Meet The Team

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Sue Jackson
Owner / Instructor

Hobbies: Watching my son play rugby, skiing, golf, training for myself and adventure treks around the world.
Qualifications: Level 2 fitness instructor and Level 3 personal trainer.
Classes: Personal Training, Boxercise, SkiFit, HIIT Circuits and Bootcamp

sue@balancethecountrysidegym.co.uk

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Oba Noakes
Instructor

Hobbies: Arial hoop, pole dancing, handstands, roller skating, open water swimming and cycling.
Qualifications: Level 2, 3 and 4 personal trainer, kettlercise, TRX instructor and sports massage therapist. Ballet Barre instructor
Classes: Personal Training,  LIIT, Barre Concept and Body Conditioning.

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Vicky Rees Davies
Fitness Instructor & Head Of Marketing

Hobbies: All things fitness related, interior design & running around after my three children.
Qualifications:  
Currently completing my Level 3 Personal Trainer

Classes: Circuits, Bootcamp, HIIT & Body Conditioning

As well as taking an active role in sports and fitness her whole life Vicky is now living her dream of soon becoming a PT,  she also has a wealth of experience in marketing & communications, including event management and PR.

Contact her for all links you which to have with Balance on vicky@balancelifestyleandfitness.co.uk

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Nicky Whitaker
Instructor

Hobbies: Pilates, cooking and interior design.
Qualifications:  Level 3 Personal Trainer, FKPro/ TRX Instructor, Circuits Trainer. BA Hons. History of Art.
Classes: Stretch/Core and Personal Training

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Kara Herbert
Yoga Teacher

Hobbies: All things yoga and dance, swimming, walking, reading, travelling and recently skiing!
Qualifications: 500hr Vinyasa Flow Yoga in India, 200hr Hatha Yoga in Morocco and London both Yoga Alliance UK accredited. 2:1 BA Hons Creative Arts (Dance & Art). Extensive CPD workshops and courses in both Dance and Yoga.
Classes: Yoga classes and retreat days.

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Mirella Lamarina
Yoga Teacher

Hobbies: A chilled Mum to my beautiful daughter, meditating, reading and meeting up with friends.
Qualifications: Ashtanga and Hatha yoga training in India, she also runs retreats in her native Italy and in and around Bath as well as at Balance
Classes: Yin and Yang yoga classes

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Ruth Timm
Yoga Teacher

Hobbies: I like to read, take long walks in the countryside and hang out with friends and family.
Qualifications: Diploma in Thai Yoga Massage. Practitioner level from the School of Thai Yoga Massage. British Wheel of Yoga Level 4 Diploma
Classes: Yoga classes

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Maddie Norris
Yoga Teacher

Hobbies: – Running, being with friends
Qualifications: I have been teaching for 3 years now and love practicing all styles of yoga. My classes are energy boosting, friendly and cater for all abilities and ages. I enjoy watching clients yoga practice grow and notice the difference their yoga practice is providing in their daily life.
Classes: Teen Yoga and regular Yoga classes

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Jess Lynch
Level 2/3 personal trainer and level 3 Pilates teacher

Hobbies :Learning more about fitness and trying new ideas, walking her dog and going out with friends.

Jess is a Level 2 Gym Instructor & Level 3 Mat Pilates instructor who loves sharing her passion and knowledge with brand new and experienced practitioners alike. She is a true believer that exercise shouldn’t be taken too seriously (a little bit like life!) – as long as it makes you feel good. However don’t expect an easy ride!

Classes: Pilates classes

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Anna Beament
Pilates Teacher

Hobbies: Busy Mum and loves her fitness, enjoys all things family and friends
Qualifications: Anna  trained as a fitness instructor and personal trainer in 1996. She qualified as a Pilates teacher with the Pilates Institute in London in 2007. Her interest in remedial clients sparked the need to understand more about anatomy and physiology. She subsequently continued her training with Suzanne Scott in Castle Cary as a Foundation teacher in 2010/2011.
Classes: Pilates classes and retreat days.

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Kat Bayly

Kat’s yoga journey began in India in 2012. Two years later she took her yoga teacher training back in India with her teacher from Bristol. She has years of experience and incorporates ROM (range of movement) exercises into her classes to help her students gain mobility, not just flexibility. Kat believes real yoga is about listening to your own body –  not forcing yourself to achieve a ‘shape’ your body is not yet ready for.

Expect Kat to challenge your understanding of your body. Expect her to break postures down into the minutiae using Iyengar inspired alignment cues. Kat will always ensure you are safe in your practice but she doesn’t expect you to follow blindly. Yoga is your journey. You must feel, you must connect to your own body to get the benefits this beautiful practice can bring. Kat brings an authentic yet modern approach to her classes. Expect chanting, modern yoga warm ups, strengthening exercises and traditional yoga postures. You will leave each class feeling calm, accomplished and stretched out.

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Scott Harris

Scott first starting learning kickboxing when he was 16 years old. Within two years he was picked to join the full contact team. His biggest achievement in the sport was fighting the No 3 in the world 60-65kg in a sanda kicking competition! After finished his degree in 2004 he decided he wanted to teach kickboxing for a living.  His biggest achievements as a coach are two of his students becoming the British Sanda Champions!
Classes Kick Boxing
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Karen Burns

Hi, my name is Karen and I have been a Zumba instructor since 2015. Zumba is the perfect exercise workout for everybody and every body!

Zumba takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and an endorphin high each time you leave class!