ABOUT US

EMPOWERED MOVEMENT & NATURE IS THE VIBE OF OUR TRIBE

We have Tribes in Bournemouth & Poole (Dorset), Dulwich (S.E London) and Hastings (East Sussex). Our feel-good sessions are full of variety and are pretty damn addictive too!

Physical fitness and mobility, mental health, nature, inclusivity, community, positive energy and building friendships are what we are all about

Our mission is to make the endorphin release high that comes from moving your body, accessible to absolutely everyone.

Everybody deserves to feel empowered by moving their body; it doesn't matter what your fitness ability is, whether you have any injuries or mobility issues; nor does your size, age or gender matter. We are here to build you up and get you feeling like a strong and energised BADASS, in mind, body and spirit!

So join us and be a part of our tribe...

 

Mums & Little ones - As well as our mixed gender sessions we run exclusively women only sessions where babies & toddlers are welcome. (Just bring along toys and snacks to amuse them!) ​​

We train in ALL weathers, all year round... so come prepared with your water plus your sunscreen / raincoat /gloves / snow plough... you get the picture! 

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OUR STORY

Our Tribe Leaders have each travelled their own journeys collectively experiencing muscular skeletal injury, ME & chronic fatigue, chronic pain, inflammation and rheumatic disease, autoimmune disease and cancer. Our mission is to work with every type of body to empower them through movement. We know first hand the benefits that come from exercise on your body and mind. We are experienced in practicing safe and controlled movement for all bodies.

MEET OUR TRIBE
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Amy is passionate about helping others feel AWESOME, both inside and out. Watching her clients realize their ability and unique greatness is what makes her tick.

Technique, posture and optimising mobility are key to Amy's style of training.

 

After collecting a catalogue of injuries in her twenties (yes, she was one of those "no pain, no gain" idiots!) she embarked on a anatomical journey that would spark her vision to create a high energy, technique focused and inclusive space for functional movement that empowers ALL bodies, safely - all while immersed in our beautiful nature...

BodyFit Tribe was born.

Experience: Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 3 Nutrition Coach, Bootcamp Instructor, Indoor Cycling Instructor.

Boxing is her favourite way to exercise and release her inner badass!

Amy Bowley
Founder & Tribe Leader - Dorset
Instructor Qualifications:
L3 Personal Trainer, L2 Fitness Instructor, Indoor Cycling, Ballet Barre 

Max is a level 3 Personal trainer, a running coach, marathon and ultra-runner and a mother of one.

 

She starts every day with meditation; it’s the last time she will be still or quiet that day. She swears, sings badly, and always has your back.

 

With a love of functional fitness and a drive to promote inclusive fitness whatever barriers society throws at us, Max is always finding new ways to get individuals ‘lifting and moving sh*t’. 

 

She gets her kicks from watching that beautiful moment when a client’s confidence starts the shift… they get that little grin, then they hit a goal, and you see the pride beaming all over their face.

She. Loves. That. 

Max Cotterell-East
Tribe Leader - London
Instructor Qualifications:
L3 Personal Trainer, L2 Fitness Instructor, Running Coach

Emma has always loved dancing, movement and exercise and discovered Reformer  Pilates having undergone hip surgery in 2012. Standard physio helped Emma to a point, but when a friend suggested she try Reformer Pilates it revolutionised her recovery.  Three months of Reformer Pilates later and Emma had made a full recovery and was hooked!  

Feeling empowered and uplifted by safe controlled movement, Emma decided to re-train as a Reformer Pilates Instructor. Wanting to learn from the very best Emma trained with internationally renowned educators STOTT.  

 

“Being on the reformer is like being a dancer, acrobat and bad ass all in one!” 

Helping others to reap the rewards of this incredible form of exercise is so rewarding and something that underpins Emma’s philosophy on wellness.

Emma Denning
Pilates Reformer Tribe Leader - Dorset
Instructor Qualifications:
Reformer Pilates Instructor, L2 Fitness Instructor, Indoor Cycling

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Naomi is a Level 3 Personal Trainer with a desire to make exercise and movement accessible to everybody.

She knows there is a type of movement for everyone and she’s here to help you move in ways that feels good, and maybe even push you to lift heavy stuff you never thought possible.

She LOVES training groups outside in nature, regardless of the elements (of which there are many on the South Coast)!

She thinks she’s hilarious so you might have to put up with some awful attempts at comedy!

In 2019 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and exercised throughout her 18 months of treatment. This fuelled a fire in her to train as a cancer exercise specialist. Her experience of treatment and surgery side effects (long and short term) has made her a pro at adapting exercises for all abilities, conditions and disabilities.

Naomi McMaster
Tribe Leader - Hastings
Instructor Qualifications:
L3 Personal Trainer, L2 Fitness Instructor

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

I was a member of the local gym for many years however I felt uninspired and unmotivated... I was exercising but did not see any physical change in my body shape.  Training with Amy is a breath of fresh air; she is fun and welcoming and makes everyone feel at ease while pushing you to your limits. The sessions are intense, challenging and upbeat with each day being totally different. 


I would encourage anyone no matter what age or ability to give it a try...one thing I'd say for sure - you will never regret it. You'll make new friends too!

Exercising in a small group with other women I became strong  and most importantly confident and happy.  I was able to see results over 12 weeks without injuring myself and this is only because I had personal attention.  After 12 weeks I lost 5cm's off my hips, 5cm's off my waist and 2cm's off my arms. I lost 9lb's in total and replaced 5lb's of fat with muscle.

I am 42 years old & I have done many group exercise programmes but none have been more focused, fun and inspiring and encouraged me to give it my best.