MEET THE TEAM

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Founder and personal trainer

Trainer to the stars, Russell has worked on many high-profile film productions, transforming the bodies of actors including Cate Blanchett, Jack O’Connell and Taron Egerton.

When not engaged on a production, Russell provides private and small-group health and fitness coaching at some of London’s most exclusive training centres. 

He moved into personal training ten years ago after a career as a semi-professional rugby player. 

Russell also has a keen interest in nutrition and is passionate about the benefits of a plant-based diet.

RUSSELL LEE

ROMANY HOYLAND

Founder

Lover of all things fitness, travel and vegan food related, Romany grew up an avid rhythmic gymnast, tennis player, and cross-country skier.

She also runs an ethical yoga and fitness clothing brand which is stocked in London yoga studios.

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Photo: @sandrallcastuera_fotografia

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ROSA MARIA OCHOA  TORTAJADA

Yoga teacher

Rosa began practising yoga when she was at university and, after discovering how beneficial practice was during pregnancy, was inspired to train to become an instructor. She loves how yoga allows you to connect with yourself and the philosophy behind this millenary tradition and is trained, amongst others, in "Iyengar yoga","Child yoga” and "Kundalini yoga”. Rosa teaches private yoga classes, as well as running yoga workshops for the City Council of Malaga. She has lived in Italy and Holland as well as Spain and has two children.

VICTOR GOMEZ

Yoga teacher and fitness instructor

Victor has been a professional yoga, pilates and fitness instructor for over 12 years and has a wide range of experience teaching in high-end fitness clubs in mainland Spain, Ibiza and the UK.

He prides himself on identifying the needs of each individual and helping them reach their personal goals.

He trained as a classical dancer in Madrid and this experience and training has taught him the value of proper exercise techniques, something that he naturally passes on to his clients.

DAVID PALACIOS

Chef

Young, creative and effusively enthusiastic about food, David renounced a career as a commercial airline pilot to pursue his culinary passions. David honed his cooking skills training in Maastricht, Netherlands where he developed the gourmet flair to match his creative instincts. David then moved with his family to Andalucia, his father’s homeland, where he grows fresh organic produce and edible flowers for use in his gourmet creations. With a deep knowledge of traditional Andalucian cuisine, David adds a modern twist to the numerous unique dishes he creates for guests at Cortijo Juan Salvador. Chef David quickly gained accolades for his work from such press as The Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure and CNN.com.

PACHAMAMA ORGANIC

Caterers 

Pachamama Organic are passionate about growing and creating delicious 100% organic plant-based whole foods. Every dish is freshly prepared with seasonal ingredients. They don’t use any wheat but prefer to work with a variety of other whole grains, including ancient grains such as teff. And sugar does not enter their kitchen at all. Instead, they sparingly use natural sweeteners, such as maple syrup and dates. 

They ensure that every single meal contains a huge variety of balanced nutrients, and take pride in presenting buffets that are a feast not only for the taste buds but also for the eyes.

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Vetreats Ltd | Company no: 11857288 | Registered address: 20-22 Wenlock Road London N1 7GU England