Fitness Essentials - Running, Yoga & Pilates

Next run: Saturday 02 December 2023

About our group

Hi Everyone,  I work across Torbay and South Devon where you'll agree the opportunities to run and complete yoga are endless, from flat beaches to hill climbs and scenic villages and parks we are spoilt for choice.  

I first became interested in running thanks a newspaper article on what was then 'Women on the Run', with their help and support I changed from a 10 minute bimbler to a proud achiever of 4 marathons and 20 plus half marathons, raising money for many charities along the way.

I offer a run and yoga session on Saturday mornings at 8 am, routes are varied and I keep the RunTogether App updated on the whereabouts of the latest sessions.   This time allows you to enjoy the rest of the day and to be very sociable with coffee shops open by the end of the run and yoga where we'll head for a quick catch up.  We've also found in summer months in Torbay the sunshine hits hard so this timing prevents you from overheating.  Testimonials speak for themselves from read life group members.

My aim now having completed a qualification aligned to British Athletics and Yoga & Pilates qualifcations aligned to YMCA  accreditation standards would be to pass on skills and techniques.   I've attended coaching and nutrition talks from specialists in their fields and this adds to the varied running and yoga experience I can offer you.   Around 20 yeas plus of running means I provide insights into gait analysis, nutrition foods, warms up, cool down and a well measured 5k/ 3 miles routes and 3 years plus of muscle conditioning and strengthening means I elongate muscles, oxygenate them and breathing techniques reduce anxiety and tension.  

Being a fully qualified Health Coach for nearly 9 years and newly qualified Recovery Practitioner means on a consistent basis I help people to change behaviours and am fully versed in balanced eating , physical activity motivation and  confidence building.  Also with a  Degree in Exercise, Science, and being a fully  qualified CYQ Chair Based Exercise, Gym Instructor with knowledge of  Exercise Referral i feel very able to motivate you and progress you through a journey of change.

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Meet our Team

Our locations


Outside Plainmoor swimming pool

Meadfoot beach Cafe

Outside the babbacombe theatre

Toilets past the bridge

Preston beach

Quaywest Entrance

Outside main entrance Lupton house

Outside the cafe area

Outside the cafe area at Lupton House

Seafront run

Torquay Seafront Run

Torq seafront run

Bovey nature trail?

Killerton Park Run

Xmas run for existing runners

New Location Run

Oddicombe Beach