The Team Breakthrough family of personal trainers has been hand picked for their knowledge, their ability to support and motivate clients, and for their own sporting achievements.


Dave Wilby is the founder and CEO of Team Breakthrough.

It was his vision in 2002 to create a company that represented a new level in health and performance. A brand that guaranteed quality. Since then Dave has spent a countless time studying around the world with the best of the best. He has extensive knowledge in therapy, training, nutrition and functional medicine. His aim is to make Team Breakthrough a one stop shop for private health care, whether you have a bad back, a health problem, want to take control of your fitness or want to gain the edge over your rivals in your sport.

Dave is one of only a handful of people in the country who can perform soft tissue realignment of the atlas / axis (Neck) so spends a lot of time in this area however has vast experience in treating all sorts of problems. He also consults to major companies and runs corporate health programs to get the most out of their workforce. He finds great pleasure in achieving results where others have failed. All that considered he is surprisingly easy going and communicative. He likes a laugh and enjoy the finer things in life too.

He welcomes all clients from both professional athletes to the plenty of people who have no interest in sport whatsoever. Whether it be a small niggle or a long term degenerative problem Dave guarantees a 1st class service for everyone.

Dave Wilby


Amy Wilby – Manager of team breakthrough and head sports massage therapist. Amy is an experienced therapist and highly recommended to iron out those niggles / nasty trigger points. She is also Team Breakthrough’s inbody 770 specialist and can analyse everything about your fitness and health using our research grade scanner.


Hi, I’m Rhys. I specialise in performance orientated personal training and performance-based athlete development. My vision for my PT clients is to begin their journey to becoming the best version of themselves by joining up all aspects of their lives (physical, nutritional, organisational and wellness). I want to help people harness their full potential and build strong foundations for a healthy active and, most importantly, a well lifestyle to enable them to live a fulfilled life as the best version of themselves. I want to work with anyone who has the will to be the best version of themselves and together we can achieve exceptional things.

I have recently graduated from The University of Bath in Sports Performance BSc Hons. I have lived in a competitive sports performance environment most of my life, playing rugby for Bristol Academy, Hartpury College and The University of Bath. During this time, I have experienced the highs and lows of elite level sport and over the last 4 years, concussion, fractures and ligament related injuries have prematurely retired me from Rugby. This has ignited my interest, in rehabilitation, personal training and sports performance.

Once and athlete always an athlete. My absence from competitive sports was short lived. I now study and compete in Jiu-Jitsu, a grappling (wrestling) and submission based martial art. It uses techniques, flow, endurance, power and athleticism combined with tactical game planning to overcome opponents of a similar skill level. I like to approach my competitions using my experience and the knowledge gained from studying Sports Performance (body and mind) to be better than the last time I competed – putting my knowledge into practice is what excites me.


Carl Wickenden – first studied fitness at GSCE and then A Level,He then moved on to a Degree in Sports Therapy and an Honours Degree in Health and Fitness. He has been a fitness professional for 7 years starting in a sports clinic in Plymouth, and spending sometime in fitness management before joining Team Breakthrough.

He is now focused on making an impact on clients’ health through 1 on 1 specialised training. He is gaining a reputation for helping clients achieve maximising weight loss.

Katie A

Poliquin-trained and formerly a self confessed ‘cardio queen’, Katie has her own transformation experience to share with clients. After incorporating a structured resistance training element to her program her body fat went from 16% to an impressive 11.9%.

Katie has interned with some of the worlds best including Phil Richards and Phil Learney where her knowledge of training, nutrition and therapy is used on a daily basis. She is committed to supporting all clients, whatever their background or goals to achieving their own dreams with a warm and friendly approach.

She is a fantastic addition to the breakthrough team and has made telling contributions to many of our body transformation clients.

Katie Chalmers