Welcome to Fitness Finesse

I am a qualified REPs 3 personal trainer and work in the Hythe (Kent) area, but can travel further afield to assist in personal training on a one-to-one basis.

Do you need me because you want to get fit? Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to tone up? Do you want to improve your general fitness? Do you need me because you have tried dieting only not to succeed? Do you lack motivation? Do you need confidence to work with others? Or do you have a special event coming up and just want to be and look your best? Whatever the reason, I can help! I can work with you at home, outdoors or in a quiet gym - the choice is yours.

As a personal trainer I will discuss with you what you want to achieve at your free initial consultation. The objective is to work together to be successful in achieving both your short-term and long-term goals. This may be through deploying specific and individualised fitness programs involving a range of fitness components, as well as nutritional advice and introducing lifestyle changes.

I will provide both guidance and support throughout, whether you are a complete beginner or looking to make changes. I can provide you with the knowledge and understanding that fitness is an essential part of your life and works in conjunction with nutrition. The aim is to make every session challenging but enjoyable for you. Then you will be successful in achieving your desired goals, so that you can continue and improve your fitness further with or without support.

“You have to decide what you want: do you need me or not? I can’t make that decision for you.
It is you who must make the change and you have to be serious about it.”

About Fitness Finesse Personal Training Services

I am a mature, enthusiastic individual, who enjoys keeping fit and healthy through regular exercise and sensible eating. I believe in maintaining good body form, whilst improving overall health and well-being and therefore life-expectancy.

I am very passionate about providing my clients with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding of health and well-being, to enable them to achieve their goals and provide them with a new lease of life.

It is my belief that regular exercise sessions, along with good sensible eating habits, are the foundations of a healthy lifestyle. Nobody can look good by carrying out exercise alone if they don’t eat properly. Nobody can look good from eating sensibly alone if they don’t exercise. Exercise and diet form a combination that works together, enhancing health and well-being. There is no quick fix to looking good or feeling good about yourself, you have to make the necessary small changes that eventually become habits for life.

Personal Training sessions cover a range of fitness components with many added health benefits: for example, weight loss, which can reduce the everyday stresses, placed upon the body and thereby alleviate health problems such as asthma, high blood pressure and aching joints. Resistance training helps burn unwanted fat and tone up muscle to enhance the metabolism. Cardiovascular training improves blood circulation, the release of endorphins (happy hormones) and leads to regular bowel movements and the overall health of the heart and lungs, whilst flexibility can increase the range of motion of the joints.

My Qualifications

• Advanced Nutrition for Weight Management
• Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programmes (QCF)
• Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Exercise and Nutritional Interventions for Obesity and Diabetes (QCF)
• Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise referal (QCF)
• Premier Global Certificate in Personal Training level 3
• Membership of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)
• B.Sc. Joint Honours in Sport Science with Health Studies (CCCU)
• Fitpro Public Liability Insurance
• Exercise to music
• Gym Instructor
• OCR Nutrition (awarded Honours & Distinction)

Services from Fitness Finesse

As a Personal Trainer I have a documented policy explaining my services, cost cancellations, length of contract and emergency procedures. I will also require a medical clearance form to be completed (if necessary) before working with you.

I am fully qualified and am very passionate about helping others and always take pride in my work.


• Free consultation

• Costs plus re-assessment

• Fitpro Public Liability & Professional Indemnity

• First aid covered in Sports Injuries

• Fitness program

• Nutritional advice


F   FREQUENCY of times you train each week

I   The INTENSITY at which you work relevant to your body’s needs

T   The TIME you spend training depending on the intensity at which you work and the type of exercise you perform

T   The TYPE of exercise carried out, for example, resistance, cardiovascular, flexibility or a combination of all three

Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials and photographs are valuable, such that the results speak for themselves.

"I arrived at Amanda’s door in poor health, the climax of which was a stroke. Luckily, I recovered from the initial loss of my left side. Warned that I was at a high risk of having another stroke, I was bluntly told to lose weight, strongly advised to change my diet, NOT work, exercise and learn to relax. Having no desire to have another stroke and knowing my bad habits may linger, I sort help and luckily, and only by chance, I found Amanda on a website.

At first I was very apprehensive and felt uncomfortable with Amanda’s forthright attitude, coupled with the feeling I was making a big mistake. All gym stuff was utterly alien to me. To my surprise Amanda didn’t just stick me on a treadmill. On the contrary, she started by assessing my condition, my lifestyle, weight, diet and medication. This professional approach was to change my apprehension into admiration and point my whole lifestyle in a healthier direction. She referred me to a physiotherapist as I had a weakness on my left side, had a serious back problem and had a real issue with balance: I was prone to falling over, resulting in further trips to hospital.

My primary reason for seeking help was to avoid another stroke, not weight loss per se. But Amanda began advising me on dietary issues; foods to avoid and alternative foods. ‘You need to lose 5 stone’ she had said at the start. That sounded rather ridiculous, so I just laughed it off. But, when I thought it over, the prospect of changing all these bad habits was daunting and would be a major challenge. Yet, with her assistance I’ve managed to completely change the way I eat. I’m not on a diet, I eat differently! And along with a range of exercises I feel more energetic and have been able to reduce my medication. I no longer fall over. And now 10 months on and 4 stone lighter, I find myself smiling, it just seems surreal. Yes, it has taken some effort to drop my bad habits and adopt a healthier lifestyle. My motivation was/has been to avoid another stroke and to date I’ve had no reoccurrence. I continue to work and even manage a bit of relaxation.

