Not your average rep counter but a fitness coach you can count on if you want results!

I have been into sports since I can remember, in fact my mum sometimes mentions that I cartwheeled my way into this world when I was born. I have since been a gymnast, jazz dance performer, choreographer and pole fitness student & teacher. I also studied different styles of martial arts over a 30 year span and I was blessed to have had the opportunity to train with world champions all over the world.

Being active and moving around is when I am at my happiest and it’s not just because of the endorphins. I truly enjoy exploring the art of movement and pushing myself to new limits. Actually as I am now middle aged it’s more about getting as close as possible to the old limits I left behind 30 or 40 years ago. I tried knitting but although it cost me 2 years of being crippled I’d rather do Parkour and shove two fingers up to my decaying bone density.

Like most of my clients I struggled with my weight all my life. Slight chubbiness never stopped me from achieving my fitness goals, it just made it harder to bend like a pretzel when the occasion called for it. I always hated the fact that I never seemed to be able to get rid of my pot belly and overhang despite going on punishing diets or doing insane amounts of weight lifting.

How I turned it around

Cristina Alciati demonstrating hula hoopingAs I recently discovered I carry the “superfat” gene but unlike other members of my family the rest of team DNA manages to keep the little bugger under control. At least to a certain extent. Being willing to go the extra mile to make that a complete turnaround I invested a ridiculous amount of time and resources (£££££’s) into learning as much as I could about the female metabolism and how hormones influence our ability to burn unwanted fat. Especially after a certain age.

This was a rather steep learning curve but eventually it led me to have curves in all the right places (in my 40s) and without too much effort. I love exercising but I am not a fanatic. I’d rather have fun than feel the need to puke from the exhaustion.

The results of my smart choices speak for themselves and although some people bitch about the fact that I am not ripped they forget that it is not a requirement to live a happy, active and fulfilling life.

Most of my clients feel the same way too. In over a decade helping others achieve and surpass their fitness and fat loss goals I only had a dozen ladies ask for the fitness model look. Eleven ran away when they found out how they had to eat and exercise to look like that, the other one was game and at 42 she was the fittest woman on the beach.

How I help my clients


I like to keep things simple. My clients like it when I make something amazingly complicated simple but effective. It’s a win win scenario.

As well as having a wealth of experience in fitness I have a strong background in psychology and holistic therapies. This allows me to help my clients discover their winning mindset and be inspired to transform themselves into the healthiest, happiest and most fabulous versions of themselves. At times this looks a lot like cutting through BS but in the end it changes people’s perception of what it takes to honour their bodies.

I know very well that “one size fits all” methods for weight loss don’t work for everyone, that’s why I teach clients how to read their metabolism so they can work with their natural tendencies to adapt any program they decide to try to their needs.

When I am not busy working with clients I enjoy writing and developing websites. I seem to be doing this a lot, as well as publishing blogs, writing books and sending out newsletters I occasionally write for others.

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