I have always loved cooking and recipe creation from a very young age, as well as finding healthier versions of some favourite meals, so it was almost inevitable that I went on to study nutrition at University. My interest peaked when I realised that by optimising my diet, I could improve my fitness and sporting performance dramatically! It was from there that I realised that this knowledge and personal experience could be used to help others improve their diet, fitness and health.
I an a qualified personal trainer, L2 Strength and Conditioning coach, group class instructor and Pilates coach. Through completing these different qualifications, alongside being very active in general, I really enjoy the challenge of helping to improve people's fitness and health through a variety of different training methods. No two people are the same, so why should they train the same?!
Outside of work, I enjoy running, but my main sport is horse riding. I think I have ridden pretty much since I learned to walk, and have been lucky enough to grow up around horses my whole life. I now own a slightly temperamental ginger horse, who I compete in dressage and showjumping.
Throughout my upbringing I have always had role models in the healthcare profession. Both this and my passion for sport lead me to a career in Physiotherapy. From completing my Master’s degree I now work with patients of all backgrounds including NHS referrals, private clients and sports clubs.
Growing up in the Midlands lead me to the maybe not so obvious choice of sport - Sailing. With sailing I have travelled both nationally and internationally, competing and representing Great Britain. Through the years I have also picked up numerous other hobbies including skiing, climbing and more recently triathlons.
I obtained my First Class Honours in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University and I have been working in the private industry for over seven years. I have also completed training in Western Medical Acupuncture for the treatment of painful conditions such as low back pain, headaches and arthritis to name just a few.
I am currently studying for my MSC in Manual Therapy at Sheffield Hallam University. I have a great interest in advanced diagnostics of complex musculoskeletal conditions and the management of upper limb conditions and headaches. Through my MSC, my goal is to train in injection therapy and ultrasound imaging to provide the effective assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions which would ordinarily need to be reviewed by an Orthopaedic Consultant.
When I'm not busy at work, I am kept preoccupied by my wonderful young family. I have a little girl (who isn't so little any more), a big baby boy and a supportive (and patient) wife. In my spare time (not that there is much of that with work and family) I enjoy running, cycling and generally keeping fit. I have completed several half marathons and I have set my sights on completing various endurance events across the country as well as trying to break that elusive 1 hour 30 minute half marathon!
A big thank you to Hannah Hewitt for our fabulous headshots and team photos!