A little about me....

Carla van Traa


I have been a Personal Trainer 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 and routines.  I am also a fully qualified Pilates teacher and incorporate some into my PT sessions and teach Pilates as a seperate class or session. 


My own personal fitness regime in the gym includes rowing and cross training, with work on my leg strength and the all important core work.  I love being out on my mountain bike, and cross country running.  I participate in 'Mud Running' events nationwide;  a relation to cross country except it involves a lot more mud and water and when I can I combine the two disciplines into off road duathlons.  Away from the world of exercise I love to travel, mainly wildlife based trips, going Scuba diving, riding my Ducati and I have an allotment to grow my own fruit and veggies.   



National Association Sports Medicine Personal Trainer

Pilates Level 3 Mat based Trainer

Fitness Pilates Back Pain Management

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

Boxercise Trainer

TRX Suspension Trainer
Kettle Bell Trainer
Vipr Trainer

British Association Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase IV

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
First Aid & Defibrillator trained