Aislinn – Owner/Instructor
Aislinn has worked in fitness all her life. She set up BootyFit as she’s passionate about people feeling better about themselves, although found people that may most benefit from exercise, often felt too nervous or self conscious or attend. So BootyFit was created to offer an atmosphere where every female was welcome……fitness level, size and what you wear is not important. Being made to feel welcome and having fun is top of the agenda!
Shelley – Owner/Instructor
How can we put it mildly…..Shelley is crazy about exercise!!! She’s always enjoyed exercise, although became very focussed after gaining 5 stone during pregnancy. She totally understands the concept of eating for two (celebrations were her pregnancy craving) so now exercise is part of her daily life. She loves weights, makes press-ups look easy and knows how to throw a punch on the pads. Although her ultimate favourite is running as she loves the feeling of freedom and appreciating what her body can do. Shelley is one of the regular running trainers but she’s also the ‘organiser’ at BootyFit. From spreadsheets to the social calendar, she’s your girl. As she loves cooking and studying nutrition she looks after all of the food content with our online programmes.
Lynsey – Instructor
Well, they say it runs in the family! Meet our recently qualified BootyFit instructor, Lynsey who is Shelley’s sister and also a fan of exercise. Lynsey started running ten years ago when she hit a low following a prior relationship split. She wanted to build herself up again and after a number of years of gym memberships which she could never quite gel with, one day she decided to put on her iPod and go out for a little walk/jog for the first time. Ten years later she’s never looked back and today maintains a healthy running distance of around 15-20 miles a week. Running is Lynsey’s passion and something she describes as “the best medicine of all” which she relates to more in recent times where one of life’s blows tried to take her “off her running track”. After some BootyFit encouragement to get her back on track again, it has proved to her just how powerful and healing running is and it has increased her love of running so much that she’s now a running instructor. Lynsey is also a real people person and gains great pleasure in motivating others to meet their fitness goals and seeing them happy.
Mags – Instructor
I’ve always exercised and my favourite way to do this is definitely with team sports for the camaraderie, team spirit and social community that you have pleasure of becoming part of.
I started playing Camogie (don’t worry, you may not be the first person that’s never heard of it!!) from the age of 4, but retired once I started a family. In honesty, I could never find an activity to replace this until I joined BootyFit.
All ladies that come along are fantastic and everyone has joined for their own reasons (and there are so many reasons from marathon training, help with depression, anxiety, weight loss, meeting other like-minded ladies in the area, social….and the list could go on)
We’re a growing community running group and it’s a pleasure to see the wonderful transformation of confidence and determination of these ladies.
As I’m always happy to promote busy ladies to strive for that happy, healthy life balance and all important ME time when opportunity arose to become an Bootyfit instructor I gripped it with both hands and haven’t looked back.
Hope to see you at a session soon
Emma – Instructor
‘I am Mum!
But before becoming Mum I had a life full of a different sort of adventure…..I would holiday anywhere there is sea and scuba dive, fish, swim & I loved camping
Feeling lost for many reasons that life brings our way I found BootyFit and had my first session at the end of November 2018 (Shhh I had never run before!) I found something I needed…..not just the exercise but the chatting, the positive vibe, the rush of endorphins, even the opportunity to be supported and to support others, I found my tribe!
As I loved it so much (and went from a size 18 to a 12) I trained to become a BootyFit running instructor
Before all of this I spent over 10 years working in the wonderful world of recovery, supporting people to feel good about themselves, to stop or at least try to change unhealthy habits. Funny enough this included every aspect of life! I ran groups, we would do yoga, meditation, work on weekly plans, discover ways to feel super fabulous that is sustainable, affordable and lasts.
Kerry – Instructor
As a child I always played sport! Soccer and Gaelic football were my life from a very young age.
As an adult things couldn’t be more different!
My career saw me working long hours and having children meant I had zero energy and exercise was the last thing on my mind.
In April 2019 I was persuaded by a friend to try Bootyfit. I’d never enjoyed running and was reluctant to even go for my taster. Unfit and overweight I felt sick as we stood there waiting…everyone looked like runners and all seemed to know each other. I started off walking, then jogging and before long I had the running bug!
Every one was lovely and there were all different abilities meaning I never felt uncomfortable. My running has improved as has my confidence and mental well-being and I’ve got a lovely bunch of friends!
I trained to become a running instructor in October and haven’t looked back!
I love being able to motivate others to achieve their individual goals whatever they may be, being the listening ear and having a giggle with a bunch of like minded ladies!
Fran – Instructor
As a mum of two I always put exercise off, telling myself I didn’t have time with two kids and a hectic job.
Then one day I thought ‘of course I have time, just give up an hour of the day for me’ and that’s when Bootyfit popped into my life.
I saw an advert on Facebook when my little one was a few months old and just went for it and I’ve never looked back.
I have run on and off in the past, even completing the London marathon in 2017 but I knew I had to start from scratch.
The Bootyfit community welcomed me instantly and it felt like a family. Although sometimes it’s hard to find the time, it is the best therapy and such a lovely way to meet new ladies.
I became a Bootyfit instructor to help other ladies realise they can do it. We all live in a world where time is precious, 60 minutes for you will make such a difference to your day or week.