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I had been running for a long time, and been involved in triathlon for just a few years, when I took the plunge and signed up for my first IM70.3 in 2018. I decided to find a coach to help me achieve this, a coach who needed to be just right for me as a person, a terrified but excited first timer who was full of uncertainty but fully committed. In addition to this I hoped that I wasn’t pushing my luck in trying to find a female coach who could relate to and empathise with the physical and emotional changes and challenges that women face. Allie has everything I was looking for and more! Not only does she have all the necessary qualifications and qualities I was looking for in a female coach, she has an invaluable scientific background with numerous personal achievements and passion for triathlon which underpin her knowledge, experience and work ethic. I can’t thank Allie enough for coaching me to my first IM70.3 and I’m currently enjoying her coaching me to two more in 2019.
I can't recommend Allie highly enough for this (marathon training). I managed to get my particularly non- athletic body round this year's London Marathon in a time I was pretty happy with given the heat, and the massive help and support Allie gave me throughout training made the world of difference.
I met Allie earlier in 2016 and she has single handedly changed my life. OK so a bit of an exaggeration but she is thorough and professional, funny when needed and exacting when it comes to training plans and execution. Allie got me from being able to suffer a 10km run to look forward to running and complete my first half marathon in 4 months. That's 4 months worth of training not 4 months to complete the 21.1km. And next year I'm looking forward to further improvements in my performance and more importantly to enjoy training. Thanks, you are fab.
Allie is a great coach who helped me walk 150 miles and cycle the same distance in the space of 2 weeks. Think I might be back next year as I've set myself another challenge!!!
Allie is one of the most inspirational ladies I've met. She is relentlessly positive, incredibly encouraging and also very approachable and not scary which is always my fear with anything to do with exercise. She's been a huge part of my weight loss and exercise journey this year and I'd recommend her to anyone who is thinking about taking that step towards being more active. She'll get you there, and make you feel great about the journey.
I imagined a baby and buggy class to be a gentle bit of stretching etc... but this is a REAL work out. Every class is something different and you can go at your own pace, but if you want to really get rid of the baby fat, lose weight and tone up, this is perfect. Options for those just starting too, so suitable for all. And Allie is super sweet and very encouraging.
Allie is a brilliant personal trainer and I would recommend her to anyone. After having my baby she has helped me ease back in to exercise and helped me gain back my fitness, lose some weight and also improve my nutrition. Thank you Allie!!! X
After two children and no future plans for anymore, I wanted to get my body back and increase my fitness levels, to increase my energy levels. Allie is fantastic, the PT sessions really tailored to my abilities and the plans to keep me motivated through the week. Plus I can take my 19month old to sessions too which means no worrying about extra childcare costs. Since leaving school where I was very involved in sports, I'd done no exercise at all and Allie's training has really helped me to enjoy exercising again and I have seen my energy levels really increase throughout the weeks. I would really recommend Allie!
Baby and Buggy Exercise club is hands down the best thing about my last mat leave (sorry Rory)! I have just returned to work feeling fitter and slimmer than I have felt for many years with my love for exercise totally invigorated. I would encourage anyone on mat leave to go on a Monday and/Friday. This class is a real gem for post natal exercise in St Albans! Thank you Daria, Allie and the Red Alert PT team!
Completely echo others sentiments. This is a fantastic class and really helped top and tail my weeks on leave with something really positive. With over 3 stone to shed before returning to work - these classes were a motivator and key factor in my success! Gutted I can’t continue now I’m back at work!! Enjoy ladies!
Allie’s Baby and Buggy exercise class was perfect for working out after having my daughter. Such a relaxed atmosphere and it is great to be able to bring your baby without feeling self conscious if they are crying or need feeding / attending to! Definitely try out their classes if you want to get some exercise after having your little one
I went to Allie for PT sessions as well as her group training sessions when I had my first baby, and I am so glad I did. I lost all my baby weight within 5-6 months, but the classes also gave me my confidence back and helped me meet other mummy friends. It was so good being able to take my baby with to all the classes as when you are breast feeding, you don’t really get a chance to exercise otherwise. I highly recommend these classes and will be going back after I’ve had my second.
These classes are a great way to get back into exercise after having a baby. I felt much fitter after a few weeks and lost all my baby weight by going twice a week (whilst maintaining a healthy diet & active lifestyle). Good variety of classes too. Really recommend.
I began PT sessions with Allie as I had lost my enthusiasm for exercise. Allie helped me find my enjoyment of training again by making tough sessions fun! My fitness increased and overall I felt better about myself. The RedAlert studio is a fantastic place to train with lots of equipment but with the personal touch.
