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I'm a 40 something health and wellbeing (self proclaimed) guru! I own a boutique studio in Cheshire, England where I have helped literally hundreds of women take control of their health and wellbeing - both physically and mentally. Believing in a sensible approach to fitness and food with a healthy sprinkling of indulgence women can lead healthy and happy lives with a renewed boost in

Girl Confidence

I'm Kt Chaloner

My love for all things active started at a young age - 4 to be precise - when my mum took me along to my first Gymnastics session. Something about her no longer being able to handle my energy levels or the fact I was teaching myself somersaults off the couch! It was a great move and I believe the physical exertion combined with the social element of being part of a team plus the discipline of competition made me who I am today - Determined, tenacious and a lover of all things high energy! I competed happily for nearly 15 years before I moved my energy into Trampolining, Horse Riding, Rock Climbing, Surfing, Mountain Biking... you name it. If it had activity attached to it I was there. If fact, I'm still there! 

I settled in to a career in fitness at the age of 21 with my first Personal Training job in London. Long story short, I worked my way up to management level and then at 30 was gifted the opportunity to open an office for the company in California.
 
I spent 18 months in Cali and fell in love with the place before I was relocated to New Zealand, where I also fell in love. This reignited my outdoor passions and I was back surfing, hiking and visiting vineyards! After 8 years of travelling I came back to England and settled in Cheshire. London just didn't have the pull for me after 10 years travelling to such wonderful outdoorsy places. It was here - in Chester, Cheshire I set up my own Personal Training studio where I'm still very actively working with clients.
 
In my first year I decided I wanted to create a programme and space that had a need for women who had little confidence to have a non-intimidating place to come. It was also for women who no longer wanted the bull**** diets and fads, but a sensible approach to losing weight, being healthy and living life. After 40 my clients didn't expect nor want to be a size 6 more preferring to look at wellbeing as both mental and physical health with a generous sprinkle of living life and enjoying a cake every now and then! 

As a 40+ woman myself I know how getting and keeping healthy can get harder. For me I want to be my own personal Wellness Hero - making my body fit enough to continue to enjoy the outdoors, but I'm not running any marathons today! Healthy enough to keep me awake all day, alert and full of energy, but I don't need a six-pack and happy enough to embrace more opportunities and do so with confidence. That is wellbeing to me. 

I want to be my own wellness her0

I'm KT a (self proclaimed) wellbeing guru and creator of Skinny Jeans School. My love for all things active started at a young age - 4 to be precise - when my mum took me along to my first Gymnastics session. Something about her no longer being able to handle my energy levels or the fact I was teaching myself somersaults off the couch! It was a great move and I believe the physical exertion combined with the social element of being part of a team plus the discipline of competition made me who I am today - Determined, tenacious and a lover of all things high energy! 

I spent 18 months in Cali and fell in love with the place before I was relocated to New Zealand, where I also fell in love. This reignited my outdoor passions and I was back surfing, hiking and visiting vineyards! After 8 years of travelling I came back to England and settled in Cheshire.  It was here - in Chester, Cheshire I set up my own Personal Training studio where I'm still very actively working with clients. In my first year I set up Skinny Jeans School as there was such a need for women who had little confidence to have a non-intimidating place to come. It was also for women who no longer wanted the bull**** diets and fads, but a sensible approach to losing weight, being healthy and living life. After 40 my clients didn't expect nor want to be a size 6 more preferring to look at wellbeing as both mental and physical health with a generous sprinkle of living life and enjoying a cake every now and then! 

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daily walks in the forest with my dog

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being in bed by 9pm

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putting my phone on silent at 9pm

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My wellness habits

Intermittent Fasting between 8pm-12pm

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My wellness habits

Only one cup of delicious coffee per day

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My wellness habits

Silence my phone between 9pm-6am 

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My wellness habits

Walk 15-20K steps a day all outside!

my wellness habits

My favourite getaways

recouperation

Pembrokeshire Coast

It's been on my bucket list forever and in 2019 I took my mum away for a weeks R&R on the Pembrokeshire coast in a place called St Davids. How unbelievably beautiful. We stayed in a great little cottage on a working farm with complete peace and quiet. The coastal path and views here are spectacular and it will/has become a regular on my getaway list. Some of my favourite things:

Coastal walk from Aberreiddy to Porthgain. Be sure to pack a picnic and take some time on the secluded Traeth Llyfn beach. You'll also want to stop at the blue lagoons along the way.

