About Susan

About Me

I am happiest when I‘m with family and friends, and when I’m exercising, - and preferably all 3 combined! I love to train really hard rowing on the Thames, or indoor rowing, running (with buggy and without!), jumping and lifting my way to fitness when a more time-friendly regime is required.

The Happy Factor

For me, the happy factor of exercise also includes training others.  I started as a teenager helping to train school sports teams, and have stayed involved in training/coaching throughout my adult life, including coaching rowing in the USA and UK.  It’s so fun to train and achieve goals with others, build relationships and share fitness-related experiences (burpee competitions excluded!).  

A Career Change

I realised I had so much fun training others that in 2012 I decided to redirect my career so I could extend this ‘happy factor’ further and share it with many more people too.  Aged 30, and with the birth of my son a few months away I retrained as a personal trainer, and, it seemed apt, then qualified further to be able to deliver pre and post natal exercise programmes.   Since then I also looked to combine personal training with my love of rowing and voila, Fluid Fitness was formed!

Despite my love of fitness, I'm also a firm believer of all things in moderation and in my down-time I like exploring, reading or discovering a great new pub with friends and family!


For all ages and abilities:
  • Personal training
  • Nutrition
  • Indoor Rowing
  • Pre and Postnatal Training
  • Training Plans

Personal Trainer Since 2012

  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Rowing coach (on the water and indoor rowing) since 2006
  • Level 3 Award in Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programmes
  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
  • British Rowing Certificate for Go Row Indoor Workshop
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Master of Arts in Sport Administration and Leadership, Seattle University, USA

Sporting Achievements

  • 2 time finalist at Women’s Henley Regatta, UK (rowing)
  • Winner, Henley Masters Regatta, 2010
  • 2 time medalist at the Head of Charles Regatta, USA (largest 2 day regatta in the world) 2005 and 2007
  • 5 time medalist at the US Rowing Masters National Championships 2006, USA