I genuinely love exercise and always have. I love exercise because I love moving. I love moving because of the joyful energy it brings my heart and body, and the quietness it brings to my mind. Somehow, by getting out of my (incredibly noisy) head and into my body, I’m able to process difficult thoughts and feelings easier. Since moving is my happy thing, and gyms are my happy places, I figured I’d retrain as a Personal Trainer and help you discover the healing power of movement.
Whilst I have always been somewhat athletic (read: genetic tomboy), I started taking my fitness more seriously in my early 30s. As every woman over that age knows, our metabolisms start to change at that point and we have to work harder to keep certain things we took for granted until then. It was through taking my physical wellbeing more seriously that I discovered the unexpected benefits to my emotional and psychological wellbeing. Everyone says that exercise is good for your mental health, but let me tell you – it’s profoundly liberating and uplifting to feel it over the long-term. This is why I call my approach Balanced Training, because I help you (re)create balance in your body, heart, and mind through exercise and physical activity.
Over the years I’ve been a crossfitter, a cyclist, practised Muay Thai, been a runner, practised Taekwon-do, practised yoga, boxed, been a powerlifter, a hill walker, a swimmer, a dancer, a surfer, and so on. My best advice is try all of the moving things and stick with the one you love until it’s time to move on to the next. Let me help you develop the confidence to play around with sports and exercise until you find the one that fits.
Who I want to work with
I particularly want to work with women over 35 (I’m 44), and with people of all ages and genders with poor mental health. I am interested in helping people get into a sustainable and healthy relationship with exercise, and from there with their bodies, hearts, and minds, rather than training competitive athletes (amateurs or otherwise). So if you know you need to start exercising but aren’t sure how, I’m the PT for you. Let’s fold exercise into your life organically together.
What I can help you with
I can help you with strength training, weight loss, endurance, agility, mobility, and flexibility, to enable you to proactively take control of your health for now and forever. I can help you stay healthy for the long-term, building up your self-confidence step-by-step as we go. I believe in joy and in making exercise fun, whilst still making sure you work hard and achieve your own personal health-related goals.
Services I offer
I am available for one to one training, and small groups (min 3, max 6). I also offer online coaching alongside bespoke and generic exercise plans.
Level 2 Gym Instructing (YMCA Fit)
Level 3 Personal Training (YMCA Fit)
Padwork for Small Groups (YMCA Fit)
Suspension Training (YMCA Fit)
Kettlebells Pro (YMCA Fit)
Emergency First Aid (YMCA Fit)
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England)
Please get in touch if you would like to know more.