Elaine De Fries
Elaine has worked in the fitness industry since 1995 and is Level 3 Registered with the Register of Exercise Professionals (UK). She is an Advanced Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Pilates Coach, specialising in Nutrition and the Psychology of Behaviour Change. Elaine has a hands on approach, working in collaboration with clients to achieve lasting change whatever the desired goal. She is an experienced life coach with the ability pinpoint the key obstacles to change.
Elaine is accustomed to working with clients on a one-to-one basis, with groups and with organisations. Whatever the need, be it weight management, improved posture, GP exercise referral or pilates tuition, Elaine seeks to understand the motivation behind behaviours and uses positive coaching to produce lasting change.
If you want professional support related directly to your needs or the needs of a larger client group, Elaine brings innovation, creativity and reliability. She also brings a scientific approach to the ever changing world of health and wellbeing.
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TV programme explores the ‘Beeching Axe’ effect.
Stockport Express October 22, 2008
Stuart Maconie is a TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and author.
Stuart investigated the impact across the north west of Dr Richard Beeching and his 1963 report, ‘The Re-Shaping of British Railways’, which proposed the closure of some 5,000 miles of the country’s rail network in what was known as the ‘Beeching Axe’. For the programme, ‘Down the Line’, Stuart travelled to Marple and Cheadle to see how far Dr Beeching’s report was responsible for the area’s traffic problems. Marple, 12 miles from Manchester, used to be well served by the railways until Dr Beeching scrapped the five mile link to Stockport, which used to take 12 minutes. Now passengers have to change trains at Manchester Piccadilly to get to Stockport, a journey which can take anything up to 55 minutes. Those who want to get directly to Stockport have to use the A626, a journey can take up to up to 90 minutes in the rush hour.
Stuart challenged local runner, Elaine De Fries, to race taxi driver Mike Anderson along the route to see whether a woman on foot could get to Stockport faster than a driver. The result was a triumphant win for Elaine.