Favourite type of exercise: EVERY SPORT! Think i have probably tried every sport from softball to kayaking, currently i am loving the multisport events of triathlon and aquathons.
Training ethos: 1) Have fun – I aim to keep training varied and light hearted. The authoritarian training represented by TV personal trainers rarely gets long term change and that’s not good enough for me. I will help you want to keep fit and keep progressing, not drag you there unwillingly, that wont get results. 2) Set goals - whether it is to walk a 5k or compete in an ironman triathlon having a goal is absolutely essential. 3) Nothing is banned – by this i mean have everything in moderation. Its my job to help you choose the right option 9 times out of 10.
Favourite motivational saying – I love a good motivational quote and the one I find myself saying most has to be Henry Fords 'whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right! '
Best sporting moment – My biggest achievement has to be when I completed an Ironman triathlon in 2009. This was a day the above quote was very important. As I had never covered the distances involved for each discipline in isolation let alone in one day!
Training ethos – I like to encourage my clients to get out of their comfort zones because that’s where the magic happens! I believe goals are very important for focus and motivation and I always establish goals and re-evaluate them throughout the training process. Finally I love to add variety to sessions to stimulate physical change and keep the mind active.
Favourite types of exercise
Running! I’ve completed 7 marathons, 5 of them being the London Marathon. I’ve also completed 2 ultra marathons, one being 34 miles and the other 30 miles. I only started running when I was 36! I’m a busy mum of two boys so understand how challenging it can be to fit in a workout/run in to your day. If you want it enough, you’ll find the time! I also love strength and conditioning training. I’m in my element swinging a kettlebell, doing battle with the battle ropes or taking day to day frustrations out on a slamball!
Best sporting moment
Finishing the London Marathon 2015 in 3hrs 01 min 49 secs, taking 19th place in my age category (women 40-44)