How it all began
My journey into health and fitness began following a long period of stress, anxiety and depression brought on by a stressful office-based job.
Stress took quite a toll on my body! Physically I developed irritable bowel syndrome which made me very ill and I became intolerant to many foods I could once eat! And mentally it was a tough battle daily. However, I forced myself to attend a regular exercise class twice per week. It was quite honestly the last thing I felt like doing. This was my absolute saviour as I would always leave the class on a high and with a clear head!
What happened next?
With the combination of a new-found interest in nutrition and the realisation of the power of exercise on both my physical and mental wellbeing, I decided on a career change! It was very much a Now or Never moment. I knew I couldn’t stay in the job I was doing as it was taking such a toll on my health.
Completing a Level 3 Personal Training Diploma in 2010 I then secured my first job in health and fitness. I spent five years working in a Health and Rehabilitation gym. This gym provided exercise programmes to groups and individuals with a range of chronic health conditions. This really changed my view on exercise and how powerful it is in helping people rehabilitate from both physical and mental illness. During my time working here I continued to study and add to my specialist qualifications.
Taking the plunge
Following the birth of my son in 2015, I decided to follow my dreams and start my own business centred around Women’s Health, Fitness and Wellbeing.
My personal experience of a difficult pregnancy, a traumatic birth (the after effects of this on my body both physically and mentally) and the serious lack of any help or support was the driving force to start my business.
Based in West Cumbria, I offer a selection of Classes, Small Group Training and Personal Training. I run sessions from my private studio in Harrington and also serve Cockermouth, Workington, Whitehaven and surrounding areas.
I aim to educate, support and provide women with the tools they need to lead a Happy, Healthy life.