It All Began at the Age of 4 thanks to my mum
My love for all things active started at a young age - 4 to be precise - when my mum took me along to my first Gymnastics session. Something about her no longer being able to handle my energy levels or the fact I was teaching myself somersaults off the couch! It was a great move.
That day moulded who I have become and my love for all things health and wellbeing
After competing in Gymnastics until I was around 15 I moved my interests into Trampolining, horse-riding, mountain biking, surfing... basically anything active. So it was only natural for me to become a personal trainer. I settled in to a career in fitness at the age of 21 with my first Personal Training job in London. Long story short, I worked my way up to management level and then at 30 was gifted the opportunity to open an office for the company in California.
My superpower is helping women become the best version of themselves while pursuing the kind of life they actually want.... one with abundant fitness, health and confidence.
I spent 18 months in Cali and fell in love with the place before I was relocated to New Zealand, where I also fell in love. After 8 years of travelling I came back to England and settled in Cheshire. London just didn't have the pull for me after 10 years travelling to such wonderful outdoorsy places. It was here - in Chester, Cheshire I set up my own Personal Training studio where I'm still very actively working with clients (www.ktchaloner.co.uk)
I wanted to create a non-intimidating space for women to and focus on their health and fitness the right way. No perfect outfits. No Instagram filters. No bull***T diets or latest fads. Just a sensible and results driven place to get results. 80% of my client base is women over 40 and I noticed they didn't expect nor want to be a size 6 more preferring to look at wellbeing as both mental and physical health with a generous sprinkle of living life and enjoying a of glass of bubbles every now and then!
As a 40+ woman myself I know how getting and keeping healthy can get harder. I created Fit + Feelgood for all the women who can't work directly with me at the studio to open up our wonderful programmes and ethos far and wide
Always saying yes to every opportunity that is presented. The scary ones always deliver the best rewards
Fake. Be your authentic self at all times and love yourself for it. You only get one ride on this train. Do it as you.
At the gym with my delightful clients, in the forest with my gorgeous dog, planning global domination + my bed (always!)
Morning coffee + cuddles with my dog at 5am, so I'm up and at it by 6am. Walks in the forest, daily workouts, meet great clients, Kombucha, Bed by 9pm (What!)
My lovely personal training studio is based in Chester where I am based everyday and still actively working with clients
Greys Anatomy over and over
Kombucha... I'm hooked
The Blue Zones (fscinating)
Christmas Films - Always!
I've recently got into Podcasts
My Favorite Things
Traveling — road trips are my favourite. Grab the Girls. Grab the Jeep and head off - anywhere
my happy place!
The Ocean! It's my zone of serenity and the only place I can relax properly
Long lazy walks with my favourite friend by my side. I'm a dog girl. Just one Woman and her Dog.
My Favorite Things
The Ocean. I love the water, whether in it or on it. The waves are so peaceful. It's a feeling like no other
my guilty pleasure
Coffee and cake everytime. I can't seem to have one without the other
My Mum! She is one epic lady and amazes me every day with her kindness and patients. Best holiday buddy and after walking 26miles with me around Iceland a true Hero.
Where I stand on the super important stuff... Agree / disagree?
It's been on my bucket list forever and in 2019 I took my mum away for a weeks R&R on the Pembrokeshire coast in a place called St Davids. How unbelievably beautiful. We stayed in a great little cottage on a working farm with complete peace and quiet. The coastal path and views here are spectacular and it will/has become a regular on my getaway list. Some of my favourite things:
Coastal walk from Aberreiddy to Porthgain. Be sure to pack a picnic and take some time on the secluded Traeth Llyfn beach. You'll also want to stop at the blue lagoons along the way.
Porthgain harbour for the best fish and chips in the region. Make sure you book early at the Shed. It's popular!
Coastal walk from Porthclais Harbour (best ice cream ever!) to St Justinians where you can get the boat over to Ramsey Island
We stayed at St davids Cottages who are a local farming family.
After getting the opportunity to live in California for 18 months I instantly fell in love! The people, THE SUN! the scenery just all got me. If you're planning a trip I love:
Laguna Beach for volleyball swooning
Newport shopping mall for those US goodies
San Diego Gas Lamp Quarter for dinner and a tattoo
Visiting Mission San Luis Obispo for some culture
Driving PCH1 all from Laguna to San Francisco for amazing views
Driving to Palm Springs and visiting Joshua Tree park plus a days shopping in PS followed by a show - what a place!
Heading to Santa Monica for the day
Lunch at Geoffreys in Malibu
Dinner at Nobu in Malibu
Horse riding in Malibu
Sipping coffee in Starbucks wishing I lived in Malibu!
I am so fortunate to only live a couple of hours from Anglesey, as there is nothing I don't love about escaping here. Everything is rural and just incredible. It's a real place to wind down and enjoy rugged nature at it's finest.
Coastal walk from Aberffraw to Rhosneiger making sure you stop at the Oyster catcher for a delicious lunch. In summer you can sit out on the deck.
Newborough beach is one of my all time favourites. Baxter and I can spend endless hours here, just be careful you don't get lost! You can wander through the forest and down to the beach. Either walk for miles to Maltreath or head over to Llynddwyn Island. The island is steeped in history and culture and so worth seeing. Just check tide times.
Red Wharf bay hosts The ship which is a great fish and chip shop, but not before you've put the miles in on the coastal path, or if the tide is out by walking along to Benllech Beach. You wont need a stop, but if you're taking it easy St Davids has a beautiful terrace for coffee.
My mum always wanted to go to Iceland and I'd always wanted to do something big, so when the Breast Cancer charity Marathon came up in Iceland there was no doubt I was doing it... and taking my mum with me. What an amazing experience. Granted we walked a marathon which was quite exhausting, but to spend a week with my mum in this beautiful country was recuperation of a different kind.
We raised over £5000 for breast cancer and then walked 26.2 miles through the night during the summer solstice to achieve something remarkable. The views, the peace and quiet, the achievement and the company were all breath-taking.
On the days either side of the marathon we took to relaxing in thermal pools, climbing small volcanoes, exploring waterfalls and enjoying local cuisine. A fabulous place to visit.
What can I say and where to begin! If you're lucky enough to travel to Barbados you're guaranteed a relaxing time. From the food, the ocean, the people.. it's all spectacular.
I am a huge fan on Oistins the local fish market south of Bridgetown. On a Friday and Saturday you can enjoy a huge plate of street food for $15 and engage with the locals dancing and playing games.
If upmarket is a bit more your plan then the Lonestar, Champers and Cin Cin all located near to Holetown are a must. London cuisine looking over the ocean.
Other to-do's on your list would include the flower caves, a catamaran cruise, Ju-Ju beach and the Cliff (££££) for their Sunday live music sessions
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As a personal trainer I know we are all individuals and there is no one size fits all. So if you're not sure which programme is for you just get in touch. We can talk all about it and put a little pick and mix solution together for you.
did we just become best friends?