Fitness Team - Portway Lifestyle Centre
Why did you work in this industry?
I have always been into fitness from a young age, from playing netball to a competitive standard. I trained to be a P.E Teacher and did that for a number of years but found that training was where my true passion lay. I was a keen runner and enjoyed taking part in classes so decided that I would train to be an ETM instructor around looking after my family. Once I qualified in Aerobics I got the exercise bug and qualified in most exercise classes and found a love for the Les Mills approach and got qualified in Pump, Attack and Combat. I then extended my passion to helping people in the gym environment and became a Gym Instructor at Portway Leisure Centre.
How many years’ experience do you have coaching people in health & fitness?
In a gym environment I have 4 years experience but have been teaching classes for 7years.
What is your main area of specialism?
- Weight loss
- Weight training
Where does your passion lie in the industry?
Group motivation and environment. My passion is to push you to achieve your goals and push on to achieve more than you thought you were able to.
What is your coaching style?
I would say I am quite tough and challenging in my teaching but I also like to have fun. I am encouraging and motivating but can be quite scary!
What would a typical session with you look like?
My sessions depend on you and your goals. Each programme is different and bespoke to you, when teaching I like HITT training and resistance training.