Over the years I have been fortunate to meet and be supported by many wonderful people, many of whom I now call my friends. Some work in areas I think may be of interest to those I am providing my services to, so they are listed here. Please feel free to contact them direct, or to talk to me further about what they may be able to offer.
I often volunteer my services for charities
and raise and donate funds through my fitness work several good causes. I've recently volunteered at the Good Support Group, working with individuals with a range of disabilities including MS and spinal cord injuries and attended a local Autism Support Group to talk about exercise and basic nutrition.
I have been a board member of the charity Amigos de Chocola for the past 12 years, since its inception in 2006 by a small group of volunteers who attended an Earthwatch archaeological project in 2005, of which I was one. We work to support the young people of the community by providing educational scholarships and resources for the local schools and library. I have been supporting two students who's dreams are to be a nurse and a doctor to help their community. Thanks to my 2018 community participants who helped me donate £50.
I am volunteering at St Mungo's charity, delivering mobility and motivation sessions as part of their Recovery College programme. It's rewarding for me to give something back and the seated sessions mean participants can come in whatever they want.
Thanks to my community participants in Beckton, Recovery College participants enjoyed a healthy lunch at two sessions prior to Christmas.
I recently ran a 4 hour drop in session for volunteers and clients where we enjoyed healthy snacks and herbal teas, tried a range of exercises and breathing techniques to help with anxiety and improve posture and practised simple mobility exercises to help shoulders, hips and back.
KR Fitness Education strives to provide the best in flexible tuition to help you on your career path within the fitness industry, be it as a personal trainer or group instructor. Based in Stoke on Trent, with course delivery expanding to other areas, KR fitness has a strong reputation for personal attention to individual clients. In 2019 we will be working in partnership to deliver workshops and training in Lifestyle Management and Fitness and Physical activity to complement the wellness and exercise sessions
Holistic Healing and Sacred Beauty Is You and your evolution through this Journey of Life.. it's about you honouring the Sacred Song within your Heart. Equilibrar offer a range of treatments combining gentle reiki energy with intuitive guidance and the use of crystals. This can help clear and balance energy in the body, creating the conditions needed for the body to function and activate natural healing processes. Having experienced these treatments, I can recommend the benefits.
At Eat2BFit, Dave helps to take the confusion out of nutrition, which is an essential part to wellness. Any lifestyle change or exercise plan needs the proper nourishment and Dave can help you work to achieve your lifestyle goals. Like me, he is developing a new on line offer after working in the personal training industry for over 30 years.I have found his food diary helpful in identifying how I can improve my own eating habits, especially on the days I'm rushing around teaching and am looking to include this in my one to one personal training sessions.
I am now working in partnership with the Helpful Company based in Canary Wharf who's aim is to reduce plastic consumption, Download the Helpful app and earn points to exchange for Fit2Relax services. Participants at community classes and training events can earn points when they bring their Fit2Relax bottle or other re-usable drinks bottle.
Anita teaches yoga and meditation sessions across London at health clubs and also runs corporate wellness days. She can develop bespoke sessions for your workplace and focuses on the mind-body connection with her inspiring and releasing traditional yogic breathing practises.
I've been teaching a range of classes and sessions for over 30 years. Here's a selection of what current and former clients have to say:
'I have been going to Karen’s Pilates classes for a while now. I find they have improved my flexibility, strength and back related issues. Karen’s classes are small and intimate which means she can spend adequate time on her attendees ensuring each person is getting the most out of the session. Karen provides a variety of Pilates classes including inclusive Pilates which are mainly chair-based which is great for people who have disabilities. I cannot recommend Karen’s classes highly enough. - Oonagh, London.
Karen is an enthusiastic teacher, with a warm and friendly attitude. She takes care to ensure a person's individual needs are taken into account - Jan, Hampshire.
'Karen's classes have helped with my mobility and my anxiety, I find the focus on breathing and the relaxation sessions really helpful.' Pilates participant - London
'My back always feel's much better after a class'. Community pilates participant, London.
'I attended a wellness session at work, it was only half an hour and I can't believe the impact it had in such a short session' Camilla, Corporate health day participant, IWM North, Manchester.
I felt so relaxed after your session, I look forward to sharing the resources and encouraging more collegues to try out some of the desk based exercises ' - Danielle, Project Manager, IWM North
'I feel so relaxed, can you come back every week?' 'Back feels so much better'
'Amazed at what we could do in just half an hour' 'I feel lighter'
- Corporate health participants, IWM London
'Most relaxed I've ever felt' - Community participant, St Mungos, London
'Really enjoyed the stretching, Event participant