I started my career in Health and Fitness about 23 years ago by qualifying as a Fitness Instructor and then as a Personal Trainer.
Prior to that my career was with animals notably with horses; working in racing yards, livery yards and riding schools.
During my training to become a PT I fell in love with Anatomy and Physiology and was astounded in particular with adaptations of the body to exercise, its ‘intelligence’ and the complexities of the heart fascinated me.
Pretty soon I found myself working at one of the first Cardiac Rehabilitation centres in the UK, called Action Heart, based at Russel’s Hall Hospital, in Dudley. During this time, I obtained many accredited qualifications related to working with ‘Special Populations’ and Nutrition.
To this day, Action Heart is still one of the leading and innovative centres in the UK.
My work at the hospital piqued the interest of one of the Directors in the college where I studied, and I was invited back to train to become a Lecturer in Sport, Exercise, Health and Fitness which, of course I did.
Alongside my Lecturer and Teacher training I started my second degree; a BSc in Physical Activity, Exercise and Health.
I enjoyed a successful career as a Lecturer and Health Consultant for many years before creating and managing a National Training company working with the government to deliver work based apprenticeships in the field of Equine, Health, Fitness, Sport and Outdoor Programs.
My company was dubbed “excellent” and “first class” by awarding bodies, employers, learners and quality controllers. Although demanding it was thoroughly enjoyable, but life and interests evolve, and after nine years, in April 2018 I sold the business to solely concentrate on Holistic Services that have held my fascination for years.
Now I offer Reiki therapies and crystal healing to humans and animals alike and get enormous joy and satisfaction in doing so.
I am registered with the ‘International Alliance of Holistic Therapists’ and the ‘International Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming & Coaching’.