I am Annie! Thank you for taking the time to get to know me.
I am 53 year old now and was born and raised in Suffolk. I have always had an incredible amount of energy and a huge heart. I am fun, incredibly hard-working, and I love to learn.
My passion for movement started at the age four years old. I won my first disco dance competition at the age of seven years old to Michael Jackson "BEAT IT" I continued to dance and run for the next fourteen years up to the age of eighteen years old. I enjoyed representing my school, Northgate High Ipswich, Suffolk. I also ran for the Ipswich Harriers Running Club and became 200 meters running champion and County runner. I also qualified in dance too. Tap, Ballet, Modern, and Contemporary dance. Before moving to London in 1993. I met my husband and started a family at 22 years ago now. To lose weight, I started my marathon journey a year later after having my first son, "Jack," and I haven't stopped since.
I love nothing more than seeing my clients change in body and mind when we start working towards their goals and then smashing them! It is almost as great as being a "ROCK STAR!" Almost! I guess you should also know that I love adventures and learning new skills. This has taken me to the Sahara, and I have enjoyed dancing with Prince at the O2. I have run over eighty-seven races , 5k, 10k, half, full marathons and three ultras to date! I haven't finished yet!
I am a very proud Charity Ambassador of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and Terrence Higgins Trust, and the Eve Appeal ove the last 21 years. Raising money for charities is why I run Marathons.
As a trainer, I have met and trained numerous wonderful people. But most of all, I am totally committed to my clients and their well-being. I LOVE it! I am constantly upgrading my skills to offer a first-class service to my clients. Whether it is weight loss, pregnancy, mental health, running, nutrition, conditioning, or obesity. I am a strong believer in the power of "GREAT HEALTH". It's your platform for a "GREAT LIFE!"
I like to think that my strongest quality to offer my clients is my self-discipline and ability to be consistent during my working and personal life. I have overcome many personal and physical challenges that gave me wisdom and empathy. I know how hard things can be, but I also know how to WIN! When you work with me - it's about YOU achieving what you wish to achieve. I don't believe in extreme diets or exercising. I believe in consistency, hard work and a little sacrifice for what you want will get you there - for life! Let's face it - we don't brush our teeth just for six weeks at a time - do we! I believe you and I are a 'WORKING TEAM!'. One without the other, hasn't, doesn't, and never will work!
I am a happy person and therefore, like to work in a happy, warm, and respectful environment with my clients, as it is a very personal business. We will share a lot - ups and downs along the way! Trust is of the utmost importance for that reason.
I BUILD STRONG BODIES, MINDS, AND FRIENDSHIPS.
Thank you for your time.
Qualifications: 2019 - 2020
Senior Citizen Exercise Specialist (NASM)
Youth Exercise Specialist (NASM)
Core and Balance Advance Training (NASM)
Mental Health Awareness (NASM)
Mental Health First Aid
ACTIVE IQ LEVEL 2 (NASM)
Qualifications: 2016 - 2019
Performance Enhancement Specialization
Currently studying Level 4 Obesity & Diabetes
Level 3 Exercise referral
Qualifications 2014 - 2015
Certified Insanity Instructor (HIIT) Certified Piyo Instructor (Pilates/Yoga/Movement) Qualifications 2012 Indoor cycling (spin) Instructor (level 2)
Qualifications 2009 - 2011
Advanced Personal Trainer Diploma Level 3
Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
Certified Insanity Instructor (Beachbody.com)
Certified Piyo Instructor (Beachbody.com)
Advanced client assessment methods (static & dynamic posture)
Healthy & Fitness appraisal, lifestyle analysis & Stress Management
Advanced Flexibility methods
Joint assessments, muscle balance, and postural correction
Fitness testing for power, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility
Core training and program design Nutritional advice for physical activity
Communication & motivation skills
Personal training outside the gym
Special populations: Obesity, diabetes, asthma and orthopedic conditions
Consultation & business skills
Gym Instructor Level 2
Qualified First Aider
Appraisal of Nutrition & Weight Management
Exercise Prescription for Pre & Post Natal Clients Level 3 (AIQ)
A true professional of the Fitness Industry
Self-employed for over ten years in the Kensington & Chelsea area.
Working with high-end individuals and VIPs.
Qualified Level 3 Fitness Professional at Premier International Feb 2009
Bootcamp Instructor for Fit For A Princess
April 2009 - present
Advanced Personal Trainer
Ambassador for Sweatybetty - Kings Road Branch
Ambassador for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital
Ambassador for ONELDN - Fulham
Accomplished Marathon & Ultra Marathon Athlete
Annie has honed her varied skills and background to give you a unique
and effective training experience.
You just won't find anywhere else.
I promise to give YOU one hundred percent of everything I have to give - my energy, knowledge, experience, passion, commitment, consistency, and of course, my sense of fun and hard work.
I am very passionate about the many benefits that regular physical activity can give to us all with a little help, hard-work, motivation, and support.
You can achieve anything you wish and it's a pleasure to say - it's MY job to assistant YOU.
DEDICATED TO KEEPING YOU FIT
2001 - 2020
Serpentine Running Club
5km, 10km, Half Marathons, Marathons
1994 - London
Former Fashion model and dancer. Successfully competed in fitness shows. Gaining great knowledge of muscle development as well as achieving a high degree of cardiovascular fitness. Model for Puma Sports Clothing and featuring on the front page of Time Out Magazine 199 Woman Housekeeping, Dancing with Prince (The Earth Tour) at the O2 Arena 2007, and many more.
Bootcamp Instructor for Fit For A Princess, moving on to specializing in personal training.
Studied dance at the age of 4 - 18 years old in Suffolk. Tap, ballet, jazz, modern and contemporary dance
Member of four teams and Captain of the Athletics at Northgate High.
Competed for the local running club (Ipswich Harris) as a 200-meter runner.
200 meter Suffolk County Runner
Lisbon Half Maratho
Richmond Park Half and Royal Parks Half
BRONZE medal South Africa Comrades Ultra Marathon
2001 - 2016
Everything from 5k - Ultra Marathons. (64 Running medals, including 27 Marathons, including 5 London Marathons)
Completed, 110km Del Sahara (www.100kmdelsahara.com)
London to Brighton Ultra
South Africa, Sahara, New York, Florence, Rome, Stockholm, London, Edinburgh, Brighton, Bournemouth & Paris.
Exercise offers incredible benefits that can improve nearly every aspect of your health from the inside out.
Regular physical activity can increase the production of hormones that make you feel happier and help you sleep better.
It can also improve your skin’s appearance, help you lose weight and keep it off, lessen the risk of chronic disease, and improve your sex life.
Whether you practice a specific sport or follow the guideline of 150 minutes of activity per week, you will inevitably improve your health in many ways.
USE IT OR LOSE IT