I have always enjoyed fitness and exercise and understand the benefits (both physical and mental) that being fit and active brings. Over the years I have enjoyed cycling, running, badminton, circuit training, netball and yoga.
In 2016 I took voluntary redundancy from my job in the Civil Service. This gave me time to think about what I really want to do and I realised that I wanted to work with other people to become fitter and healthier, it felt like a natural fit for me.
So, I qualified as a personal trainer in December 2016 and have not looked back. I love my job and seeing the physical improvements and increased wellbeing of the people I work with is real job satisfaction for me.
I believe that through exercise you can improve how you feel and I think that the mental benefits of keeping active are really important. If I have had a tough day and feel tired before a workout I know that after exercise I will be in a much better mood with more energy. The difficult part is getting motivated to exercise if you are feeling low, tired or stressed. This is when working with a personal trainer can really help.