Learn a little about me, my my approach to fitness and my journey to becoming a fitness instructor, then read some testimonials from Lewes Outdoor Fitness regulars!
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My name is Maria Judd and I started Lewes Outdoor Fitness in 2010. After finishing university, I trained as a teacher and worked as one in Further Education for many years. Just over ten years ago, I decided to throw all my balls up in the air and combine the elements of my life that I enjoyed most into my work - people, teaching, exercise and the great outdoors.
It was then that I retrained with the YMCA to become a personal trainer and I have worked in the fitness industry ever since. A move I have never regretted.
I am a great believer in that it is important when fulfilling a task to understand the purpose of it. I like to extend this principle to my classes. I want people to understand exactly the what and why in every particular exercise – which muscle groups are being worked, what is happening to the heart rate and where people should be working to achieve good posture, form and technique.
For this reason, my classes are small. I like to be able to focus on the individual as well as the group. This also helps people achieve personal aims and goals. I do not exercise with my groups. It is not my workout. It is my job to ensure that all exercises are done correctly for maximum individual benefit and the reduction of risk of injury.
How I Work
I have a very holistic approach to fitness, fitness of mind is just as important as fitness of the body. Exercise (particularly outdoors) has been shown to reduce depression and be a fantastic stress alleviator. I want people to leave my classes not only worked out, but feeling good! I have a great bunch of people in my classes, so there are always laughs and fun as well as work and sweat!
• Level 3 Personal Trainer Award (YMCA)
• GP Referral to Exercise
• Ante/Post Natal Exercise
• Nutritional Advice
• Circuit Training
• Gym Instructor
• Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals
• Fully Insured