meet the team

Leah – PT and Class Instructor

Journey so far…

I’ve been in the fitness industry since 2010 – however I didn’t always want to be a Personal Trainer.

My journey started with graduating from Plymouth University with a degree in Physiotherapy. With very few work opportunities in my home county of Cornwall it was off to Birmingham I went!

Securing a job as a Physiotherapist was fantastic and I gained valuable experiences of working in a hospital, private clinic and with a rugby team. 

The year I started my first Physio job was also the same year that I decided to become a Personal Trainer too!

Juggling the two jobs was challenging and in 2015 I decided to ‘hang up my healing hands’ and put all my energies into my personal training career!

Experience as a Personal Trainer

I started my career in The Gym Group. A large commercial gym – the perfect place to learn the fundamentals and meet new clients. 

After 5 years of working in a gym setting, I ventured outside and started running female outdoor fitness camps in Birmingham City Centre. I loved helping the ladies to feel fitter, stronger and improve their confidence. 

Then in 2017 – I converted my garage into a small studio. This has allowed me to run personal training sessions and exercises classes from literally behind my house! 

I’m looking forward to continuing to grow my business and help more and more ladies who want to feel fitter, healthier and stronger!

 

Kelly - Pilates Instructor

I have been in the fitness industry for over 25yrs and worked in many different roles, these range from being a PT, a lecturer and an external verifier. However, my real passion has always been teaching group exercise classes, with step, hi/lo and Pilates being my favourite! I have taught across numerous sites, areas and even taught nationally for a large fitness company where over 500 people joined in one of my classes!!!!! Yes, I was nervous!

After completing my PE teaching degree, I decided school was not the educational setting for me and that fitness was my true love, so I made the choice to teach young people and adults to become fitness instructors, PT’s and group exercise instructors. I taught and assessed for over 15yrs in a private training provider setting and a college. I absolutely loved teaching and assessing, however, after having my daughter I decided it was time to move on!

I currently work for (and have been there for 7yrs) one of the largest health, fitness and wellbeing awarding organisations as a Qualification Development manager, where I design, develop and review health, fitness and wellbeing qualifications for the UK and International market.

In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, whether it is taking my daughter to gymnastics sessions, walking our French bulldog (he is worse than any kid!) or going out for food and drinks. I adore being with friends and family!

Lauren - Sports Massage Therapist

I’ve been in the health, fitness and wellbeing industry for many years, working at leisure centres and teaching sports alongside competing internationally for my country as a swimmer, triathlete and more recently as a track and road cyclist. It was during this time, competing and training as an professional athlete, where I grew to learn more about Sports Massage, finding how useful and beneficial they were pre/post event and in periods of training as maintenance or recovery.

Even before qualifying in 2019 as a Sports Massage Therapist, I often spoke highly of Sports Massage and it’s benefits to friends, family plus teammates and I still do now. The belief that Sports Massage is for all and not just athletes is still there! Sports massage can cater for muscular tightness, pain or discomfort. In turn encouraging recovery, greater ranges of movement and increases in performance whether that be a goal in the gym, a chosen sport or exercising with friends and family. Alongside Sports Massage, I also started offering Pre-natal and Post-natal massage in early 2022 and now currently I’m training up to the next level of qualification in Sports Massage Therapy, always wishing to progress for my own development but also for the benefit of my clients.

Working or competing I’ve always had the desire to help others achieve a healthier, happier life both physically and mentally. Listening to your needs and ideals we can work together where through various Sport Massage techniques your aims of improved circulation, posture, mobility, strength, endurance and general wellbeing etc can be reached!

Away from the massage world, I’m not often sitting still. I do love to be outside, whether that be cycling, running, walking or hiking. I’m happiest most in the company of friends and family, regardless of the activity!

Laura – PT and Class Instructor

I’ve been a PT for over 5 years, but i haven’t always been into sport or fitness. I have had struggles with my weight and body image in the past. Until I fell in love with how amazing exercise can make you feel. 

I joined a gym and loved taking part in the classes, especially spin which most people hate! I started kickboxing and worked my way up to brown belt until the timings clashed with work. 

My focus now is helping others see that exercise doesn’t need to be something you dread, working to create a healthier lifestyle doesn’t need to mean putting your life on hold and showing you that you can enjoy life whilst seeing progress. 

I worked on the gym floor for 5 years helping women build confidence in how to resistance train and now offer online coaching so I can help more women work on becoming healthier and more confident.

When I’m not working I love getting outdoors, going for walks, hikes or on my bike. I enjoy catching up with friends and an occasional Netflix binge.