"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
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.
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
"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.
"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. "