About me

My name is Sam Merza, I am the Personal Training Manager at Genesis Health Club in Windsor. I have spent the last 10 years or so training, teaching and competing in a variety of martial arts and combat sports. Throughout this time I have gained experience coaching Boxing, Kickboxing, self defence, fitness classes, and several forms of Korean martial arts including Teuk gong Moo Sul (Self Defence forms), Gong Kwon Yusul (Korean Ju Jitsu) and Yeomtasul (police baton training). I have spent some years abroad teaching English as a second language and I love to travel and meet people, all the while pushing my personal development as an exercise professional. I am inspired and extremely motivated to provide the very best range of techniques and exercise movements for my clients. Bringing my skills learnt from all around the world I ensure each and every session is fun, challenging and involves a range of interesting new moves that my clients love. I am here to provide you with that extra step up the ladder to achieving the goals you have always dreamed of.....and once they are done, we can set about making more!!



  • Boxing for Fitness
  • Fat Loss
  • Functional Fitness
  • Sport Specific Training
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Weight Loss and Toning


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Too good to be true

Ben Van Leeuwen

In this age of get-fit-quick schemes there are a mountain of products and fitness experts out there pedalling their latest gizmo that appears to be “too good to be true”. Well as the saying goes, “it more than often is”.

If you have stayed up past 12am in recent years you would have come across John Abdo and his Abdo Pro Product. Again his claims fall into the too good to be true basket – “In just minutes you can sculpt a rock hard mid-section, blah, blah, blah”.

Sorry John, no-one has ever got a good physique from sitting on a chair and rocking side to side while waving their arms about.

That’s right, nothing beats hard work, sensible eating patterns and a clear and direct goal. This leads me to the latest fitness gimmick to be exposed, which has a number of high profile celebrities endorsing its benefits.