About Anita

Welcome to my website. I guess as you are in the ‘About Anita’ section, you would like to know a bit more about me and how I can help you achieve all you dream of!

I am Anita Smith, an energetic and enthusiastic female Personal Trainer based in Oxford. Outgoing and sociable, I have a talent for rapidly developing empathetic client relationships and tailoring training programmes and classes to suit all capabilities.

A qualified Oxford personal trainer. I have extensive knowledge and experience in helping women regain or improve their fitness. I can offer advice and support your nutrition, weight loss, core strength or flexibility goals.

I served in the RAF for 9 years and then worked as a qualified accountant for several years before retraining as a Personal Trainer. I have worked at a number of Oxford gyms, gaining lots of valuable experience along the way and have worked with a number of organisations, including the Women’s Institute Denman College near Abingdon.

I have worked alongside varying health professionals. I worked closely with Re-energize, a peer lead mental health group delivering fitness classes and nutrition advice. I helped members in the group to improve their physical health while they received professional support improving their mental health.

I have run free group walking sessions for Oxfordshire Mind. As part of the sessions I would offer advice on any aspect of fitness and nutrition to help the group members improve aspects of their physical health.

I have delivered fitness classes as part of an NHS initiative to improve the physical strength of patients with PVD. This initiative involved learning about PVD from the nurses leading the project and encouraging the patients to test themselves.

I’ve been running TriNeet Fitness for 10 years now, my ideal job, working to help a broad range of people get healthier and achieve their goals.

I’ve been a competitive athlete for all of my adult life. I’ve raced as a runner since the age of 10, I represented the RAF and the Combined Services during my time at the RAF. Running is certainly in my blood, but I have diversified my sport in more recent years. I was a competitive skydiver for 7 years and then in 2007 whilst holidaying at La Santa in Lanzarote, I discovered triathlon and after that I was hooked.

I’ve been fortunate to be able to represent Great Britain in my age group in triathlon, and those were some of my proudest sporting moments. In 2013 & 2014 I competed in my age group at the Triathlon European Championships in Turkey and Austria, and in 2016 I managed to qualify and race at the age group World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico. Head over to my blog to read how my race went.

In 2019 I’m looking forward to the chance to compete again in both European and World age group championships, so far I’ve managed to qualify for the Euros. Watch out for updates as I work to qualify for the European and World Championships in 2020.

As well as my professional and sporting experiences, over the years I’ve learnt that state of mind has a major impact on wellbeing, overall health and the body’s ability to heal and grow. Anxiety, stress and depression can all have a negative impact, and I know from personal experience how powerful exercise can be in improving both physical and mental wellbeing. I’ve worked with organisations such as Oxfordshire Mind and Re-energize and with clients suffering with depression, recovering from eating disorders, low self-esteem and I take immense pleasure in playing a part in improving their health.

Please do get in touch if you or anyone you know has a mental health issue and would like to get some support in engaging with exercise either at home, in a gym or in the great outdoors.

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Qualifications

  • REPs Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • REPs Level 3 Pre & Post Natal Exercise Programmes
  • REPs Level 3 Nutrition and Weight Management Advisor
  • REPs Level 3 Client Lifestyle and Fitness Assessment
  • REPs Level 3 Training In Different Environments
  • REPs Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Boxercise Instructor
  • Kettlebell Instructor
  • Powerplate Instructor
  • TRX Instructor
  • ViPR Instructor
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Mental Health First Aid

My qualification certificates are all available to view on request along with my Public Liability insurance certificate.

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TESTIMONIALS

Anita tailors an exercise programme individually for me but it progresses and does not feel repetitious. – Jessica, Oxford

I am confident Anita can inspire anyone to embrace physical fitness, improve their health and make a difference to lifestyle in a fun and very personable way. – Donna R, Oxford

If you’re hesitating in the slightest my advice would be to go for it – don’t bother looking elsewhere - you won’t regret the time you spend with Anita – Jo, Headington