“For me it was – and remains – the personal touch. The relationship I have built with you is the biggest draw for me. There is a lot of trust and mutual respect and you always have time for me. I found the corporate, machine-like attitude of Weight Watchers and other gyms I have belonged to (Virgin, Fitness First) to be completely impersonal. I was just a number, a subscription, not an individual with specific needs and a specific history. I feel very cared for by you and the fact you like food – and understand how much I like (and abuse food) is a real plus.”    


“I’d tried training before and it was the only thing that made me exercise regularly. I didn’t last long with previous trainers as they literally did the hour’s session where they stuck me on fixed resistance machines, cardio and the power plate, and off I went back to bad habits. The work you did with me on nutrition, mindset and of course lifting weights changed me for life.”   


These quotes from two of my lovely clients sums up what I believe Personal Training is all about.

Here’s a selection of the awesome ladies I work with telling you what it’s like to train with me:

If you’re looking to turn up to a session, have a trainer stand over you and beast you for an hour, crawl home and then not hear from them again until next week when you do it all over again, I’m not a great fit for you.

I work with women who want to become healthy, happy, fit and strong, and who are looking for a COACH, not a trainer.

In my eyes, a trainer takes you through a workout, gives you a few tips on nutrition, and that’s it.

A coach guides, supports and really gets to know you as the unique person you are, to find out what will help you best achieve your goals. You have your own story, your own health and lifestyle factors, and your own wishes and desires, and these all affect the path we’ll take to get you there.

With me as your coach, you and I become a team. I’ll help you with your nutrition, mindset and lifestyle, and guide you through a training program exactly tailored to you and your goals. My aim is to help you get to where you want to be while giving you all the knowledge and tools you need to keep your results for life.


Right now, you’re not happy with where you are.

You’re sick of constant yo-yo dieting and being unhappy with your weight.
You’re fed up with feeling tired and low on energy.
You want to stop feeling embarrassed by your body and hiding it under baggy clothes.
You’re overwhelmed by all the conflicting and confusing advice about weight loss.
You have work, family and social commitments to juggle, and struggle to find the time to eat well and exercise.

You want to be able to eat the foods you love and still lose weight.
You want to be able to run around and play with the kids, feeling fit and full of energy.
You want to wear nice clothes and have a figure to be proud of.
You want to set an example and be a great role model for your family.
You want to CHANGE, and you know that NOW is the time to do so.

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It’s easy to forget that life comes around only once.

It’s also easy to forget just how incredible life can be when you’re happy inside and out.

Feeling good about yourself.
Feeling confident in your clothes.
Nourishing your body with delicious nutrition-packed foods.
Exercising to become fit, healthy and strong.
Learning to understand and harness the power of your mind.

All these things contribute to helping you live the best life you can imagine.

Running round having fun with the kids, enjoying holidays in a swimsuit, inspiring others to get fit and healthy too, feeling confident, happy and alive.

This is what I want for you, and this is what we’ll work together to achieve.


Will you have to give up all your favourite foods?
No, not at all.
Restrictive diets are one of my biggest pet peeves in the fitness industry.
As you may well know from first-hand experience, they just don’t work long term.
Yes, you will have to reign in what you eat, but you will never have to totally avoid the foods you really enjoy.
The priority is to get you healthy, happy, full of energy and feeling confident in your clothes (and out of them!). So I’ll guide you on how to enjoy nutritious foods in ways that make them taste delicious and leave you glowing inside and out.
But we all have guilty pleasures too, right?
I love chocolate as much as the next female, rarely skip dessert when out at restaurants, and happily eat a slice of cake over a catch up session with friends.
It is more than possible to have the best of both worlds and I’m here to show you how.
Here’s what you can expect from me:
– Guidance on how to eat without feeling like you’re on a diet, and still lose weight
– Tips and inside knowledge to make eating for weight loss easy and simple
– Goal setting and mindset coaching to keep you motivated and on track
– A completely personalised training plan suited to your goals and abilities
– Learn the exercises and techniques that will burn fat and create a slim, toned physique
– Training that is progressive and manageable at your current level
– Email support throughout the week
Weekly check ins to keep you accountable and on track
– Access to my private facebook group with people just like you
– Everything you need to get the results you want and more importantly, keep them for life
If this sounds like just what you’re looking for, we could make a great team. Please be aware I have very limited space on my coaching programs and will only take on people who are truly ready to work hard, apply the knowledge and achieve results. If this sounds like you, please fill in the form below and I will get in touch with you very soon.
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