ABOUT ME

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Hi and welcome!

My name is Helen and I’m a fitness instructor with over 15 years’ experience in making people feel fitter, stronger and happier. I live in the beautiful Stroud Valleys with my husband, my adored collie dog, four cats and four horses. When I’m not busy creating new routines, session plans or sweating it out with my wonderful community of clients, you’ll find me mucking out, walking the dog or exploring new bridleways.

My route to fitness wasn’t all plain sailing, however. In my 20s, I was stuck in an office job I really didn’t like. I felt stressed and de-motivated but with no clear route out. I knew there must be more to life. And then one day, I decided to sack it all in and become a fitness instructor instead. It was a big gamble and yet – slowly but surely – it paid off. 

 

Fast-forward to present day and Be Fit is thriving. Even since the coronavirus crisis and all the fallout from it, our community is stronger and more united than ever. With so many options now available to join classes whether online, face to face or on catch up and with so much choice there really is something out there for everyone.


Fitness is something I simply feel passionate about. I love being able to inspire people to enjoy fitness and the many benefits that comes with an active lifestyle.

As much as I love sharing my knowledge with my clients about achieving a healthy lifestyle, I love learning about it too,  I am constantly looking to expand my own training. My qualifications to date cover:

 

  • Exercise to music, dance and all levels of Pilates

  • Pre and postnatal exercise

  • Post illness and injury recovery

  • Level 2 and 3 in anatomy and physiology

  • Gravity Yoga

  • Nutritional and weight management

  • GP exercise referral for specific health conditions

  • Training in STRONG Nation and ZUMBA 

  • Ballet BEFIT

  • This Girl Can Classes

 

Whether you want to join my weekly rota of hall based or online classes (or a mixture of both)  (pay as you go or £60 a month for unlimited access), please do get in touch on 07799 620 117 or email me on befit@live.co.uk to talk through your requirements. 

 

My clients are just normal woman and men that just want to stay well, look after themselves, have fun, meet new people and stay active. It doesn’t matter where you come from – you will never be judged –  instead you can meet a great group of like minded individuals.  

 

Because yes, it’s wonderful to be fit and strong – but more importantly, you want to have fun and a laugh while doing it. That’s what my approach is all about: kindness, encouragement and giving you just about as much sweat as you can manage.

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Don’t just take my word for it: hear from just a few of my happy customers, below:

 

"It's fantastic to have a wide choice of exercise classes, which are great fun, located at venues that are a short walk from home and run by a highly competent and enthusiastic instructor."

Jana

 

"Brilliant! I have attended lots of local classes, but Helen's are the most fun and friendly and not at all intimidating, the routines are well instructed and you always look forward to the class."

Dale

 

"Going to Helen's classes are so much better then going to the gym. It feels like a whole body workout and it's sociable too."

Julia

"Classes are fun, friendly and fitness-inducing! Helen inspires us to challenge ourselves with music we want to move around to!"

Keren

 "Helen is really good at tailoring the needs of the individual to the class so never be worried that it will be too difficult/easy for you. We work hard but always have great fun and a good laugh!"

Ali