My name is Debbie Constantine and I'm a Personal Trainer, Swimming Teacher, Water Babies Instructor and Baby Massage & Yoga instructor. Although my previous work history is very different!
After working for 17 years in Investment Banking, I decided to make a change. I have always been a keen swimmer and gym-goer, so I made the decision to train for a career in these fields. I have always wanted to teach children to swim, as I'm very passionate about them learning at a young age, so I first trained as an ASA Level 2 Swimming Instructor and found that I loved teaching and helping others to improve and reach goals. This then lead to me following my other love for fitness. I had thought about becoming a personal trainer several years before I finally started studying for it, but the time wasn't right previously. I discovered that I loved being able to motivate and help others to reach fitness goals, without it becoming all consuming and scary! I felt there was a gap in the market for personal trainers who don't have a "perfect" physique and are less intimidating, but really care about others and helping them to achieve a greater level of health - and not telling them off for enjoying a glass of wine!
While studying for my PT qualification and finding that I was loving teaching swimming, I then decided to train as a Water Babies instructor - a really rigorous process, in order to carry out specialist baby & toddler swimming lessons, to the Water Babies plan. It's become a real joy to help so many parents teach their babies to swim and I adored working with babies :-)
Once qualified as a Personal Trainer, I then moved on to gain my Pre & Post-Natal programming qualification, so I could help mums stay fit and healthy during pregnancy and get them back to their pre-baby best, after birth. Working with so many new mums through my swimming teaching, I became really passionate about being able to help them feel good, gain confidence and look after themselves, during such an important time.
I also became more and more interested in the world of babies and their development and wellbeing, through all my previous studies. This then lead me on to baby massage and baby yoga. Following my experience working with new parents and their babies, I felt being able to deliver other classes teaching parents important skills, would be a natural step for me and just as enjoyable - and I wasn't wrong!
I'm extremely passionate about everyone enjoying their experiences with me at Butterrfly Training and am always on-hand to answer any questions - whether during personal training sessions / massage / yoga classes - or inbetween. An old investment banking colleague of mine used to tell me "I know why you're so good at this job - it's because you love people" and it's very true! I love meeting new people and building relationships through trust, which I believe is so important in my lines of work. I feel very lucky to be able to do a job that involves helping so many people, while also following so many of my passions.
Speak to me regarding any of my services, using contact information on my Home page.
REPs Level 3 Personal Trainer
Level 3 Award in Designing Pre & Post-Natal Exercise Programmes
Certified Baby Massage Instructor
Certified Baby Yoga Instructor
Safeguarding & Protecting Children
Institute of Swimming (IOS)
REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals)
ASA Level 1&2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics
ASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics (Pre-Fundamentals)
RLSS National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches