Meet the rest of the team

Gemma

I’ve always been active, dancing regularly – and competitively – from the age of two to sixteen, but, surprisingly for a personal trainer, sports were never my forte. In fact, I often avoided P.E. like the plague! In my twenties, I swapped tap shoes for trainers and well and truly caught the gym bug. I’d often watch personal trainers working with clients or teaching classes and think, “I can do that”, so I decided to stop thinking about it and actually do it, studying for my Level 3 PT and pre and post-natal personal training qualifications. 

 

Pre-personal training, I worked as a fashion journalist at Look magazine for 8 years, and exercise was a way of counteracting the stress and pressure of busy office life, hectic commute and the effects of spending all day sitting at a desk. More recently, I was Fitness Editor at Women’s Health magazine, a role that involved working with various fitness experts, bolstering my knowledge as a personal trainer. 

 

After having my son in February 2019, I knew I wanted more of a work/life balance, and now combine personal training with writing – the best of both worlds! Having trained throughout my pregnancy and returned to exercise safely after my C-section, I knew I wanted to empower other women to do the same, and cut through the often-confusing noise and misinformation surrounding exercise in pregnancy and the post-partum period. 

 

I have experience working with clients of varying abilities and am passionate about training for strength and functionality. 

 

When I’m not working, I’ll be taking walks with my son and husband in nearby Epping Forest, reading a book or escaping back to my native Newcastle for some family time and fresh sea air. 


Qualifications and Training

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)

  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training 

  • Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Ante Natal and Post Natal Clients 

  • Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness

Helena

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I have always been active; netball and athletics had my heart throughout school - an important mix of working together to form the strongest playing team versus the mental strength to run alone. The power, the speed, and the adrenaline got me, and has stayed with me ever since.  

 

Fuelled by training harder, pushing further and achieving something greater...exercise was once an escapism, but is now a lifestyle. 

 

Having spent almost 15 years at my desk, planning media campaigns for some of the biggest household brands, I felt that my body was desperate to do more, my mind wanted to learn more (as well as rest more) and my ability to teach, support and role model to others, was something I knew I was ready for. 

 

So here I am - passionate about not only my own health and fitness, but yours too. Our bodies are capable of so much, and with the right tools, encouragement and confidence, you deserve to find the best possible version of yourself. 

 

Exercise is just as important as eating and sleeping. Food is fuel and our bodies are made to move. I have a diploma in Nutrition for Health and Performance, alongside my Personal Training qualifications, so I'm keen to join you at whatever point you're at, on your health and fitness journey, and do whatever it takes, to help you achieve your goals. 

 

If I'm not training (myself or others), I'm relaxing with friends, family or a good book. Rest is key. Balance is key. And so is vitamin D!

Qualifications and Training

  • L2 Gym Instructor

  • L3 PT

  • Ante / Post Natal Exercise for Clients

  • Nutrition for Health & Performance

  • Les Mills Group Exercise Instructor

Rowena

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I have been in the fitness industry for the last 13 years teaching group fitness classes, managing studios and personal training; but have always been an really active person. 

 

As a child I was forever getting myself involved in some form of competitive sport. From martial arts to cross country running, 800m & 1500m on the track and even trampolining. I also spent a lot of time in theatre companies & at drama school enjoying the benefits of physical movement. 

 

As I got older I found the weights room and from that moment on I fell in love with strength training! There is no better feeling than being able to do something that you once couldn’t! I have had the pleasure of coaching clients &  seeing them thrive on ‘their’ journey. Everyone from a complete beginner to recovering from injuries, pre/post natal, playing sport or even competing on the bodybuilding stage. 

 

I am a natural bodybuilder who has won many competitions over the last 8 years, competing as plant based athlete. I spend most of my spare time hanging out with my dog, strolling in parks, reading, sipping coffee, eating all of the snacks or dancing around my room.

 

I enjoy educating & helping people to make the choices that are needed ‘for them’ to live a healthier and happier life. Movement, mindset and nutrition are key to unlocking your health and fitness potential. Fitness is inclusive not exclusive...there is something out there for everyone! 

 

 

Qualifications and Training

  • L3 Personal trainer & L3 Exercise nutrition 

  • Nutrition for health & sports performance 

  • L3 Pre & post natal

  • L3 Programming exercise with disabled people

  • L2 Exercise to Music 

  • Les Mills classes, MMA fitness, Armageddon, Supple strength, Advanced kettlebells. 

  • First aid & defib

I have been working in the fitness industry for over 15 years and am a Level 4 Advanced Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor. I have a true passion for all things health, strength and movement and firmly believe that there is a movement discipline for everyone. I love to support my clients in implementing sustainable changes to help them enjoy healthy lifestyles and pain free movement.

 

I was always active as a child and at the age of 18 entered full time professional dance training. While several knee operations in my twenties prevented me from continuing my dance career, the knowledge I gained around rehab and training during this time led me to further develop my passion for strength training and various movement practices. 

 

I started my personal training journey working out of a gym, before joining a mobile PT company in East London where I came to fully appreciate the benefits of outdoor training. During this time I was also introduced to parkour and functional strength training and have loved implementing a mover's mindset in my own training and that of my clients.

 

I have always had a passion for pre and postnatal training and in 2019 I became a mother myself. This transition to motherhood gave me a further understanding of the physical and emotional process that mothers go through during pregnancy and beyond, and I love being able to bring my personal experiences into the support I'm able to offer my pre and postnatal clients. I have a wealth of knowledge to draw upon when delivering sessions, including the below qualifications.

Qualifications and Training

 

  • Advanced (Level 4) Personal Trainer and Back Pain Specialist

  • Functional Range Conditioning Coach

  • Animal Flow Instructor Levels 1 and 2

  • Strength and Conditioning

  • 200 hour Yoga Instructor

  • Yoga For Athletes

  • Pre/Postnatal Specialist

  • Suspension Training

  • Kettlebell Training

  • Parkour Fitness Specialist