Founder of Fitness Excel
Qualifications: With over 25 years of teaching and training in the fields of health, fitness coaching and physical education, to include: BSc (Hons) Science Degree, Certificate and Diploma in Education at the University of Worcester. QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills), Certificate in Coaching, Certificate in Mental Health Awareness. MA Degree in Outdoor Education (in progress).
Having completed my teacher training at Elmhurst School for Dance, I hold specialist vocational training with ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine – Exercise Leader), Pilates teacher training with Michael King and Stott Pilates, London. With over 15 years experience running YMCA qualifications to include Diploma in Pilates Level 3, Level 2 Physical Education for young people, Personal Fitness Training level 3, quality and standards of teacher training for YMCA, London.
Special interests: have worked with many companies to include: Leisure Tourism (P&O), West Bromwich Football Club, Solihull Ice Hockey, Edgbaston Cricket, Nuffield Hospital, Osteopathic Clinics, Osteopaths dealing with clients from special populations.
Academic: A health and wellbeing lecturer and physical educationalist, having taught Osteopathy Degree students at the University of Stafford and A level/Pre Med Biology students. My Particular fields of interest are: physiology, psychology, fitness, Pilates & mindfulness.
Extra Interests: A keen runner and hiking enthusiast, having competed in many charity marathons, Berlin, New York, and London 2018, 2022 supporting MIND (Mental Health Charity) Girl Guiding UK – a 7 day trekking expedition in the Alps, Chamonix, Mont Blanc Region and walking 3 routes on the Camino De Santiago in Spain.
Professional Membership: England Athletics, Fitness Professionals, Society of Training & Education, European Institute of Outdoor Education.