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FAVOURITE FITNESS

Tai Chi
QiGong,
Dancing
Mindful Movement

Special Interests

Low-Impact Exercises
Tai Chi & QiGong


TAI CHI & QIGONG INSTRUCTOR

DAPHNE RICHARDSON

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. 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

ABOUT ME


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!



ABOUT

FRESHFIELD FITNESS


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.




AREAS OF

INTEREST


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 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.