About Steph and Rachel
Continue reading to discover why we started the BWFP and why you would want to train with us…
Unlike other personal trainers, we have both struggled with weight gain alongside a lack of confidence and because of this we have a unique understanding of what that feels like for a woman.
You name it, we’ve done it! Drank too much, eaten the wrong things, followed pointless diets, sat too long on our bottoms, and gained and lost 7 stone between us, all before we hit 30!
Now we’re both on the other side of 40, and are living proof that any woman who wants to make positive changes to become healthier, fitter and happier can do so because we have done it. We even quit the ‘rat race’, retrained as personal trainers and started our own business, talk about making big changes!
It’s now our mission to share our experiences and help empower more women to make big positive changes for a better, healthier and fitter life.
We are the NO EGO female personal trainers of Manchester and Cheshire.
Our focus is on client development and client experience, rather than focusing on our own training and posting selfie images of us in lycra crop tops, eating watermelon every day. We have a serious passion for helping busy women incorporate fitness and health into an often hectic life.
We built up a busy one to one personal training and massage therapy business in London working from The Sanderson Hotel, Champneys Health Spa, The Baglioni Hotel and in clients’ homes across the capital. But we had a desire to lead a less demanding lifestyle and take some time to redefine our business, we relocated to Heaton Moor on the outskirts of Manchester and Stockport in Cheshire and haven’t looked back.
Although we certainly have a desire to bring the BWFP fitcamps to London, we now consider this welcoming community in the North West ‘home’.
Having provided health, fitness and lifestyle services since the mid 2000’s, we have had the privilege of helping hundreds of women bring healthy living into their demanding lives the natural way.
We are opposed to pills, potions, lotions, juices, detoxes, cleanses and fad diets. Our focus is on natural nutrition which comes from the earth, land or sea, and our ethos is no gimmicks or fads in fitness and in health.
After years of working within these fields we know that exercise and fitness are just a small part of what women need to make positive changes, in order to live their healthiest lives, which is why we take an holistic approach to their entire lifestyle and give them the tools and coaching they need to make positive changes in their mind, body and life.
Results matter but we believe they shouldn’t be the end point. We work with clients to evoke a lifestyle shift which creates lasting changes for the rest of their lives.
We set up our women only outdoor bootcamps (fitcamps) and personal training in Heaton Moor because despite the presence of lots of fitness classes and male led bootcamps, there wasn’t anything in the local area or even in the North West that caters specifically for the busy professional woman and busy mums who want and need a little time to work on themselves.
Local boot camps (or fitcamps as we like to call them) tend to be male led and mixed too!
There’s a million drop in exercise classes and mixed service personal trainers but due to the nature of the structure, this means they cannot provide the same level of personal service or tailored attention that our clients want and need. Exercising is fantastic but living a healthy lifestyle requires far more than just that.
Our own mothers (and grandmothers) are our inspirations for wanting to help busy women give a little time and care back to themselves.
Both brought up by incredible working mothers who each raised two children whilst juggling work/life and still managed to cook fresh meals every night from scratch. They are to us the original ‘busy women’ and the reason we are the women we are today.
Our BWFP mascot is in the form of a dinky dapple Dachshund called Stevie Sausage (named after the incredible Stevie Nicks). Stevie often accompanies us to our post school run fitcamp and is a fantastic source of encouragement to the campers and a joy in our lives.
If you would like more information about how we can help you then please do not hesitate to contact us now via our contact page.