A great personal trainer with massive knowledge base and motivating techniques. Her PT sessions got me back into running after a (very) long break and helped me to run two half marathons and complete a mini-triathlon. A definite recommendation!
I was looking for a class I can take my baby with me and still feel like I’m working out. I found the RedAlert class exactly what I needed. You can join from very early stages (I joined straight after given the green light from the doctor) and it’s friendly and welcoming for both mothers and babies!
I've started going to Allie's class when my baby was 4 months and I've been going twice a week since. It's a really good workout in a relaxed, baby friendly environment. I like that it's suited for all levels of fitness. It's different every weeks which keep things interesting. I highly recommend it.
Loved Allie’s classes and the fact I could take my little boy. Everyone was in the same boat so it ever mattered if your baby was being slightly disruptive as the class was designed to take that into account. Sometimes I had to squat whilst holding my baby instead of the actual exercise and that was never a problem. Allie, a mum herself know exactly what challenges we face and I would recommend her classes to anyone.
5* Love the Buggy Fitness session that the team offers in St Albans town centre. Great atmosphere to come back, to exercising and alternative “options” during workout are provided depending on your recovery/stage, and fitness ability. Spacious and fun!!! Thanks
Myself and my two daughters absolutely love Allie's classes. Being indoors at Fitness First is an absolute winner, as you don't have to worry about the weather. Babies are entertained in a safe environment and toddlers can run around to their hearts content, safe in the knowledge that they can't escape the gym! Classes are great for getting your fitness back after having a baby, with the weights, steps etc being used at the gym so you can really push yourself to loose weight and regain confidence.
I loved Allie’s buggy classes at fitness first. Great way to start training again after having a baby. Relaxed atmosphere and tough enough classes to feel like you can manage them, but still get back in shape.
I loved Allie’s classes at Fitness First- perfect for getting back into shape after having my son. They were a bit more challenging than other ones I’d been to, but that was great and you could choose your own pace/weights. It was such a relaxed environment that I took Alfie all the way up until the point he was starting to toddle around
Fantastic trainer, very supportive and fun. I loved attending classes with my twin babies, it was the highlight of my week!
After two babies and hitting a rut with my own attempts at getting fit and weight loss, I decided to look at PT options. Being a little reluctant at the thought of the cost and being bossed around by a stereotypical gym buff, I was hugely relieved when I met Allie. Her obvious knowledge of health and fitness, immediate enthusiasm (and reasonable rates) made me at ease and look forward to starting. Allie worked with me to set stretching but realistic goals and helped make sensible and achievable lifestyle changes (so no crazy fad diets and I can still eat chocolate) in order to understand not just my own but the whole family’s food and exercise habits. Through Allies enthusiasm, motivation and mixing up the exercise (from kick boxing to running to weights) I have amazingly started enjoying exercise, working out for fun rather than as a chore.So. The bottom line… In less than 5 months Allie has helped me lose 8kg(!) and two dress sizes(!) but more importantly I feel healthier and happier in myself. Awesome! Thanks Allie! Would I recommend her? YES!
I started buggy fit classes about 3 weeks ago and haven't looked back. It was very daunting getting back into fitness after having a baby but Allie is lovely and makes you feel relaxed and at ease straight away. The exercises are well tailored to meet your individual needs to ensure that you feel comfortable and able to do the exercises yet also challenged. It's been wonderful to have another activity that I can do with my little one and it's a great way to meet more mums. Would 100% recommend these classes!
Allie helped me get started!!! I'd been piling on the pounds for years and thought that exercise wasn't something I did. Allie was truly inspirational, (more…)
I have never been one to be either promoting or writing reviews about aperson or a group of people but definitely everyone out there needs to know where you can go to achieve your goals as far as being healthy .Allie is brilliant
I had the pleasure of being introduced to Allie in early January 2016 as part of the £'s for Lb's Watford Peace Hospice Weight Loss Challenge Group. In the following 12 weeks, with Allie's constant and brilliant guidance, advice, time, knowledge, encouragement and skill I went on to lose 3 stone and 2 1/2 lbs. (more…)
Listens to what you need provides support guidance and inspiration !!! Can't recommend highly enough ! Amazing
Exercise and I aren't the most natural of partners - years of medical problems and injuries requiring surgical resolution don't make physical activity easy. (more…)
Allie pointed me in the right direction, suggesting a different diet and alternative exercise to what I would usually do (more…)
I joined Allie with my daughter just over 2 months ago as we were both in need of motivation and expert guidance. I haven't looked back and really enjoy the sessions (more…)
I asked for Allies help back in June 2015 as my fad diets were not working and I needed some nutritional advice alongside a fitness program as I considered myself to be very unfit and Allie offered this. (more…)