A bit about me 

I've always been the "sporty one" from when I was a child. I spent hours playing tennis, swimming, hockey and netball in my early years.


I developed this further when I went on to study Sport Science at The University of Leeds. The four disciplines of Sport Science - anatomy, physiology, bio mechanics and psychology has given me a strong foundation in teaching in an applied setting.

I completed a number of courses at Uni including Level 2 Gym Instructor and an Advanced Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage.

I entered the rat race but continued to play sport and also started Pilates as a means of cross training for marathons. I have completed numerous race distances including the London and Manchester Marathons. I'm a keen parkrunner and aiming to get to my 200th parkrun soon.

I also play netball three times a week in the Winter playing for two teams. Hotshots in the Shrewsbury league and Recycles in the Regional league which takes place in Walsall. Which I love - being in a team environment really pushes me and the social side isn't bad either!

As I entered my 30's I went back to my roots and completed my Level 3 YMCA Personal Training and Pilates courses. 

Having always been in the fitness and sport world it was a natural progression for me to start my own business and Classes with Cara was created. I love passing on my passion for exercise to other people and to motivate them to a point where they enjoy working out. 

I work out of two gyms -  No Gym Required in Coalbrookdale which is a great facility and The Body Barn in Newport which is also awesome. NGR is old converted chapel is the ideal setting for personal training and also the atmosphere is lovely for Pilates classes. There is every piece of equipment you could imagine which keeps sessions new and interesting - no boring weight machines here! The Body Barn is also super private and really lends itself to my style of Personal Training.

Both gyms are personal training gyms and therefore not open to the public, they are extremely private, no mirrors and very quiet. I mainly operate out of here but can do home visits for Pilates sessions.

If you would like to know more about me and my journey please just ask, all my contact details are on the Contact Me page.

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