My Story So far

I’m Sabrina and I have always enjoyed being active, getting into running from a very early age. Despite this, I chose to pursue a career as a desk jockey (the horse riding didn't work out), that is until 2015.

Exercise and me

Running was my first love - although I don't have a natural runner's build, I enjoyed participating in races and I challenged myself by continuously extending the distance I ran and the pace. I ran my first marathon at 32 and ran two more since.  

I loved running but it doesn't come without its problems. Running is very repetitive, it creates a whole host of imbalances and having flat feet doesn't help.  I regularly suffered knee and lower back pain. 

When I started strength training, I discovered how everything changed and improved. I became more aware of the importance of balance in the body.

I have trained to correct my own imbalances where a lot of the time professionals have left me in a bit of a no man's land; hips, shoulders, feet, to name a few and build strength where I need it most.  I have learnt to appreciate the role of good posture.

I train to stay active, so I can and will be able to continue to enjoy what I want to do later on in life.  

Functional benefits of strength training

Many people don't understand the benefit or function of strength/resistance training, I know I didn't.  It's not all about getting bigger muscles; it actually has a functional purpose. Stronger muscles and joints make your body perform better, not just for sporting events but most importantly when doing every day tasks.

No Need for big heavy weights or machines

I've never been a fan of the gym; I find endless sessions of lifting weights really boring and I hate those huge machines. Exercise doesn't have to be this way.  I want to help people enjoy their workouts more by making them more interesting and dare I say it, fun.  I also want to help you understand more about what you are doing and why.

As we get older, being physically active becomes more important, so even if you don't see yourself as the sporty type, you should still find ways to be physically active.

How can I help you?

I specialise in helping you take those crucial first steps be they to improve your cardio fitness, increase muscle strength and tone, move better, improve your core strength and posture, lose weight, run your first race or improve your race time.  All this without the need for a gym!

Personally, I believe everyone should enjoy their exercise.  It shouldn’t be seen as a chore where you just go through the motions. If you have a pain I want to help you resolve it before you continue.

As your personal trainer, I want to understand what works for you; I want to design sessions that you enjoy and want to keep coming back to. Exercise should be invigorating or relaxing, not boring.  

I want to help you find your enjoyment so you can be more active, feel confident and be happy. 

Get active. Feel confident. Be happy.

Sabrina Qua - Personal Trainer

Sabrina Qua - Personal Trainer

How can i Help you?

Complete beginners - If you're apprehensive about exercise as you've done little to nothing for years, I can help you build your confidence.

Older adults - I specialise in working with those approaching mid-life - 40s, 50s and beyond.

Core and posture - improve the way your body holds itself and moves. The better your posture, the more efficient your body.

Functional strength - improve your ability to complete day-to-day tasks or perform your sport better. Planning an active adventure break? Train before you go.

Corrective Exercise - Struggle with certain tasks/exercises?  I can help you learn how to move better.

Nutrition for Physical Activity

 

 

 

Completing my first London Marathon, 2010.

Completing my first London Marathon, 2010.

Mount Rinjani, Indonesia 2016 - Physically and mentally challenging

Mount Rinjani, Indonesia 2016 - Physically and mentally challenging