I have been interested in fitness since captaining my school netball team at the age of 11. After studying history at Oxford University, I worked as a journalist in the UK and Bermuda, before taking up a full-time career as a personal trainer and Pilates instructor in 2008.
Between 2008 to 2013 I ran my own personal training and Pilates business in Fremantle, Western Australia and during that time wrote a regular fitness column for The Australian newspaper.
I am a Master Trainer with a Diploma in Personal Training from the European Institute of Fitness. In Australia I gained a Level IV Certificate in Pilates matwork with art of motion. This is the equivalent of the UK’s national standard Level 3 qualification.
Through continued professional development I have explored a wide range of interests including nutrition, suspension training and exercise for the over 50s and those with chronic disease.
During my time in Australia I trained as a leader for the Heart Foundation’s Heartmoves programme. This qualification has been recognised by Register of Exercise Professionals in the UK and I am registered for Level 3 Exercise Referral and Level 4 Cardiac Disease. I also have a current first aid certificate.
Register of Exercise Professionals
Body Control Pilates – March 2017
Body Control Pilates – December 2015
Body Control Pilates – December 2014
Body Control Pilates – November 2014
Pilates for the Older Person
WaterRower – August 2014
WaterCoach Professional Level 1
Heart foundation of Australia – February 2012
Heartmoves Short Course for Exercise Professionals Certificate of Accreditation – Stroke Module.
Smartshape – May 2011
Metabolic Jumpstart Certified Coach Level 1
Art of Motion – June 2010
Certificate IV Contemporary Pilates Matwork (equivalent of UK Level 3)
fitness anywhere – February 2010
TRX Suspension Training Course
Cadence Health – March 2009
Certificate of Weight Loss Nutrition
Heart foundation of Australia – February 2009
Heartmoves Short Course for Exercise Professionals Certificate of Accreditation
QPEC Fitness solutions – February 2009
BOSU Integrated Balance Trainer Certification
European Institute of Fitness – April to June 2008
Diploma in Personal Training, Certificate in Rehabilitation, Certificate in Strength and Sports Coaching, Certificate Weight Management