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 Fitness trainers want to change the industry - April, 16, 2015. Fit School, Epping, Essex.

Fit School Epping

On Saturday 12th March, to coincide with International Women’s Day, the first ever WIFE in Business Day is being held at Premier Inn Reading Central.

Want to increase and attract your perfect clients? Understand how to reach your audience through blogs, websites and social media updates from fitness writer and author Karen Laing.

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Karen Lisa Laing announces her new WEBSITE to focus on her fitness writing and journalist, specialising in fitness and women’s health. She combine life as a freelance writer with teaching Pilates and pre/post natal fitness, being a mum of two and co-directing fitness business Fit School with Chris, in Essex. Karen has recently had her first published blog in THE HUFFINGTON POST - Don't be afraid to exercise after the lose of a baby. Please take a look.

Race for Life, 15th July, Epping

Why not listen to the Heart Essex Podcast from the Race for Life, Epping Event. You can hear Karen's interview at 1:26 mins, but do listen to the entire podcast, and well done to the 1,300 inspiring ladies who took part in the event to raise money for Cancer Research.

Guardian Series - 21st May, Karen Lisa Laing Finalist for National Award

Karen Laing of Epping-based fitness business Fit School has made it to the final stage of the What’s on 4 Little Ones awards, which is only voted on by recent mothers. Read all about it here

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Fit School partnership with local Breast Cancer Care team - 19th May release

Fit School's Karen spoke at this event hosted by the Breast Cancer Care team at St Margaret's Hospital on 19th May. The event, held at Epping Hall was open to all women who have been through breast cancer and will feature specialists in the field. The event is about promoting regular exercise which has been proven to help prevent recurrence of the disease.

Breast Cancer Care partnership

"Thank you for you very inspirational and motivational talk this morning – so many women felt inspired by the contents of your talk" Caroline Baya Macmillan Specialist Breast Care Nurse

"Thank you for your charismatic and inspiring talk" Ruth McCrea Lead Breast Cancer Research Sister (Breast Unit)

Pre & Post Natal Award FINALIST - 20th March release

We are very excited to share the news that Karen is a finalist for a What’s on for Juniors Award in the pre & post natal category. The awards evening will be held on the 19th June.

Electric Run - 5th May release

Did you know Fit School had a team running at the Electric Run in London on 2nd May. It was a bit mad but we had a great time. Check out our action video from the event Electric Run.

@WIFEEpping - 27th March release

Do you tweet? Then follow @WIFEEpping and join in the conversation every Wednesday with Karen.  #WIFEonW is a networking group held in Epping and hosted by WIFE Ambassador @KarenLLaing as part of @WIFEevent organization.

WIFE Conference (Women In Fitness Empowerment) - 25th March release

WIFE was founded to support, promote and inspire women in the fitness industry. The brainchild of fitness model, personal trainer and tutor Jacqueline Hooton, WIFE's March conference included some of the top female names in the fitness industry:

Charlotte Ord (from TV's Biggest Loser)

Katie Bulmer- Cooke (The Apprentice)

Rachel Holmes (UK's leading female fitness presenter)

Christianne Wolff (celebrity trainer and best selling author of Body Rescue Plan)

WIFE Rising Stars will feature the next generation of women in fitness.  Karen has been selected to speak at the event in September. We would love your ideas and feedback.

You can get behind #TeamKaren by tweeting or sharing your stories. Let us know how Karen has inspired your fitness or health journey.


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This Girl Can Campaign #thisgirlcan

Super excited about this news. We simply love the This Girl Can Campaign and Karen is supporting as an Essex Amabssador. Look out for her in the area where her t-shirt #thisgirlcan.

Anti-Ageing Pilates Classes in the local Epping News

Take a look on page 9 of Talk About Epping or we have also added the article for easy access to read -

Anti-ageing Pilates classes in Epping

Pilates Spa Retreat

After the massive success of our first Pilates Spa Retreat at Lifehouse Spa near Frinton, we're heading back for some autumn spa action on October 16th. Why not join us?


WI Sports Week 12 - 18 September

Karen took part in the Women's Institute Sports Week, sharing her knowledge and tips as part of the WIFE expert team. Karen was also invited to the local, WI ladies in Epping to host a discussion on WI Sports Week and how it could benefit their members.


Kids Street Dance Workshop

We had a very successful Fit School Street Dance Workshop with Sam Golle at the start of the summer holidays in July. It was a great hit with all the kids and we will definitely be running more in 2017.


Peaceful Pilates Workshop - 17th July

Think breathing, mobilizing and technique. The workshop was a huge hit for those who love precision or perhaps wanted to give Pilates a try. New Autumn Pilates Workshops available. Why not book.


Race for Life, North Weald

A team of Fit School members joined Race for Life on the 13th July, from the 10k to the 5k. We have walkers, runners and sprinters. It's always a super way to spend time with our members and also raise money for Cancer Research. This year Karen also took to the stage to warm up all the participants and got us moving to some super tunes!


Pilates Upgrade Workshop - 3rd July

This was a challenging workshop where we'll explored some of the more advanced Pilates moves and look at ways of including body weight resistance training AND small equipment circuits to challenge the body and individuals workout.


Pilates Spa Retreat

On the 17th April, Karen and a few Fit School members headed off to the Lifehouse Spa for a day of Pilates and relaxation.


We are excited for the London FitPro Live 2016 event taking place on 8-9 April at the Novotel London West.

Come along on Saturday, 09:00-10:15 to listen to, Understanding the 'female factor', with Katie Bulmer-Cooke, Jacqueline Hooton (WIFE Events), Mary Huckle and our very own Karen Laing. Sharing their story and addressing how their experience can influence how PTs communicate to their female audience/clients more effectively. The panel will also assist the audience to better understand the female psyche and narrative. The session will close with an open Q&A.

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