I’m April, and I am a yoga teacher, personal trainer and health coach based in Plymouth. I’m so passionate about helping people achieve their health goals, and hope you can find something of value to you on my site, whether that’s through my online studio, personal training services, or informational blog posts!
Fitness never came naturally to me. I joined the military as a musician because I wanted to play professionally, and completing the fitness aspect was definitely a shock to the system! Before I joined up, I would hate working up a sweat, I hated how red I went when I exercised, and in all honesty, it just felt like too much effort!
People literally laughed in my face when I told them I was going to join the military…
I had really low confidence as a teen, and struggled with eating disorders until my early twenties. But, joining the military did show me how getting fit could have such an amazing effect on your wellbeing, and although I hated every moment of basic training, I actually did fairly well! I proved to myself that I could achieve what I put my mind to, and I love inspiring clients to do the same now!
I fell in love with yoga on a retreat in Bali, and it was there that I truly started to heal my relationship with my body too. I have since trained in Rishikesh as a 200hr yoga teacher, qualified as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal trainer. Before Coronavirus, I was teaching classes here in Devon, and loving it! I’ve had my membership for over a year now, but since Coronavirus, a lot more of my work has been online and you can now join me for Zoom classes, whether you’re a member, or you pay as you go!
As I write this, I am now studying a Level 3 Sports Massage Course, Level 4 Advanced Nutrition Course, and an Access to Higher Education Course with the intention to apply to study Physiotherapy at University in 2021! I can’t wait to continue growing my online services, whilst learning more about the miraculous human body!
Of course, there is more to me than health and fitness! I live with my amazing partner Lucy and our sprocker, Ruby. We love to travel, I have a creative side, and I’ve definitely inherited my Nan’s baking gene! Oh, and we recently bought a van, so be prepared for a fair few posts on that too!
So that’s a little round up of where I’m at now! If you want to know more about how I can help you, have a little browse of the site, or feel free to email me with any questions!
April Joy x