The fitness industry, personal training and me…

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At the age of 16 I left home for the bright lights of London to pursue my dream of becoming a professional dancer. I studied for 3 Years at The Laban Centre gaining a Diploma in Dance Theatre and then successfully auditioned for a place on The Laban Centres Advanced Performance Course, more commonly known as “Transitions Dance Company”. Upon leaving Transitions Dance Company I continued to work throughout Europe and Asia as a professional dancer for a number of well respected and Internationally recognised Directors and independent artists.

My interest in sport, fitness and human biology lead me to first becoming qualified as a Gym Instructor as a fill in between dance contracts and from there my passion for working in the fitness industry started to grow and I worked to attain a greater and deeper knowledge in my new career. I cut my teeth as a Personal Trainer working in the corporate fitness scene in “the City” and worked to achieve a substantial and varied client base that saw celebrities, bankers, artists and company directors. I continue and enjoy managing the same level of client base in Bedfordshire and relish the opportunity to apply and develop my skills with each new client.

The performer in me has never totally left and now helps me deliver a variety of exciting group fitness classes for adults. More recently I have discovered a new flare and passion for bringing group fitness classes to children and work closely with Bedford Borough Council and the School Sports Partnership to deliver these. I have also become very involved with The Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Bedford and work with a number of clients offering specific and rehabilitative fitness training.

My personal belief in the human body and its ability to heal itself has lead me to being awarded a place at The British School of Osteopathy where I shall continue further studies to become and Osteopath which will then allow me to offer a further service to my current and future clients.

Rachel Benton & Associates

Personal Training, Bedford UK

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