About Us

Rural Space was founded by fitness trainer and hypnotherapist Vikki Heath in June 2009. It brings together 25 years of her knowledge and experience working widely within the health and fitness industry across the Midlands region.

“Our aim is to give every single client the tools to manage their thinking and to educate them on how their mind and body works so that they can live a physically and emotionally, happy, healthy life.”

We always offer a free initial consultation for any of our services to ensure that we understand your needs and are able to give you the best advice possible.

At Rural Space you’ll find a professional, friendly team, whether you’re looking for a personal trainer, looking to join a pilates or yoga class, wanting try our unique gravity training machines that change your body shape or our ‘spinning’ bikes that burn fat and improve cardiovascular fitness.

Maybe you’d like a rejuvenating beauty treatment or are seeking help in the form of hypnotherapy or pure hypno-analysis to overcome a problem or change a negative way of thinking that limits your life. Hypnotherapy helps with a wide range of issues that are explained on our ‘hypnotherapy ‘page.


Meet the team 







Liz: Liz has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of North Florida. Coming from a Rehabilitation & sports injury background Liz is also an ex-bodybuilder & gymnast and is a current figure skater. Her aim in life is to get people of all ages involved in any form of fitness! Piloxing is her thing!

Marianna: Marianna is a qualified NVQ, levels 2&3, beauty therapist, she also has qualified in HND Holistic advanced therapies including chemistry of oils with in depth knowledge of at least 60 oils and blending techniques, remedial massage and advanced reflexology. Marinanna has 13 years of experience within a wide spectrum of both beauty and holistic industries and specialises in holistic treatments including Hot & cold stone massage, Indian Head & Swedish massage too. 

VikkiVikki began her career in the fitness industry over 25 years ago. In that time she has been an Exercise development officer and was responsible for the running of over 150 weekly classes in Coventry, taught classes at Fitness first and opened Rural Space 6 years ago. Vikki became a Hypnotherapist in 2003 as she felt that having the right mindset is equally as important as being physically fit and since then has helped hundreds of people overcome their fears and anxieties.  

Fae: Fae has been a fitness instructor for just over a year and has been involved in sport & fitness all her life. She is a yoga & Pilates instructor and has a qualification in Nutrition & Weight management. Fae has also been a swimming teacher for 5 years, teaching at the swimming club in Shrewsbury, for whom she used to swim competitively. In her own time Fae now trains and competes in Crossfit.  

Zoe: Zoe has been with Rural Space from the start. She trained to be a Pilates instructor and taught classes in London before coming up to Shropshire when she gained her Fitness Instructor Qualification. As well as teaching classes at Rural Space Zoe is also a trained Massage Therapist and Caci Consultant.   

Dr Emma Smart MBChB, MRCGP

I studied at medicine at Leeds University, qualifying in 2004. After junior Hospital jobs I did GP training in Shropshire where I’ve settled, now working as a GP partner in North Shropshire.

I trained in anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers in Autumn of last year and have been practising in this ever since.

I am about to embark on further training and the following procedures will be available:

Tear trough fillers, Nose Augmentation, Cheek fillers, Brow lift, Smoker’s lines, Neck lifting, Jowl lifting, Lip fillers

Prices for these treatments will vary and a quotation will be given at your free consultation.

07800587639          emmasmart@doctors.org.uk