FitMix has continued to grow in popularity and with an ever expanding class timetable, I am delighted to have another fitness instructor join me.

Ella Connor takes Tollesbury Bootcamps and Wednesday morning Bootcamp in Birch, she can also offer personal training and small group training from her FitMix gym in Little Wigborough.

Ella Connor.

Having played lots of sport at school and university, I fell out of the habit of exercising in my 20s, and the combined effect of that and a desk job meant I found myself entering my 30s overweight and unfit. After my first son was born I worked hard to lose the weight and after my second son was born I started training with Charlotte and attending FitMix classes.

This led to me discovering a passion for fitness - in particular strength training, running and obstacle racing. It was a natural next step for me to qualify as a fitness instructor (CYQ Level 2), joining FitMix in April 2016. I  have my Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification and am also an England Athletics Leader in Running Fitness.

I continue to race in the FitMix Race Squad team competitively in obstacle and running races and have a passion for introducing "non-runners" to both sports. I know, from my own experience, what it feels like not to be content in your own body and firmly believe that the secret to happiness in your own skin is regular, varied and challenging exercise which makes your body work functionally and connects it with your mind.