Tai Chi
Mindful Movement

Special Interests

Low-Impact Exercises
Tai Chi & QiGong



I’m a fully qualified Fitness Professional based in Formby, Merseyside, UK. I have a passion for helping people be fit, healthy and active for life.

I am particularly interested in low impact exercises. That’s why I’ve specialised in teaching Tai Chi & QiGong to stay active. I really enjoy introducing people to this wonderful way to exercise and help them gain its many benefits to our physical and mental health.

Daphne Richardson


Having attended dance classes as a child and through my 20s, keeping fit has always been important to me. During my life you’d often find me at some sort of fitness class!

Initially studying to become a Qualified Accountant, I’ve worked in Finance, Accountancy and Audit for many years. I’m also a busy mum of two and wife of 20+ years. In my 40s, I changed career to become a Gym Instructor & Personal Trainer. It was also when I first tried Tai Chi and I’ve been hooked ever since! I loved it so much that I qualified as a Tai Chi & QiGong Instructor so that I can share this wonderful way to exercise.

Exercise is so important. It helps me both physically and mentally. Now, as a 50 year old, I see how fitness plays a big role in being able to enjoy a full and active lifestyle as we age. For me, it isn’t just about body shape! Fitness is a regular part of my life and I love it!



I’m a fully qualified :

  • Active IQ Level 3  Personal Trainer
  • Active IQ Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Certified QiGong for Health Teacher
  • Certified Tai Chi Fit Instructor
  • TCHI Qualified Tai Chi for Arthritis & Falls Prevention Instructor
  • TCHI Qualified Tai Chi for Energy 1 & 2 Instructor
  • TCHI Qualified Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Instructor
  • Diploma for Traditional Chinese Medicine (special interest QiGong)

I teach local Tai Chi & QiGong classes under the name ‘Freshfield Fitness’ and have a YouTube Channel of the same name where I share Free Sessions for you to follow in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace and at a time that suits.



My dance training has made me keen to perform exercise with the correct form and good technique. I take care to ensure my classes are safe and comfortable. I show modifications (easier option) or progressions (more challenging option) so that everyone can work at their own level and within their own comfort zone.

My particular interest is low-impact exercises that go easy on our bones and joints, but still provide strength, stretch, tone and flexibility. Tai Chi & QiGong, both of which are gentle, slow and controlled, are a perfect exercise that can be modified as low impact exercise to deliver many benefits to our health, fitness and well-being, especially as we age.

Regular Tai Chi & QiGong have had a big impact on my own life. I’d love to introduce you to these mind-body movements so you too can enjoy their benefits.