Fit2Relax.London

Developing personal strength and freedom

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Welcome

Thank you for visiting my site. Hopefully you'll find the information you are looking for, if not do get in touch.  So take your time, look around, and discover what I can offer.  

About me

Hello, my name is Karen Webb Green and I'm the founder of the Fit2Relax.London programmes.  As a former gymnast and generally sporty child, I chose to start my working life as a gymnastics coach, where strength building, flexibility, injury prevention and recovery were important, as was teaching my gymnasts to be mentally prepared and focused.

While continuing my work delivering children's sport and fitness, I diversified into teaching aerobics, at the same time formalising my training through college and university, gaining a degree in Sport and Recreation Studies (which included the study of physiology and  psychology as well as health related fitness and further coaching skills in a range of sports).

After considering further study in health related fitness and sports medicine, I opted for a career in leisure management - retaining my passion for teaching working part time. During this time, I set up a patient referral scheme with a physiotherapy unit where I had been treated for knee injuries and also worked with the local NHS trust and other charities developing a Healthy Living Centre. 


So, from a career in the fitness industry spanning over 30 years, to having personal experience of injuries and bouts of prolonged illness, (which left me feeling both physically and mentally exhausted and unable to cope with many everyday tasks), I have developed my Fit2Relax programmes.   

How can I help?

Live your life with passion

Karen Webb Green in sun warrior pose at the top of the Temple of the Sun pyramid, Palenque,

Choosing to live a healthy life for me, is about taking control of your health and life to help achieve your dreams. Wellness is more than being free from illness: it is a process of change.   

I began practising Yoga and Tai chi which helped me cope with a stressful job, but it was a sustained period of illness that helped me to truly ‘find’ yoga with its varied breathing techniques, and its value as an effective method of recovery – both physically and mentally. Pilates, with yoga, has helped to re-build my physical and mental strength and enabled me to keep pursuing my dreams... and climb those physical and mental mountains (or temples in my case!). 




Your Health & Wellness Matter

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My focus throughout my career has always been on helping others to achieve their potential and encouraging them to pursue their dreams – be that through formal training, individual mentoring and coaching, or simply being someone to listen and bounce ideas off. Whilst the mantra of 'no pain no gain' may still have its fans, it is not for me!  – My mantra now is ‘there is always an alternative, even if this is just to rest and breathe’, or to take a different path. You need to learn to listen to your own body and recognise when it does need to rest physically and realise that ‘mental exercise’ can be a powerful force in your recovery and development. 


  

Developing strength and freedom

Karen Webb Green in seated twist position on a wall surrounded by trees and water

 We don’t physically have to ‘go for the burn’, what our mind and body really need are the skills to make it stronger, more able to adapt and to cope better with life’s challenges – both physical and mental. As the saying goes, life is a journey, there are up’s and downs and the path may be winding or blocked at times, but a guide with good local knowledge can help, and also point us towards new discoveries along the way.     Sometimes we just have to accept that we can’t always do it alone... so now let me help you - let me guide YOU in finding new ways to support YOUR body and mind, so that in time you can be your own guide.

What I offer

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Corporate fitness and wellness sessions

Whilst I know rearranging work spaces and providing balls as seats isn't for everyone, I can help improve your work forces' posture and concentration, whilst giving them breathing techniques and relaxation exercises to help ease the stress of our busy lives. For further details check out the information on my Corporate sessions page or get in touch to chat about your needs. 

  

Corporate sessions
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Inclusive community fitness sessions

The sessions were originally supported by a London Borough of Newham Go for It grant and compliment my sessions of traditional Pilates in Beckton. They are designed to increase mobility, flexibility and self confidence with breathing and relaxation techniques you can do at home,  and then move on to strengthening exercises - all to help improve posture,  balance and general wellbeing.

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Private one to one sessions

I offer one to one and small group sessions for my class clients, targeted both around rehabilitation and osteopathic conditions (such as hip mobility and hypermobility which can affect the shoulders), and for more advanced levels of personal fitness to enable a return to sporting activity or if you are training for a specific event such as a 10k run. I have now added fascia release Pilates exercises using spiky balls which can really help with lower back, hip and shoulder pain. 

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Trigger Point Pilates Classes

Trigger Point Pilates classes have been developed by fitness expert Lydia Campbell following years of research and trials into trigger point and myofascial release, using foam rollers and balls to tackle chronic pain, back and neck pain and to help in rehabilitation from surgery.  This class is getting amazing results after just one session. If you've been told to 'live with the pain' or have been taking painkillers for years, try this class, it really can help make a difference.  

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Inclusive community sessions

I run inclusive sessions (chair based and standing) focused around osteopathic conditions such as arthritis, shoulder, back and knee injuries - with a focus in these shorter sessions on breathing techniques and mobility. I take elements of yoga and Pilates and combine them with relaxation and visualisation techniques. Sessions are limited to a maximum of 10 participants to ensure 1 to 1 attention.

Saturday's - restarts Saturday 12th October

Newham City Farm Inclusive Fitness Pilates

10.30am - 11.30 am

Newham City Farm Visitor Centre (near the children's playground in King George V park. Free parking available. Contact for directions if required).

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Saturday's - restarts Saturday 12th October

Newham City Farm Inclusive Fitness Pilates

Seated and standing Pilates class aimed at increasing mobility and flexibility and strength, especially around the shoulders, back and hips. We also focus on breathing techniques and relaxation and have time to talk and enjoy a range of herbal teas at the end of class. £20 for a 5 week block, payable in advance. Missed the start of the block? Come and try it out and pay weekly until the next block starts. The session includes time for a chat and a herbal tea.


10.30am - 11.30 am

Newham City Farm Visitor Centre (near the children's playground in King George V park. Free parking available. Contact for directions if required).

Advanced and Trigger Point Pilates classes

Wednesday's 7.30-8.15pm.

Advanced and Trigger Point Pilates

7.30-8.15pm

Britannia Village Hall. West Silvertown

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Wednesday's 7.30-8.15pm.

Advanced and Trigger Point Pilates

We begin with a Trigger Point Pilates sessions, working through a range of exercises to release the spine and hips, before moving on to more challenging exercises which will strengthen the core and back increase the flexibility of the hamstrings. Sessions are pre bookable from October 16th in blocks of 3 for £15 or £7 a session. 

7.30-8.15pm

Britannia Village Hall. West Silvertown

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