Mind, body and soul key to new fitness venture

Laura Daglish.
Laura Daglish.

A new fitness company set up by a Lancaster University graduate aims to give people the feel-good factor with a combination of exercise and performance arts techniques.

Laura Daglish, a personal trainer and instructor from Bowerham, hopes combining her six-years’ experience in sport centres and her passion for the contemporary arts will give people a unique body and mind workout.

The 28-year-old said: “I am different from many personal trainers as I work on the mind and body to increase people’s confidence and self-esteem as well as their fitness and well-being.”

A former Our Lady’s Catholic College pupil, Laura received guidance and financial support to set up her business from Lancaster University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Enterprise Centre and Research Enterprise Services.

She said she believed strongly in positive thinking and that her sessions involve getting clients to adopt a positive mind-set to enable them to achieve their fitness goals and boost their approach to other aspects of their lives.

“I provide people with a toolkit of techniques and skills which promote confidence and healthy living for them to use not only during training sessions but also to take away to use in their day to day lives,” she said.

“I truly believe it is possible for people to achieve their goals, and I believe that I can help them to make these changes with my positive and enthusiastic attitude, by being tuned in to individuals’ needs and by working with the whole person, body and mind.”

Once a month, Laura will run an online ‘vitality week’, including workouts, relaxation scripts and healthy eating plans.

She added: “Everyone should look after their mind and body as much as they can by taking regular enjoyable exercise, eating real seasonal foods and by working on their confidence and mind to help them feel good and therefore develop the full package of health and well-being.”

For more information go to www.lauradaglish.co.uk or email laura@lauradaglish.co.uk