Each month on the Active Living Program we feature amazing Cardio, Strength and Stretch Trainers.
Here on MNB’s ‘Meet Your Trainer’ series, we’ll introduce your trainers each month so you can get to know a little more about them.
How long have you been a trainer?
I graduated from University with my BSc in Physiotherapy 8 years ago. Since then, I have continued my study in a vast array of specialist fields from Pilates to Acupuncture.
I couple together my Physiotherapy knowledge with my experience in teaching classes and working with professional athletes, to ensure that all of the exercise I provide concentrate on correct form and muscle activation. Allowing my followers to not only get the results they want, but also remain injury free!
A lot of my workouts concentrate on correct core activation, which I believe is an area that is sometimes misunderstood and under worked. It not just about the sexy flat stomach and abs (although that is an added bonus!) we need to consider pelvic floor, core activation and women’s health related areas too!
What inspired you to become a trainer?
I initially chose to study physiotherapy for one reason alone, I couldn’t stand to see people in pain and to feel helpless. After being a national level swimmer in my teenage years and having a series of Physiotherapy for injuries, I soon fell in love with the discipline.
On graduating I started working in the NHS and soon progressed to working in professional football (soccer). It was at this point that I started to widen my knowledge, training in different specialist fields of rehab and Pilates.
I then set up my own classes and fell in love with teaching. There is no better feeling than inspiring being to make positive lifestyle changes to both improve their wellness and happiness.
What excites you the most about the Active Living Program?
To be able to motivate and inspire more women around the world to be healthier and happier by joining such a beautiful community of strong, inspiring women.
Fun Fact! – Share with us a fun fact about you that we wouldn’t know / guess
My boyfriend Alex’s nickname for me is ‘Snacks’ because I am constantly grazing!
Favourite post workout snack:
Chocolate avocado protein mousse! It’s soooo good- the recipe is on my website here FYI wink
Favourite workout tunes:
Has to be Latin music, mainly Reggaeton.
Go to motivation: (how do you stay motivated when times are tough)
Remember my WHY! Why am I doing this? To lead by example that being healthy and happy is a sustainable way of living life. No crash diets, no pressure, no extreme training, just living healthily and happily!
How do you Move?
Put on some Latin music and just follow where my body wants to go!
How do you Nourish?
I adore cooking, my favourite thing to do is just experiment in the kitchen without planning. Most of the recipes on my website have been made up on the spot, and are super healthy and delicious!
How do you Believe?
I’m a massive believer in positive thoughts lead to positive actions. Sometimes I’m so positive my friends almost find it frustrating.
In summary, I just love life and I have found so much happiness through exercising both my body and mind to live a healthy lifestyle. I want to share that experience with everyone, and hope to inspire you all to feel the same!