A little about me....

Carla van Traa


I have been a Fitness Professional since 1999, and I love it! 


The National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) are recognised as a world leader in personal training qualifications and in 2009 I qualified as a Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist trainer, accrediting me with REPSs Level 4, the highest level achievable.  


I specialise in personal training that includes KettleBells, TRX and Vipr, ALL revolve around the theme of functional fitness, allowing you to train and live life to the max through freedom of movement. I undertake regular CPD to ensure I am fully trained in the latest equipment. 


I'm passionate about Pilates and teach classes and conduct private lessons here in Stamford. I have a specific interest in pelvic floor function and have undertaken CPD on the subject, now this is leading me into studying returning to movement following hysterectomy and abdominal surgery; supporting women before and after surgery.


My own personal fitness regime of course includes Pilates and the gym.   Away from the world of  work I love to travel, mainly active wildlife based trips, I'm a qualified  Scuba diver, ride a Ducati and I have an allotment to grow my own fruit and veggies.  My weekends and time out are always filled with an activity - this year introducing White Water Rafting and Zip lining into the mix loved the rafting, hated the Zip!



National Association Sports Medicine Personal Trainer

Pilates Instuctor

Optimal Health after Hysterectomy

Pelvic Floor and Core Foundations

BACR Cardiac Rebabilitation phase IV

3rd Age of Women - Peri Menopause, during and Post Menopause 

Pilates Back Pain Management

TRX Suspension Trainer
Kettle Bell Trainer
Vipr Trainer

Focus Personal Trainer

Power Plate Trainer
Tomahawk Indoor Cycling Trainer
Focus Senior Fitness Instructor
Kathryn Cullen Swiss Ball Trainer
YMCA Circuit Training
YMCA Resistance Training
YMCA Cardio-Vascular Machine Training
YMCA Gym Instructor

Life Coaching Diploma (Distinction)
Register of Exercise Professionals Level 4 R0034017
First Aid & Defibrillator trained