- My love for exercise began at a very young age. I have competed in junior regional basketball competitions. I was on the college basketball and fencing team.
Despite having three small boys I competed in the 2007 Dublin marathon. I take part in regular mini-triathlons and short races. I trained as an adult nurse. During my career in nursing I have worked as a cardiothoracic nurse, a neonatal intensive care nurse and more recently as a Practice Nurse. Throughout this time I have used exercise to help reduce stress levels and keep in-shape.
This became of more importance to me once I had my first and subsequent children. During this period of my life, I took time out to pursue my love of exercise and trained to be a Personal trainer. During my time as a trainer, I have competed in many events from 5K charity runs to a full marathon and more recently triathlons and a Half Ironman. I love encouraging my clients to believe they too can accomplish their goals, which they never would have dreamt possible.
While training for my events I found Pilates to be a key contributor to my training and in 2011 I competed my Level 3 in Mat based Pilates. My love of Pilates has grown and the benefits to my clients has been such a huge reward. In 2014, I introduced Myofascial Release to complement Pilates. This helps us release tight myofascia, allowing muscles to move better and joints to realign, increasing the benefits of Pilates.
My goal in life is to compete and finish an Ironman!
Personal Trainer Diploma – Future Fit Training, London.
Gym Instructor Award – Future Fit Training, London.
Nutrition and Weight Management Award – Future Fit Training, London.
Applied Nutrition – Future Fit Training, London.
Torso Training and Core Stability Award – Future Fit Training, London.
Circuit Training – Future Fit Training, London.
Ante and Post Natal Exercise Certificate – Life Time, London.
Emergency Life Support (all ages) – St Johns Ambulance, Reading.
Diploma in Adult Nursing – Thames Valley University, London.
Certificate in Special and Intensive Care of the New Born – Thames Valley University, London.
CYQ Mat Based Pilates – Drumond Education, Maidenhead.
Speedo Shallow and Deepwater Exercise – Hydro – Actiff
Gp ExerciseReferral – Drummond Education
Myofascial Release Techniques for Fitness Professionals – The Center for Women’s Fitness
Pre/Postnatal Pilates Specialist Program – Mat – The Center for Women’s Fitness
Pilates Application for Pelvic Floor Health and Dysfunction – The Center for Women’s Fitness
Healing Exercises for Diastasis Recti and C section – The Center for Women’s Fitness
Pilates for Menopause Program – Mat – The Center for Women’s Fitness
The five courses above were taken with Caroline Anthony the Head of the the Center for Women’s Fitness on behalf of Mbodies Training
Indoor Cycling Certificate – Fit4Life