Porthgain harbour for the best fish and chips in the region. Make sure you book early at the Shed. It's popular!

Coastal walk from Porthclais Harbour (best ice cream ever!) to St Justinians where you can get the boat over to Ramsey Island

We stayed at St davids Cottages who are a local farming family. 



California

After getting the opportunity to live in California for 18 months I instantly fell in love! The people, THE SUN! the scenery just all got me. If you're planning a trip I love:

Laguna Beach for volleyball swooning
Newport shopping mall for those US goodies
San Diego Gas Lamp Quarter for dinner and a tattoo
Visiting Mission San Luis Obispo for some culture
Driving PCH1 all from Laguna to San Francisco for amazing views
Driving to Palm Springs and visiting Joshua Tree park plus a days shopping in PS followed by a show - what a place!
Heading to Santa Monica for the day
Lunch at Geoffreys in Malibu
Dinner at Nobu in Malibu
Horse riding in Malibu 
Sipping coffee in Starbucks wishing I lived in Malibu!

Anglesey

I am so fortunate to only live a couple of hours from Anglesey, as there is nothing I don't love about escaping here. Everything is rural and just incredible. It's a real place to wind down and enjoy rugged nature at it's finest. 

Coastal walk from Aberffraw to Rhosneiger making sure you stop at the Oyster catcher for a delicious lunch. In summer you can sit out on the deck. 

Newborough beach is one of my all time favourites. Baxter and I can spend endless hours here, just be careful you don't get lost! You can wander through the forest and down to the beach. Either walk for miles to Maltreath or head over to Llynddwyn Island. The island is steeped in history and culture and so worth seeing. Just check tide times. 

Red Wharf bay hosts The ship which is a great fish and chip shop, but not before you've put the miles in on the coastal path, or if the tide is out by walking along to Benllech Beach. You wont need a stop, but if you're taking it easy St Davids has a beautiful terrace for coffee. 


Iceland

My mum always wanted to go to Iceland and I'd always wanted to do something big, so when the Breast Cancer charity Marathon came up in Iceland there was no doubt I was doing it... and taking my mum with me. What an amazing experience. Granted we walked a marathon which was quite exhausting, but to spend a week with my mum in this beautiful country was recuperation of a different kind.

We raised over £5000 for breast cancer and then walked 26.2 miles through the night during the summer solstice to achieve something remarkable. The views, the peace and quiet, the achievement and the company were all breath-taking. 

On the days either side of the marathon we took to relaxing in thermal pools, climbing small volcanoes, exploring waterfalls and enjoying local cuisine. A fabulous place to visit.


Barbados

What can I say and where to begin! If you're lucky enough to travel to Barbados you're guaranteed a relaxing time. From the food, the ocean, the people.. it's all spectacular. 

I am a huge fan on Oistins the local fish market south of Bridgetown. On a Friday and Saturday you can enjoy a huge plate of street food for $15 and engage with the locals dancing and playing games.

If upmarket is a bit more your plan then the Lonestar, Champers and Cin Cin all located near to Holetown are a must. London cuisine looking over the ocean. 

Other to-do's on your list would include the flower caves, a catamaran cruise, Ju-Ju beach and the Cliff (££££) for their Sunday live music sessions


the credentials

My Bio! 

In a world filled with diets, online trainers, health and wellbeing gurus and wellness bloggers you can get sucked in to believing everything you read as science or at the very least effective. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. Just about anyone can call themselves a wellness expert these days and that ranges from people with an interest right up to highly qualified doctors. There is no doubt a place for everyone, but in case you're wondering who I am and where I sit - Check out my creds!

MSC organisation change & development (random!)
BSC Sport & Exercise Science
LEVEL 5 NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST
Level 2 & 3 Personal Trainer
level 3 pilates diploma including reformer, tower, cadillac, & bench
level 3 ante/post natal trainer

currently studying:
breast cancer rehab specialist
precision nutrition coaching