I came to fitness training later in life after having worked in IT for 15 years.
I believe that small changes are easier to sustain and can make big differences to your health and therefore quality of life.
My passion for health makes me a motivating and supportive trainer with the insight to help you change your perception of exercise. My experience of having been overweight and having children enables me to understand many of the concerns you might have about starting the journey to becoming a healthy individual.
Many personal trainers are generalists covering all areas of fitness but I took the decision to specialise in the over-50s and therefore have done a CYQ Award in Functional Training for the Independent Older Adult Level 3.
To enable me to work with specialist populations I have a Level 3 Qualification in Exercise Referral and am also a Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain.
I am also an enthusiastic Aqua and Circuit teacher for any adults!
In addition to my personal training qualifications I have also attended many motivational interviewing courses to help support my clients in their goals.
"Our best current definition is this: Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. "
Motivational interviewing is a form of collabrative conversation which enables me to find out your true goals and your motivations (and barriers) to change. As the goals will be formed by you and what you actually want to achieve you will have a higher chance of achieving them.