I am Annie! Thank you for taking the time to get to know me.
I have always had an incredibly amount of energy and a huge heart and I do smile alot, so I have been told! I was born in Suffolk many years ago and moved to London twenty six years ago.
I started dance classes at the wonderful age of four years old and won my first dicso dance competition at the age of seven years old to Michael Jackson "BEAT IT" I then continued to dance and run for the next fourteen years up to the age of seventeen, representing my school (Northgate High) Ipsiwch Harries Running Club and the Suffolk County as a 200 metres sprinter. I also qualifed in dance too. Tap, Ballet, Modern and Contempory dance. Before moving to London in 1993. I met my husband and started a family at thirty years old. As a way to lose weight I started my marathon journey a year later after having my first son "Jack" and I haven't stopped since.
I also represented my school in four teams. I am so grateful and happy that I have found the right job to nurture my desire for health, fitness and helping others! I love nothing more in seeing my clients change in body and mind when we start working towards their goals and then smashing them! It 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 had the pleasure to dance with Prince at the O2. I have ran over twenty seven marathons and four ultras to date! I haven't finished yet!
I have met and trained numerous wonderful people. But most of all, I am a very proud Charity Ambassador of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. This is the reason, I passionately run so many marathons to raise funds for the children.
As a trainer, I cannot help take my job personally and 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 weightloss, pregnanacy, 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 have had the pleasure and honour to work with hundreds of amazing ladies and gentleman over the last ten years, whilst working in Kensington & Chelsea area. I understand a woman's body very well. As, I am now reaching wonderful young age of fifty myself in March and loved to share my personal and professioanal experiences with my ladies clients. I do work long hours, because I feel it is necessary to be as flexible as possible. As I udnderstand that how difficult is it to try and fit everything in.
I like to think that my strongest quality to offer my clients is my self discipline and ablity to be consistent during my working and personal life. I have overcome many personal and physical challenges which gives wisedom and empahthy. 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, hardwork 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 the downs along the way! Trust is the utmost importance for that reason.
I BUILD STRONG BODIES, MINDS AND FRIENDSHIPS.
The bottom line is, we need to look after ourselves and I love helping people do that! We cannot live without our health.
So now you know a litte more about me. I hope you would like to work with me. I would LOVE to work with YOU.
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 5 Fitness Professional at Premier International Feb 2009
Bootcamp Instructor for Fit For A Princess
April 2009 - present
Advanced Personal Trainer
Ambassador for Sweatybetty Harrods
Ambassador for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital
Ambassodor for ONELDN - Fulham
Accomplished Marathon & Ultra Marathon Athlete
Annie has honed her varied skills and background to give your an 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, committment, 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, hardwork, 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
Qualifications: 2016 - 2019
Performance Enhancement Specialization
Currently studying Level 4 Obesity & Diabetes
Level 3 Exercise referral
Certified Insantiy 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 programme design Nutritional advice for physical activity
Communication & motivation skills
Personal training outside the gym
Special populations: Obesity, diabetes, asthma and orthopaedic conditions
Consultation & business skills
Gym Instructor Level 2
Qualified First Aider
Appraisal Nutrition & Weight Management
Exercise Prescription for Pre & Post Natal Clients Level 3 (AIQ)
2005 - 2018
Serpentine Running Club
5, 10, Half Marathons
1994 - London
Former Fashion model and dancer. Successfully competited in fitness shows. Gaining great knowledge of muscle development as well as achieving a high degree of cardiovascular fitness. Modelling for Puma Sport 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 specailising in personal training.
Studied dance at the age of 4 - 18 years old in Suffolk. Tap, ballet, jazz, modern and contempory dance
Naturally sporty and focused
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.
Represented her County as a 200 metre runner.
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
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