Hi …… I am Kirsty Ellson, a Personal Trainer, creator and manager of Train with Kirsty, mum to two little people and wife to Mr Ellson!

A little bit about myself!
Health and Fitness has always been a passion of mine. From the age of 12, I was competing for Bideford ‘Blues’ AAC, North Devon taking part in Club Cross Country and Athletics events which lead to representing the County of Devon in both of these areas and being County Champion for the 400m hurdles.


I carried on my love of sport and fitness to successfully complete my degree in  BSC Sport and Exercise Science (Hons). Here I started to play Lacrosse, Netball and joined my first gym! I have until recently played netball for a local club in Cheltenham playing in the Gloucestershire Netball League.

Running is my passion!  I have won the Chelteham Race for Life 10k, completed the Brighton Marathon 2012 and the London Marathon 2013. My next challenge is to complete another Marathon and somehow try to beat my P.B of 3 hrs 38 minutes.


Kirsty Ellson, Cheltenham Fitness Trainer

I am married to Simon and have two wonderful children. I have lived  in Cheltenham since I was 19 year old. I know and love the area well.

Before starting up ‘Train with Kirsty’, I taught for over 10 years as a PE teacher and a primary school teacher. In my final position in a primary school, I was part of the Senior Management Team and ‘Senior Teacher’. After having my second child, I took the opportunity to take a break from teaching to set up my own business. I feel I am still teaching and using and developing all the skills I have gained over the years in education, but now teaching adults about fitness, healthy lifestyle and breaking habits! As anyone who has met me will know, teaching is a passion of mine and is what I am still doing through Personal Training, Fitball and Parkfit.

I have two young children  and I know how hectic life is with young children! I know it feels you have NO time for yourself – but you can get it and I can help you to find it!

If you think I could help you tone up, lose weight or just improve your fitness give me a call.
I would love to meet you,
All the best


  • BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
  • REPS L3 Personal Trainer
  • L3 Ante / Post Natal
  • Level 2 Exercise to Music
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Level 2 Circuit Training
  • Fully insured.