Amanda has been consistent in explaining what I needed to do, and more importantly explained why and then pushed me when and where needed. Could I have got this far without her, I doubt it. Am I continuing with her services? Damn right I am; still got another stone to lose!"

"I can’t recommend Fitness Finesse highly enough and am thrilled to say that in the 9 months I have been training with Mandy my weight has reduced from 13st 1 to 10st 10, normal range for my height of 5ft 5, I haven’t been this slim since before I had my third child and he’s 26!

I have been dieting on and off for most of my adult life and although I have joined several gyms over the years I have never felt motivated to go to them for longer than a couple of months. In desperation at 57 I decided that maybe a personal trainer could help me imagining myself being pushed to the limit, sweating and exhausted. Thankfully I found Mandy!

With Mandy you train in a private gym, just you and her so no one looking at you and she never pushes you further than is comfortable. Every session is planned specifically for you, building on your fitness week on week, the training sessions are fun and enjoyable and she has lots of motivational tricks to keep you on track. I have been seeing Mandy twice a week and it is a bit more expensive than a standard gym but nothing else has worked as well for me and what better way to spend my money than on my health and fitness. I would like to lose a bit more weight and am going to continue training with Mandy for a while but know that when I eventually leave I will take with me exercise techniques that I will use for the rest of my life."

"I have been working with Mandy since April 2016 and it is fair to say that her support, guidance and determination has transformed my life. My joints were locked in by fat and water retention. I lived a static life and I knew I needed to change but didn't know how. I honestly felt that I was never going to lose the weight and be healthier. Mandy showed me how to eat healthier and organised exercise routines for the gym and home. I am now on the way to losing 4 stone. My lifestyle is completely changed and I have an improved understanding of food and the importance of exercise. I am swimming 80 lengths a week, walking instead of taking the car and doing classes at the gym as well. Although the physical changes are brilliant, the biggest benefit is to my emotional health. I am happier than I have ever been. Getting into a size 12 jean instead of a size 18 is the most satisfying feeling ever. If you want change then seeing Mandy is the best investment ever." - Caroline

"I have been with Amanda for about 10 months now. I arrived with weak and painful arthritic knees in addition to other joints causing me trouble when I walked. I train twice a week with Amanda by my side guiding me and giving me exercises to do by myself at home. Which have been very beneficial. She has also improved my self confidence as she always has time to listen and advise.

I would just like to say how pleased I am with my progress as I have now lost 1 stone and 9 Lbs (2 dress sizes) with still a bit more to go, but I feel elated, I feel so much better about life and myself. I am thinner, fitter and stronger than before. I walk without any trouble now such that my balance and co-ordination is more balanced. I am much more mobile, I have less pain from my Arthritis, I can press up, I walk tall and I am proud of myself. Thank you Amanda" - Susan

"Personal training with Amanda is great and I would really recommend her. She’s good at motivating me and making me work to my full potential on the challenges that she sets out for me each session. When I leave I feel energised and look forward to my next session.

I have gone from a size 14 to a size 10 and am very pleased with my new body shape. I have toned up and am stronger. In general I no longer feel tired, or lack energy. Amanda has shown me how to work out by myself, the importance of a healthy diet and that it works with exercise and still have a treat now and again. I can’t thank Amanda enough for her help and support. She really has changed my life." - Jo Root

The "new" Julie shows weight loss of one and a half stone, with a new toned figure, improved posture and considerably heightened levels of energy and confidence.

"I was introduced to Amanda by word of mouth. Some friends of mine who were seeing Amanda were sharing stories about their achievements which made me get in touch. Looking back I was feeling tired, low and I was putting on weight because I couldn't be bothered to do anything and felt like a real couch potato.

Amanda has always been there for me with advice and encouragement and she's only a phone call away. After about 6 months with Amanda I lost over a stone in weight which I was so pleased about because I feel so different. I love my new body shape and the fact that I can wear size 10 jeans. I feel so much happier because not only do I look good but I have more energy and actually sleep through the night whereas before I didn't. Amanda is such an inspiration I couldn't have done it without her therefore I highly recommend her. Thank you Amanda." - Julie

I’ve been training with Mandy for about a year and a half now and can honestly say that without her help and encouragement I would not have improved my health and fitness to where I am today. I’ve tried and failed numerous times on my own in the past because I didn’t know what I was doing both in terms of exercise and diet, and didn’t have anybody to motivate me. Before I started with Mandy my weight was up to 12 stone 13 pounds and I was huffing and puffing when climbing the stairs; I am now a stable 10 stone 3 pounds and so much fitter. Mandy has taught me how to exercise correctly, both cardio and weights, and importantly, educated me about a healthy, balanced diet. You can’t succeed without a mixture of these elements. A huge bonus I feel, is having access to Mandy’s own gym. This is great as you won’t have the pressure of being in a commercial gym environment and feeling maybe a little out of place at times. If you are serious about improving your health and fitness, losing weight, etc., then Mandy will help you achieve your goals by motivation and education, not by yelling and bullying as some Personal Trainers do, but you have to be committed and want to change. I still see Mandy regularly, just to keep me on the straight and narrow, and there is always help at the end of a text if I need it." - Rob

Training with Mandy has had fantastic results for me. It’s much more than just the exercise – she has educated me in how to eat more healthily and motivated me to stick to my plans and achieve the weight loss I was hoping for. When training Mandy has taught me some of the science behind how my body works and that has enabled me to train independently as well as with her. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough! " - Claire

Contact Fitness Finesse

You can contact me by filling in the form below, or please call me on 07899 98 88 78. Please leave a message if there is no answer; I respect the privacy of my clients and do not answer calls during training.





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