About Training with Vanessa

I first started working in fitness in 2003 when I qualified as a gym instructor while studying English at university. Not the most useful degree for my career path, but hey, do what you enjoy, and I love a good book. Get in touch if you have any recommendations!

Since then I’ve been lucky enough to work with a range of clients, and have even taught and assessed other fitness professionals gaining their qualifications. After having 2 children of my own I decided to focus on helping other parents with their postnatal recovery and return to fitness. Even as a personal trainer, and loving exercise, I found this a difficult time, so I’m passionate about helping other mums get the most from their time spent exercising. More recently I’ve completed an exercise for menopause transition course, to better support both myself and clients during this phase of life.

When you train with me I will work to ensure I understand your wants, needs, health and goals.

Together we will build an exercise programme, as well as lifestyle and nutritional changes, that suit your life.

You can train as often as you want to with me and we will ensure that you have a plan for in between sessions.

We will measure your progress through the best and most appropriate health and fitness tests for you.

You will get support in between sessions via text and email to keep you on track and motivated.

You won’t have to follow a restrictive diet, just focus on developing a healthy relationship to food and good habits that can be maintained long term.

You will not have to do any exercises you don’t want to do. It’s not about hammering you as hard as I can. Sometimes you’ll work hard, but the intensity will depend on your goals, preferences and current fitness levels.

You will be given a plan that’s realistic for you. There’s no point me giving you an exercise routine that you won’t be able to stick to, and I know how hard it can be, as a parent, to find the time and motivation to take care of yourself. Together we can discuss the best route to your goal, be it improving your strength, general fitness or postnatal recovery.

My Qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Premier Masters Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Pre and Post Natal Exercise
  • Level 3 Pilates Instructor
  • Burrell Education 3rd Age Woman Peri to Post Menopause Transition
  • Burrell Education Advanced CPD in Modern Post Natal Assessment, Core Restore & Functional Exercise Programming
  • Burrell Education Advanced CPD in Modern Functional Pregnancy Exercise Programming
  • Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions
  • Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage and Remedial Therapy
  • Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork Therapy
  • Sports Massage and Instrument Assisted Massage
  • Neurokinetic Therapy Level 1
  • Kettlebell Instructor
  • Boxercise Instructor
  • Indoor Cycling Instructor

My Accreditations