About Us.

The Team

Would you rather be lost in a big commercial gym where no body knows your name?

Or stuck with your average Joe personal trainer who makes you sprint and jump. despite your bad knees?

SALECCA is the antidote to impersonal gyms and generic boot camps.
Our studio is a personal, private facility. We know all our client’s birthdays and their kids names. Your life, your health and your wellbeing are important to us.

Most importantly we work together, so that collectively we bring you the best coaching and support system you could wish for.

Here’s a little information about our team…

Salman Kassam – Co-Owner

From a devastating knockback in Royal Marines commando selection, to winner of the top recruit in the elite “Para IV” regiment of the forces, Sal is living proof that simple changes in training can bring about results that are truly life changing. Sal is passionate about teaching the Stronger By Design program because he has seen what it can deliver.

Sal has struggled with his flexibility in the past – as a specialist in the treatment of lower back pain and a fascial stretch therapist, his knowledge on gaining strength and flexibility would be hard to beat anywhere in the country.

Outside of work Sal enjoys house muslc, eating Becs’ cake and is a bit of a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fiend!

Becs Cronshaw – Co-Owner

As an ex-GB long distance runner, Becs was (quite literally) on the treadmill of endless cardio for too long! She has seen first hand the effects that different types of training can have on the body, and has never looked better than when following the Stronger By Design program.

Becs is one of the few Fascial Stretch therapists in the UK and is soon to be a published author, with her book “Get Off The Treadmill”

Becs now competes in Brazilian jiu jitsu and bakes cakes at every opportunity. Her presentation needs a bit of work before she meets “Bake off standards” though!

Christos – Sports & Remedial Therapist

Christos is our resident sports & remedial massage therapist; with more than 17 years experience and a background working with stroke patients in hospitals. Christos’ ability to solve problems goes far beyond the capabilities of most physios – he has helped our clients rid themselves of sciatic pain or headaches they have been plagued with for a lifetime.

Outside of SALECCA Christos has his hands full with 4 young kids … and fancies himself as a bit of a race car driver, having narrowly missed the podium position at the last SALECCA karting social!

James – Head Coach

James is an ex-professional football player from Raith Rovers and passionate (and occasional kilt wearing) Scot!

With a degree in sports science and a knowledge of the body that you only get from hours spent coaching clients, he wears the crown of ‘good cop’ here at SALECCA!

He has studied nutrition extensively outside of his degree, and now heads up our Balanced Eating System nutrition program….the most likeable and caring Scotsman you’ll ever meet.

Mo Kurimbokus – Psychotherapist

It was a bank robbery where Mo worked that introduced him to counselling; after men in balaclavas rushed into the bank and held a shotgun to his face he was sent for counselling to deal with the trauma. Having experienced talking therapy first hand, Mo knew then that this was the path he wanted to take.

Mo has been working in counselling for more than 20 years now. His view is “you cannot change where you come from, but you can change where you are going.” People are often unaware of the baggage they carry from the past which influences their actions but Mo is able to show them how to deal with it and change their lives.

You will find Mo a warm, challenging and inspiring counsellor.

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