Hi! I’m Sarah Parker – owner and instructor for Sarah Parker Fitness and mother/referee of two girls.
Like many I came to exercise later in life and for weight loss reasons – did the customary P.E. at school (not hating it but not pursuing it either) and I dabbled in sport when I was at university. But when I got married and moved to America I had no friends, no job and nothing but endless days of daytime TV and Dunkin’ Donuts. For the first time in my life I felt fat and so I joined the gym. I loved the classes, loved the results and through the people I met I was able to find work – it was the beginning of my life in America!
Back to Britain – I started working as a full-time gym instructor in 1999, at the same time training in exercise to music. By 2000 I had trained in other disciplines and became a freelance fitness instructor, working in various gyms around the Manchester area and also several workplaces, as well as a being a pilates personal trainer.
I decided to train in pre and post natal when I started thinking about starting a family, wondering how I would be able to maintain my work level whilst pregnant. I couldn’t! And once I gave up work I couldn’t find anywhere local that had a pregnancy Pilates class. So I was quite keen to set up my own. After some gentle prompting from pregnant clients, I was encouraged to set up a postnatal class where childcare is not an issue!
I hope you will find the range of classes I provide useful – if you have any particular classes or times you’d prefer, I’m always open to suggestions! And if you have any questions about my classes please do get in touch.