SkillsPersonal TrainingMassage TherapyStrengthConditioningLifestyle Coach
St Marys University Twickenham
Working with my passion as a personal trainer & sports masseuse.
Essentially I would call myself a trainer and a lifestyle coach, but this has developed over years of learning from some of the best trainers, osteopaths, physios, doctors and lecturers in the industry. I started by teaching group fitness in gyms and schools and grew this into a private personal training and sports massage business. Coming from a farming family, working hard is something that you just do, and this important value was innate when it came to hockey. I loved being part of a team, learning new skills, improving my physical and tactical performance and winning was pretty awesome too. Being part of the Junior England Under 16 & Under 18 hockey squads gave me an insight into how we can improve our health, fitness and performance. When my aunty told me I could actually have a job in the field of fitness, the idea of PE teaching took a backseat. The real turning point though, came about a year after university. Having played three years of relaxed hockey, I made a plan to go out to Sydney to play hockey for six months and live the Australian dream. I was so excited. Unfortunately, two months before I was due to fly out, that dream was crushed. Whilst playing a pre-season hockey tournament, I ruptured my right anterior cruciate ligament. The next eighteen months from pre to post operation were a real challenge. I lost all confidence and direction. I feel sorry for my parents at that time, as I was far from pleasant to be around! However, it was through my rehabilitation that my interest in personal training was born. So off I went to Spain, having booked a course to complete my personal training qualifications. During my recovery, I had so much support from my family and friends. This helped me enormously, and with their help, I got myself through it. Now I instil this self-belief into my personal training clients. I am there every step of the way with help and support in relation to a client’s health and fitness.
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