Sarah’s story

Hi I’m Sarah  a 38-year-old mum.  As a youngster, I’d always participated in sport, mainly netball and athletics and still today thrive on physical activity.

Having battled with food and how I look aesthetically for years I threw myself seriously into exercising.  At about 18 years old I started ‘banging’ the gym, convinced that cardio was the way forward.

I was seeking results that were not possible to achieve while exercising in that way, but I continued to push hard, unaware of the alternatives.

I discovered kickboxing at 20 and I quickly realised that I was good at it. Having worked in a pressurised sales environment most of my working life, the gym/kickboxing helped immensely to combat stress levels, and my body started to change shape. I loved the adrenaline ‘hit’ session after session, the impact it had on my upper body musculature, my core strength and the boost to my anaerobic fitness levels.

At 31 years old I gave up my sales career and went to university as a mature student to study Sports Science, coaching, and personal training.  Following this my husband and I quit our jobs, opened our own gym which has since grown from strength to strength with a devoted following.

My training has evolved immensely over the years and despite being twenty years older, aesthetically and physically , I have achieved a much greater level of fitness.

Regardless of what the publications promoted , I had to develop an optimum training programme for myself.  I combined resistance work (great for fat burn/tone) with HIIT and boxing training  providing a great overall workout.

I feel proud to be able to pass my knowledge and experiences on to others and positively impact their stress levels, well-being and how they feel about their physical appearance.

Helping other people reach their fitness goal by creating the Boditone library of on-demand workouts. As a qualified personal trainer and fitness instructor, it’s my role to create safe, enjoyable, effective workouts for the Boditone tribe.

Katie’s story

Hello, I am Katie, a wild-haired, slightly eccentric 45-year-old health and fitness enthusiast.  I have been fascinated by healthy food since I was 13 when I became a vegetarian, much to the dissapointment of my family (meat and two veg fans). I just didn’t like the taste, texture or the thought of eating another living creature.

PE was not my thing at school, and I would do anything to get out of cross-country - some of my excuses were quite inventive, but we won’t go there! I didn’t fall in love with fitness until I discovered THE GYM.

I have tried most forms of exercise including swimming, running, cycling, weights, aerobics classes, hiking, martial arts, aqua aerobics, netball, skiing, abseiling, Zumba, surfing, all forms of dance, yoga and Tai Chi.

I was diagnosed with asthma and I realised quite quickly, that certain foods had an impact on my breathing, my ability not only to exercise, but also to do general day-to-day activities.  This cemented my belief in food being the route to a healthy body  and if the right food is eaten the body will work at its optimum.

I met my husband on a sports holiday, and together we enjoy a very healthy active lifestyle. About 3yrs ago, during training for his first Ironman, my husband was diagnosed as celiac and lactose intolerant. The dieticians he saw gave him a leaflet of what he couldn’t eat, and that was about it.  It seemed insurmountable, but in fact has taken my understanding of nutrition to another level. We needed to create a diet for a man taking part in ultra-endurance events, who basically couldn’t eat much.

I decided to increase my knowledge and gain an understanding of how I could help him further by completing  a level 2 nutritional course. Now our diet has never been better: all food is fresh and mostly plant based, providing everything needed for a demanding fitness regime.

As a Boditone tribe leader, I’ll be giving you hints, tips, and receipes  based on the knowledge I have gained around eating the right food to fuel your fitness, helping your body make the most out of our Boditone workouts.

Naomi’s story

Hi, I’m Naomi, a 45-year-old, flawed fitness fanatic.  Flawed,  because although I love exercise, I also like to eat chocolate.  I’m working on balancing food and fitness - if I could have Katie’s discipline with food coupled with my workout ethic – well that would be perfect.

I’ve tried just about every type of fitness class, focussing especially on cardio fitness. Never once would I have stepped into the weights area of a gym. When I met Sarah, I was skeptical about her classes (sorry Sarah). I just could not imagine how I would achieve a good workout unless I slogged it out on a treadmill.

But after one session with Sarah, I was hooked. The combination of HIIT, boxing and weights has made me stronger, fitter and far more energised than I have ever been before.

My love of all things to do with fitness did not begin in a good way.  As a young adult, I developed an obsession with exercise that had nothing at all to do with any health benefits. It actually had the reverse effect, making me ill and stressed.  Fortunately I came to realise that over exercising was not great for my body or mind. By educating myself about the benefits of exercising in the right way, I am now able to ensure that our Boditone workouts provide our members with a better route to a fitter, healthier body.

When my children came along, I didn’t have the time or energy for any sort of exercise routine. It took me a while to make fitness a priority in my life again, but once I did, I felt so much better, mentally and physically.

In order to help other people discover the benefits of making fitness part of their lives, I decided to create Boditone with Sarah and Katie,  to further my knowledge I have trained as a fitness instructor and personal trainer.

Keeping fit takes motivation, time and commitment, which is hard given the 101 things that need to happen in daily life.

I like to make sure that my workouts are functional, efficient and can fit easily into my daily routine.  As a Boditone tribe leader, I’m here to help you integrate your workouts and healthy eating into everyday life.