About Me

Personal Fitness Instructor.


Steph Heard Profile
Steph Heard
Personal Fitness Instructor

I am a Personal Fitness Instructor and Nutritional Advisor. I run classes within the Mid Devon and Exeter areas.

Classes I currently run are Pre and Post Natel Pilates, Circuits Training, Aqua Aerobics, Aerobics, Zumba and Pilates. I also run an Active Ageing class.

I offer a one to one fitness program tailored to suit your specific needs and requirements, as well as advice on all areas of Nutrition.

I am a qualified level 2 Swimming Instructor and can run 1-2-1 and small group swimming lessons to suit all ages and abilities.

I am always looking into setting up new classes in different areas, so please take a look at my classes section and see what classes might suit your area or maybe your group of friends who may wish to try something new!


Qualifications

Whilst studying at college for my A Levels, I qualified as a Lifeguard and a Level 1 Swimming Instructor at Lords Meadow Leisure Centre, Crediton. At 18 I qualified as a Level 2 Swimming Instructor.

After 2 years of working at Lords Meadow Leisure Centre and travelling to Australia, I decided to complete a qualification as a Studio Instructor with The Lifetime Health and Fitness Group, based in Bristol. This gave me my motivation to carry on learning and to complete more courses in the Health and Fitness industry, for which I have a passion and in which I love working.

During this time, I also started up on my own and became a Personal Trainer. I completed my Diploma in Personal Training in Referred Populations. I want to help people in referred populations, such as pre- and post-natal and GP referrals. I have written numerous programs for a variety of clients, ranging from specific strengthening to dietary requirements and rehabilitation.

In 2011 I qualified as a Zumba Instructor and have recently also qualified to teach Aqua Zumba. During this time I have built up a combination of 3 different classes in Crediton.

During all this time I have completed numerous qualifications. These include Group Studio Instructor, Aerobics, Circuit training, Aqua aerobics, Personal Training in referred populations of GP referral and Active Ageing groups. Weight and Nutritional Management, Fitness Pilates, Zumba and Aqua Zumba are also qualifications that I have completed over this period of time.


Membership

I am a member of REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals). REPS is an independent public Register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health enhancing exercise instructors in the UK. One of their key functions is to provide a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry’s agreed national occupational standards.

This ensures that I regularly keep my qualifications up-to-date as new ideas and equipment changes. Enhancing my service to provide clients with exactly what they require.


Experience

In 2008 I started running fitness classes, initially at the Lords Meadow Leisure Centre. Over the course of the next 4 years I ran classes at Exeter Golf and Country Club, David Lloyd Leisure, Exeter, Exe Valley Leisure Centre, Tiverton and have done occasional classes at Riverside Leisure Centre and The Pyramids Leisure Centre, both in Exeter.


Skills

Aerobics Aqua aerobics Aqua Zumba Circuit training Fitness Pilates Group Studio Instructor Lifeguard Personal Training Swimming Instructor Weight and Nutritional Management Zumba
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REPS Register of Exercise Professionals

I am a member of REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals). REPS is an independent public Register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health enhancing exercise instructors in the UK.