Hi, I’m Rose.
I began my journey into fitness back in 2012 when, after searching for a new hobby, me and a friend nervously knocked on the door of a pole dancing studio in Nottingham.
I had always been active, playing plenty of sports as a child and as a teenager but nothing had really fired me up like pole dancing did. It didn’t feel like exercise, it was an amazing, empowering and hilarious way to socialise and to my surprise there were so many extra benefits. My general well being improved, my body started to look different and function much better in my daily life and my mood was so much better!
I met so many amazing, strong and ambitious women through pole and as my love for it grew I began to wonder how I could really start to improve, get stronger, fitter and more flexible.
This is what led me to the gym, and I’ve never looked back.
After my training started becoming a larger and larger part of my life and moving several more times, I took the plunge (with encouragement from my then pole instructor in Kent) and began training to become a fitness instructor and personal trainer.
After years of looking for the right career, trying various different avenues and wondering if I would ever find a job I loved, I had finally found it. Since qualifying I haven’t stopped learning and finding new courses to expand my knowledge and further help my clients.
My current qualifications include ~
Lifeguard and Assistant Swimming Instructor
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Pre and Postnatal Fitness Instructor
This year I’m hoping to qualify as a weightlifting coach and Pilates instructor so its shaping up to be a busy year!
Whilst I’ve frequently moved around the UK and recently, Germany, Pole has sometimes not been a big part of my life but fitness and strength training have always been my constant and in 2017 my love of weight training led me through the doors of my local Crossfit box. The feeling was the same as I got from my first pole class, I was hooked.
And this is the thing I’ve learned about fitness and health. You need to find your reason and it only needs to be important to you. Whether you’re wanting to train for a marathon, improve at an activity you are passionate about or you simply want to move with less pain, as long as it is important to you then its a valid reason and you should embrace it and let it fire you up.
In August 2017 me and my husband found out we were expecting our first child and in April 2018 I gave birth to our beautiful daughter. The whole experience meant I have become incredibly passionate about pre and postnatal fitness as well as women’s health and their position in the fitness industry and this has inspired this website and blog!