ABOUT US

ABOUT US

ESTHER BLAND

I specialise in working with pre and postnatal clients as well as clients who are new to exercise.

I am a firm believer in targeting structural balance and improving technique. This is essential for establishing a strong foundation to build upon.

From there I use progressive strength and conditioning programmes designed to improve mobility, reduce fat and increase lean muscle mass.

In addition to being a certified personal trainer, I am a swimming instructor and have been a competitive rower for over ten years.

I grew up in Hong Kong and have always maintained an active interest in sport, particularly water sports. My passion for health and fitness was reinforced during university, where I captained the women's rowing squad and joined the British Army Officer's Training Corps.

When I am not at the gym or in the pool I teach people how to row and often compete at regattas and adventure racing.

Qualifications and Training Background:

  • Certified Personal Trainer, NASM
  • Certified Pre and Postnatal Coach, Coaching & Training Women Academy
  • Level 1 & 2 Stand Up Paddle Instructor, Academy of Surfing Instructors
  • Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety, AUSTSWIM
  • Bronze Medallion, The Hong Kong Lifesaving Society
  • CPR/AED/First Aid - Adult/Child/Infant, PADI
  • 13 years competitive rowing
    • Captained university women’s rowing squad
    • Current ladies rowing captain at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
  • University of London Officers’ Training Corps

NIALL WESTLEY

I am our resident yoga instructor and paddlesports coach.

On the mat, I love working with students new to yoga, as well as with athletes looking to mobilise stiff muscles and aching joints that are in need of a good stretch.

On the water, I love taking out guests to see a green, sunny and salty side of Hong Kong a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

In addition to being a registered yoga teacher, I am a stand up paddle board (S.U.P.) instructor and a competitive outrigger canoeist, dragonboat paddler and sailor.

I grew up in Hong Kong, Singapore and the U.K. I developed a passion for exercise and living healthily while training as an officer with the Singapore Armed Forces.

When I am not on the mat or on the water I am cooking healthy veggie meals, managing the 'admin' side of the business and planning my next adventure.

Qualifications and Training Background:

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance
  • Academy of Surfing Instructors SUP Water Safety Rescue Award (Flat Water)
  • CPR/AED/First Aid - Adult/Child/Infant, PADI
  • Team GB Dragonboat Mixed and Premier Open Squad, 2019
  • First Lieutenant, Singapore Armed Forces