Hi! I’m Nicola andI am a personal trainer based in Baldock Hertfordshire. The reason I became a personal trainer ?
In 2013 I gave birth to my second daughter. I was at my biggest yet and felt helpless as to what to do. I spent hours doing cardio and eating processed foods that were labelled healthy. It was here that I had a major turning point. With the help of my own, very inspirational personal trainer, I began to eat natural foods with minimal processing and really focused on my nutrition. I kept my work outs short but intense and am now fitter and stronger then I was in my 20″s. I have now taken part in several obstacle races, which is something that I never thought I could do.
We will achieve this together using sensible nutritional advice and bespoke work outs just for you.
Sessions can be done anytime, anywhere. I normally come to your house, however you can also come to my home or we can meet in a local park. Don’t worry if you don’t have childcare for our sessions. I am used to children being around when I train and often find them very inspired when they see their mummy or daddy working out. It shows what a brilliant example you are being.
Sessions are normally one to one but why not ask a friend to join you for a more cost effective option ?
I will tailor the sessions based on your needs, and don’t worry, I am highly qualified to help you:
Level 3 PT
Kettle bell instructor
Currently studying for pre and post-natal fitness.
I love helping people, whatever your goal I can help you achieve it. So call me today and let me help you achieve your fitness goals.
I first encountered Pilates when I perused the gym timetable looking for an “easy” class on a Monday evening. But obviously every time I walked out of the class I could be heard muttering to myself “that was not easy!” I didn’t care – I kept going back for more. I was hooked!
Pilates kept me strong and healthy throughout my 3 pregnancies, even when I was advised not to train as much whilst expecting my second child. It was at this point I decided to train to be a Pilates instructor.
It had really helped me to create a fit new post-baby body. Pilates also gave me a functioning pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. I could really see how so many other (actually ALL!!) people could greatly benefit.
I remember working as a nurse, looking around the waiting room and being desperate to help the people in there. And not just in a medical way, but their health and fitness too. This inspired my decision to focus all my time and passion on the healthy side of health care. I knew that many of these people wouldn’t even be in the hospital or in a GP waiting room if they invested some time in themselves.
So today I find myself living in beautiful Whitstable with my fitness coach hubby, 3 children, Luna Dog and Harry the rabbit. I’ve not had a gym membership for years and I can’t imagine having one – or in fact having the time to get to one. Plus no gym has sea views for running and rolling country hills for cycling.
My fitness regime has to be efficient and convenient and my classes, one to ones and programmes reflect this. I know that health & fitness is vital. But I also know that modern life is bonkers so needs to be easily intertwined into our daily lives.
Through Pilates, the right nutrition and lots of encouragement from me, you can get the body you want. Find me on Facebook @catherinechapmanpilates or Instagram @catherine_chapman_pilates