Rosie's mature movers class was such a lifeline during lockdown. Not only providing much needed regular exercise by Zoom three times a week but also as a marvellous and vital way to feel socially connected with familiar faces . It was important, for our well being to have something to look forward to on the calendar when everything else was crossed out!
I love the movement to music and variety of the class plus Rosie's lovely attitude. Her positive, friendly, enthusiastic and encouraging teaching always makes me smile and improves my well being as well as fitness.
Thank you Rosie!
Age UK Tunbridge Wells are so grateful for the fantastic exercise videos Rosaria has created for us.
The videos are fun, energetic and a hugely appreciated resource when trying to encourage our older community to keep moving while isolating at home. The videos have also been useful when carrying out welfare calls, as staff are able to refer clients to the exercise videos and encourage them to participate.
Age UK, Tunbridge Wells
My main goal was to change my lifestyle habits and make going to the gym a weekly and daily activity.
I wanted to find the motivation to want to better my health and improve my overall physical appearance. I made a lifelong friend, Rosie is able to motivate you with her friendly and positive attitude whilst also pushing you at every hurdle. I learnt so much about which exercises tackled which area and how to do each exercise with the best form.I gained a lot of understanding how to do each exercise in the correct form and Rosie provided me with knowledge about both food and exercise habits, and how to implement them in my busy lifestyle.
I built confidence in the gym and also knowledge about what best is needed for my own body. I would 110% recommend her for anyone and everyone, as she is so adaptable and friendly to everyone. She knows how to approach sensitive situations with care and respect, whilst also pushing me to overcome my fears/pains. I would specifically recommend her for overcoming gym/exercise fears, she's amazing at making the gym a fun place to be. She is confident and friendly and she has done her research so there’s a lot of trust.
Sacha W, Marketing Specialist
I found Rosaria’s Active Movers classes invaluable during Lockdown A short walk once a day was not enough exercise for me! I feel much better keeping active.
I feel it is very important to exercise as we get older. One doctor once said to me - use it or lose it!
Doing Rosaria’s classes have kept me fit and able to continue playing 18 holes of golf. I always looked forward to the classes three times a week as it gave some routine to the day and people to talk to. It was contact with the outside world. I am sure it helped my mental attitude too.
Jenny Preston, 86
The main goal for my session was rehab and recovery. I first went to see Rosie after taking a back knock on my ankle. She loosend up in the injury and was able to get me playing sooner.
Being an older student my body takes a little longer to recover and these sessions really help with speeding that process up and prevented further injury. I was also provided some stretch work and activities so help speed up my recovery. I gain a faster recovery from the sessions allowing me to miss only 1 game this season due to an injury. I was most thankful for this as I was captain this season. I would recommend Rosie and did to my team mates as she was great.
Phil Cunningham, Rugby President, UPRFC
Thank you Rosie for a great sports massage. I usually choose men to do this treatment as my experience of women has been a bit hit and miss. Some women are too soft and gentle therefore ineffective on the worst muscles areas I suffer with. You were good at listing to what I said at the start and your skills are that of a much more experienced practitioner. I look forward to the next massage treatment.
Ramsey B, Business Owner
Rosie was amazing during lockdown. She gave us three classes each week on zoom. We exercised and did dance routines which sometimes challenged us, all to super music and were great fun.
I am rather an ancient old lady with severe mobility problems which keeps me very sedentary most of the time.
My family felt I needed to use what muscles I have left more frequently which is what inspired me to seek some help. Rosie has done just that - a charming, smiley, very qualified young lady who is a delight to be with. Inspiring whilst instilling some discipline which I badly need and working me hard in such a friendly way.
When I first met Rosie I was extremely self conscious and had low self esteem, I was morbidly obese and afraid to exercise. I was desperate to lose weight and to improve my fitness so that I could look and feel better and be able to keep up with my energetic young children. It was difficult to carve out time for myself, especially with childcare, so the fact that Rosie was able to come to me, and didn't mind working around the kids, was a huge bonus. It's so much easier to motivate yourself to exercise when the trainer turns up at your door, there are no excuses!
In just a few short weeks I was seeing physical changes, alongside losing weight, I was becoming far less out of breath, was more flexible and my posture improved. I was really noticing my core strength building up and getting back in touch with muscles I hadn't engaged since before pregnancy. I was enjoying exercise for the first time and looking forward to sessions, and actually missing them if I needed to postpone for any reason. My confidence was improving and with a little encouragement I began to feel comfortable enough to exercise in public, at local parks and woodland trails. I have felt a huge difference mentally, my self esteem has vastly improved, I am more self confident and more in touch with my body, realising that it can work a lot harder than I gave it credit for.
I really cannot recommend Rosie enough, she's changing my life for the better not only physically but mentally. I feel like she's genuinely invested in me reaching my goals and wants to see me succeed. I can't imagine many trainers would push you to your max whilst holding your baby, entertaining your four year old - who insists on joining in, all whilst throwing a ball for your dog! Rosie is always on hand to offer advice on any niggles or injuries and actively researches for my specific physical circumstances. We have also discussed diet and nutrition and she advises without being unrealistic, encouraging genuine change over fad decisions and quick false results.
I had my very first sports massage with Rosie following my first 5k run and was nervous as I had heard they were painful - I was pleasantly surprised. There were moments that I had to breathe deeply but Rosie quickly established my comfort level and prepared me each time she needed to work my muscles a little harder. The next day I felt like a new woman with a far improved range of movement, better posture and sense of physical freedom. As I write this I'm realising I should really book another!
I still have a long way to go but I am convinced that I will reach my goals and create new ones that right now I can't envision. This will be the first New Years Eve that I will be confident that my resolutions for 2019 will become reality! I have tried for years to do this alone, I literally couldn't do this without Rosie's guidance, support and determination. She believed in me when I wasn't able to believe in myself, for that I will always be grateful.
Megan S, Mum of 2
I was really sceptical about zoom ‘exercise classes’ but was tempted by the ‘dance’ element ….So glad I participated as it was a really positive experience ! The choice of music was great & enjoyed our preliminary & ‘warm down’ feedback chat with Emma, another new participant.
Thank you for the opportunity to try this form of exercise & I hope to join you again for the next session.
Several months ago I underwent spinal surgery and realised I was going to need some physiotherapy in order to assist me in my recovery. Having been put in touch with Rosaria by a mutual friend, I arranged to have an on-line physio exercise session for 30 minutes every week for 3 months. Rosaria worked me hard from day 1 - but she is very inspirational and encouraging, which enabled me to work through each session. I felt like I was in the hands of a professional at all times. I would recommend her very highly to anyone who is recovering from any procedure or trauma.
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