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About me

Rute Fernandes 
Body and Soul Concept Founder

Hi, my name is Rute, I have Born in Portugal in 1976, in a beautiful village named Cascais, I move to London with my lovely family in 2008 and I feel at Home :)

I started with weight problems after my first baby, when I gain 20 Kilos, was a very difficult pregnancy and the first 3 months I had to stay in bed, (previously I had 3 miscarriage)Gaining more and more weight. 

After the second baby I started with pain in all my body, one day pain in one side, another day in a different side... taking a lot of painkillers and without any diagnose, was a very frustrating situation, as I did plenty of medical exams and nothing was unwell, everything normal! That leads to a depression, how I have so much pain and it's everything OK? So no-one believes me? So I'm crazy? Is it all fake? 

All those kind of south's passed by my head for years, 20 years ago the doctors gave me a name for my pain... FRIBROMIALGY, in fact, was a relief to have a name to call my pain, I was medicated with antidepressants, painkillers, muscle relaxants and I was going down and down with stomach medicines, I decided to do something about that, I always consider myself as a fighter so I can't deal with Me not being the real ME!

 I have Started with a Herbal Medicine course and applying it myself and I have improved,  after that I decided to go deeper and I graduated in Aromatherapy, Massage therapist, Nutrition and even Reiki, I became a Reiki Master,  I decided that I want to be healthy and in control of my body and my mind to be the best wife, mother and woman I choose to be. 

After that journey I starting to add exercise in my live, and that gave me the real meaning of balance, so I did my first fitness course "Zumba instructor", after that I decided to become a Personal Trainer and a Fitness instructor, Pilates and Yoga instructor, to give the others the opportunity that I have, the opportunity to regain our health with a balanced live, good nutrition, exercise, complementary therapies and reducing of chemical substances. My Formal qualification are:

Level 4 GP exercise referral specialist in Diabetes and Obesity. 

Personal Trainer specialised in special populations,

Pilates Instructor,

Yoga Teacher 

Sports massage therapist 

Soft tissue therapist 

Holistic Massage

Reiki Master 

Soap making cold process specialist


Herbal medicine practitioner

Approved trainer provider in all my qualifications ( I love to teach and to learn:) ),

Now you can understand deeply why I named my business as " Body and Soul Concept"  For me this is not just a business, It is a philosophy or my way of life that i want to share with all of you,


Grateful for your visit,


Rute Fernandes