Jackson Hinch (Personal Trainer)

Jackson is a passionate and committed Personal Trainer who will help you achieve your goals even around your chaotic lifestyle. His claim to fame is competing at a world level in Powerlifiting.

Email: train@ignitept.co.uk

Elite Personal Trainer Liverpool Street Moorgate Aldgate Tower Hill

Jackson Hinch

Personal Trainer - Jackson Hinch

Meet Jackson Hinch,  Personal Trainer, Liverpool Street station area who is a world standard competitive Powerlifter and Ignite PT's Strength expert.


To book a session with Personal Trainer Jackson Hinch please email avril.watson@ignitept.co.uk or click the button at the bottom of this profile page. 


Sports and Physical Activity have been part of Jacksons life from a young age. Making regional representative teams for the many team sports available whilst growing up, he became immersed in trying to be the best at anything he attempted. Since finding his true passion in Strength and Conditioning training, and competing in Powerlifting, he has since shifted his focus to also helping others be the best they can be, physically and mentally.

Being an Elite World Class Powerlifter he has seen and experienced first hand how a healthy lifestyle, a sensible approach to goal setting, and a never quit attitude can push you beyond what you thought possible, and carry over to a better quality of life, more fulfilling in every aspect.


Being physically strong is something most people have forgotten. Our lifestyles these days have everything done for us, and leave us as mere shadows of the physical specimens we could be.



Pushing your boundaries strength wise will drastically change the way you look, the way you feel, the way you move, and even your approach on life!


If you have constant niggles and pains, feel sluggish, feel run down, wish you could play with the kids or move like you did as a teenager then Jackson is the trainer for you. Through meticulously planned sessions Jackson will have you stronger, fitter and more toned in no time and in a fashion that will fit in with your busy lifestyle.



“Having been in the gym for the last 7 years I have learnt the importance of a well rounded approach to fitness. Through a versatile and adaptable skill set I will not only have you performing better than ever before, but also looking and feeling better, and ready to tackle life head on.” Jackson Hinch

What is fitness?

Moving well? Being strong? Having a good mindset? Fitness involves a range of aspects which are both physical and mental. On the training side, each coach has their own philosophy which shapes their approach towards how they train themselves and clients.

With the addition of Jackson to the team, we can now offer personal training to those who especially enjoy strength training, as well as anyone who is interested in top level conditioning.However, this style of training isn't just for athletes and people who play sport. Strength training is a great way to promote fat loss and improve body composition. Jackson has had great success in the past with his clients who have never been in a gym before to transforming their physique.

Here's a Q&A withj Jackson 

Q: What made you want to become a Personal Trainer ?

A: All through high school I was on track to become a Lawyer or Accountant or something similar, excelling in subjects like Accounting, History, Economics, and Calculus. As my love for training grew I began to realise that even though I was good at these things I didn't really enjoy them, and I couldn't stand the idea of being behind a desk forever. I knew that I could do a lot more for people in helping them get the same benefits from training as I have experienced physically, mentally and emotionally. After discussing my thoughts and ideas with some of the Personal Trainers I knew, and knowing I had the opportunity to work on something I was actually passionate about I knew Personal Training was for me.

Q: What has been your favourite moment/best achievement as a Personal Trainer so far ?

A: It is hard to pick out one moment as my favourite as I just enjoy helping anyone and everyone towards their goals, and no matter how small someone's goals or how different their circumstances seem, the look of achievement on their face is always the same. If I had to pick one of my favourites that sticks out in my mind, it would be back home in New Zealand working at Eastside Barbell Club helping our oldest member, John, deadlift 212.5kg at 72 years old for an unofficial world record.

Q: How did you get involved in Powerlifting ?

A: I actually found Powerlifting entirely by mistake, and had no idea it existed. I trained for about 2 years with very little structure or thought for technique. Somehow I still managed to get a decent base level of strength throughout this time and one of the guys at the gym I was at noticed me. He put me in touch with a group of Powerlifters at a Strength and Conditioning based facility called Eastside Barbell Club. About 3 months after my first session there I lifted in my first meet and have never looked back ! Everyone was very inviting, the sense of community and help I received from everyone even though I was entirely new was fantastic, I was very surprised at the time and it was half the reason I stuck around.

Q: Do you think powerlifting has been a helpful specialism/niche for you as a personal trainer?

A:  I do believe that Powerlifting has been and will continue to be a very helpful niche for me as a Trainer. With the introduction of "Raw" lifting a few years back it has made the sport far more accessible to a much wider range of people, and with more people looking to get into the sport and looking for guidance, having my knowledge, competition background and array of titles and records it will continue to be a great specialist area for me. Also with a decent strength level to a certain degree being the base of any fitness endeavour in the gym, it is a very versatile area for me to be knowledgeable in as I can adapt it to anyone, not just competitive Powerlifters.

Q: Olympic lifts are classics but can be performed with bad technique without proper coaching. What would be your advice to newcomers to the gym who want to do compound lifts?

A: It always amazes me the amount of people with no knowledge on a topic who think they know what they are talking about or what they are doing. In the gym is no different. My first advice will always be to read as much as you can as a newcomer and get to know how best to go about the compound lifts as they are very technical, especially the Olympic and Power Lifts and their variations, and the amount of weight you'll be using on these exercises far exceeds what you'll use for isolation movements so the risk for injury is going to inadvertently be higher. Even better is to seek the advice of a professional and do at least a few sessions with them as good technique will take you far and is hard to self teach, it will not only allow you to be as safe as possible but good technique also makes you be as strong as possible.

