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Director of Your Yoga Experience

Sue Kennedy

Background

I had a passion for Yoga when I was 11 years old. I taught myself and practiced every night for 5 years. At that time I was 16 years old and had started my hairdressing career and busy life took over.

When I was in my early 20s I qualified as an aerobics and Step instructor and taught exercise to music classes in the local and Manchester area.
As a busy mother with three children and a husband who worked abroad, I had little time to continue teaching and so concentrated on my family. We were always active as a family, and my sister and I we would often go on marathon training runs with the kids on their bikes. I often ended up pushing them uphill, (even my sister!) we would think nothing of running 50 miles a week.

However all the aerobic and running took its toll on my knees and after my last marathon in 2015, I began to concentrate more on more teaching Yoga and Pilates as well as Personal Training.

My passion is Yoga and Pilates and Personal Training. I love to teach the more mature clients. I have so many years of teaching which has given me knowledge and first hand experience dealing with many different health related conditions. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to see my clients reaching their goals and the classes I teach being full with my students coming back week after week.

I am privileged to be a huge part of Fitness Experience PT and Performance Centre and delighted to bring you the beautiful ‘Your Yoga Studio’ within the Centre that is the first of its kind in the area.

I am looking forward to spending many more years in the health and wellbeing industry and look forward to welcoming clients, old and new, in our beautiful bespoke facility.

Qualifications

  • Lv. 3 Personal Trainer
  • Lv. 3 Ante and Post Natal Care
  • Lv. 4 Back Care
  • GP Referral Specialist population
  • Yoga Teacher and Pilates Instructor

I originally came to Sue for pilates training for a back injury- not only did she have that fixed in a matter of weeks, she had me completely addicted to the health and fitness benefits of yoga and pilates! The new Your Yoga Experience studio is fantastic!!! Such a perfect environment for Yoga and Pilates! Stunning views out over Pendle, top quality equipment and a private, calm and peaceful space where all feel welcome!!!

Deanne Armitage

Wow! My first experience of Yoga and who else to trust to guide me through ? Sue is such a caring soul with so much knowledge and love for Yoga. I left feeling relaxed but so full of motivation to learn and improve. Thankyou Sue, it's good to be back on the mend xx

Jennifer Dawson

I’ve been doing yoga training with Sue since October last year. I was suffering with lower back pain, tennis elbow and RSI in both of my wrists, due to work. I can honestly say after 4 sessions of yoga, a couple of PT sessions at the gym, my back felt much better, my tennis elbow went and the pain in both of my wrists healed. Fantastic instructor, would highly recommend

Terri Dawson

Attended a yoga workshop yesterday. Despite my worries about being a complete beginner, the sessions were accessible for all of us. Absolutely loved the afternoon so thanks to all involved - Sue, Nitya and John! Would recommend to anyone

Suzanne McQueenie

First experience of Yoga was amazing the room is perfect and Sue Kennedy made the experience relaxing and enjoyable with her knowledge and teaching skills !

Fi Comberbach

Absolutely amazing yoga experience, Sue is a fantastic teacher.....along with a new, beautiful, yoga room....just perfect

Juliette Bate

Fantastic afternoon at the yoga experience thoroughly enjoyed everything. Great teachers and proceeds all went to a good cause. I would highly recommend. Thank you all.

Janet Finnigan

Had a fabulous yoga day at the new yoga studio. A lovely relaxing place and I am looking forward to trying out the new yoga classes.

Claire Coulton

Top trainer! Always friendly and pushes you to what you think is your limit....then a little bit more and always gets the best out of you! Thanks for all the help and tips with running!

Craig McQueenie

fantastic enthusiastic knows exactly how to push everyone to there limits. whether it be a person who has never been in a personal training centre or has never exercised to an expert !! even anti natal and post natal . sue your fantastic thankyou xx

Amanda Reeve

Sue Kennedy. Thankyou so much for all your help and encouragement. Second to non as a personal trainer. Xx

Dawn Greenwood

I've been coming to Fitness Experience for a couple of years now and have no intention of leaving they really are fantastic at what they do, I’m 53 years old have run half marathons , marathons and various other events since I joined , and whatever other goals I want to achieve they will be behind me 100% to help me achieve them.

Dawn Greenwood

Brilliant trainer!!

Alison Pulleyn

We now see health and fitness as a way of life, they have helped us change our whole outlook about how to look after our bodies, and informed us about the benefits of the right nutrition.They have formulated diet plans specific to our needs, making meal planning much easier. Since being clients, we have completed two half marathons, 10K runs and a Tough Mudder. Not bad for 2 couch potatoes aged 50 & 56.

