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 is enabling people to continue to live their lives independently. I am a qualified Postural Stability Instructor which means I am able to plan and deliver an effective exercise programme to help improve balance and strength.
To further 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 an enthusiastic Aqua and Circuit teacher for any aged 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.