Meet the team

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Fidelma Atkinson


Fidelma is the club manager. As well as leading and developing her team of staff she is an experienced level 4 instructor and level 3 Personal Trainer. She teaches regular classes at the club including LBT, HIIT, Sandbags, Pilates, Circuits and Supple Strength. She is also the club’s qualified GP Exercise referral trainer and is qualified in Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation. Fidelma has a passion for a wide range of physical activities including gym cardio & resistance training, yoga, Pilates, running, sailing, cycling & skiing. She has completed 4 marathons, numerous half marathons & regularly competes in local races such as race for life, Saxon Shore Relay and local cycling challenges. Fidelma has had a career as a metabolism and pharmacokinetics scientist, where she gained a deep understanding of how the body works. Her knowledge includes work in the areas of obesity, cardiovascular, respiratory, pain & metabolism. Fidelma assists all individuals with their goals ranging from keeping fit, losing weight, social activity & specific sport goals. She is very friendly, patient and approachable and enjoys helping reluctant or referred exercisers to reap the benefits of exercise.

Isla Gifford


Isla is a qualified fitness instructor who also holds qualifications for indoor cycling. Working in the fitness industry has always been a passion for Isla. She has always been active and her hobbies include horse riding. She is a very enthusiastic member of Ladies of Leisure and enjoys helping others to achieve their personal goals. Isla is very interested in dance moves and teaches the Dance and Tone class at the gym. She is now a Zumba instructor and is currently completing her level 3 Personal Training course. Isla is a very approachable and friendly person and is always keen to help members in her cheerful and encouraging way.



Emmie is a bubbly, enthusiastic person. She is a qualified fitness instructor as well as gaining qualifications in circuits and studio cycle. Emmie also coaches gymnastic in Canterbury. Emmie is currently studying for her level 3 in personal training at Canterbury College. At Ladies of Leisure she also teaches Legs, Bums and Tums and circuits classes at the weekend. She enjoys teaching where she can incorporate all her skills to date to make her lessons challenging but fun.


Abbie has completed a Sport Diploma at Canterbury College. She currently is progressing through a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Instructing Exercise and Fitness at Ladies of Leisure. Abbie is aiming to achieve a Physical Education teaching degree in the future. At the gym Abbie has also been regularly teaching the Legs Bums Class and Circuits weekend classes which she likes to make fun yet challenging for all.

Louise Abrahamse


Louise has worked in the Beauty Industry for 24 years and is very passionate to help women feel and look more radiant and  to keep up to date on current advancements in anti-aging treatments.

Free consultations available. Call 07753353054. Specialising in:-

  • Microblading semi-permanent make-up for brows, lips and eyeliner enhancements. *
  • Anti-aging facial treatments to include Derma planning (advanced exfoliation treatment for skin rejuvenation and removal of peach fuzz)
  • Permanent hair removal using electrolysis to target all hair types including white hairs that laser does not treat.
  • Advanced Cosmetic Procedures to aid in the removal of warts, skin tags, thread veins, age spots, milia, mole reduction (doctors note needed)
  • Lash Lift (enhances lashes making them appear longer and thicker) *
  • Eyebrow tinting. *
  • Eyebrow shaping and personalised advice if trying to grow in and reshape

 *skin test required 24 hrs beforehand on some services.

Natasha Savage


Natasha is a motivated, enthusiastic and happy individual who enjoys helping others achieve their health and fitness goals in a variety of ways, depending on individual needs. She has graduated from University with a Degree in Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science which has expanded her depth of knowledge in the fitness industry which is a real help to our clients. Natasha also holds qualifications as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer, and Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Performance and Level 3 Training in the Outdoor Environment. She is also a qualified circuit trainer, Body combat trainer and Kettlebells trainer. Her wide experience and passion in the fitness industry really helps to motivate others to achieve their full potential.



Clare has had over 15 years of experience in Beauty Therapy gaining Levels 2 and 3 at Thanet College in facials, Swedish Body Massage, waxing, manicures, pedicures, eyelash tinting and eyebrow tinting. She has also gained further experience at training courses for facials and body treatments. Clare has gained qualifications in Shellac nails. A new service that she now provides to her clients with a variety of colours. Clare has worked within Ladies of Leisure since 2006. Her aim is to always provide a first class service at reasonable prices. She uses a range of organic products to enhance the service she gives.

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