“I’m utterly passionate about combining the latest, freshest, fitness coaching for overwhelmed women, with the proven, stress-relieving philosophies of yoga.
Let me take away your wobbly worries, show you how to let-go of all the ‘busy’, help you recapture some valuable TIME to stand strong, and embrace how it feels to feel amazing.”
I’m Luisa, a professional women’s Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher, Ambassador for the Sport England campaign, ‘This Girl Can’, and runner-up in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2019, who is ready to empower you to embrace a more fulfilled, healthier life, and all the good things that brings.
Because I KNOW how it feels to be totally confused by all the health advice out there at the moment; the bombarding of idealistic images of women on social media, and the conflicting tabloid broadcasts of what to eat and how to exercise.
- Are you longing to simplify your life and daily routine?
- Do you need to let-go of being ‘too busy’?
- Do you feel you need more TIME to just BREATHE?
- Are you out-of-balance right now?
- Are you feeling some kind of shift in your life?
- Would you love to reconnect with the outdoors?
- Are you longing to live with more awareness of the natural world and environment?
- Are you growing, or raising, new life?
- Do you feel you just have too much responsibility?
- Are you really starting to crack under too much pressure?
- Are you even suffering from overwhelm, emotional exhaustion, chronic illness, or burnout?
Choose my Work with Me and have me as your very own angel on your shoulder, nudging you gently towards your goals, regaining control, finding balance, de-cluttering home, body and mind, embracing easeful body changes and simplifying your daily routine, by arming you with your very own ‘toolkit’ of knowledge to combat the physical and mental stress of being a busy, modern woman.
Or choose my Weekly Classes in Minehead, in all types of fitness, or yoga, to create a consistent and sociable fitness habit. Join me at one of my current projects; the charity-funded Beach Fitness Suite, Active Spaces or at my private garden studio The Yoga Cabin.
To me, ‘fit’ is being mentally and physically strong enough to cope with life. It is waking up excited, feeling like you can take on the world. It’s enjoying an absolute rainbow of different foods, experimenting, finding what works for you (and as a family). These days, I have a realistic attitude to what works for most women – and it is all about B A L A N C E. I am bucking the Instagram and Snapchat trend by NOT posting endless filtered photos of bums or abs, or videos of me lifting ridiculous weights. I have lost interest in the aesthetic and beauty side that the fitness industry has employed in recent years – it’s left a bitter taste. Instead I will help you to be your best you, to counteract the overwhelm, find ease from chronic health issues and reap all the benefits that you deserve. All with just a little hard work ;0)
My enthusiasm for fitness as I now approach 40, having been non-existent at school, as sadly for so many non-sporty young girls, started in my late teens with Ministry of Sound workout videos (yes, I do mean VHS!)…had a severe blip during my mid-20s with a few totally wild years (#noregrets)…and regenerated itself, as I always promised myself, having given birth to my beautiful family. “When I have had all my children, I WILL get super fit!” And…I did!
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Luisa is a hardworking and dedicated fitness professional based in Minehead in Somerset, on the foothills of Exmoor National Park. Established in 2015, Luisa’s female-focused fitness business now reaches hundreds of women locally, and thousands of women online, every week.
She is currently busy managing the gym at the charity-funded Beach Hotel Fitness Suite in Minehead, teaching weekly fitness and yoga classes both at the hotel and at her very own private garden studio ‘The Yoga Cabin’, developing her coaching courses online and planning a huge personal challenge of planning to complete the 630 mile South West Coastal Path (just not all in one go!)
Luisa is a qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 3 Antenatal & Postnatal Consultant, Level 3 Yoga Teacher, Fitness Instructor and Level 3/4 GP Exercise Referral Consultant, all with industry-leaders Active IQ. She also holds certificates in Circuit Training and Kettlebells and as a registered Boxercise instructor. Luisa is fully insured, has Level 3 Outdoor First Aid training, and is a current member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).
She is extremely proud to have been asked to be an Ambassador for the Sport England campaign, ‘This Girl Can’; a celebration of active women who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets (!). She was also thrilled to be nominated in the category of Best Yoga Teacher and Best Fitness Instructor in the popular national Muddy Stilettos 2019 Awards, and eventually coming Runner-Up in the yoga category, covering the whole of Somerset, Bath and Bristol.
Luisa is controversially bucking the social media trend of posed and filtered ‘perfect ab’ images and these days will instead most likely be posting motivating quotes, inspiring hormone help, fab reviews from female clients, or a scrummy, nourishing wholefood recipe. She prides herself as the most enthusiastic person you will ever meet when discussing the benefits of feeling truly well and balanced in all areas of life, and is dedicated to helping women eat well, with enjoyment and ease; to encouraging realistic, positive mental health; and to overcome the fear of embarrassment in exercising which holds so many back.
She comes to the fitness industry with 11 years in the police service under her belt, a BA Hons degree in Education, and a refreshingly open and supportive attitude. She is utterly in love with her daughter Fern, son Rory, and oh-so-patient husband, Paul.
She is a complete studyaholic, having recently completed her Level 3 Diploma in Yoga Teacher Training in sunny Braunton, Devon, and then embarking on her hefty Level 3 Antenatal & Postnatal Exercise qualification, to further share her love for movement in absolutely all stages of life (yes, Luisa even went to a yoga class the night before her youngest was born!) She is also beginning to plan a mammoth personal challenge to walk the entire South West Coast Path with friends throughout 2019 and 2020.
If she ever had some spare time she would probably go to a spa for several weeks, and drink prosecco in a dressing gown ;0)