 2 year apprenticeship in professional football in the UK, he went on to secure qualifications in Personal Training & Nutrition.

At just 23, Craig was recruited as the youngest Regional Manager for the largest independent Personal Training company in the UK. Within 18 months, he was promoted to Divisional Manager, where he managed and mentored a team of 90+ Personal Trainers across 25 leading health clubs including; LA Fitness, Fitness First and DW Sports Fitness.

In 2011, Craig was a Personal Trainer to the main cast of actors for the Hollywood movie, The Hobbit. With the actors wearing costumes weighing up to 50kg for 12 hours a day, Craig’s role was to build their strength, fitness and endurance to enable them to be able to work to their best and stay injury-free.

After this prestigious role, Craig returned home to Manchester in order to pursue his long-term goal of opening his own exclusive Private Gym. Today, He provides Personal Training in Manchester and also works with VIP & UHNW individuals and families around the world with his bespoke Online Personal Training and Nutritional Consultancy services.

Jed - Film & TV Actor

“It’s safe to say Craig is the key reason I have been physically able to complete my job. With ‘The Hobbit’ movies being the most physically demanding shoots I’ve ever been on, his support has been critical to me. Anyone lucky enough to have Craig as their trainer is in very good hands.”

Faye - Film & TV Actress

“Through sessions in the gym and a nutrition plan, Craig helped me lose 4.7% body fat, 9 pounds and 4 inches from my waist in 4 weeks. He has a great way of making training challenging but fun at the same time. His personal commitment to keeping me motivated was second to none.”

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