Dawn & Mick Greenwood

If like us you have been unhappy with your lifestyle and need to lose some weight or just get fitter , but change seems a little daunting. Please pick up the telephone and speak to one of the personal trainers, they are really friendly and totally non-judgmental, you will be amazed at what you can achieve with the help of the dedicated team at Fitness Experience.

Dawn & Mick Greenwood

After an awful year, your yoga experience have absolutely helped me change my life and my perception. I started yoga around 9 months ago with Sues beginners class. Sue is an absolute inspiration of a lady. So strong and helpful in everyway. All the yoga instructors are fantastic and all have their own different ways and techniques. I cannot explain how much yoga and the team at FX have helped me and made me feel so much better health wise and mentally stronger. Yoga is my new medication! See you in Shavasana! Victoria W.

Victoria W

I have been going to your yoga for around a year now. From the very first session I had and although I had only very briefly tried yoga before, I felt comfortable and at home, with the amazing instructors ability to put everyone at ease! They all do such a good job of welcoming all abilities. I feel it has helped me in both body and mind and I couldn’t be more happy to have found your yoga. I love this place! Caroline Greenwood

Caroline Greenwood

Sue is an amazing, adaptable instructor who is personal, patient, professional and above all very encouraging and super entertaining. She always push’s me to my limits whilst still putting a huge smile on myface. Your Yoga Experience is great for the mind and body and has helped me in so many ways.

Jayne Maddison

Sue’s teaching has completely transformed my yoga practice . In classes she clearly and intelligently directs my awareness so that I can appreciate the purpose of each asana and have a stronger connection with my body and the movement of energy through it. Sue encourages us to be curious and explore postures, not to adopt a one size fits all approach, making for safer practice and teaching. The classes are intense, the work goes deep and stays in the body long after class is over!! Whether you are a beginner or experienced yoga student, I find Your Yoga has a unique ability to nurture, motivate, and share their extensive yoga knowledge with a dose of humour making any of the classes a rewarding experience. Sue has a gift of making everyone feel at ease and is full of lots of info and positive energy and I always leave feeling great. I look forward to my yoga classes each week and have felt the benefits of attending. Classes are attended by people who range from beginners to advanced level, yet the teachers are able to focus on each individual and get the best out of everyone so each person can progress within the same class at their own level. I’d highly recommend Your Yoga classes to anyone wishing to progress or start their Yoga journey.

Lisa Durkin

Your yoga is a feel good exercise yet challenging work out. Giving you that time in the day to dedicate some you time & love to the body. Sue & the team are always efficient, supportive and delightful to be around. Taking part in 5 classes a week, always brings me so much fire in soul & the mind is at peace - all while keeping the body active. I can’t thank them enough for the way they make me feel in more ways than they know. Their AWESOME !

Harriet Heaton

After being diagnosed with MS in 2015, I was advised to try yoga. I was hesitant at first as I’ve never done yoga, I’m not flexible and some of the moves look ridiculously impossible. I wasn’t even able to touch my toes, let alone manage a headstand or the wheel! A friend encouraged me to join her at Your Yoga at FX Fitness and I loved it from the moment I walked into the room. The instructors are enthusiastic, friendly and very encouraging - which is what you need some days! My Mum has now joined and we attend two classes together as well as separately. I love how much I’ve improved since I started. That feeling you get when you nail a move that you once thought impossible is an amazing feeling!

Victoria L

I have been going to the classes at your yoga since the studio opened in 2018, as a runner I had been prone to getting tight muscles that can lead to injury. I’m not the most flexible person nor do you have to be to start but my flexibility has defiantly improved. All of the teachers are exceptionally tuned into the students and adapt postures accordingly. Since incorporating Yoga into my training I feel stronger, more flexible and more relaxed with a clear mind whilst getting some much needed me time.

Dawn Greenwood

I came to learn about Your Yoga from a friend. This came about as at the time I was off work with Sciatica which was very debilitating and movement was very limited. I had seen a private sports physio and he had given me exercises to do, which did help to some extent. My friend kept sending me links for various yoga sites on you tube which I never really did as I had no experience of yoga and didn’t want to do anything to jeopardise my recovery. She then sent me a link for FX fitness telling me to download the app as there was a two hour beginner’s course on Saturday morning. I downloaded the app and booked on the course. The environment was calming and relaxing. You could feel the positive energy when you walked in. the room. Sue was teaching the course. She was amazing. She put me at ease from the start, gave me various postures to do which would benefit my recovery and I was hooked immediately. I just love how Yoga makes me feel not only physically but mentally. I then booked onto the eight week beginner’s course and the rest is history as they say. I now attend classes 3 to 4 times a week and feel that my physical and mental well-being improves every time I’m on my mat. I have met some amazing teachers and have made new friends. I feel like I have gained a new lease of life and now belong to this amazing yoga family.

Susan Howarth
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