My family and I moved to the Middle East, Abu Dhabi in 2010 for my husband’s work. Prior to leaving the UK, I finished with my 14-year post in the City (which I always totally enjoyed by the way!) and decided that I would take a break from banking & recommence work again once settled in Abu Dhabi. Keeping fit and competing in fitness has always been a huge part of my life, in fact I have trained consistently since the age of 14! With a bit more free time on my hands, I was working out every day and surrounded by many successful fitness enthusiasts. I soon realised that I wanted to change directions in my career and work in an industry where I could practice daily doing what I love and enjoy and at the same time help others to achieve their goals and make a difference.
I spent 5 years in the Middle East, qualified as a Personal Trainer in my first year and have never looked back – only forward! I continued to educate myself and found a passion for Indoor Cycling in Year 2. I also started to teach numerous fitness classes in various fitness studios across Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
I returned to the UK in 2016 and from here I have created a solid client-base for both PT and Fitness Classes.
My studies from school and college projected me towards a 14 year career in banking & Finance in the City of London. My fitness career started in 2010 when circumstances enabled me to have a pause & rethink my future career. Fitness has always been a major factor in my life & having trained consistently over the years, I felt I could help and inspire clients to exercise with the experience and knowledge I had gained over time. I graduated as a Personal Trainer in 2010, Levels 2 and 3 and began training clients in various local gyms & privately. Further to this, I became very competitive with my running and attended local half marathons and 10k races. At the time, I was training hard & was introduced to spinning (indoor cycling) this was great for my strength and stamina and as such I became hooked. I qualified as a certified Spinning instructor in 2011 and have taught Spin classes for the past 8 years.
I am blessed to have 2 sons who are very keen tennis players and as such have been involved in training small groups of academy players (ages 7-16) in a tennis academy in the middle east, this was a great experience as I was able to work on flexibility, agility and Core strength.
I returned to the UK in 2016 and started to build up a local client-base. The PT remained an integral part of my business. Late 2016 a good friend of mine was opening a trampoline park and as a fitness enthusiast she was keen to start adult exercise classes at her venue. I gladly got on board and helped to build a fitness business which today has c. 350 clients. I designed various classes, similar to those taught in a studio but adapted them to suit exercising on the trampolines. We added Spinning to our timetable, TRX and Yoga and now the business is fully operational within the centre.
Certified Personal Trainer Levels 3 and 4 and Certified Spinning Instructor
Born and educated in London, UK. Previous career in Banking, worked for Royal Bank of Scotland for 13 years. Married with 2 young boys aged 11 & 13. Qualified as a Personal Trainer in 2011, gained experience in a number of gyms across the Region & in UK. Also a certified Spinning Instructor. Main interests; running long distance & sprinting/competing, cycling, tennis & just about anything sporty! I like to travel, see the world and experience new places & cultures. I love a challenge, keeping fit & encouraging/training others to attain their personal fitness goals.
One of my favourite quotes is by the late Steve Jobs “The only way to do great work is to love what you do!”