The Unit 27 Team

The Unit 27 Team

Our Instructors are the best in the business when it comes to Strength & Conditioning training, they are qualified fitness experts that are here to work hard for you & to make you work hard when training with us at Unit 27.

Qualified & Friendly instructors

Our Instructors are always polite, professional, helpful and motivated to work with you. Our Instructors all speak English and are 90% expatriate, all are qualified and always approachable. We guarantee to meet you with a smile! If you have trouble during a session, we will coach and encourage you to achieve the very best from yourself through positive reinforcement, correction on form, motivational methods and prioritisation of your standard and goals.

An elite selection of fitness experts


Rob Hallam out front of his gym Unit 27 in Phuket, Thailand

Rob Hallam – Owner

Rob previously served 16 years in the British Army deployed globally as a Commando Forces Soldier, Recruit Instructor & Operational Bomb Disposal Officer. On leaving the Army in 2000 he worked as a Civilian Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Operator in challenging environments such as Mozambique, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq until 2010 when he formed Ubique Solutions (www.ubiquesolutio [...]

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Iain at Unit 27 gym, Phuket, Thailand

Mac McCulloch – CEO

Mac McCulloch, or Iain as his mum calls him when he has been caught with his hand in the biscuit tin, has been a close friend of Rob Hallam’s for many years and comes from a very similar background within Specialist British Forces, followed by a number of years living and operating in hostile environments. Mac spent 17 years in the British army, as one of her Majesties elite Airborne Forc [...]

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Ryan Fryer at Unit 27 gym, Phuket, Thailand

Ryan Fryer – General Manager

Ryan moved from Cape Town to Phuket 10 years ago and has worked in the leisure industry in Thailand since his arrival, some valuable local insider knowledge has been gleaned during this period. Ryan has always been within the fitness group, having competed to a high level competitively in Mountain Biking, to all adventure sports he can find the time for, including Spearfishing as a main i [...]

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Alan Scally at Unit 27 gym, Phuket, Thailand

Alan Scally – Photographer

Alan has been ‘part of the furniture’ here at Unit-27 since the plans were drawn, and was employed full time by us at the start of 2016 as media manager taking care of all our social media platforms, photography and video projects around the Unit-27 Group.He picked up photography as a hobby along his travels and eventually turned it into his profession. He left Ireland over 10 years a [...]

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Jibby Nichapha - Instructor at Unit 27 gym Phuket, Thailand

Jibby Nichapha – S&C Instructor

"Jibby is an extremely active member of the team, If she’s not teaching her own classes shes normally taking part, and we wouldn’t have her any other way! Originally from Surathani, Jibby relocated to the paradise known as Phuket in 2003, however she wasn’t always in the great condition she is now, believe it or not she used to be inactive before deciding to make a change in her life [...]

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Adrian Allen at Unit 27 gym, Phuket, Thailand

Adrian Allen – S&C Instructor

Adrian's journey into the Health and Fitness Industry start just over 3 years ago and by chance happened to be one of the very first clients in though the gate of Unit 27 when it opened back in 2013, returning every year without fail. Originating from Co. Kerry Ireland, Adrian having always had a keen interest in Irish sport and played what is mostly only known in Ireland as Hurling, Gaelic F [...]

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Danae Barwick at Unit 27 gym, Phuket, Thailand

Danae Barwick – S&C Instructor

Danae grew up in a talented sporting family and had the values and benefits associated with living a healthy lifestyle instilled in her from an early age. Danae played high level netball and volleyball and competed in athletics until a broken leg sidelined her for several months. Danae utilized resistance training during her injury rehabilitation and hasn't looked back with her own training si [...]

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Sarawut Ounin instructor at Unit 27 gym, Phuket, Thailand

Sarawut Ounin – S&C Instructor

Sarawut Ounin, also know as Oh or Mr. O as he would prefer is our longest standing Thai member of the team. Hailing from Sakolnakorn, Esan, he relocated to Phuket in 2008 to chase his bodybuilding dreams and in turn we were luckily enough to capture Oh from one of the local gyms just training. Throughout his time with us he’s blossomed into what can only be described as an outstanding gen [...]

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Nick Darun 2 at Unit 27 gym, Phuket, Thailand

Nick Darun – S&C Instructor

Nick was born, and grew up in Phuket. He started playing badminton when he was 5 years old. At 9 years old he became a member of his school badminton athlete team. Nick continued playing sports as he grew older, with his main focusses being in areas such as weight training, marathon running and boxing. Last year he decided to follow his passion for fitness and changed his career str [...]

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Note is an instructor at Unit 27 gym, Phuket, Thailand

Note – Yoga

Our resident Yoga and Pilates instructor Prakasit Choorat (known to all as Note) has been with us since we opened our doors and really is a cut above the rest. He delivers his particular style to many of the Top resorts and Hotels on the Island and we are lucky enough to see him everyday in the Unit! After graduating as an environmental engineer Note worked in Bangkok but after 8 months p [...]

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Merchandise

Unit 27 commits itself every day to providing quality strength & conditioning fitness training here in Phuket. With that in mind we offer a range of exceptionally high quality training gear, equipment, clothing & accessories to meet your sessions head on & realize your maximum potential.

The Unit 27 online store is currently under-going construction, so for now if you are interested in any of our clothing or training gear, just drop by the front office and check it all out there with help from our friendly staff.

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TripAdvisor – Certificate of Excellence 2015-2017

Kicking ass & taking names… Today we are proud to announce that we have received the prestigious TripAdvisor Award for Excellence, not only a very hard earned accolade, but also one that we take very seriously and have worked hard to obtain. A huge thank you goes out from us to all of you today […]

Operation Transformation, a new bespoke weight loss program for Phuket, Thailand

Operation Transformation: Bespoke Weight Loss Phuket

Operation Transformation, a new bespoke weight loss program for Phuket, Thailand Today, we announced that we are launching a new, bespoke version of our weight loss program. The program or as we like to call it ‘Operation Transformation’ has been proven to help our members improve fitness and achieve sustainable and permanent weight loss results. […]

Unit 27 Gibbon Rehabilitation Project Fund Raiser

Unit 27 Gibbon Rehabilitation Project Fund Raiser

Over 10,000 Baht going to needy Gibbons Very happy to announce that the Unit 27 Gibbon Rehabilitation competition participants raised over 10,000 THB in a single morning of sweat, grunts and tears! We split the participants into four teams and pitched them against one another in a series of workouts designed to separate the men […]

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