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Introducing Martin Yabsley Elite Fitness

You’ll find no gimmicks here, no short cuts, no hollow promises. This isn’t about you smashing out generic rep after rep, my approach is highly tailored and specific to you and your goals. After all, this is about you, your journey, your well-being and most importantly your progression and with clients both in the UK and Europe I have the reach to help.

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My career as a professional basketball player in The US, China and Europe followed by well over a decade training clients of all abilities has given me a unique perspective of the demands of both professional and amateur athletes and I have honed my craft to the point where my clients are assured of a total fitness programme.

My approach is highly technical and sports specific, meaning that my clients receive targeted fitness and nutrition programmes supported by extensive anatomical understanding. The result: a holistic approach that focuses on the individual and not the routine achieving better results faster and in a more enjoyable, sustainable way.

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Professional Sporting Career

University of Penn State, USA

Shanghai Dragons, China

Birmingham Bullets, UK

D League, Mexico

Brighton Bears, UK

Pamesa Valencia, Spain

Alcazor San Juan, Spain

Menorca, Spain

Professional Education & Qualifications

Dip Mentorship & Mental Health

A1 Q level 2 Gym Instructor

A1 Q Level 3 PT

A1 Q Level 4 Advanced

I Tec L3 Massage

Kinesio Tape Advanced

Professional Training Career

Cross The Finish Line - Business owner & team manager

MY Elite Fitness - Business owner


Martin is quite simply without equal, the depth of his knowledge and attention to detail continues to make a difference to me in and out of the water .
— Alastair Mitchell, Surfer

Before working with Martin the demands of my sport had created a whole raft of shoulder problems. Thanks to his dedication and knowledge i am playing better than ever and pain free.
— Patrick Marino, Golfer

Martin has given me the tools to compete at the highest level, that extra 5% I could not find before.
— Dean Franzen, Boxer