Karen Lisa Laing

I’m a writer and journalist, specialising in fitness, Pilates and women’s health. I combine life as a freelance writer with teaching Pilates and pre/post natal fitness, being a mum of two and co-directing Fit School with my husband Chris, in Essex.

I write about health, fitness and business. I also help fitness professionals and women in business to develop their confidence as a writer through collaborations, consulting, public speaking and training courses – as well as creating content.

My writing experience ranges from tabloid health news at The Sun to political reporting at the Independent on Sunday. I’m a writer for the Huffington Post, Babycentre, The Guardian and a columnist for Fitpro magazineMy features have been published in major fitness titles like Health and Fitness, Zest and BodyFit magazines, as well as Sainsbury’s magazine, online publications and my own successful blog www.alittlefitter.com.


I recently worked with child abuse campaigner Chris Tuck for her autobiographical first book, Through the Eyes of a Child (published 2013) and her second book Survivors of Abuse (published 2016). I’ve also worked with fitness entrepreneur and presenter Rachel Holmes for the book to accompany her UK/Ireland fitness programme, Kick Start Fat Loss (published 2016). 

I’ve created web copy, blog posts and press releases for UK and international businesses ranging from online startups to UK leading fitness fashion brand Sweaty Betty.

I created Fit School with Chris in 2013. I manage Fit School classes in London offices and speak at corporate events. I also manage Fit School’s community engagement which includes partnerships with local children’s centres, businesses and charities, networking organisations and health care providers.

This year I was invited to speak at Fitpro LIVE, the biggest conference for fitness professionals in the UK attracting the best international speakers and presenters. I was also an expert at the WIFE in business event in March.

Last year, I was an awards finalist for my work in pre and post natal exercise at the What’s on 4 Little Ones Awards.

I was also a guest speaker at Women in Fitness Empowerment (WIFE) Rising Stars event and am an ambassador for WIFE.

I’m currently writing my first book, The Pilates Instructor’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, to accompany my Pilates programmes.



Karen Lisa Laing


Contact me - karenlisalaing@gmail.com. Also on all social media platforms.


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