I started in the Fitness Industry since 1993, teaching Step aerobics. I thought it was the best job in the world, I taught in London, Essex, then moved to Naples, Italy to teach and later Milan. I returned to the UK in 1995 and focused on becoming a Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist.
Les Mills came to the UK in 1996 with the launch of Bodypump and I was hooked. I went on to teach Bodycombat, Bodystep, Bodybalance, RPM, Body jam and later GRIT. I was a UK National Assessor.
We moved to the Algarve Portugal in 2004 and opened our own Fitness Studio - FITBODS, we ran classes, did Personal Training and Sports Massage, we also ran Fitness Weekends for UK clients.
After 20 years of teaching Bodypump, I hung my mic up in 2016 as I was quite simply ‘EXHAUSTED’ I had put it down to my age, but little did I know at the time I was just severely lacking in Vitamin D.
As I had spent the majority of my adult life as a coach, I wanted to remain doing so and became an online coach, helping business owners market their business online. Unfortunately without my accountability (clients) I stopped going to the gym and my eating patterns were all over the place.
I put on over 3.5 stone in 2 years. I had given up. I had studied Nutrition and Sports Nutrition and I had helped others lose weight with the advice of eat a balanced diet and 6 x small meals per day.
It didn’t work. After researching the Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting, I just kept on losing weight. In my first 90 days, I had lost 3 stone. Although spending my whole career in the Fitness world, Fitness plays a very small part with regards to weight loss, about 15%. 85% is down to your nutrition.
Now, I can share my story to help others, who like me have struggled to lose weight and keep it off.
MINDSET + NUTRITION + EXERCISE = RESULTS!