What classes do you teach? Not just at Group Fitness
I currently teach BLT, fitness Pilates, Group Cycling, Piyo, Aqua Aerobics and I run Kick Start Fat Loss groups in the area and online.
What year did you begin in the fitness industry and why?
I started my fitness career in 1995 as a YTS the Pulse Gym in Ripley I worked 4 days a week and went to college 1 day a week – absolutely loved it!
PE was the only subject I was any good at so thought it would be ideal to do something fitness related. I made the right choice as I still love it now.
What are your qualifications?
- NVQ Sport and Recreation June 1997
- Focus Training & Assessment Diploma
- Gym Instructor Training 1 & 2 Feb 1997
- Fitness Assessment April 1997
- Peak Performance May 1997
- Nutrition Management May 1997
- YMCA Exercise to Music July 2000
- YMCA Step Feb 2002
- Physical Company Pilates on Bosu Jan 2006
- First Aid Appointed Person Feb 2006
- YMCA Gym Instructor Level 2 July 2006
- NVQ Level 2 Instructing Exercise and Fitness Dec 2006
- STA Swimming Pool & Spa water treatment May 2007
- Fitness Pilates April 2007
- YMCA Advanced Fitness Instructing April 2010
- NVQ Level 3 Personal Training & Instructing physical activity April 2010
- Piyo Aug 2016
- Kick Start Fat loss Coach April 2016
- Fitness Pilates for Orthopedic Conditions Dec 2016
What advice do you have for those at a beginner fitness level?
Get Started whatever you can do is better than nothing.
In your opinion, what are the benefits of regular exercise?
It’s the way it makes you feel on the inside, regardless of your shape or size you will feel so much better when you exercise on a regular basis.
What do you do for fun?
I am very family orientated – absolutely love doing things as a family walking (with our dog), biking, gym, eating out, holidays.
What type and style of music do you use in your classes?
I like to play music that people will know music takes your mind away from the pain (Ha ha ha).
How do you get the best out people in fitness?
I understand you have good and bad days but regardless I still want them to do the best job they possibly can. I say this a lot: “do the best you possibly can”
I also like everyone to feel welcome and valued in my classes.
Is nutrition important to you?
Very! Nutrition is important but also hard to keep on track 100% of the time we all enjoy a treat. I say if you can eat well 80% of the time you won’t go far wrong. Make good food choices! It will pay off.
What experience do you have and where?
I have worked in a lot of clubs and schools over the years and glad to say I have mostly Good memories to name a few.
Pulse Gym Ripley, Heanor, Ripley Alfreton Leisure Centre, Breadsall Priory Derby, Lady in Leisure Nottingham, David Lloyd Derby, Virgin Active Derby, JJB Derby, Fitness First Derby, Amber Valley Schools.
Do you prefer cardiovascular, HIIT or resistance training and why?
I am a big fan of HITT Training great for people who have limited time to workout.
Do you do personal one to one training and if so what would a typical session consist of?
Yes, I do personal training a typical session would be a mix of what my client likes and what they need. Each session it designed with short and long term goals in mind.