Helping you move more freely; keeping you mobile and strong, so you can simply enjoy life!

Introduction to Pure Stretch - A fun approach to flexibility and core strength...

Biomechanics Coach

As a Biomechanics Coach I have a real interest in how the body works and am keen to help others improve the way that they use their body. Using the Bio Mechanics systems and exercises, a Biomechanics Coach will  help build awareness of how we use our body, developing our ability to move well, in turn helping us to move more freely, all of which leads to less pain and fewer injuries!

Intelligent Walking and Nordic Walking

Walking is key to our health, it is easy to do and readily accessible. The NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommends walking to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, strokes, cancer, obesity and type 2 diabetes, to keep our musculoskeletal system healthy and to promote mental wellbeing. Both Intelligent Walking and Nordic Walking are designed to use major muscle groups which, when activated and used appropriately, help maintain muscle tone, improve cardiovascular fitness, achieve weight loss and bring a wealth of health benefits.  Keeping healthy really can be so easy! Intelligent Walking is available as a Corporate Offer to aid Employee well being or to individuals on request.

Simply Fit – Signature Classes

My Simply Fit signature classes are designed to work the whole body and are run specifically for the over 50's; with strength, balance, posture and mobility exercises. There are a number of standing and seated classes on offer which include both men and women, whose ages range from 50 to 95! These classes are evidence that keeping fit and healthy can be enjoyed and maintained whatever your gender, physical challenges or your age!

Pure Stretch

Pure Stretch is a dynamic approach to fitness; it incorporates many Pilates and Yoga style moves but with more choreography and flow. Classes are designed to improve muscle strength and mobility and overal flexibility. Pure Stretch helps to improve range of movement and ease low-grade aches and pains whilst strengthening and conditioning the whole body. My class is enjoyed by both men and women; the routines have brought benefits to all levels of exercisers; with notable improvements for golfers, players of racket sports, climbers, runners and netball players who now incorporate and enjoy stretch as a part of their fitness regime.

MartinMartinHertford Heath Class
I have found the Pure Stretch courses useful and I do seem to be more flexible. I have enjoyed the results and loss of some stiffness too.
"Another fab week at stretch and my lower tummy muscles were alerted to wake up and reminded me I actually have some. Such an enjoyable and rewarding class, thank you".
TracyTracyHertford Heath Class
Cheryl pitches the classes just right, they are fun with the right balance of discipline. I love the classes, I never get bored. Cheryl always knows if we are needing any help, ensures we are working correctly and is very encouraging. Thank you".
I enjoy the Simply Fit class because of the usefulness of the exercises to everyday life. I like the fact that Cheryl tailors the class as far as possible to individual needs within the diverse age range of the class; also taking into account different people’s strengths and weaknesses. The main benefit for me is the awareness of everyday movements and knowing how to perform them correctly (or at least knowing when one is doing them incorrectly) and prevention of further problems as well as increasing existing mobility.
Pat LPat LHertfordshire
Following replacement of both my hips, complications left me with balance issues. Friends recommended me to Cheryl’s exercise classes and I started in November 2011. I have noticed a great improvement, not only in my balance but also in my general health as Cheryl’s classes help me keep mobile and maintain flexibility.  Cheryl instructs us to do our exercises in a precise way, she keeps us all under supervision to ensure we do them safely and effectively. The classes are also fun and we spend quite a lot of time laughing.  For these reasons no one ever wants to leave her classes. I certainly cannot ...
Hi Cheryl a big thank you for your dedication to us during classes. I always feel better on a Friday, more realigned and supple. Although I do some of the exercises at home it is not the same as having you talk us through them. I hope you will be able to continue for many years to come. Liz x
I really enjoy Cheryl’s Exercise class with its friendly atmosphere. You are able to work at your own pace and ability and I found it particularly helpful since having a knee replacement with building muscle and stretching exercise, it has aided my recovery considerably. Thank You, Marianne
EddieEddieHoddesdon, Herts
Cheryl has recently started a ‘Pure Stretch’ class at our Squash/Racketball Club. The class is attended by long standing sports people and without exception everyone is finding a benefit. The ‘Pure Stretch Page’ of this website really does sum up what you get! Can’t recommend this enough!!

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Why flexi is the new fit – Saturday Telegraph 25th Feb 17

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