Q: Of all the Olympic lifts, which would you like to see more people doing (correctly) and why?

A: The full Clean & Jerk and Snatch are quite demanding, and require a lot of time spent on technique and mobility to perform then correctly. This is very unnecessary for the majority of gym goers, as they're not going for a specific career in Weightlifting their time is better spent on a bigger variety of fitness aspects. The Power Clean is a happy medium of time commitment and benefit for the average trainee, it is also the most commonly performed variation of the Olympic lifts in my experience. It generally gets turned into a Deadlift/Upright Row/Reverse Curl love child and has a lot more risk for a lot less benefit, so I would like to see more people performing this and reaping the benefits of increased speed, power, strength, and coordination.

Q: Would you like to see more women lifting weights and, as a personal trainer, how do you encourage your female clients to try it?

A: I would love to see more women lifting weights. The general goal female's have when coming into the gym is to "tone up" and "lose weight", this is just building muscle and losing fat. They have been lead to believe they can get their desired result running on a treadmill and playing with little dumbells, training with weights and a relatively healthy high protein diet is the best way to achieve these results by far.  I encourage my female clients to lift weights initially by explaining the programme and how the body works to them in layman's terms so they begin to understand how wrong the majority of advice out the here is. I also have to implore to every female client that lifting weights won't make them "bulky", if anything it makes them far smaller. Once they see they he results I can't keep them out of they weights room, but to take the initial plunge into it requires a fair degree of trust and so the approach will differ from client to client.

Q: What do you think makes someone not just a good personal trainer, but a great personal trainer?

A: I think for someone to be a great Personal Trainer and to separate themselves above the rest of the pack they have to embrace both aspects of the job title entirely, "Personal" and "Trainer".  From the "Personal" aspect, the Trainer must be insanely approachable, charismatic, open-minded, trustworthy and honest, and empathetic. Missing any of these qualities will result in always delivering a subpar service to your clients as their time in the gym could be more enjoyable and more productive. A great Personal Trainer will be more than just a Trainer but also their friend.  From the "Trainer" aspect, the Trainer must walk the walk as well as talk the talk in my opinion. I don't expect all PTs to excel in a particular field to the level I have with my sport, but at the very least keeping in some kind of decent shape is a must, otherwise how can a client listen to what you say when you can't even commit yourself to being physically fit. Also being versatile and having a broad range of knowledge is a definite requirement, while still realizing where your boundaries lie and not overpromising results or taking on clients with goals you have no hope of helping them reach.

Q: How did you get into fitness?

A: From a young age I was always busy trying my hand at any sport I could. With my Mum being a solo mum it made it more difficult than I could comprehend at that age, but I'm forever grateful that she made it work for me.

I played various team sports, excelling at a select few. Volleyball, Badminton and Field Hockey were the three I focused on and did the best at, sitting around 60-62kg I was fast and mobile, although must have been the only New Zealand kid who didn't play Rugby !

After getting a membership at the local gym for my 16th birthday I began weight training, initially it helped my physique and the sports I was already playing.

From there weight training began to become what I enjoyed the most and I began looking forward to hitting the gym more than anything and wished I had more time during the week to fit it in around my other sports.

Shifting cities for school I missed out on trialling for the school Badminton team, which gave me a lot of extra time to hit the gym, a personal trainer at the gym I was going to was looking for a reliable training partner and asked me if I wanted to train with him. It's all history from there. I became amazed at how rewarding weight training and conditioning was. There was no shortcuts, all my effort, discipline and willpower completely transformed my physical appearance and with it my mental attitude and approach to life.

After experiencing this for myself I decided that helping people along the same journey that I was helped along was what I wanted to do for a career.

Long story but that is how I became completely immersed in fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Q: Suppose you were on death row, what would you request for your last meal?

A: Going completely against what most people would expect, I have an insatiable sweet tooth, but am a man of simple pleasures.

I would ask for Ice Cream and Donuts.

The more the better ! And any flavour except Strawberry..

Q: What's your favourite exercise?

A: My favourite exercise would have to be the Deadlift.

To me there is nothing simpler than picking up something heavy off the ground.

You either pick it up or you don't, there's no questions asked. You can half rep a Squat, you can bounce a Bench Press, you can swing up a Curl, and try and argue that these count as reps, but you can't really cheat a clean Deadlift.

It is the greatest test of pure strength in my opinion, involving literally every muscle in your body.

Q: Which type of clients have you worked with?

A: In the past I have worked with a wide variety of clients. I have successfully trained complete beginners who have just taken their first step in a gym, but I have also succesfully trained advanced athletes who have been into sport and fitness their entire lives.

My specialty lies in Strength and Conditioning, I have trained Rugby Players (High School 1st XV through to Provincial Level Players), Bodybuilders, Powerlifters, Track and Field Athletes (National Level Sprinters and Jumpers, International Level Throwers, some may recognise the name Tom Walsh who just won Bronze in Rio), Field Hockey Players, Netball Players, you name a sport I've likely coached someone in the gym who plays said sport.

Along with this, I have also worked with Special Needs Teens, Retired Professionals, Middle Aged Parents, Office Workers, people from a wide range of lifestyles and all at various levels of fitness with differing amounts of time they can commit to getting to where they want to get physically.

Q: Favourite beer?

A:Working as a bartender back in school to keep me busy I really should have a better answer to this, but I'm not much of a drinker these days around training and all.

I would have to say out of any beer, a ice cold Heineken goes down really well.