Recognised as one of the fiercest yet friendliest trainers on the SW London fitness circuit, and a trusted contributing writer and expert to Britain’s leading wellness magazines and fitness brands, Brit’s approach to personal and group training is innovative, effective and exhilarating. As Ambassador to the Wimbledon boutique of luxury British activewear brand Sweaty Betty, Brit also has the pleasure of connecting with and empowering women in one of London’s most iconic communities.
What got you interested in fitness in the first place?
Exercise and wellness has always been a natural passion of mine. I began my career as a fitness journalist, and that passion continued to evolve as I was increasingly compelled to get out from behind a computer and mentor people in person! I understand what it's like to have an office job that requires a lot of your time, wreaks havoc on your posture and affects your stress levels - which is why I love helping people to find lifestyle solutions though exercise!
Who inspires you?
I take inspiration in everything. I've been lucky to work with some incredible clients who refuse to make excuses even in the most demanding of circumstances - they always prioritise their training, and the energy they put in magnifies the energy they have for everything else in their lives. They inspire me. On a professional level, I still love Jillian Michaels! In a world where there are so many new voices in fitness and a whole new genre of social media stars, I love Jillian's old school no-nonsense delivery. And her programs are awesome - she championed functional movement long before it became a hashtag!
Why did you choose to teach at PBB?
While I love the connections I make with my 1-2-1 clients, there is something about the energy in a room full of people working together to achieve something bigger than themselves. One person may be training to feel amazing on an upcoming holiday. Another may be on a post-natal journey with a whole new appreciation for her body. Someone else may be using the session as a release from stress in other areas of their life. Whatever it is, when that focus and commitment comes together, the result is magical! When I get to help make that happen, then my job doesn't feel like a job at all!
Where did you study fitness and health?
I got my Level 3 Personal Training qualifications from Train Fitness in London. I studied while working as the head of copy at Sweaty Betty, which was amazing because I was able to live and promote the active lifestyle I was learning to teach! It also meant I could build up my confidence teaching classes to all my colleagues and friends in the Sweaty Betty HQ studio. I've since continued to further my education with regular specialist courses and certifications, including Ante and Post-Natal Training with YMCA.
How do you stay motivated?
Motivation is a funny thing. Sometimes I think we look too hard for it, especially when it comes to fitness. Some days there will be so many obstacles that motivation is nowhere to be found, but it's those days that I actually have the best workouts. The days I drag my butt to a class, or to the gym, or just lay down a yoga mat and do a home workout even though every fibre in my body is refusing. Five minutes in, I'm swimming in endorphins and I don't want to stop.
Which classes do you teach at PBB?
TRX based circuits class in the Wimbledon studio. Come play, and be sure to say hello!
Follow Brit @fitbritcollective