I  LOVE a class!

There is nothing more motivating than seeing the positive changes in a group of people arriving for my fitness class…to when they leave an hour later.

They drag their heels into the studio, heads filled with any negativity that their day has brought them, backs hunched from driving or working at a desk, downturned mouths and clock-watching eyes…and then watching that turn around as the hour progresses…bodies unfurling, smiles broadening, hearts racing, toes tapping, sweat glistening, breath flowing, music pumping, muscles working, endorphins flooding, moods lifting…

I teach weekly fitness classes in and around Minehead in Somerset.  See more below:

Having been a completely unsociable at-home fitness bunny for years I was very hesitant about getting involved, but I’m so glad I did! Took the plunge at the start of the year when Luisa’s Freestyle Fitness Yoga classes started and I won’t look back – added strength, flexibility and wonderful stress management for my challenging job. Her high intensity H.I.I.T classes are fab too – you’ll get a sweat on believe me, and all her classes are very variable so you won’t get bored either! Clearly a very dedicated and knowledgeable woman who, more importantly loves her job and provides a supportive and a non-judgmental environment. Take the plunge girls, you won’t regret it!

Eve

  • Yoga (Gentle for Beginners/Rehabilitation/Restorative)

Dates: 6 weeks begin from Wednesday 7th November 2018

Times: 11.30am – 12.30pm at The Beach Hotel, Minehead £39

This is your invitation for a very special 6 week course in Yoga, approaching your whole health through mind and body.

This class is best suited those who are a little older, or those who are seeking some rehabilitation or recovery from illness or injury (you may have been advised to try yoga by your GP or consultant), or those who simply wish for a calm hour to move their bodies, under a qualified eye.

Yoga is not only physical exercise, but a reminder to live life to the fullest.

This new 6 week course will introduce you to the physical practice (asanas), alongside breathing exercises (pranayama) and relaxation, to nourish your body and calm your mind. This class honours the ancient traditions of yoga, but from a non-spiritual perspective, instead focusing on anatomical alignment, and simply moving with ease using your breath.

You will need a reasonable level of mobility to take part, and be able to move from standing, to the mat, and back again; however it will be gentle and slow movement and stretch. Chairs are available for seated exercises for some of our participants.

Luisa, your instructor, is also a member of our Beach Fitness Suite GP Referral Team, and so able to advise and support those with exercise for specific medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, joint issues, depression, anxiety, asthma, and more.

 

  • Yoga at The Yoga Cabin (Improvers Flow)

Dates: 6 weeks begin from Wednesday 7th November 2018

Times: 9.30am – 10.30am at The Yoga Cabin, Minehead £45

This is your invitation for a very special, small-group, 6 week course in Yoga, at the most wonderful private venue, approaching your whole health through mind and body. Yoga is not only physical exercise, but a reminder to live life to the fullest. This regular weekly class will encourage exploration of mindful movement of your own body, by introducing you further to the physical practice (asanas), alongside breathing exercises (pranayama), and vital relaxation, to nourish your body and calm your mind.

Luisa’s approach to teaching Yoga is practical and down-to-earth. She teaches from a qualified anatomical, alignment-based, and quality breath perspective, complimenting her significant background in fitness and wellness, to ensure your experience is refreshing and invigorating.

You will need a good level of mobility to take part and will have a little experience in yoga and fitness already. Luisa is also a member of the local GP Exercise Referral Team, and so is able to advise and support those with specific medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, joint issues, anxiety, depression, and more.

*This is an exclusive intimate venue, and this is currently the only weekly class available at it… only 6 spaces available!*

Luisa’s classes are great value for money and you can always guarantee something different each week! Whether you have a sporty background or not – I highly recommend her! Not only is her passion for what she does amazing, she is also a mum and understands what it’s like balancing children with working out! Very glad I found her classes – totally easy-going and there isn’t any judgement like a lot of classes/gyms.

Megan

My full timetable of fitness classes, including Boxercise® H.I.I.T, Kettle Fit, Core Fit, Spin Fit, various Yoga classes for all abilities, and a Weight Management club, all working with charity Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP), are at The Beach Hotel in Minehead. For the latest class timetable, click below:

Great choice of classes which vary week-to-week so you never know what you’ll be doing and keeps the body guessing. Lu is a great instructor, very motivating and very willing to help you with advice. She’s also very passionate about a fit and healthy lifestyle which comes across both in her classes and on her Facebook pages! I’ve been attending classes since they started in January 2016 and have not only gained muscle but have toned up all over. Variety of classes depending on what you want to achieve, Spinning is great for fat-burning and Kettle Fit is great for all over toning and strength! Would definitely recommend Lu to anyone who wants to lose weight, build muscle or just wanting to build fitness and a healthier lifestyle!

Alison