What makes my Personal Training worthwhile?

What are your unique fitness wishes?  What's worked in the past but doesn't any more?  What activities do you like?  We'll review your sleep, rest, relaxation, diet, lifestyle, likes and dislikes, inner motivations and support systems to reach your fitness goals.  You are more than your physical body: you have a mind that changes, moods go up and down, circumstances and motivations shift, confidence that grows or shrinks; there are some things that are stuck in our joints making them stiff; some of us are menopausal, peri-menopausal, returning to exercise after a baby/illness/man in your life, some are ego driven - or not.  You uniquely respond to triggers that "make" you eat/drink well or not, exercise too much/too little... well, you get the picture!  A mind body and soul approach is important - after all, we are the embodiment of a soul.  We'll work with your subtle energy body (chakras, meridians, nadis, aura) for a truly holistic approach. Together, you can get rid of debilitating stuff so you can move forward with ease, safely, healthily.  I've worked with many performers, athletes who need to counter what their sport is doing to their bodies, able-bodied and not-so-able-bodied, all sorts of personalities, all ages.  I've been a member of FitPro since 1991, gained REPs level 3 and just this year, 2020, became a member of Yoga Alliance.  
Be well, mind body and soul.  With love and light,  Kathy

"Kathy is an inspirational personal trainer. She gets the balance right between carrot and stick - getting you to work out longer and further than you'd perhaps imagine you could, to maximise the benefits."    
David Whistance, Photographer/Finance Director

Everyone's different, so one size does not fit all.  Tell me what You want!

"Lose weight", keep ageing at bay, be more flexible, supplement an existing fitness regime... Toning, making muscle, improving balance, speed, flexibility, agility, aerobic capacity, specific needs... Bodyweight exercises, yoga, Yin yoga, Zumba, legs-bums-tums, HIIT, LIIT low intensity interval training, circuits, resistance bands, weights, Kamagon ball (filled with water), Swiss ball, Pilates/Chi ball, rebounder, balance training (wobble cushions and on 1 leg), sport-specific training, post-injury rehab (after your consulting your physio), indoors or outdoors... 

I'll bring it to you, or use your own gym equipment.   

You could conquer those inner demons with mind- and habit-changing NLP, Psych-K and Life Coaching alongside your fitness; and deeply relax with self-healing life force energy and mindfulness meditations during or after your stretches.  It's ALL part of being human and respecting the body you've been gifted.

1st Appointment  Appraise your health history, current fitness, diet and lifestyle, and listen to what you want to achieve.  We'll discuss activity goals, realistic action plans; commit to writing a food/activity/sleep diary for about 10 days for later discussion.  It's important to get to know your requirements and circumstances to spot any triggers.  90 minutes, around £70.

Each session is different, challenging various aspect of fitness and as you evolve and progress, a new you emerges and the goal-posts change.   Contact me and tell me your concerns.  I teach PT clients in their homes and my favourite parks around Dulwich and Herne Hill.  Many clients take a break at our  Wellbeing healing retreats in the South of France www.reikicannes.com

I regularly do your Total Toning class... It's one of the highlights of my week... You have a unique style and a real positive energy, you are attentive to your classes' different levels of fitness and explain techniques.  You also have great music.  I know I am not alone in thinking this."   Maggie, class member of Total Toning at Dulwich Leisure Centre, 2017.

Over the years, Kathy has provided the perfect balance of challenge and support to ensure I reach my short term goals or maintain my well-being.  She is knowledgeable, insightful, thoughtful and authentically focussed on what I need without letting me off the hook! Thank-you Kathy!"    M. Richards

Do you hide your body sometimes?

Why not feel better about it, accept what can't change and safely change what can?  Maybe you want to recapture the body confidence you used to enjoy, or simply feel in control again, strong, flexible and energised, sleep well, and make better food and drink choices?  Remember, our sessions are all about YOU, not any competition.  Ego out.  Authentic you in.

Having been a jazz dance teacher-choreographer in the 80s, dancing is a passion I refuse to give up! Nowadays, I've swapped the PineappIe Studio for the local Everyone Active gym at Dulwich Leisure Centre where I teach ZUMBA GOLD classes for the over-60s.  

I love teaching Zumba Gold! It can be adapted for every body... they are low impact with all the flavour and spice of regular Zumba but without hops, fast speed, complicated choreography nor dizzying turns!  Suitable for pre-natal and post-natal ladies, those returning to exercise or want to have a fun hour to "guilty pleasures" tunes and music from around the world.  Contact me if you'd like me to hold classes for your colleagues and friends.  At our Wellbeing Healing Retreats in France, we Zumba by the pool! 

