Meet the team
My name is Laila I am the owner of Girls Allowed Gym. I have been teaching fitness since 2000. I teach Spin, Yoga , Meta Fit , HIIT , Kettle Bells and Boxercise . I am also a qualified level 3 personal trainer and a sports massage therapist.
I feel really fortunate that I come to work everyday to do a job I love - helping and encouraging women to look after their health and well-being, whilst being surrounded by a great team and members. I am HIIT Step and Fight Klub trained.
My name is Sara, I love working out and I love inspiring other people to do the same. I love working with all the girls at the Girls Allowed Gym. I truly believe that keeping yourself fit and healthy works not just in changing your body’s appearance but also in creating positivity and well-being in the mind.
Classes I teach at Girls Allowed:
Supple strength: This class focuses on posture, keeping the body strong and improving flexibility throughout the body, keeping the muscles long and lean.
Abs/Body Conditioning: This class improves the strength of the deep abdominal muscles and outer abdominal muscles. This improves core strength. This class will benefit you in all aspects of other exercises that you do.
HIIT: This class involve a system of timed exercise that moves your body in to different positions. Working at a faster pace, to increase calorie burn and strength.
Spin: This class is exhilarating and specifically made for a high intense workout for calorie burning and fitness endurance. Pushing your body through barriers. A fun way to work out!Soon to be adding many more to my list. I am also, level 3 diploma, PT qualified.
I am HIIT Step and Fight Klub trained.
I'm a fitness instructor and boot-camp circuit and spin-qualified. Using years of my own training experience to help others! Always researching new and fun ideas to help clients reach their goals and loving it! I am HIIT Step and Fight Klub trained.
I got into exercise in my 30’s after having my second child, I loved the energy of classes and the social side of it. I got healthier, I lost weight, my whole well-being was so much better. I then decided to go into teaching and here I am! I’ve been teaching exercise for 10 years and I am Romford based. I teach a variety of classes from RPM to Body Conditioning.
Emma has always had a huge passion for exercise and helping people. Emma has been working in the fitness industry for around a decade. Emma is a level 3 personal trainer and she is currently working towards her level 4 to specialise in nutrition. To name a few others Emma is qualified in exercise referral, nutrition, indoor cycling, Boxercise, circuits, a swimming instructor and a leader in run fitness. Emma trains a wide range of clients in weight loss, soon to be brides, children and competitive athletes. Emma can mainly be found at the Girls Allowed Gym teaching spinning and leading the run club and body transformation packages.
Jane is passionate about health and fitness and loves to lift weights. Jane is a Mum of two who stays active walking dogs and coming to the gym reguarly. Jane recently turned her passion for fitness into a career and is now a Level 2 gym instructor and nutrition advisor and will soon complete her level 3 personal trainer course. Jane has also booked into a Power Wave course next month and will soon also be qualified to teach Power Wave classes.
Polly McCarthy graduated from the University of Chichester studying Dance in 2015. In 2016 she gained her PGCE and QTS qualification enabling her to begin her career as a Dance and Drama teacher in a large secondary school. In addition to her teaching she has also competed in many Dance and Singing competitions and performed in Billy Elliot The Musical in London’s Victoria Palace Theatre where she played Susan Parks a ballet girl. Polly encourages all her pupils and strives for them to do their best.
My name is Shanel and I started my yoga journey a little over 4 years ago when I was looking for something to help stretch out my muscles as I also run a lot. I attended my first yoga class and have never looked back, yoga has now become a part of my everyday life; both physically and spiritually. It's cheesy BUT Yoga has literally changed my life.I’ve since completed a 200hr Anusara immersion & teacher training course at London’s Triyoga with Bridget Woods Kramer. I also teach modified Rocket Yoga and Meditation.
I am registered and recognised by Yoga Alliance professionals.I like to incorporate relevant themes into my classes and focus on the breath with movement. I like to flow with grace and open the heart to life’s endless possibilities. I think the mind is just as important as the body so I like to bring attention and stillness to the mind in my classes too. Expect movement of the body while calming the mind!
Wendy is a level 2 gym instructor passionate about fitnessQualified in power wave and and has been attending fitness classes in the community for many years before she qualified. Wendy is a very motivating and inspiring instructor.
Dawn has been teaching group fitness classes for 16 years on a part-time basis until last year when she was made redundant in the city.Dawn mainly teaches Les Mills and Total Body Conditioning classes using free-weights, bands and body weight but her passion is indoor cycling.