The 1R team is continuously expanding and recruiting new talent to join the dream team. We've recently appointed a new Finance Director, Alastair Taylor. We sat down with Alastair to get to know the man behind the Excel sheets...



Tell us about your background? How did you get into the fitness industry?


Originally from Manchester, I moved to London after uni and fell in love with it. I've always been a bit of a maths geek but I try not to tell people about that as they generally move away quite quickly....

Are you into your fitness or more into running laps around your Excel spreadsheets?


I certainly am, I used to be a little chubbier but now I find it an amazing way to relax as well meaning I can eat more pic n mix. Obviously we only get one body so probably a good idea to look after it.

Ok so you’re good with numbers, what else can you do that will impress the #RebelArmy?

I have limited USP's, I once ate a kilo of steak, and I can do the alphabet backwards, that's kind of it.

Which is your favourite 1R session? 

Reshape lower body and abs, nothing better than showering and having to hold on.

What's the last lie you told? 

I told my mum I had travel insurance when I was at airport before Thailand, she is always convinced I'm going to break something!

If you had to spend a whole day stuck in a lift with 3 people who would you chose? 


Jimmy Carr, Ed Sheeran and sir Alex ferguson

Where would we find you on the weekend?

Weekends start with brunch in Balham, usually involving at least one slice of banana break. Apart from that I love watching football or sport in general, and the less I can travel round London on the underground, the better...


Whats the most rebellious thing you've done?

Take me to Enoteca Wine bar in Devonshire Sq and after a glass (or 5) I might tell you...

You might catch Alastair in the odd session so be sure to introduce yourself to him and test his math skills.