After first qualifying as a Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist and moving to Southampton seven years ago, I have remained actively involved in the Health and Fitness industry, loving everything I learn and realising the more you learn, the more there is to learn!
Fitness isn’t something I was always interested in – I hated PE at school and would much rather have spent my time eating chocolate in front of the TV!
Unfortunately many years of this resulted in an overweight, unhealthy and very unhappy eighteen year old, struggling to fit into a pair of size 16 jeans. After making the decision to change my lifestyle, I slowly began to see results and how much better I felt within myself.
I feel my experience has enabled me to develop an understanding and compassionate style of training my clients, which today range from working mums to professional athletes.
I have also been fortunate enough to train some very prestigious clients internationally. I co-founded the FASTER Peronal Training Southampton Functional Training Studio with the vision of providing a totally private environment for one-to-one or small group Personal Training without the distraction or intimidation of a public gym. We are also extremely proud to now be the flagship education venue for Personal Trainers in the South of England!
I specialise in Advanced Functional Training: results-based personal training for fat loss, and functional exercise therapy. Many of the motivational strategies come from my own experiences of what will, and what will not achieve permanent results for my clients.
I have also been fortunate enough to write for several fitness publications, including Health Your Way Online, The Southern Daily Echo and Fitness Newspaper.
I would say I am an extremely enthusiastic and passionate personal trainer, very grateful for the opportunities I have been lucky enough to have in this industry – and even more grateful to be able to provide further education to like-minded Personal Trainers!
When I’m not personal training in Southampton, you are likely to find me filming and editing videos (take a look at the ones I’ve done here!), globe-trotting with my husband…or attempting to stay upright on my wakeboard!