Hi, my name is Sophie, I originally trained as a Dancer at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. On graduating in 2009 with a BA(hons) in Dance (Performing Arts) I went on to work with a variety of dance and physical theatre companies, whilst training part time for my fitness qualifications. As a freelance practitioner I have worked for a variety of gyms, health clubs, educational institutes and independent businesses including Fitness First, Virgin Active, Nuffield Health, Physio and Fitness and The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. This work has taken me all over the country, however I am now permanently based in Liverpool.
I am experienced in working with a broad range of clients from the everyday man and woman looking to improve their health and fitness and put a bit of ooomph back in their lives to professional athletes on the Tessa Sanderson Foundation focusing on sport specific strength training and dancers training for their degrees and a professional career.
I have recently enjoyed exploring different ways of bringing exercise to everybody through online, virtual experiences, making it easier and more accessible than ever to get moving! Check out both the online zoom studio and my YouTube channel.
I enjoy keeping up to date with the latest cutting edge health and fitness research, and I am continually training and adding to my experiences, skills and knowledge by attending classes, courses, workshops, seminars and much more. I often work alongside physiotherapist Deborah Edwards developing my knowledge in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics which hugely interests me.
2012 - CYQ Level 3 Mat Based Pilates Instructing - Drummond Education
2012 - Aqua Zumba - Zumba Instructor Network
2010 - Zumba - Zumba Instructor Network
2010 - CYQ Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology - Focus Training
2010 - Level 3 Advanced Fitness Instructing - Focus Training
2009 - CYQ Level 2 Gym Instructing - Focus Training
2009 - BA(hons) Dance (Performing Arts) - The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
2020-2021 - Human dissection for movement practitioners - Functional Anatomy
2020 - Speed, Agility and Quickness - National Academy of Sports Medicine
2020 - Mental Toughness - National Academy of Sports Medicine
2020 - Official TRX Suspension Training Instructor Course - TRX UK
2020 - Lower Extremity Pathologies - Polestar Pilates
2019 - Gait Analysis - Yoga Anatomy
2018 – Hips, hamstrings and lower back - Yoga Anatomy
Sophie is also first aid trained and DBS checked.