Based in Dursley, Gloucestershire, and with over twenty years personal training experience, I am confident I can support you in achieving your fitness goals.
I have experience working with a wide variety of clients, including the elderly, those with injuries, chronic pain, long-term illness, confidence or motivation issues, weight loss or sports performance goals.
I have worked in health and fitness since graduating with a BA (Honours) in Human Movement in 1990. I graduated with a Masters in Exercise and Health Science at Bristol University in 1997, where my dissertation involved working with people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), assessing the influence of exercise on their mobility and strength. In 2003, I gained the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer qualification, one of the most advanced global personal training qualifications.
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Since 1993 I have been working as a personal trainer, during which time I have gained experience with all ages, from 15 to 90 years. I have worked closely with clients suffering with Parkinsons disease, arthritis, diabetes, MS, chronic back pain, ante- and post-natal women, as well as those who just wish to improve on their current level of fitness. I enjoy attending relevant conferences and workshops throughout the year to keep abreast of current health research, and I regularly study relevant courses to achieve credits to maintain my qualification with ACE.
Recent courses I have completed include;
I am a member of FitPro and have fully comprehensive insurance and up-to-date first aid certification.
In my youth, I ran competitively for Westbury Harriers and Bristol Athletic Club for 20 years, and retired in 2000. I still enjoy running, hill walking, cycling and being a Mum of two boys.
Want to find out more about how I can help you?Contact me for a free consultation