Lou Atkinson is an educator, researcher and international fitness presenter, based in the UK. She is a Lead Master Trainer for Schwinn Cycling in Europe, creating and delivering innovative workshops to instructors across Europe and the USA. She also holds a MSc & a PhD in Health Psychology, specializing in research to support women and families to be active and healthy before, during and after pregnancy. Lou is passionate about inclusivity and equality for both participants and providers in the fitness industry, and her focus in and out of class is on making sure everyone feels supported to be active in their own way. Don’t be fooled by the 5’2 frame or the British accent, Lou’s presenting style is most commonly described as ‘powerful’ and she will not only surprise you, but make you surprise yourself!