Why health and fitness? Growing up, I was an active kid. I played sports in and outside of school, and did ballet for most of my childhood and teenage years. When I turned 16, I joined a gym for the first time, wanting to try a new way to get fit. I joined with a few friends and while they fell on and off the fitness bandwagon, I couldn't get enough! 5 years ago after leaving a university degree I hated, I decided to turn my passion for fitness into a career and started studying to become a personal trainer. Now I'm lucky enough to do a job I love everyday, helping people on their fitness journey to become the best version of themselves!
My enthusiasm for everything health and wellness related, started at an early age. Growing up with such an active lifestyle meant that good food was essential. When I was 16, I discovered more about the benefits of cutting out animal products from my diet, and adopted a plant based way of eating (and have eaten this way ever since). In 2020, I became qualified as a sports nutritionist which has allowed me to help my clients get the best from their nutrition and achieve the results they desire.
My journey with mental health and wellness started around the time I changed to a plant based diet. I was doing a lot of reading and research on ways I could better my body as a whole, and discovered a huge part of that is related to mental wellbeing. Since then I have regularly practiced mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and have explored the benefits of different forms of art expression for mental clarity. I feel as though mental wellbeing is a side of health that is often forgotten, but plays such a pivotal role in achieving overall 'good health.'