A determined mum who shed four stone after her weight ballooned when she had two children is passing on the secrets of her success to others.
Sara Bedford launched Belle Betty Fitness in September last year to run outdoor fitness classes.
Sessions held in Barrowby have been so successful she is to hold a new class in Wyndham Park, Grantham, from 10am-11am on Wednesdays from January 22.
Sara, a former NHS manager who moved to Grantham in 2007, is a qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer.
She said: “Having had my children 15 months apart, I gained four stone in weight, was unfit and miserable with the way I looked.
“A holiday photo was the turning point – sitting in sunshine on the beach in jeans and a tunic top, covering up and feeling self-conscious. So I started to eat healthier, cut back on treats and portion sizes and the weight very slowly came down.”
Sara took up exercising, running and visiting the gym, doing weights and yoga classes, and for the past two years has been competing in triathlons.
She said: “I was spending so much time exercising that my partner suggested I should make it a career and so I retrained with YMCAfit.
“I started Belle Betty Fitness with the aim of introducing people to the benefits of exercising outside. I have enjoyed training outdoors in all weathers, watching the seasons change, feeling the sun, wind and rain, and most importantly staying out of the gym which I find monotonous, claustrophobic and, for most people, unproductive.
“My outdoor fitness classes offer a full body workout and are ideal for people of any age or fitness level.
“My clients are encouraged and motivated to work hard at their own level in all weathers with the aim of improving fitness, feeling good, building strength and aiding weight–loss. In addition to this exercising in the open is proven to be a great stress buster.”
The classes in Barrowby take place on Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30am-10.30am.
For more details, call Sara on 07941 179349, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bellebettyfitness