PRESS RELEASE - 4th July 2016
Insecure Girl Turned Bristol Fitness Entreprenuer
To meet Amy Oldfield, Bristol personal trainer, you might think that health and fitness has always come easy to her, but Amy tells us about her personal struggles through obesity, anorexia and bullying, which landed her up in the fitness industry. Amy explains why she is so passionate about the new personal training studio she is opening in Southville this summer, Empowered Fitness, to help people battling with low self-esteem and body confidence.
‘’As a child I was overweight and as a teenager I was anorexic. I got bullied for being too fat and too skinny. I couldn’t win! And I was always picked last in PE lessons at school.
For years, I had a bad relationship with food, with episodes of binging and purging, trying to control my weight. I once threw a tuna sandwich in my mums face because I was scared I’d get fat if I ate it. It was crazy!
I used to hate my body. I starved myself and became addicted to exercise trying to fix it but it did more harm than good.
Enough was enough and I needed to change. I started learning how to exercise correctly and how to eat food which nourished my body. I started noticing how great I felt and how my body was changing. So much so that I felt like I had discovered a secret which I didn’t want to keep to myself.
Until I discovered fitness I felt like I didn’t really know who I was and now I’ve found my purpose in life. It makes me feel amazing when I look after myself and I enjoy teaching others how good they could feel too. I love seeing my clients break through barriers, achieve their potential and become empowered by exercise.
And this is why I am opening a personal training studio to support people who aren’t gym fanatics, who are fed up with what they’re doing right now and want to change their bodies in a healthy way.
Although today I’m fit, strong and healthy, I’ve been exactly where so many other people are right now. I’ve hated my body, I’ve battled with exercise and I’ve struggled to eat well. Exercise is still tough, but now I embrace the challenge and love to feel myself progressing. Despite all the exercise, I still have to watch what I eat - I just have to look at a doughnut and my jeans get tight - so I can sympathise with every woman on the planet!’’
For further information contact:
07595 711 484
Notes to the editor
Amy Oldfield is the founder of Empowered Fitness. Empowered Fitness is a personal training service in south Bristol offering guaranteed results in a fun and empowering way. Amy and her team specialise in weight management and nutrition, and their ambition is to help as many people as possible to achieve their goals by creating healthy habits for life.
We empower people to discover a new lifestyle where they love their body inside and out, and feel amazing.
Hi res images available on request.