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Jim Thorn

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Jim is the most recent TLA instructor and brings a world of knowledge and experience to the TLA team. A through and through explorer. Jim is a former Royal Marine, having served across the globe in various roles. He has a BSc degree in Sports Science 1990-1994 and has completed Rowing Instructors courses, Royal Marines Military Ski and PTI courses to name just a few. Jim has a highly sought-after skill set which is often hard to come by!

Being a very keen endurance athlete, Jim has taken part in multiple half and full iron man races and some of his sporting achievements include; winning his class in the 125 mile DW Canoe Race, representing GB as age Grouper, Powerman World Champs in Switzerland and World Aquathlon Champs in London. Some of Jim’s expeditions to date include Trans Africa on mountain bike, Karakoram (Pakistan) to Khunjerab Pass (China) on MTB, Nepal Annapurna Triathlon, Trans Canadian Rockies road biking and hiking the length of NZ!

"I like the idea of doing, ‘whatever it takes’ to achieve an aim. Of being useful, kind and striving towards physical excellence in any chosen discipline".

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Want to join the TLA team?


Are you a Personal Trainer living and working in the Oxfordshire area?

Tired of working in the same old gyms day in day out?

Then read on…

TLA Fitness, a unique Outdoor Fitness Company run by former Royal Marine Tom Alden has witnessed massive growth over the past 12 months and due to this TLA is now recruiting for a new member to join this exciting, expanding and refreshingly different company!

As a TLA Fitness Instructor, you will possess the drive, determination, tenacity and above all the passion to train and motivate each and every client into achieving their fitness and weight loss goals.  You will be working with a wide variety of clients from businessmen and women looking inject some escapism into their hectic schedules, to professional athletes and  ‘fitness junkies’!  With ages ranging from 16-60 and up, no two sessions will ever be the same!

Initially working as an Instructor on TLA’s increasingly popular ‘Get Fit Outdoors’ circuits and classes, you will be required to work between 2 & 5 sessions a week on a monthly basis.  These will usually fall between 06:30am-8pm Monday-Friday and between 9-11am on weekends.

To apply you will need to be REPS level 2/3 accredited/qualified and have had experience of both 1-2-1 and private group training.  Be approachable and most of all, know how to make your classes FUN!

For more information and to arrange an informal chat, please call Tom on 07554 400401 or use the form to the right to send us your C.V.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!




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