PERSONAL trainer Allison Mackrell is hoping to encourage the older generation to maintain active and healthy lifestyles with her new business Fossil Fitness.
Having moved to Rousdon from Hertfordshire in September with her husband Graham, Alli is now taking on clients for one-to-one sessions covering flexibility, muscle strengthening and cardio.
Alli (pictured right) started her career as a personal trainer 20 years ago, having previously worked as a PA and secretary. After undergoing surgery for a broken neck, she was told by her surgeon that the fitter she was, the better she could deal with the injury, and the advice led to a complete change in lifestyle.
For the past 14 years she worked on a self-employed basis at a private gym in Essex and holds a Level 3 YMCA Certificate in Personal Training.
Having gone through the rehab process herself following injuries, she knows how challenging it can be, but is still passionate about maintaining an active lifestyle and will be running a half marathon in April.
Fossil Fitness offers one-to-one personal training sessions, each tailored to the individual client’s needs, taking into account any injuries or health concerns, as well as offering nutritional advice for an all-round healthy lifestyle.
Alli said: “As we get older, we need to keep flexible. It sounds simple but it’s important to be able to stand up, sit down and bend down for everyday tasks.
“My career in the fitness industry has been very rewarding. A lot of my clients have been older and it’s great to see people keeping active.
“It’s so important to keep living an active lifestyle – not just walking the dog but really getting your heart rate up.”
To book your free initial consultation and 30-minute taster session with Fossil Fitness, contact Alli by calling 0774 696 269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org