Rachel Young Fitness

Pilates Instructor & Personal Trainer, offering local Pilates classes, one to one tuition for general fitness or Pilates as well as Group Fitness classes.

I provide one to one Personal Training, either at your home or out in the countryside. I also teach Pilates, Circuit / Interval Training classes, Studio Cycling / Spinning and Kettlebells.

Operating as usual


Just clearing up after tonight's weights class...it was fun, sweaty and hardwork! Fancy giving it a go? It's on Monday at 7.30pm in The Sports Pavilion, Elstead. Please dm me if interested.

Photos from Rachel Young Fitness's post 07/09/2022

Rain didn't stop PT this morning but we did take it indoors...with the added bonus of a very "helpful" assistant πŸ˜„


Excited to be getting back to Pilates classes next week, after a long summer break. A couple of spaces available in Elstead & Chiddingfold, with a waiting list for Hambledon.

Photos from Rachel Young Fitness's post 30/07/2022

Hot and sticky morning run....but the views were worth it 😍


Be good to your bones. They're your foundation.

The statistics are sobering: approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. In fact, a woman's risk of breaking a hip is equal to the combined risk of breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF).

Menopause is a precarious time for bone health: you can lose one-fifth of your bone density during the five to seven years following menopause. That makes building a strong skeleton priority number one during this time. πŸ’ͺ🏽

Looking for ways to help build bone? Research shows that explosive jump training, and heavy resistance training can both improve bone density, muscle strength, and balance. Learn more >>> https://bit.ly/3cjuXhy

Balancing on one leg may be useful health test in later life, research suggests 23/06/2022

Balancing on one leg may be useful health test in later life, research suggests

Whilst the subheading is somewhat alarming, this article highlights the importance of balance and a connection with health markers in later life. Great motivation for my Pilates clients to do their homework!https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jun/20/balancing-on-one-leg-useful-health-test-later-life-research?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR02bF9pV8z0n4VhUjN3hxDhuZkREUHnEUB5dqEVK3E6Dsc81G8SwFlnn7Q#Echobox=1655791520

Balancing on one leg may be useful health test in later life, research suggests People who cannot stand on one leg for 10 seconds are found to be almost twice as likely to die within 10 years

Photos from Rachel Young Fitness's post 22/06/2022

When your lovely client suggests a session in the garden....don't mind if I do!

Group Classes | Rachel Young Fitness | Personal Training | Pilates & Weights Classes 16/06/2022

Group Classes | Rachel Young Fitness | Personal Training | Pilates & Weights Classes

A couple of Pilates spaces have become available on Wednesday evenings in Elstead. Please message me if interest. My full class list can be found here: https://www.rachelyoungfitness.com/group-classes
Please message me if interested.

Group Classes | Rachel Young Fitness | Personal Training | Pilates & Weights Classes All of my classes are small in numbers so I can work to your individual needs and assure that you get the right level of attention.


I have a couple of spaces available in my Monday night weights class in Elstead: a fun 45-minute strength/fitness training session, combining a cardiovascular workout with body weight exercises and resistance training. The group consists of all shapes, sizes and ages with a shared goal: to improve their strength and fitness levels whilst having a good laugh! Please message me if interest


Turned my back for one minute and this is what they get up to...the bands were supposed to be round their ankles! Lovely Hambledon crew up to mischief 🀣


Need a reason to include resistance or strength training as part of your regular exercise routine? Read on... Ladies start losing muscle mass in their late 30's and more significantly during menopause. According to Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, resistance training reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. It has also been medically proven to improve bone density as well as help to make our body more effective at burning belly fat. Feel free to contact me if you'd like some help getting started!

Photos from Buff Bones's post 31/05/2022

Photos from Buff Bones's post

Osteoporosis patients should not be afraid to exercise regularly, say experts 20/05/2022

Osteoporosis patients should not be afraid to exercise regularly, say experts

Interesting article featured in the Guardian about Osteoporosis (which currently affects over 3 million people in the UK) - yet another good reason to move more!

Osteoporosis patients should not be afraid to exercise regularly, say experts UK’s first exercise guidance on bone disease affecting 3m in Britain encourages people to move more


Pilates spaces: Mondays in Elstead, 6.15pm, plus 1 space on Wednesday at 5.50pm. Rather than me explaining the benefits, here's what one of my lovely clients has to say...

Photos from Rachel Young Fitness's post 30/04/2022

Fabulous start to the BH weekend: a cheeky 12k walk with this lovely lady, followed by miso mushrooms on sourdough (inspired by Nutrition4wellness). Enjoy the long weekend 😎


Everyone's motivation for exercise is different, some more cheeky than others! Happy Weekend everyone πŸ˜ƒ


Fix all you want on your face and skin, but the true giveaway about age comes from movement.

How you stand and hold yourself says a lot about you.

Can’t turn your head to look around without moving your trunk?

