I started as a personal trainer but fell out of love with gyms. It seemed that all that was offered was to members was a way to make money fro the gym. People put trust into organisations that are experts, yet these organisations tend to offer what members believe to be best for them rather than what actually is. And so… a cycle begins.
The constant obsession with losing weight and aesthetics as opposed to health and exploring the root of happiness.
I started out as an Army PTI, back in 2005 and that lead me to qualify as a PT. I studied how to work with pregnancy, older adults and those at risk from diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol problems and many other diseases and health issues that a doctor could refer for. It was interesting and fed a thirst for knowledge!
I studied Sports Massage aand NLP for exercise performance and gave myself an insight into psychology, something I’d left long ago during A-levels. And… I began to look at how the body moved in a different way, starting with running – barefoot running to be precise.
I worked at too many gyms where the trainers were intent of making clients work to the point of destruction. Injuries ensued. Classes that did nothing for the actual health of the people taking part and instructors that wouldn’t engage and correct poor techniques. Injuries ensued.
I found the Applied Movement Neurology Academy and began their education. It was a revelation and moved me to work with more complex clients, something I am eternally grateful for. The clients who have a vested interest in themselves and where we can work together to make some truly life-changing differences. It’s developed my understanding of the body and the different interlinked systems but also my understanding of the natural world.
By working with the brain and nervous system directly, I have been able to help people improve performance but – more importantly – remove chronic pain, help with symptoms of illness, improve balance and co-ordination and change the way they move. It’s a mix of self-help, manual therapy and using your own existing electrical field. Everyone is different and I find every change amazing, still. And, always a huge sense of gratitude for being allowed to help them.
I work 1:1 and in small groups. I can also work remotely.
For the last year I have also been working with a charity – Beacon Centre For The Blind. This comes with challenges but has enabled me to help many different disabilities and families.