Penny Lazell


1:1 Coaching – E-mail


Full Name: Penny Lazell

Position: Wellbeing Coach

Specialist demographic: I typically work with unfit 35-55 year old high achieving working professionals that have taken their eye off their health.

Favourite Quote: ‘However difficult life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at.’ Stephen Hawking

Favourite Real Food: Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with avocado.

Favourite Outdoor Exercise: I went scrambling last year for the first time. I loved it and can’t wait to go again.

Favourite ‘me-time’ Practice: Being active and getting outdoors plus a little bit of retail therapy.

Life outside D1: I love catching up with friends over a nice bottle of wine (white!) and spending time with my children as they continuously have me in stitches.


Penny has always been interested in health and fitness but would never have imagined that at the age of 52 she would be working as a Wellbeing Coach. Penny has 2 grown up children; Ben and Pip (not D1 Pip). She’s worked in nursing, midwifery and health visiting all her life. While her children were growing up she always tried to stay fit and healthy but time constraints, working long hours and being a mum often put a stop to this. Penny’s turning point was when the big 5-0 started to loom.

Penny says: This was a decade I was not looking forward to,  my mum and dad both died at ages 56 and 55. I made a promise to myself that I would be the fittest and healthiest I could be as I entered this decade so started by finding a personal trainer. Before long I was doing things I never imagined I could do….. running half marathons, tough mudders and lifting pretty heavy weights! Above everything though, I felt amazing both physically and emotionally. I knew I needed to share this feeling with others so decided to undertake the course to become a personal trainer. I could say the rest is history, when I came across Day One Wellness I realised they were everything I believed in and was setting out to do. I love being a part of this amazing team, what better feeling could there be than helping others believe in themselves and achieve more than even they knew was possible!


‘However difficult life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at.’