Keri Young – Founder, ideas woman and guru of reality!
In 2012, after the birth of my third child I felt that I wanted to return to the world of ‘work’ having taken a career break from Finance and Retail Marketing. I had enjoyed many groups with my children and wanted to give something back to the local community. I enjoyed exercise and well-being prior to the birth of my children, using the gym, running and attending various classes including Zumba and Spin. Now I have added HIIT sessions, bike rides with the children and high impact aerobics too! Exercise was always my ‘me time’ and I feel so much better for being active.
When I was pregnant, I found the advice and information conflicting and confusing. I found myself not exercising as much as I wanted to as over researching online, I found lots of ‘not recommended’ in pregnancy so subsequently reduced my activity levels ‘just in case’. I gained more weight than I wanted to and didn’t maintain my fitness levels, I had to work hard to get back to where I started.
Fit and Healthy Mums was ‘born’ from a need to offer the correct help, advice and guidance to women in a non-judgemental environment. Many of my clients will tell you that this project is my 4th child as I feel passionately that the local community benefits from these services. Each and every service we offer and every class that is available all started from client suggestions and this community has naturally developed into something much larger and relied upon by local women.
Monica Paluch – She will make you glow!
I have always been passionate about exercise; I was as an alpine ski racer and raced internationally for Great Britain in my youth. With a Human Biology and Sport/Exercise Science degree under my belt I love to guide clients through exercise, motivating them to achieve their goals and seeing how much it can enhance someone's life.
After graduating I become a qualified Personal Trainer with a Pre and Postnatal exercise specialism. I have taught a range of clients from all walks of life with differing backgrounds in both classes and individually.
I was lucky enough to become a Mum in July 2016 and did everything possible to keep healthy throughout my pregnancy then restarted exercise as soon as it was safe to by joining buggyfit and bootcamp with Keri.
I loved attending classes with Fit and Healthy Mums as it was a great way to meet other local women and be able to improve my fitness again. I am very pleased to have joined the team to give other Mums the wonderful fitness experience I was lucky to have.
Melissa - Improving your strength, flexibilty and mental wellbeing
I took part in my first yoga class 14 years ago during my final year at university, studying Dance and Musical Theatre. I had suffered from ongoing injuries during my training, so initially I tried yoga as a complimentary form of exercise to help with recovery, I was immediately hooked.
The benefits I have gained through my practice have changed my life and so in 2017 I made the decision to undertake my 300hr teacher training with British Wheel of Yoga so I could help other people through their own journey to living a healthier and happier life. In January 2018 I became pregnant with my son and began practising pregnancy yoga as well as Fit4birth and Hypnobirthing classes with Fit and Healthy Mums. The community and support network that the Fit and Healthy Mums team has created is amazing and has not only been a massive support for me through my own pregnancy and beyond, but inspired me to want to share the benefits of yoga with other women. In October 2019 I completed my pregnancy and postnatal yoga teacher training and I am so excited to be able to share the benefits of yoga with the Fit and Healthy Mums community.
- 300hr Level 4 qualified Yoga teacher with British Wheel of Yoga
- Pregnancy and post natal yoga teacher
- First aid trained