Helen Carpenter Waters

Contemporary Stretch
6:15 pm - 7:25 pm
September 20, 2018

Helen is the owner/Director of DYBO Health and Fitness & DYBO Academy

Helen’s background is in competitive Gymnastics,professional Dance and Choreography, for which she has many credits in Theatre, Pop Videos, TV and Films. She has combined her creative skills with an extensive education in Health and Fitness and is a former college lecturer, course director and assessor. Helen frequently travels the globe as a guest lecturer, speaker and presenter for various training organisations and conventions (including delivering the keynote speech at the inaugural conference for NHS Researchers in 2010).

Helen is the owner/director of DYBO health and Fitness, an organisation that provides a complete range of fitness & dance classes, personal training, weight management, NLP, life coaching, sports therapy, back care, sports coaching and instructor apprenticeships & training. Her regular clients include people from every walk of life, the age range being 12-80 years. She also specialises in ante- post natal exercise and delivers her own teacher training courses in this field. Helen is also the co-Director of DYBO Academy, a teacher training centre of excellence for group exercise instructors with a passion to teach outstanding fitness and aerobics classes with a dance flavour.

Helen has trained/coached/choreographed/consulted for a variety of championship winning athletes at national and world level including sports aerobics, fitness figure, bodybuilding, gymnastics, competitive race swimming, running, triathlon, synchronised swimming, motor sport, pro cycling (track, road and mountain biking) and tennis.

Renowned for inspirational masterclasses, motivating workshops and informative lectures, she has been invited to present across the UK, Europe and as far afield as New Zealand. Helen has also choreographed and presented critically acclaimed fitness DVD’s. She has developed numerous teacher training courses, written educational manuals and has been a contributor and guest editor for professional fitness publications.

Her reputation as an industry leader resulted in the award of ‘Fitness Leader of the Year’ – voted for by members of Fitness Professionals – indeed, she’s been described by convention organisers as one of the UK’s leading presenters and an ‘industry icon’.

Helen was a F.I.G. four times undefeated UK Mixed Pairs Sports Aerobics Champion and has represented the UK at competitions across the world, gaining silver medals twice in Holland, France and Sweden – her most significant placing being a Bronze medal at the 1997 World Games.


As a keen club runner I had become frustrated at a number of recurring running injuries. After seeing a variety of different physios and chiropractors, with varying degrees of success but no complete solution, I was recommended to Helen. Helen took a different approach to other practitioners, looking at the whole body structure, core strength and flexibility and initially recommending a programme based around my basic posture, rather than the actual location of the pain. Following the exercises and programmes recommended by Helen I have managed to stay injury free for over 18 months, and am able to train at increasing levels of intensity. Thank you!
Darren Atkins