Shuffling or taking small steps to ensure you stay steady and upright?

All this can be worked on and improved, but no pill or procedure can help you. Only practice!

So prioritize your movement. πŸ’ͺ

What else do YOU notice in the body that you work on?


Tough work, but someone has to get him ready for Easter Sunday duties! Happy Easter everyone


Want to improve mobility and feel stronger?Pilates can help! I have a couple of spaces in Elstead on Monday evening 6.15pm and Wednesdays. Classes are suitable for beginners/intermediates. Please msg me if interested.

Photos from Rachel Young Fitness's post 25/03/2022

Tough workout in the sunshine for Tristan this morning and celebrating having reached his goals πŸ’ͺ


Is this sunshine making you think of holidays? Be careful at those security gates Pilates people πŸ˜†


Walk your way to good health.

With the beautiful weather we have this weekend now is the perfect time to start πŸ‘£β˜€οΈ

Just 30 minutes of walking a day can have such a positive impact on your physical and mental health.

* Post inspired by one of our amazing patients who has just lost 3.5 stone by walking 14k most days.

* Infographic from BelievePerform




Pilates in Elstead - a couple of spaces have come up in my Wednesday evening classes: 7pm & 8.10pm. Please PM or call me on 07770363231 if interested.


Fair enough! Have a great weekend πŸ˜€

Osteoporosis – bone building exercises - Liz Earle Wellbeing 01/02/2022

Osteoporosis – bone building exercises - Liz Earle Wellbeing

According to ageuk 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis and many people don't even know they have it. Keeping our bones healthy is so important. This article by Liz Earle provides some useful tips & advice.

Osteoporosis – bone building exercises - Liz Earle Wellbeing Find out which exercises are best for boosting bone strength and health to help protect you against developing osteoporosis.


Movement IS medicine!

Trying to be upright all the time shouldn't be the goal for a healthy desk posture..

Moving into multiple postures (which can be upright, slouched to one side, slouched to the other side) is great for your back!

It's when we get stuck in one position for too long is where issues start to arise.

Having many sitting postures while getting up and walking around regularly should be the goal for a happy back.

Keep your back moving and don't be afraid of postures that feel comfortable.

Movement is medicine



I'm so excited to be studying with Menopause Movement, covering hormonal & physical stages, pelvic floor engagement & rehab, exercise, nutrition & mental well-being. Just settling down in front of the laptop for module one!

Timeline photos 07/01/2022

Timeline photos

If you find alcohol increases your menopausal symptoms, then you are not alone! Many of us going through peri-menopause find after a night of drinking, our sleep gets more disrupted and night sweats increase. These disrupted nights often then affect our mood and motivation to lead a healthy lifestyle.

As we age, our bodies lose water volume, so we are less able to dilute alcohol in our systems. This makes us more vulnerable to it's effects.

If you are looking for an alcohol free alternative, has some great mocktail recipes. recently featured a sparkling Kombucha drink which she added frozen blackberries and pomegranate seeds. It looked delicious and I'm definitely going to give it a try. Kombucha is low in sugar and contains live cultures, minerals, vitamins which are all great for gut health.

If you have any great mocktail recipes, we'd love to hear them! And if you are struggling with your menopause symptoms, then our menopause specialists are here to help. Call 01483 454 016 or visit www.thesurreyparkclinic.co.uk for more information.


All set up and good to go for this mornings PT session. I'm feeling a battle rope morning coming on πŸ˜€πŸ’ͺ

Photos from Rachel Young Fitness's post 05/01/2022

Walking is a great way to boost your mood, burn calories, improve bone density and reduce the risk of heart disease...to name just a few. Best of all, it's FREE! Add a few faster paced intervals (pick a tree and walk as fast as you can until you get there) and some hills (worth it for the view) if you want to turn it into a more intense workout. I enjoyed mine with my 4-legged besties this morning.


Rather then embarking on complete overhaul of your eating and fitness routine, try making small, realistic changes. I'll be adding examples throughout January for inspiration. Please share yours too. This morning, I tweaked my oatbran pancake to add extra protein, fat & fibre. Delicious and filling (receipe in the comments below).


May 2022 bring you health, happiness and fun. Do more of what makes you feel amazing!


You've made it to the end of your advent calendar and, as a special treat (rather like the bigger chocolate behind day 24), you get to do your 5 favourite exercises. What were your favourites???


Finding it difficult to reach the floor with these? Tap the knees instead.


no weights at home? A couple of filled water bottles of bags of flour could work. If you're new to using weights, please go for the lighter option.


Good balance is important for injury prevention, stabilising joints and general body awareness. Try holding balance for 10 seconds on each side.


Time to revisit that plank. Can you hold for longer this time? Need more challenge? Try tapping hand to opposite shoulder (if planking on hands) or reach alternate hand and tap ground ahead of you. Only do this if you're confident you can keep your shoulders stable and the spine neutral.






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