The start of Fit Friends and who we are!

Nic and Di joined forces combining their professional skills as a counsellor and exercise physiologist to create Fit Friends as a total wellbeing programme.

We believe that taking the time to improve both physical and mental health fosters a happier and healthier life.

The concept of Fit Friends was developed during a discussion Nic and I were having about physical and mental health, and we agreed that being fit contributed greatly to health. However, people didn’t generally enjoy working out alone and would give up after a short time of trying to engage with the gym. Additionally, we also agreed that friendships and talking alleviated many low-key mental health issues.

During this difficult financial crisis people looking for personal training might find the expensive of 1:1 PT costly, we developed a number of options to help with the cost of good quality coaching from professional personal trainers.

Members of Active Aims and Fit Friends also get access to half price counselling, we feel mental health is as an important part of well-being as physical health.

The Team


Exercise Physiologist & Founder

“Hi, I’m Di, and have been an exercise physiologist since 1995, qualifying with the American College of Sports Medicine. Since then it has been interesting developing my skills sets and adding qualifications as a corrective exercise practitioner, golf fitness specialist, and psychological coach.

Health and fitness have been my passion for many years now, starting at the the age of 8 swimming competitively, at the age of 14 playing hockey and tennis with my parents. To this day I still play competitive hockey and tennis which I still have a great passion for.

I am a mother and now a grandmother, but age is never a barrier. If anything age is positive, your eyes go a little but my ability to see through bullshit is excellent… so if you want to achieve a goal I can definitely help you get there.


Counsellor & Founder

“Hi, I’m Nic, and have been a counsellor now for 9 years. My skill is to listen to you and help you make sense of your thoughts; then guide you through the maze that your mind has created. It gives me great satisfaction to watch my clients become more aware of their thoughts and the impact they can have on behaviour.

I enjoy cooking and developing new recipes. I also have 2 children 8 & 13 who keep me busy. Although the gym isn’t probably my greatest love, I do workout 2-3 times per week, as well as walking our dog.”


Personal Trainer

Laura is a Fit Friends Personal Trainer. She has always had an interest in physical fitness & exercise, and in particular cardio fitness.

Laura loves to meet new people and enjoys helping them to achieve their health and fitness goals. Laura is also a mum to 2 little boys who keep her on her toes…


Personal Trainer

I am a personal trainer who has a passion for helping others achieve their goals by being realistic and safe. I love sport and have been involved with fitness for most of my life and take pride in passing that passion onto my clients.


Personal Trainer

I have been working in the fitness industry for 30 years, starting out as a class instructor and devolving my skills through all the workout fads.
Originally my passion was athletics and I performed to a reasonable standard, until niggles in my back forced me to stop competing. I now use core classes / Pilates and strength training to keep my back strong.

I enjoy walking my dog, cycling and swimming.


Personal Trainer

My passion for exercise started at a young age, helping my mother at the gym by picking weight plates and giving them to her!

Throughout my childhood I did various martial arts alongside weight lifting until I found my love for dance. For the last 20 years I have performed, choreographed and taught extensively throughout the UK and further afield.
The natural progression for me was to qualify as a personal trainer / coach it has been very rewarding being able to share and help others find the same joy in exercise.

My specialist areas are, flexibility, strength training, core and stability.


Personal Trainer

Hi, I’m Emily. I’m a free spirit, happy and outdoorsy. I love being in nature, exploring and travelling.

My favourite ways to keep fit include strength training, biking, running and yoga.

I enjoy finding new recipes for vegetarian food, practising clean living and all things positivity and wellness.

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