About Me

My Qualifications
CYQ Level 2 Exercise and Fitness Knowledge – Preston College
CYQ Level 2 Gym Instructor – Preston College
CYQ Level 2 Exercise to Music – Northern Fitness & Education, Leeds
Licensed Boxercise Instructor – Boxercise Boxing Team, Fitness First, Whitefield, Manchester
Licensed Boxercise Personal Trainer Award – as above.
Cardio Kickbox – YMCA Fitness Industry Training, Leicester.
Fitness Pilates – Rachel Holmes, Northern Tennis Club, Manchester.
Julie Foster is a Licensed Boxercise InstructorAquatic Fitness – Speedo, Hydro-actif, Central Leisure Centre, Rochdale.
Pre & Post Natal Aquatic Training – Northern Fitness & Education, Harrogate Ladies College.
First Aid – Preston College.

I am a member of:-
Choreography2Gowww.ChoreographyToGo.com – this is a site that gives me loads of new ideas and new routines for my classes with lots of up to date knowledge of correct techniques for safe and effective exercises. This is one of the companies from which I purchase a lot of training DVD’s.
Get exercise and choreography videos for download on demand from top UK presenter Rachel Holmes at www.choreographytogo.com

Multitrax UKMultitrax UK – this is Europe’s largest supplier of original artist music for Fitness Professionals in which I currently hold my PPL License with. (All instructors in this country, by law, need a PPL Licence). I have a wide range of music for all types of classes all with 32-count phrased. I also purchase training DVD’s from Multitrax and attend educational conventions and tours to further my teaching skills..

Active8Active8Music – another music company in which no PPL License is required. The licence is valid for Active8 recordings only.

CPD’s
In order to gain CPD’s (Continuing Professional Development) I have to attend various conventions and tours such as:-

International Fitness ShowcaseInternational Fitness Showcase – Winter Gardens, Blackpool. This is one of the largest aerobic conventions where Fitness Presenters from all over the world come to Blackpool to present classes and workshops from Hi-Energy & Boxing to Yoga & Relaxation. It creates new and up to date ideas that I incorporate into my own classes and exercises to enhance my personal training sessions ie:–
Abs-tastic – tummy firming exercises
Back to Basics – strengthening that back
De-Stress the Mind – relaxation methods
..and many more

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Body Blast Masterclass Tours – Rachel Holmes (choreographytogo). These tours include Cardio Sculpting, Legs Bums Tums, Body Conditioning and Ab Attack.

Fitness in the North – Northern Fitness & Education, Leeds Metropolitan University. This convention gave me loads of new ideas for my Aqua-Fit from beginners to advanced and my Aqua Natal classes for my pregnant ladies. I also gained lots of Pilates and Stretching ideas for my Fitness Pilates and Toning classes.

I am insured with Professional Fitness and also entered on the Register of Independent Professional Fitness Instructors.

I have CRB Clearance as I teach exercise in various schools in and around Blackpool.

I am proud of my achievements so far in my chosen career and am dedicated to keeping up to date with current trends so that I can continue to help my clients get fit in a fun, professional and healthy environment.

Evening Gazette Article June 2007 – click here