Hey there!

I'm Paula!

I’m a certified Personal Trainer, group fitness instructor, Les Mills Instructor and a fitness addict.

This website isn’t all pull-ups and workouts. This is about a journey: what it means to fight, push, pull and to make a difference. Each day we are given an “opportunity”, not a guarantee, to seize what we’re truly after. Life is a series of conflicts between the right way and the easy way. This is about taking chances and putting energy behind your passion. Following what makes you skip, run, jump, leap in the direction of your dreams. Stepping outside your comfort zone and drowning out the voice of uncertainty with the sound of your own heartbeat. This is about growth, progress, understanding, confidence. And most importantly, this is about what happens when hard work meets passion.

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I have loved fitness and exercise from a very young age, it is in my blood and luckily comes naturally to me,

One day I just made a choice, the best choice I’ve ever made. To take care of myself and love myself.  Years on I still live by this – your health is your wealth.

I have been so lucky to turn my passion into my job and today I help people on their own journeys. Transforming their lives and learning to live a happy and healthy life.


What keeps me going is my desire to find a way to bring fitness and being active to life to as many people as possible. Being active saved me. It was an outlet when I was young and it still helps me through life’s struggles today.

Looking back I also realise this was the place I ran to escape and clear my mind. Being active became a part of my everyday life – I became fearless, motivated and dreamed really big.

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I have experienced so much from the highest highs to the lowest of the lows, but I have never stopped moving forward, putting one foot in front of the other with an optimistic view.  I learn, and continue to learn, from everything I have come across.  It is the experiences and hardships that once dragged us down that we turn into the blocks that build and hold us up.

With a passion for helping people improve their health, whether motivating clients, giving personal training, teaching classes or helping with nutritional advice, at Bodyfit Personal Training I do what I do because I love it.  

Health, fitness and wellbeing is my “one true love” in life and I always give 100%.  I offer people something truly special: a holistic, personalised approach to a healthier life.


I help men and women of all ages and backgrounds

Offering help and support with exercise programmes and techniques, and advice on training and lifestyle, I invest in you so that together we can bring out the specialist in YOU, by providing a health assessment that enables you to work towards manageable personal goals, and empowers you to make changes to your health and fitness.

I can provide training programmes to suit your goals along with nutrition advice and weekly support over email or phone to help keep you on track with your progress.

I love helping others recognise their full potential, embrace their inner strength, discover themselves and take action to live their best lives.

I help men and women of all ages and backgrounds reach their fitness goals and I’m always on the lookout for new ideas and methods to help my clients grow.  To me there is nothing else in the world that I would rather do then coach clients who want to improve their health and get into better shape.

As a highly professional qualified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor, I hold a Premier Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Therapy and a Sports & Exercise Science Degree, REPs Level 3 along with a strong health and fitness background for over 25 years.


As a Les Mills instructor I specialise in Bodycombat and Bodypump along with HITT training, CrossFit, TRX, BOSU and so much more but my heart lies with weight training/lifting and calisthenics (bodyweight exercises). Driven and passionate about all aspects of fitness and wellbeing, together we’ll take an enthusiastic and flexible approach.

I put people first and take the time to understand each individual client’s needs and how to help them achieve their goals, whether they’re recovering from an operation, injury or training for a marathon, wanting to bulk up or slim down, or simply wish to have an ‘at home’ workout programme or gym programme.

I will help you come up with the best workout plan and strategy that fits your life and lifestyle.  I will also teach you the daily steps that need to be taken in order to keep yourself on track. In the end it is the little things that we do each day that determine our outcome and success.

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Online Personal training is a new and exciting way to offer fitness coaching and can achieve life changing transformation with clients. It can be utilised by anyone, offering convenience, flexibility and affordability.

As a dedicated, caring and driven Personal Trainer, let me help you to make a lasting difference.  I want to motivate you and inspire you. I want you to be the best you can be. I want to help and support you with training and help you live well and get the balance right in life.

My job is spreading my passion and changing people’s lives for the better. I know it does, because it has been changing mine since I was a little girl. I have made a career from what I have been passionate about my whole life. My purpose and my quest is to spread more knowledge than just creative workouts. I want to share the importance of understanding one’s self worth, finding our strength and confidence, standing tall in the face of adversity and being proud of who we are. I want to reach as many people as possible and push them to become their most powerful self. There’s nothing more personal than health and wellbeing.   

Are you ready to bring out the specialist in you?

If you are interested in working with me, then pop over to my contact page and drop me an email. I will respond promptly and we can discuss your area of need.



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