BIO

Luisa left the police service after growing her family in 2016, retraining as a yoga teacher, fitness instructor, pre & postnatal exercise coach, GP exercise referral coach, peri to post-menopause coach, and personal trainer.  She has since built up over 1,000 hours of teacher training, hosted bootcamps, workshops and retreats across the South West of the UK, and is an Ambassador for the empowering Sport England ‘This Girl Can’ and ‘This Mum Moves’ campaigns. In 2019 she very proudly came second place in the uplifting women’s ‘Muddy Stilettos’ Awards, as Best Yoga Teacher, out of hundreds of nominations covering Bath, Bristol and Somerset.

Turning forty recently, Luisa’s days are currently spent as simply as possible, working with those in the community living with long-term health conditions, through managing ‘The Beach Wellness’ for the county-wide sports charity Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership.  In summer months she cheerleads locals to bring their yoga mats to the beach shore, and then dip into the sea for a paddle or swim.  Throughout the year Luisa coaches a small number of women to improve their health on a one-to-one basis, in her own garden-based log cabin studio, affectionately named ‘The Yoga Cabin’.

Luisa has recently brought the international Little Free Library project to her hometown, focusing on books for adults and children discussing the environment and eco awareness.  She has also enrolled in her advanced yoga teacher training (300 hours) to deepen her never-ending passion for the study of movement and self-discovery.

She is utterly in love with her daughter Fern, son Rory, and oh-so-patient, golf-mad husband, Paul.  At weekends they can all be found adventuring in their Volkswagon campervan with their gentle giant lurcher, Monty-Blue, and mindfully hiking the 630 mile South West Coast Path.

If she ever had some spare time Luisa would probably throw away her phone, go to a spa for several weeks, and most-likely drink prosecco in a dressing gown.