I am passionate about food, fitness, health and wellbeing and believe that life is all about balance.
Having spent a number of years working in the unhealthy environment of the licensed retail, I decided that wasn’t the life for me. I was tired of feeling 'rubbish' - something I now know to be a state of dis-ease (that state when you are not clinically ill but you are just not well).
Upon leaving the industry, I decided to do the Premier Training diploma in personal training; I had always enjoyed exercise so thought that this would give me a good career option as well as a way to make myself healthier.
In 2003, Realisation Fitness was born. Since launching my personal training business I have continued to develop my knowledge through regular training and research, but this never felt like enough. I was helping my clients; many of whom were achieving or exceeding their goals but still there was an underlying level of dis-ease for many people and I felt like I should be able to do more.
In 2008, I decided to take a break from running my PT business full-time; having already worked on a number of health promotion programmes for NHS Hull I took a full-time role within the health promotion team. Initially I was working as a health trainer, then as a health improvement practitioner on the Hull launch of the National Cardiovascular Disease Prevention programme; again I found myself asking what more could I do. Many of the people I saw would ultimately be recommended drug therapy and, although I am not opposed to this, I think, given the right tools, our body is able to help itself a bit too.
“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” - La Rochefoucauld
This constant questioning and wanting to be able to do more led me to the Institute of Optimum Nutrition, where I completed the foundation science degree in Nutritional Therapy.
Through my understanding of nutritional therapy, functional medicine and fitness, I can help my clients optimise their health and wellbeing so they can feel amazing.