Sam Horton

Hi, I'm Sam Horton

 

I live in the NW countryside with my wonderful family. I love hill walking, choreography, getting kids more active, researching the latest fitness and nutritional information, organising fitness and social charity events and dancing!
 

I have a strong belief that everyone can make small changes to their lifestyle to ensure that they live happier, longer and healthier lives. I am passionate about helping people of all ages and abilities to achieve their health and fitness goals with excellent nutrition, natural, healthy foods, motivational support and advice and regular exercise.

 

 

I love teaching my Pilates, Trigger Point Pilates, Dance Fitness with ballet barre toning and HIIT Low Impact Interval Training classes. These provide many physical benefits including a combination of fun, low impact aerobic/toning exercise, improved strength, flexibility, mobility, core strength, pelvic stability, posture, coordination and body awareness. However, the other fantastic benefits that I love to see and experience for myself are to have increased self-esteem and energy levels as well as general feelings of well-being and happiness!

 

I also love running my fitness business and regularly teach many well-attended classes a week during mornings and evenings, mostly in village community halls. My classes are multi-level and include diverse age ranges, men and women, beginners through to those with many years of experience. 
 

I am a fully qualified Level 3 fitness instructor/trainer with more than 28 years' experience in the fitness industry, including teaching, lecturing, assessing & verifying assessments for South Kent Further Education College for almost 10 years between 1995 and 2005. I have been teaching and practising Pilates for 22 years and have taught and assessed other Pilates teachers for Future Fit Training, for 6 years between 2004 to 2007 and also from 2009 to July 2012.
 

I am committed to continual professional development (CPD) and being the best that I can be for the health and wellbeing of my clients/participants and students. I attend regular workshops and fitness conventions and obtain new qualifications in line with industry and my personal and business needs. 

Here are a couple of my favourite quotes: 

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

- Walt Disney
"Feel the fear and do it anyway!"

- Susan Jeffers

FITNESS QUALIFICATIONS & CPD

 

Emergency First Aid (January 2020)

3-day Fitcamps Ribby Hall CPD (November 2019)

Heart Start Emergency Life Support (22nd October 2019)

Fascia Fitness Introduction Course - Course Tutor Tracey Mellor, Fascial Fitness Master Trainer - Blackroll (13th/14th July 2019)

The Hog™ Pilates Training  - Cherry Baker Education (23rd June 2019)

Diamond Pilates For Pelvic Health - Cherry Baker Education (2nd/3rd March 2019)

Trigger Point Pilates™ Body Restore Workshop, Lydia Campbell (February 2019)

Sosa Dance Fitness Instructor (Jan 2019 ongoing)

Fascia Targeted Franklin Method™ Workshop - Tutor Eric Franklin, Exercises for Releasing Tension and Enhancing Flexibility in Lumba Spine and Pelvis (November 9th 2018)

2-day Fitcamps Ribby Hall CPD (November 2018)

GMB Fitness Focused Flexibility (Dec 2017 ongoing)

Active IQ Tri-Planar Kettlebells (Jan 2018 ongoing)

3-day Fitcamps Ribby Hall CPD (November 2017)

Trigger Point Pilates™ level 2 Post Rehab and Sequencing, Lydia Campbell (13th November 2016)
2-day Fitcamps Ribby Hall CPD (November 2016)
Trigger Point Pilates™ Instructor, Lydia Campbell (2nd July 2016)  
3-day FitCamps Ribby Hall CPD (November 2014 & 2015)
Level 2 Award in Appointed Person Emergency First Aid
Level 3 Pre/Post Natal Exercise (ongoing)
Booty Barre Instructor (Nov 2014) 

Zumba Core (Mar 3rd, 2013)
Active IQ Level 3 Nutrition & Weight Management
Future Fit Training Certificate in Teaching & Training Advanced Pilates Level 3 Active IQ 
Level 3 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology - Active IQ 
Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork - Active IQ
Zumba Toning (May 1st 2011)
Zumba Instructor Basic Steps Level 1 (Feb 13th 2011)
Future Fit Training Certificates in Teaching, Training and Assessing Next Step Pilates & Pilates Plus Workshops
Future Fit Training Certificate in Training and Assessing Mat based Pilates
Pilates Institute Matwork Fundamentals Instructor Certificate
OCR Certificate in Teaching Exercise & Fitness: Pilates
Body Control Pilates Certificates - Posture, Neutral Zones; Lateral breathing; Lumbar, Pelvic & Scapular Stability; Stretching
SalsaFit Instructor course with Fox Fitness
IIST Health and Fitness Teachers Diploma (Exercise to Music, Step, Circuits & Gym Instruction)
Fit Pro Pre/Post Natal Fitness Programme Design (Pre/Post-pregnancy and exercise)
OCR Certificate in Teaching Exercise and Fitness: Gym
BTEC Higher National Diploma - Leisure Studies
Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory)
D32/D33 & A1 Assessor Awards 
D34 Internal Verifier Award & V1 update certificate


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member EMDUK Exercise Movement Dance UK
Member of The National Fitness Network


INSURANCE

Full public liability and professional indemnity insurance in place through Insure4sport.

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