“The Teacher opens the door but you must walk through it yourself.”
- Chinese Proverb
My name is Aidan Lee, and I am the Founder of FitRoots. I am extremely happy to be on this journey, and provide you, and the community with the best systems, tools, and guidance to reach your full potential.
I coach entrepreneurs and busy men, by transforming their bodies and minds to the best possible versions of themselves. I get them to look good, feel good, and do good; get performance in the bedroom like in the boardroom, and gain unwavering energy so their business can get a huge ROI. FitRoots combines the best of Martial Arts (particularly Kickboxing), Philosophy, Biomechanics, Postural Correction, Breathing, Functional Strength Training, Nutrition, Psychology, Flexibility, and Mobility to achieve this.
I have always been involved in health and fitness since a young age. My first fascination with this world was my introduction to Martial Arts, which was pretty much as soon as I was born! My Dad – Dave Lee, founded and run the successful Warlords Kickboxing Academy in Slough, back in the 1980s. With this background, I couldn’t help but be involved in Martial Arts since day one. I started training properly when I was 5 years old, and have since amassed over 21 years of experience in the wide world of health and fitness.
I specialised in Kickboxing for many years, and continue to train in the art. Having dedicated much time and effort to it, I managed to achieve my 1st Dan Black Belt at a young age. I have also competed in various Kickboxing and K1 competitions since I was young, as I was always striving for that extra challenge. This not only made me a better competitor, but also a better coach, and mentor to those who I have helped with their goals since.
Since then, I have branched out and learnt a huge amount from other Martial Arts, such as Wing Chun, Muay Thai, Boxing, and MMA. I now constantly aim to learn as much as possible from whichever discipline I come across. With this broad approach in mind, I begun learning Yoga when I was 16, but have since moved away from the physical aspect of it, but the internal lessons are still effective. I now approach my own training with a balance that caters for mind and body, but also making sure I am a ‘better mover’ in general, and thus making sure quality movement and health are the priorities, over aesthetics or anything else.
I now find myself trying out new things as often as possible. Keeping an open mind with movement, health, and fitness has been vital to my continual improvement.
Not everyone knows this, but studying Philosophy at University, has allowed me to develop another level of understanding, as to how we should approach our movement, health and fitness goals. Making rationale and solid reasoning a priority, this allows me to cut through the sheer amount of misinformation in this industry, and a lot of the FitRoots community appreciates this approach.
I ensure to pass this experience and insight onto the FitRoots community – As FitRoots’ mission is to – To Build Modern Warriors who enhance their lives through continual physical and mental evolution, and then bestow that gift on to the next generation.
Committed to your success,
Owner & Head Coach,
Aidan's Qualifications & Achievements
Martial Arts Student
"Aidan's unprecedented approach to Personal Training goes above & beyond the realms of conventional methods. Employing his philosophies and techniques has enabled me to enrich my life physically, mentally, and spiritually through a bespoke programme we have devised together to suit my lifestyle.
His holistic methods dispels common misconceptions surrounding health & fitness, and personally, the programme has been an education for me. The lessons I have learnt will surely pave the way I live my life here on in.
If you are looking for more than a Personal Trainer, for somebody who will impact your life in a POSITIVE way, then Aidan is your man."
Martial Arts Student
"Aidan is a great Kickboxing coach. I have been training with him for a couple months now and I have made a lot of improvements, due to his attention to detail, as well as him wanting to see you get the best results.
Aidan's knowledge extends wider than Kickboxing such as Strength Training, Nutrition, Philosophy, and Functional Movement; so, if you are looking to make a difference in your health and fitness, make sure to give him a call."
Online Coaching Student
"I’ve struggled on and off with my weight for the past few years. As a vegetarian I was all about low-carb and high protein diets, and although I trained 6 times a week and was pretty lean, it was hard to maintain long-term. Fast forward a couple of years and I decided to go vegan, but I found myself eating a lot of bread, stodge, and of course those vegan treats and cheeses. With the start of my business taking off, I decided that exercise wasn’t a priority, which led me to putting on a few extra pounds, and feeling very sorry for myself indeed.
Aidan has helped me in so many ways to reconnect with myself. Instead of hating how I looked, being negative towards my body, and feeling frustrated at not looking how I want to – he’s helped me develop more of an understanding relationship mentally with how I view myself. This has been integral to my fitness journey. Knowing that Aidan was there whenever I needed motivation, guidance or encouragement was invaluable. His planned programme for me fitted well with my lifestyle, and left me feeling mighty and finally enjoying training once again! Plus, I was never hungry!
