About Neil Grove

About Neil Grove Personal Trainer in Essex

Hi, my name is Neil Grove AKA Neil “GOLIATH” Grove; I am a Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter holding 2 heavy weight British titles. 

I have 12 years of Traditional Martial Arts training and a Black Belt in Goju Ruy Karate, 4 years of Muay Thai training combined with being a Certified Personal Trainer, Sports Therapist and MMA Strength and Conditioning Coach, my experience gives me the ability to apply my knowledge and skills to create training programmes to suit everyone from the beginner to the elite athlete! I know and understand what is required to succeed from every aspect.

My experience has taken me across the world

I have fought for some of the largest organizations such as the UFC, Bellator Fighting Championships, Cage Rage and UCMMA, fighting in large arenas with live television coverage. My fights have been shown on Sky Sports locally and on all the major TV Networks in the USA and Canada.

It all started with a passion for health and fitness, which started from a young age when competing at a semi professional level in rugby in my home country South Africa.

When moving to the UK I began to practice Goju Ryu. I achieved my Shodan (black belt) in 2005. A year later, I wanted to test my ability so ventured into the world of MMA or cage fighting as it is more commonly known in the UK. I had my first fight on 26th November 2006, 19 fights later I am still going strong and loving it!

I’ve trained with some of the best, I lived in America to train in the arts of wrestling where I lived in South California and trained at Reign Training Centre under Mark Munoz, home of Fabricio Werdum, Anderson Silva and many other Brazilian fighters. I also trained at Huntington Beach Ultimate Training Centre, home to Michael Bisping, Rampage Jackson and Cheick Kongo, with whom I sparred with before his fight with Pat Barry. In the UK, I have had the privilege to train and teach with some of the UK’s finest, at Semtex Gym in Swanley, Kent, Steve Gladstone, Peter Irving, Jake Bostwick, Jason Young to mention a few!

into the world of media and television

My experience has also led me into the world of media and television. I featured in ‘A day in the life of a cage fighter’ in 2008. I was a judge in the hit reality show, Fighting Hurts in 2008. In 2010 I had a great opportunity to train as a Colour Commentator on Bellator Fighting Championships. I am now using this skill to commentate on UK MMA events such as UCMMA and BAMMA.

I have been on numerous radio interviews in the UK, Canada and in America.

My fights have also bought me a lot of press attention giving me coverage in Martial Arts Magazines like Fighters Only Magazine, HMV South Africa, MMA Uncaged…

I have appeared in a few episodes of ‘Cage Fighter’, ‘The Cage’, on Sky Sports promoting my MMA career and upcoming fights.

I have also hosted UCMMA32 with Bret Freeman. The show was live and on Primetime TV!

I’ve worked at local schools, the last one was Britain’s Academy where I taught MMA Strength and Conditioning and Bullying Awareness.

I’ve also done seminars at MMA gyms and the most recent was at the ‘Seni- the International Combat Sports Show’ in Excel London last June’12, with my Sensei, Gavin Mulholland of Goju Ryu. We spoke and taught about how effective MMA was on the street

Offer my experience to you

I know and understand exactly what is takes to compete at top level, I’ve experienced the highs of a win and the lows of a loss, I’ve taken my body to its limits and beyond, enduring physical contact training and extreme nutritional control to drop weight. My love for the cage has meant many sacrifices but the exhilaration of a win and my loyal supporting fans makes it all worth it. 

My experiences, knowledge and training put me in a great position to offer you a very unique training package that is designed for you as an individual. I believe in training you smarter not harder in order to fast track your results. I believe in making the experience fun and enjoyable, so what ever your goals or reasons you will look forward to your training as well as love the results you achieve. 


My Approach

My approach is not just about the quick fix, it is to educate you in life long weight loss and fitness. I want you to have a long term solution to your problems so you can achieve lifelong results and overall good health!

Too often people come to me because they want to focus on one particular body “issue”. They have a jelly belly, wide hips, a big bum, a muffin top or “bingo” wings, It’s impossible to rid yourself of these concerns when you only train one muscle group or concentrate on one specific type of training. Unfortunately weight loss does not work like that.

Together we will look at each area of your life and develop an action plan for you to get healthy and fit. I offer several types of training to fit into individual budgets and schedules.

My Wellness Centre & Gym

My private studio is called ‘All About Wellness Centre‘, which is based in Billericay Essex, housed in the same location as WPR Beauty Spa Cosmetic. With over 6 acres of specious farmland there is plenty of private secluded space where my famous Free Fit Club take place. The Wellness Centre also incorporates nutrition advice, wellness profile, slimming club and various health and wellness services to help you lose weight, gain lean muscle and live a healthier lifestyle. For more information of the services at ‘All About Wellness Centre’, please click here to view website. 

White Post Farm is located within easy travel distance from Basildon, Brentwood, Shenfield, Ingatestone, Chelmsford and Wickford area in Essex.

The Gym is equipped with various tools and machines that are effective in helping you achieve optimized training results. To view more photos of my gym, please click here.

join my team

Due to the overwhelming success of the business in my Wellness Centre, I am looking for people who can work closely with me to start and build a successful business. If you would like to find out more, please click the ‘business opportunities‘ banner below, where more detail information will be explained.   

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