Pooja Sharma
Manager Pearson Plc
I started working with Alexandra in late Feb this year [2015], and in the short few months have seen massive benefits in my fitness as well as general well being!

Her promotion line.. go from complete shut down to fully functional was designed for me, and I can say with confidence she delivers on that promise!

I had a lot going on when we started working together, and was resorting to stress eating to cope, going speedily down a vicious cycle where my fitness and general well being was concerned.. it took Alex a while to shake me out of that, but she adjusted her approach to suit my needs, ie – to suit my then fitness levels and also using language/messaging that would appeal to me and inspire me to go along with her suggestions!

I find myself fitter, more able physically, more in control generally, and more inspired to make wholesome choices, with nutrition in specific but my whole lifestyle in general!

I like the mix of 5 elements that she brings to her coaching the most – and I find a lot of coaching tips she gives me to help push my boundaries physically could apply to life in general, just as well.

So, all in all, a great 360 degree experience built on that symbiotic link between physical and emotional health. 

Through our interactions on the 1:1 coaching as well as reading all the materials (blogs, fb posts, videos/webcasts), Alex shares very generously, I have also learnt the relationship between seemingly unrelated things causing the aches/pains and injuries.

I am learning how to use my body with greater awareness so as to help existing injuries and prevent any in future. I like that her approach is built on building knowledge and awareness of ones body and its use, and making small changes to get long lasting transformational results. 

Another interesting learning for me has been how much I enjoy the outdoors. While I have always liked green open spaces, I never thought I would enjoy training outdoors.

I started training with Alex in Feb, through relatively cold weather and on an early morning slot, so I had my share of reservations on that, but I am happy to share that I have loved it more with every session.

It has helped build my resilience and hopefully given me something I could continue with going forwards, on my own!

She also actively builds and nurtures a community of like minded, interested folk through her social media activity – and I have found motivation through that community as well!

All in all, highly recommended!

Tone Tellefsen Hughes
Alexandra took me and a gang of four 13-14 year olds on a workshop in the woods recently. We spent 2,5 hours in our local woods, exercising in a way you would never  have done before. Alexandra teaches you how to get fit with the countryside, as a natural gym, using the trees, branches, dips and curves and different terrain you might find in your local woods.

She taught us posture, alignment and how to create length and strength, as well as mindfulness. The girls loved it. They had such fun and could not believe how much they got out of training like this in nature, and how fit you can get, as well as grounded.

I would recommend anyone of any age to train with Alexandra. She has the whole package of body, mind and nature, and fun. Thank you for a truly inspiring and unforgettable day!

Emma Perry
Working with Alex has been truly liberating. I am beginning to understand the importance of being in nature, combined with breaking the rules (i.e. being unlady-like, as well as running/crawling through mud and streams). I believe one of the best things you can deliver to a client is a sense of empowerment; this is the foundation of Alex’s coaching.

I originally started working with Alex as I was feeling depressed and finding it impossible to work my way out of my comfort zone without help. Alex has definitely helped me move out of my comfort zone, which has allowed me to achieve this in other areas of my life too.

Her training has also brought with it an awesome sense of empowerment and self-belief.

My boyfriend appears to be incredibly happy with the changes in my body, as I am beginning to get a more athletic, yet womanly shape. Given that I struggle with liking my body, I think one of the most significant things that Alex is going to teach me is to learn to love my body, and how to look after it (from a physical and nutritional aspect).

The most significant improvement to date has been a change in athletic ability as Alex gradually turns me into a Ninja, and teaches me the kind of techniques, that only athletes would normally get the opportunity of learning.

Andrada Maria Brisc
I am an entrepreneur, running my own music school in London, AB Music Dream.

Working with people can be fun, but it can be challenging as well. Therefore having a balanced physical and mental health is crucial. Teaching singing and piano and working with ages from 5 to 70 is rewarding  but demands a lot of patience and flexibility.

I have been training with Alexandra since June 2014 and I felt a significant change even after just the first few sessions.

Alexandra’s approach during the sessions not only helped me work towards my personal and physical goals, but also helped my business. Guiding me to find calmness and confidence which a job as a tutor, manager and performer require.

On the other side of my career, Alexandra has had a huge influence as well.

As a concert pianist and classical singer, a good health and keeping myself fit are on top of the list. A controlled posture, a better awareness of the movements I do in my daily life, good breathing and better management in stressful situations are just a few of the key elements I gained during my sessions with Alexandra.

I highly recommend Alexandra for any type of training, but especially for individuals who deal with stress and would like to improve the quality of their lives in all aspects, physical, mental, emotional. 

Mariepaul Pierson

Before trying it, I did not think the lean was anything special, that I was doing it anyway, basically I wasn’t convinced. I decided to give it a serious try anyway, combined with elongating the spine. I was tired and not very energetic this morning and thought this would be perfect for a slow practice. As I started applying the lean, it felt rather strange, like shuffling forward like an old woman, falling, stumbling, certainly not feeling very elegant. I carried on, alternating with hammer arms now and again when I felt tired and constantly concentrating on elongating the spine. The lean forced me to take smaller, faster steps too. I didn’t realise I was running at a faster pace, it felt more like dragging myself lower on the ground instead of the happy bouncing I usually do, more like an exhausted falling forward end-of-race position.

<br></br> Well I am completely astonished. I ran 5 km in 28 minutes, my fastest ever (except that time 2 years ago when I ended up vomiting, but I wouldn’t count that as a success) and I wasn’t even feeling up for a run this morning. Normally I have to really push myself hard to reach 5 km below 31 minutes! I gained 50 seconds per km speed on my first attempt. this is amazing!

I can’t recommend this technique enough. I am totally convinced – elated! Thank you so much!

Martina Sapelli
I have started working with Alex a couple of months back and it has been complete boost to my confidence. She has proven to be there even when she is not, through her encouragement and positive guidance. Her background and her way of conducting herself make her the perfect combo to approach any situation, for difficult the challenge it may be. She does not seem to stop learning and researching in order to shape even better her take in a very holistic way. I will highly recommend anybody to work with her. Many, many thanks Alex.

Elena Vasati
Thank you so much for the session on Saturday. I was jet lagged, sluggish and not very confident. You managed to take me out of my comfort zone and I could feel how I was breaking a mental barrier. As I said I want to commit to another three months and now that I have started to feel a bit more agile I want to build up the habits and routines to get me there. Overall, I want what everyone does, a toned lean body, but to be honest I like how the sessions challenge me mentally too. So thanks for that and keep doing what you are doing.

Martina Goldring
I was recently talked into doing a half-marathon. I’ve been working out a lot recently but I haven’t run in about six months. Back then I couldn’t even do 5k without stopping multiple times. So I figured I better start training asap! I started off thinking maybe I’d try and do 3 miles or half an hour depending on which came first but I just carried on and I ran further than I thought I could.

I ended up running for a whole hour without stopping, completing a distance of 5 miles (8k). I’m very proud of my progress – a few years ago I was very overweight and extremely unfit – and knowing that I can do something like this feels amazing. It’s a really, really good feeling.

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