I think the biggest results I saw were seeing my waist reduce and become more defined, and developing more muscular arms and shoulders – which was fantastic. I also saw a huge increase in my cardio stamina, and felt confident in myself for the first time in a long time. When we first spoke about my goals, Aidan really understood what changes I was after, and was keen to remind me of my goals and what was driving me forward when I was perhaps feeling less motivated.
If you are ready to transform both your body and mind, then I can’t recommend Aidan enough. Not only is he a wealth of knowledge when it comes to fitness and nutrition, his approach from a holistic standpoint allows him to dig deeper, and get to grips with your mind set, and put you on the path to achieving your goals with purpose, intent and results."
MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL
Montem Leisure Centre Montem Lane Slough Berkshire SL1 2QG
Frequently Asked Questions
How do the gradings work?
Gradings occur based on individual ability and effort with maximum gradings capped at twice per year per person. The gradings will comprise not only on the physical but also the philosophical, anatomical and biomechanical elements which will become progressively harder. You will have to study and learn from Philosophy, Mind-set based readings and exercises to understand the discipline of Martial Arts.
How long are classes?
Each class is 1 hour long. We start precisely on time, so please ensure you arrive nice and early, so you can enjoy your experience, and get the most out of your time training with us.
How many people are in a group class?
Class numbers range from 5 – 30. When we have larger classes, we have more instructors to ensure there is a consistent, and enjoyable learning experience for you.
Do I need to ‘get in shape’ or ‘get fit’ before I start your classes?
A common misconception is that you must be fit and in shape, before starting your classes here at FitRoots. This is completely false. All our classes are designed so that our students can train at their own pace, whilst giving those students who are ready to push themselves, the chance to do so.
Will you help me with my nutrition?
Yes, we have a range of nutritional resources, including recipe videos, our signature principles, the psychology behind healthy eating, how to structure your meals, kitchen, workplace, your social circles and much more. We believe in a wholesome approach to training, so you will get great results when combining your new nutritional habits, with your new training experience.
Which class is best for me?
Simply call the phone number on our website, and our head instructor Aidan Lee, will be happy to assist you with a quick consultation. This will help you choose what the best class is, depending on your goals, and schedule.
Do you have students participating in Kickboxing competitions? Can I compete too?
We do indeed. We have students from various levels, from first time competitors, to seasoned professionals. Should you wish to do so, you will be more than welcome to compete, but only by our approval. You must reach a certain standard, and commit to a proper training programme, so you can represent the best version of yourself, and our Martial Arts School.
What is the level of physical contact?
If you are a beginner, the level of physical contact will be very minimal, and you certainly won’t be doing Sparring (controlled live contact offence and defence) straight away. When you have learnt the foundational techniques, ethics, and reach a certain level of competency, you will be allowed to do Sparring, should you wish to. For those who have done Martial Arts training before, and wish to proceed quicker, you may do Sparring sooner, providing you have all the necessary equipment, and competency.
What days and class times are available?
Currently, we have 3 classes every week:
Monday & Wednesday: 19:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 10:00
How different are the Personal Training services to the Martial Arts School?
You will receive the same resources and guidance in our Martial Arts School, that we are able to give to our 1-1 Personal Training students. We will help you in all aspects of health and wellbeing that are required, and if you feel there is something unique that you need, we will help you in whatever way we can
Do you offer Group and Private classes?
Yes, we offer both types of classes, and other services, depending on your needs, and instructor availability.
Will there be other beginners in my class?
Absolutely. There are always beginners in each class. The advanced students were beginners at one point too, and they are keen, and encouraged to help beginners be the best they can be.
How many classes per week should I attend?
We currently have classes 3 days a week, and the number of classes you take, will depend on your goals, and your schedule. We recommend that you train more, to achieve your goals faster, and more efficiently. Most of our students train at least twice a week, and get great results from more training.
Will your classes help me tone up?
Definitely. Our classes provide a functional form of training, which will train your whole body as one synchronised unit, and allow you to burn fat from head to toe. In combination with our help to change your sleep, stress, nutrition, training, and other lifestyle habits, you will exceed your goals.
How many instructors are there per class?
Most of our classes have 2 instructors each. We have a community of advanced students who are also more than happy to give you a helping hand, as they were once in your shoes. At FitRoots, we will always endeavour to add more instructors when and where they are required, to ensure you get the best student service possible.
What equipment do I need?
When you first start, all you need is yourself, comfortable sports clothing (t-shirt and shorts/tracksuit bottoms/leggings) you can punch and kick in, a towel, and plenty of water to keep you hydrated, when you are working hard. Later, when you decide FitRoots Kickboxing is for you, we can advise you on the best equipment you will need to continue your journey.