Meet the dream team, a group of personalities as varied as what we offer and with a shared passion for fitness, health and wellbeing. We love what we do and think you will too.
Owner / Personal Trainer / Lead Instructor
Stuart started teaching Tai Chi in 1999 and qualified as a personal trainer in 2009. He is inspired by what the human body is capable of; whether a competition body builder, a novice runner training for their first 10k or an 85 year old giving it their all in Tai Chi. Stuart brings his passion for movement and the body to his teaching. “I believe that everyone has the ability to be more than they think they are. It's a great feeling to help people harness their potential and see the results.” Stuart divides him time between running TaiGa, akarmalife studios and the Diet Busters programme.
Fitness Instructor / Pilates Teacher / Business and Marketing Support
Steph has a can-do attitude. Using her experience of a serious back injury and her sporting background, she injects heaps of enthusiasm and motivation into her classes. She is fascinated by the body, the way it moves and how she can support student to reach their goals. Drawing on the anatomical knowledge she's gained through her training and personal study, her classes are never dull. "I hope building on my own experience in overcoming adversity will inspire other people to do the same. I am still working on my body and continually learning and developing, so I can be the best I can in my teaching."
Steph is co-founder of Diet Busters along with Stuart and provides business and marketing support for TaiGa. She values spending her down time with her boys (who keep her active!) or at music concerts using up some of that left over energy.
Fitness Instructor / Pilates Teacher
Lisa qualified as a fitness instructor in July 2014. A runner by background, she has numerous half and full marathons under her belt. She aims to create a happy, energetic atmosphere in her classes that incorporates fun and just a little bit of craziness. Lisa enjoys teaching all of the systems but says, “Putting on a pair of gloves and pummelling the bag is heaven.” Lisa gained her Pilates teaching diploma in January 2017. Mentoring under a Body Control Pilates® teacher since October 2016, she is continuing her studies by completing a Body Control Pilates® conversion course this autumn. Strengthening core muscles, supporting joints and gaining a good understanding of her own body, Pilates helps keep Lisa injury free.
When she's not teaching you can find her next to you in class, walking her dogs, running or on holiday scuba diving and skiing.
Angela has been practising yoga for over 20 years. This September she qualified as a British Wheel Yoga teacher having done the 500 hour 3 year Diploma with Paul Fox. She is also a fully qualified school teacher and currently work supporting families with children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.
" I have 2 children of 21 and 24 years, a husband and a mad hypersensitive cat. I love yoga, gardening, yoga, walking, yoga, and more yoga! I love the sense of balance and mindfullness that yoga can bring, regardless of age, level or ability. Through the correct union of asanas (postures), breathing (pranayama) and relaxation there really is something for everybody to gain."