The Team - East of England
Chloé Townsend - Colchester, Essex
Hi, I’m Chloé, qualified fitness instructor/Gym Instructor from Essex. I teach a wide variety of fitness classes in gyms and the community - my favourite classes to teach are anything dance/movement related. I also love teaching lower impact sessions too, like Aqua Aerobics and Stretch and Relaxation. I’ve completed my chair-based exercise course and can’t wait to bring my fun energy and positive personality too the care homes.
I teach all ages, sizes and abilities and I am really looking forward to working closer with people living in care settings.
Sarah Tonkin - Chelmsford, Essex
Hi I'm Sarah, I am a qualified fitness instructor, personal trainer and chair based exercise instructor.
I have recently been working as a fitness instructor leading circuit classes on the gym floor. It was here that I realised my passion was for group fitness and that I found working with special populations particularly rewarding.
I spent many years working as a carer. I know first-hand from my previous experience how exercise can truly benefit people of all ages and that there should be no barriers to individuals receiving a quality exercise program.
I am a huge advocate for “functional exercises” that can be transferred into activities of daily living such as being able to lift up your leg to put your trousers on, getting out of a bath or even wringing out a cloth.
When at home I love to cook, attempt to grow vegetables and enjoy a good boxset on the telly!
Andrea Stewart - West Essex
I’m Andrea. I’ve been in the health and fitness industry for 28 years. I’ve taught in various disciplines from high impact Jane Fonda style, to the now holistic calm way of life. My passion throughout has always been special populations with Mature Movers being my favourite. I love the interaction and response from teaching older adults. The difference from the start to the end of a class is so rewarding. Their smiles say it all and every session I get to experience something new. Gfitness have given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and teaching skills in the environment I love.
Katy Monk - South Essex
Hi, I’m Katy, I’m a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance after completing my 200hr training course in Nothern India in 2019. I then went on to complete a chair yoga certification. I’ve since taught all ability level classes but especially enjoyed bringing what I do to care homes. Prior to this I worked as a care worker for older adults and knew that I wanted to bring the benefits of yoga to this community.
I believe that therapeutic movement is so important in later life not only for the many physical benefits but also for mental wellbeing. I love to include an element of mindfulness, visualisation and relaxation in all my classes to leave participants feeling refreshed and renewed.
Jen Bidwell - Cambridgeshire
Hello my name is Jen! I have been a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor for over 5 years and I am based in Cambridge. Since I first qualified, I quickly learnt that I love helping others in any way possible. I absolutely love teaching and coaching. I currently work as a Bootcamp Instructor, teach various fitness classes for different age ranges in local gyms and I’m also training to become a bungee fitness instructor! I have completed my chair-based exercise course and I’m super keen to get started. Exercise is for everyone and I’m excited to see what difference I can make with my fun, friendly approach and positive energy.
Joshua Brown - Bedfordshire
I’ve been in the fitness industry since 2016 working in Bootcamps, gyms and environments with children. I’m a level 3 personal trainer. The main thing I love seeing in my role is the change in a person from when they first start to how they are after a short while into an exercise programme with me. I firmly believe change can happen no matter what age/ability and I feel the best way to do this is adapting the exercise to the person’s needs.
I now look forward to helping older people and people with disabilities. Outside of fitness my main hobby is football, currently I play at a semi- professional level.
Luke Davis - Hertfordshire
Hi, I'm Luke, a qualified Level 3 personal trainer and NASM senior fitness specialist with many years experience in the fitness industry.
I've worked in multi national gyms as a fitness instructor and nutritional adviser as well as a health educator for NHSE. Also I've had the opportunity to work alongside, and help, many people over the years of different ages and with varying health conditions which has given me a vast amount of experience in being able to train and care for people’s needs as required. Something I enjoy doing and hope to continue to do for many years to come.
Joe Smith - Norfolk
Hi I’m Joe, My fitness journey began back in 2011 when I qualified as a level 3 personal trainer. I’ve since become qualified as a level 4 strength and conditioning coach and I’ve gained a qualification as a senior fitness specialist.
I found my passion for training the older population when I was working in the commercial gyms, as I found it much more interesting and therefore much more rewarding. I’m a mad sports fan and took part in a number of sports such as football, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and cross country running to name a few.
Bonnie King - South-East Hertfordshire
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