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Teresa Wheatley

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Meet Teresa
Teresa Wheatley has a vast amount of experience, with over 19 years in the health and fitness industry and is highly knowledgeable about all aspects of fitness. She is a highly skilled, talented and well respected tutor, teacher, mentor and motivator who prides herself on combining energy, enthusiasm and expertise, all rolled into one! In July 2008 Teresa founded the company Inspire Fitness to enable her to start building her own brand of personal, professional and inspiring fitness teaching and wellness training. She is renowned for being extremely professional yet personable which, combined with her wide ranging background has seen her being offered many different and exciting opportunities including presenting both internationally and nationally in many different disciplines.

As well as a commitment to fitness, Teresa has ensured, through her work that she has been able to make a real difference to others in a wider context. For example, she has also led many large scale charity events over the last ten years for up to 9,000 people at any time for a number of charities including Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life.

Her own continuing development has seen her specialise in many areas such as Pilates and Pre and Post Natal Training. This has led to many opportunities including being invited to become a Tutor and Assessor for the world renowned fitness training provider, YMCAfit where she now tutors and assesses others on specialist subjects such as ETM, Kids Fitness and Street Dance. She has just finished filming for their latest video which will be available through all major UK retailers in 2011. This year, has also seen her work with another fitness company to produce a range of videos available online which cover a number of fitness areas including Aerobics, Pilates and Pre and Post Natal Fitness.

Teresa has trained a wide variety of individual clients, ranging from elite Olympic and International athletes to complete beginners and those with severe disabilities. She is a versatile and extremely motivating and inspirational trainer who adapts well, making her sessions effective, fun and safe. This ensures that her clients, not only, achieve their goals, but also maximize their potential whilst providing them with the skills to reach beyond their expectations.

She has modelled for various fitness and swimwear companies and also for a company advertising spectacles with pictures being found in National magazines. Many of her events have been televised, such as a World Record attempt and many of the charity warm ups.

For more information on Teresa visit her personal website,

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Fitness Expert Profile
Name: Teresa Wheatley
Birthplace: Epsom, Surrey
First job: My first 'proper' jobs were a combination of teaching aerobics, swimming and being a lifeguard!....not all at the same time...but clearly I thought just having one job was being lazy
Current occupation: Group Fitness Instructor, Tutor and Assessor and Mummy
Fitness specialism: Kids Fitness, Pilates, Pre and Post Natal Fitness
Favourite book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Favourite film: Anchorman, Year One, Hot Rod are all sooo funny
Favourite music: This Woman's Work Maxwell MTV Unplugged....what a voice! Reflective and inspiring all at once!
Favourite gadget: iPhone
Favourite website: facebook ... enables me to keep 'close' to those who are so far away
Hours spent exercising each week: 22 at least
How has exercise helped you: given me a job that I adore and a happy, healthy and energetic life
Downtime: Spent with the best friends and family you could ever wish for
Naughty treat: Pepsi Max
Best piece of advice: let yourself dream a little but allow yourself to be happy for what you have however big or small

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