"I feel in great shape. I have lost a stone and a half in two months. I feel better than ever and much more motivated in my work. Well worth the money and effort."   David, IT Consultant
"Well, Kathy is always bright and cheerful which I love, she helps you brush away all the day-to-day rubbish that preoccupies one's mind, she dispels that lethargy that can set in when the world overwhelms one; she spurs me on to keep my standards of everything personal high, she brings out the positive in one and gives out energy, she always finds something encouraging to say whatever state one is in, her detailed records can show that progress has been made which can help sometimes. My feeling of well being is much more consistent than before both emotionally and physically."   M, Company Director and Restaurateur.

Fountain of youth

Now in my 60s, exercise continues to be a fountain of youth!  With over 35 years teaching experience - dance, exercise classes, Personal Training, yoga, healthy diet and lifestyle guidance, performance, confidence and motivation, you'll get a personal, physical, mental and emotional transformation with a natural, holistic, realistic mind body and soul overview.  I love my work because of the people I work with!

Bride-to-be:   "Tried on dresses and slipped easily into size 10s. Thank you for providing the motivation!" 

Later, as the Bride: "I wanted to thank you so much for your support in the months leading up to my wedding. Due to your regular encouragement and your sound advice, I felt fantastic on my special day. I felt relaxed, calm, healthy and glowing with excitement. I owe much of this to you...Once again, thanks for making my day so special."
The Groom:  "What can I say... looked amazing, stunning, beautiful - and therefore thank you for helping her with her fitness and health."

-  This lady made herself 3 dress sizes smaller for her wedding.

"The remarkable thing about Kathy's personal training sessions was how adaptable she was. When I was a pregnant mother, with a toddler, she would alter the class depending on whether we needed to be quiet for the sleeping child or outside. She was careful to monitor my changing needs as my pregnancy progressed, keeping me wonderfully, but safely, fit throughout.  She even had me using my children as weights to lift!  We both really miss her now we are no longer in London."   Rosalind Whistance, Editor

Get grounded, earthed


It's important for all creatures to be connected to earth, to ground ourselves.  I encourage spending time in nature, lying down in parks, walking barefoot and putting your hands on growing grass.  Add direct sunshine.  Feel your stresses disappear underneath you to be recycled by Mother Earth!

At home, I use grounding mats from www.Groundology.co.uk and EMF protection.

"Kathy's determined and persistent encouragement really kept me going. She is herself a remarkable advertisement for sheer grit, tenacity and dedication and somehow manages to transfer these qualities to clients of all kinds. I strongly recommend her as a trainer, life coach and great all-around human being!"   Marjorie, Management Consultant.
"I first met Kathy when she was doing personal training, prior to her reiki and life coaching business. She was a great motivator...unfortunately due to job loss and other events, I plunged into depression. Kathy was the only thing that kept me going. I remember days of total silence, yet Kathy put up with a complete zombie. Kathy herself has come through a lot of things in life and is one of the most postiive, joyful people I know. She will enhance your life!"    Marjorie Ellis Thompson, 2001.  Top Qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative.

Lovingly feed yourself

The best lesson Kathy has taught me has been about diet management and she has re-educated my eating patterns - which could be described as high in sugar and disorganised.  She is a great personality, full of light, life and energy and has taught me to fit in exercise whenever you can, however you can.  Kathy is a ray."  Sarah, City worker.
"C", a chef, tall willowy mother of two, worked part-time, suffered from domestic violence, smoked cigarettes, told me that she wanted to be stronger and have more energy.  After some months working together, she said that the physical benefits affected her personal and emotional life in positive ways so she was better able to cope. Subsequently, she left her abusive partner, moved out of London and proudly told me, "...ran for 1 hour, have not smoked for 5 days and remember everything you told me!"  So happy! 
"There's not much Kathy doesn't know about fitness. She herself is the fittest person I know.  She always invests a lot of time and care in her personal clients and gets excellent results.  Her Zumba classes are fun and energising and Kathy ensures everyone who attends them has fun as well as getting a good workout."   Rachel, Costume Maker, 2010.  Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity.    
" I first met Kathy at her Zumba classes and was immediately struck by her smile. It made me think I want what she’s got!!  I decided then to embark on some one to one sessions as I felt I needed some extra support in order to tackle some ongoing issues.  My work is stressful and there are times when I find myself 'running on empty'; through Reiki, its been amazingly therapeutic, helping me to think more clearly. Sometimes we’ve spent sessions on planning and implementing strategies for helping me order my life, as there are occasions when I can be overwhelmed.  I can always tell when I’ve just had a session as my approach is calmer and more productive.  Perhaps the most surprising thing is that coming from a scientific background I was initially fairly sceptical.  However I can highly recommend Kathy to anyone who wants a tailor-made programme to support them at different times.Thank you, Kathy. Yours, Olivia. "