A big welcome to my next #incredibleindependents interview with the lovely Kate Smart from Kate Smart Fitness. Here she shares more about her fantastic business.

1) Why did you start your business? 

I initially started my business in 2005 to provide the very best in postnatal fitness to my local community. Since then I have expanded my services to women’s wellness from pregnancy postnatal to beyond the menopause and offer online services too. 2) What do you love about running your own independent business?

I love being my own boss and working flexibly when my children were young (and even now that they are teenagers!) Working independently also allows me creative freedom.

3) What is your favourite product or service you provide and why?

It is really hard to choose because everything I offer is close to my heart! Being a Holistic Core Restore® coach is fantastic because I truly believe that this is groundbreaking work for the foundations of womens’ movement and exercise. I also love the hands on work of soft tissue therapy. All that said, my new class Energy Reboot® is innovative and fun and has been exciting to create as the peri-menopausal woman is largely ignored in the world of fitness (sorry for not sticking to one!)

4) Let’s spread the indie love, name some other independent businesses you support. Independent businesses I support, there are many! – Taylor’d Bundles (gifting service), Gillyfleur (digital and web design), Emma Peries (Social Media) @digital.mother, Plan B Fitness,  Clare Teed Yoga, Believe Consultancy and Vintique Upholstery.

  5) Which is your favourite social media platform and why?

Facebook was my first and foundation platform but I LOVE Instagram too!

A big thank you to Kate for taking part, head to her website or sign up to her weekly email to find out more. Please continue to support your your #incredibleindependents by using this hashtag. If you are an independent business who would like to share your story do get in touch!