Dorian Alexis – Samsons Group
Director Of New Business & Operations
Having not worked in the fitness or gym industry before it was a baptism of fire when I first started working with Sam and Zeb who were joint partners at Samsons Fitness. A year after working with Sam and Zeb, I could see the potential with the company and how my experience from the years I spent working in the Public Sector both within the NHS at Senior Management Level; and the Private Sector. I initially trained in the legal profession and worked within this arena for a number of years both in London and then in Sussex where I settled for the past 16 years having spent two of those years in San Francisco where I undertook and and completed my Post Doctoral qualifications before heading back to the sunny shores of the South Coast. I spent three years working within Children’s Services as Head of Operations and Assistant CEO for a private organisation which specialised in working and providing specialist care as well as a Pupil Referrals Unit. I completed further Post Graduate studies in Child Development and Education and carried on working in this field until moving back to Bedfordshire back in 2014.Sam and Zeb agreed for me to undertake the Prince 2 qualification which I completed at the University of Bedfordshire where I gained the Foundation and Practitioner level and have used this throughout the process of planning the opening of our second venture. Having bought out Zeb in 2014 and working exclusively with Sam who I have known since I he was 5 and I was 9, some of you will know the story of our first meeting, which was less than favourable and have been friends ever since. Both ex competition and National level gymnasts our mutual love of sport and fitness has been apparent in what we do at Samsons and our joint vision. I represented all three of my universities at the highest levels in gymnastics, tennis and as part of the University Mens Rowing team.
We encourage young people to participate as much as possible in a wide range of combat sports, from Muay thai, Boxing, Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Taekwondo and Judo to the more conventional which most of us watch on a weekend. Our intention is to turn the company into a Charitable Integrated Organisation by the end of the year and continue to work with young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
As I have always said, we do not purport to be the best gym in Bedford, that would be gauche, however, we do say we are the most socially aware and conscious gym when it comes to equality, fairness and being treated as if you are more than a number or a paying member.
Director of Performance
Sam has trained many professional athletes as well as MMA fighters etc in goal led objectives, channeling aggression, and consistent approaches to training and fitness. He is a qualified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist and has worked with many famous athletes over the years.
Nick Dore – AKA “Action Dore”
Nick was a gymnast who turned to weight training towards the end of his semi professional career. He also used to compete in martial arts and MMA. He is also a personal trainer and runs Action Dore within the gym. He also runs his training sessions as the form of a boot camp during the day.
First started fighting aged 8 years in Rayong (East Thailand). Trained in Chonburi aged 12 years from Sitpaphom Gym then moved to Bangkok aged 14 years. Aged 15 years started fighting in Rachadammoen & Lumphini stadiums. Started training & fighting out of Sasiprapa Gym aged 20 years. Came to England in 2007 and was the Head Thai Trainer & Coach at OMAA and is now teaching and coaching Muay Thai around the UK.
McGowan Muay Thai
Daniel has been competing in Muay Thai since age 10 years old and has traveled the world to compete in places like America, Thailand, Japan and all over Britain, he’s achieved a lot of his main goals at very young age (21 years old currently) and is still a current active fighter but also dedicates his time to his student who he wants to pass his knowledge on to. He has recently won yet another World Championship Title and continues to teach all over the UK with his diary becoming very full with seminars and training in Thailand. If you want to be taught by the best, then Daniel McGowan should be at the top of your list.
Dan Seager will be running Team Seager Boxing at Samsons Academy on Sundays.
Dan has recently turned Pro and has been running his own classes for some time out of another boxing club. Well he wants to start his classes from a bigger club with better facilities available. We have an MMA octagon cage, 18ft Boxing Ring and another practice ring available. 14 professional grade boxing bags and a studio which can be used for one to one sessions or climate training. He will also be holding 1 to 1 private PT sessions at his own studio where he also offers sun bed tanning at Hot Images in Kempston. Dan is an established boxer and has been involved in the martial arts world for a number of years.
‘Infamous’ Amun Kalyan
Bedfordshire Elite Boxing Club
I am an active amateur boxer motivated to better myself and to help others. I am currently working with a charity organisation called Reactiv8, helping youths with behaviour disorders and assisting the unemployed into employment.
Bedfordshire Elite Boxing Club
I have been involved with combat sports from the age of 6 and now an amateur boxing head coach affiliated to England Boxing formerly known as ‘aba’, the only route to olympic boxing.
My passion is to help people reach their personal goals and developing the youth of today.
I have worked with youths who suffer from behaviour disorders.
I qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist in 2014 thinking it was something that I could do whilst my husband was working shifts saving me paying out for childcare , it soon turned in to something completely different, It soon took over my life!
I’ve been mobile since qualifying and some of my clients do no sport whatsoever, they suffer with day to day stresses and strains which are very similar to sporting injuries, I also work on professional runners, boxers, personal trainers and your regular gym enthusiasts, so just because it’s called sports massage it’s actually beneficial for every one no matter what size, shape, physical fitness or age.
Lions Roar Combat & Yoga
HOT YOGA HOT YOGA HOT YOGA
Kevin Silous has taught Yoga for 27 years; is fully qualified and insured and continues to study and further his own practice every day.
He has trained in meditation and Yoga of several disciplines. Kevin is a teacher of teachers and has created a unique style that incorporates his martial arts training and vice versa (6th Dan kick boxing and 2nd Dan Jujitsu).
Samsons Fitness – Contact & Find
92, Midland Road,
Samsons Fitness – Opening Times
Mon-Thurs: 07:30 to 22:00
Fri: 07:30 to 21:00
Sat: 09:00 to 17:00
Sun: 10:00 to 14:00
Samsons Academy – Contact & Find
1 Shuttleworth Road,
Elms Farm Industrial Estate,
United Kingdom, MK41 0HS
Samsons Academy – Opening Hours
Mon-Thurs: 06:00 to 23:00
Fri: 06:00 to 22:00
Sat & Sun: 08:00 to 20:00