Marco Berta Andreu

My  name is Marco Berta Andreu and I am a strength and conditioning specialist.

I have always been involved with sports, in fact, since my father was a Judo Sensei I was a competitive Judo practitioner from a very early age but for recreational purposes I have played basketball, practised aikido and enjoyed swimming.

Later at 18, I became interested in developing my physique because I was a bit skinny for my height, and after 3 years of weight training I became a competitive body builder. Hence my passion for sports from a very young age.

So my sporting past led me to working in several gyms in my native Argentina and, after moving to the UK, to pursuing a personal training career here.

After 3 years working for the  largest fitness corporation in the UK I had an ever-growing feeling of frustration due to the fact that I was being bullied into training my clients with the corporation’s  “selling” fitness tools : Bosu ball, Kettlebells, TRX bands, Powerplates , lifting logs … you name it!

This created a huge conflict between the corporation and myself: they do not want quality training they want quantity as they are a money making machine and do not care whether the client achieves his goal or not.
Even though I was achieving great results with my clientele (as shown by before and after pictures) without using any of the devices brought over by the company, they still wanted more hours sold per month (not quality training) and they eventually forced me out.

That was one of the best things that happened to me. My thirst for competition and athletic performance had never really withered, so looking to fulfil my real desires I embarked on further studies to increase my knowledge and expertise.

This created a huge conflict between the corporation and myself:  they do not want quality training they want quantity as they are a money making machine and do not care whether the client achieves his goal or not.

As I won’t use any of those devises and although I was  having great results with my clientele from a fitness point of view, I was the only trainer in that company being able to get a person from unfit down to 6 pack and everything, the company still wanted more hours sold per month so they forced me out.

That was one of the best things that happened to me, my thirst for competition and athletic performance had never really withered  so looking to fulfil my real  desires I embarked in further studies to increase my knowledge and expertise.

That took me to attend lectures in Ireland, Germany, Sweden, England and recently USA.

To cut a long story short, today I can be proud of having assessed and successfully coached professional soccer players from Reading Football club, Arsenal, Southampton, Stoke City and several other clubs as well as having coached Lisa Carrodus for over a year to her NABBA Figure World Finals title in Italy 2013.

Also, I have been fortunate enough to coach athletes in kick boxing, triple jump, rugby and track and field as well as countless business men and women, moms and weekend warriors who just want to get fit ad be healthy.

“Training is efficient if the highest fitness or sports result is achieved with the least expense of time and energy”

This is what I do best, if you have a genuine desire to improve, with my expertise we will both make the journey to your success and satisfaction.