"So what makes personal training with the mind, body and soul coach worthwhile?"

We are more than our physical bodies.  We have a mind that changes, moods that go up and down, circumstances change, motivations shift, confidence that grows or shrinks; some of us are menopausal or peri-menopausal; maybe you're returning to exercise after a break (baby/illness/change of heart); you uniquely respond to triggers that "make" you eat well or not, drink more or stop, exercise or...  well, you get the picture!  We also have an Energy body (chakras, aura, meridians, nadis).  A holistic mind body and soul approach is useful.

What are your unique fitness wishes?   What's worked for you in the past and what hasn't?   We'll find your inner motivation to be well in mind, body and spirit;  engage in talking techniques as well as physical exercises to suit you, keep you interested and confident to stay on track of your fitness goals.  Everyone's different, so one size does not fit all.  Tell me what You want!

I've taught fitness, dance and holistic wellness for nearly 4 decades, and am currently training for a Yoga Teacher qualification (by March 2020). 

Nowadays, many of my clients are over 40 - but not all of them!

Typically, my clients want to "lose weight",  keep ageing at bay, or supplement an existing fitness regime with personalised 1-to-1 sessions.

We'll use equipment as well as your own bodyweight with exercise such as yoga or pilates style exercise, Zumba dance, cardio aerobics, and may use some equipment; you might have a favourite: legs-bums-tums, HIIT, low intensity interval training, circuits, resistance bands, weights, Kamagon ball, Swiss ball, Pilates/Chi ball, rebounder, balance training, sport-specific training, post-injury rehab exercise (after your consulting your physio), indoors or outdoors, or use your own gym equipment if you have it.  

You can conquer those inner demons with mind- and habit-changing NLP, Psych-K and Life Coaching sessions; and deeply relax with self-healing life force energy and mindfulness meditations.  It's ALL part of being human.

1st Appointment

I will 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.

They say it takes 28 days to change a habit...

But you might change overnight!  Book as many sessions as you can fit in for the first 5 weeks and you'll be on the right track with changed habits for life!  When it's important enough and your subconscious, higher self and conscious are aligned, it will happen.  Ask me for Psych-K change your habit/belief/attitude sessions.   Some people finish their exercise session with relaxing Reiki or Shiatsu - even a few minutes makes a big difference; you can even use half your time with habit change techniques - each session is different as you progress and new goals emerge. Extend your session if you need NLP, Reiki or Psych-K.

Contact me for personalised sessions to fit around your life..  

I love to teach personal training clients in their homes and my favourite parks particularly Dulwich and Herne Hill.  If you want exercise or wellbeing coaching and can meet in south London or take a break in the South of France, contact me  and we can find a solution that fits your needs.  

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!  Maybe you want to recapture the body confidence you used to enjoy, or just feel in control, strong, flexible and energised, sleep better, or make better food choices..?   Remember, our sessions are all about You, not any competition.

Or book a Wellbeing Retreat at our ancient farmhouse in the French Riviera. 


I specialize in people who want to feel fit, get stronger; the overweight, and ages 40+.  

The mind, body and soul approach is about fitness activities and diet to suit individual preferences and your needs, your unique lifestyle and body composition, your motivations (What you want and Why). You can even prove your commitment to yourself and book in some fitness coaching every day!  Most clients want to change their body shape or size, or to feel stronger: Some people drop a size in as little as a week with adequate exercise, proper hydration, rest and sleep, stress management, dietary adaptations, re-evaluating its worth and making it a priority. Maybe you want to become stronger so that it impacts positively in your relationships, your future as well as your present day-to-day.

Of course you'll need effort and determination.  I'll remind you of your "why" and motivate you every step of the way so you're changing your thinking and believe in your success. I'll help you subconsciously install drive, determination, faith and confidence to succeed in your fitness and health goals. Naturally.  You could do habit-changing techniques, auric cleansing or find detachment from what's holding you back.

Now in my 60's, exercise and dance continue to be a "fountain of youth" coupled with healthy eating and lifestyle. My Personal Training clients in London and South of France range from teenagers to 70+. With over 30 years experience in teaching dance, exercise, well-being, nutrition, body confidence and public performance, you'll benefit from continued education as well as your personal development and a holistic mind-body-soul overview. 

Having been a professional dancer in the 80s, dancing is a passion I refuse to give up! Nowadays, I've swapped the PineappIe Studio for the local gym in Dulwich where I teach ZUMBA GOLD classes for the over-60s.

Check out www.kathyy.zumba.com for up to date class details.

I run a specialised Zumba Gold exercise class for older adults. But of course Zumba Gold can be adapted for everybody... 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.

"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
"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.

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
"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 disorganized. 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.
"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.

Cecile, a chef, is a tall, willowy, slim lady, mother of two toddlers at the time; she worked part-time, smoked cigarettes, had no previous injuries. She told me that she wanted to be stronger and to 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 (her husband was violent to her). Subsequently, she left her abusive husband, moved out of London and proudly told me that she "ran for 1 hour, have not smoked for 5 days and remembers everything you told me"!  So happy!

"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.
"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. "