About Jo Stephens

Fitness with Jo in Highcliffe, Christchurch, New Milton and surrounding areas

I get to do what I love... help lovely people from all walks of life; young, old and inbetween..."

I was once asked what my super power was during a job interview. I had never thought about it before (understandably?) However the snap answer I gave was “empathy”. At the time I thought I’d blown my chances, but it turned out to be the reason I nailed that interview. To this day, it is one of the biggest qualities I offer to my clients. Without empathy, the ability to understand and identify with people, it’s almost impossible to plan, motivate and help achieve your health and fitness goals.

So, it’s that “superpower” that I believe makes me a personal trainer and group instructor with a difference. A coach who will put herself in your shoes, listen to your story and understand your fitness goals. I’m that person you can rely on for support and motivation throughout your fitness journey.


The ability to step into the shoes of another person, aiming to understand their feelings, perspectives and objectives and to use that understanding to guide our actions and of those around you.

Superpower aside, fitness arguably plays the biggest part in my life. I well and truly got the fitness bug during 2014. I started out at my local gym with one goal. To get healthy! At the time, I drank to excess most days, snacked to excess most hours and felt like I was on a slippery slope to serious health issues. I was depressed, I felt lost and I was most certainly in poor mental and physical health.

Exercise coupled with the people I met and now call my friends quite literally saved me. Throughout some of the toughest times in my life, fitness and the network of wonderful people I have met has seen me through the tough times and provided me with some of the happiest times too. Now, I’m the fittest and strongest I’ve ever been in all respects.

So, now I teach! I love to help other people find confidence, health and a new lease of life through fitness. With both YMCA Fit and Active IQ qualifications in Personal Training, Hiit, Kettlbell fitness, Core stability and Supple Strength & Wellness, I get to do what I love… help lovely people from all walks of life; young, old and in between, on their path to a fitter, healthier version of their current selves. I’ve quite literally combined my superpower with my passion for keeping fit!

My Qualifications

  • PT Level 2&3 Qualified at Bournemouth University
  • YMCA Fit Qualified Hiit Instructor
  • YMCA Fit Kettlebell Instructor
  • YMCA Fit Core Stability Instructor
  • YMCA Fit Supple Strength & Wellness Instructor

What ever your goal…weight loss, improved fitness, strength, nutritional support, well being or simply to put something positive in your life ….you can lean on me, Jo Stephens, to be your support and motivation for achieving that change.

If you need help to improve your life and get fit, Contact Jo on 07903182714.