ABOUT

WinnieFitnessProfileWinnie Shiu is a health and fitness coach with 14 years in the health industry, and 7 years in the fitness industry.  She specialises in:

  • women’s fitness and health
  • pregnancy and postnatal fitness
  • weight management
  • fitness in various medical conditions.

She believes that everyone can reach their full potential by ‘learning, practising and achieving’.

 

Winnie Fitness Leatherhead body transformation before after

How did I get into fitness:

I’d struggled with my weight since I was a teenager. In my twenties, I joined my local gym, hoping I would finally get in shape. I would spend an hour on the treadmill or the cross-trainer. Sometimes I would attend aerobics and body combat classes. When I was at home I would try and fit in an exercise DVD. I always managed to finish the classes and DVD and I considered myself to be quite ‘fit’. I thought I must be quite unlucky as no matter how hard I tried, my weight just would not fall off.

In 2008, as a bride-to-be, I finally made the decision to get help from a personal trainer. She has taught me new exercises I have never done before, and helped me discover muscles that I did not know I had! In the first 4 weeks, I lost 4 kg. I began to really enjoy the fitness challenges and looked forward to each personal training session!

At 14 kg lighter, I re-trained as a personal trainer to help women get fit and strong.

Be the fittest, healthiest and best version of yourself.

You CAN do it!  I believe it you.

I look forward to working with you!

Winnie

Health and fitness coach, practising pharmacist (MPharm, PhD)

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Fitness qualifications:

Level 3 Personal Training Diploma

Level 3 Award in Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programmes

Level 3 Outdoor Fitness

Level 3 GP referral schemes

Nutrition Coach – Precision Nutrition

Academic achievements:

Sixth form academic scholarship, Benenden School, Kent (1997-1999)

Master of Pharmacy (First Hons), University of Nottingham (1999-2003)

Pharmacist pre-registration training, Epsom and St Helier Hospital (2003-2004)

PhD degree in Natural Product Chemistry, University College London (2004-2008)

Post-doctoral researcher, University College London (2009-2010)

Some interesting facts about me:

I also enjoy salsa dancing and making charm jewellery – necklace, earrings, bracelets. Check out BohemianDesignStudio.Etsy.com for my jewellery creations 🙂

Acknowledgement:

Thank you Victoria Boer for helping me transform my body shape, gain confidence and for teaching me how to eat right. Thanks for your inspiration and motivation! I couldn’t have done it without you.

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