I have always been active in the outdoors – canoeing, climbing and mountaineering. Today my main outdoor interested is canoeing. I am kayaking coach and race regularly, as well as recreational paddling and coaching on white water river. It was slalom racing that led me to start regular training on and off the water about 12 years ago to be more competitive.
Having worked variously in tourism, marketing, leisure and most recently in sports development, I decided I no longer wanted to sit at a desk all day. So I choose to follow my passion for being active to help others to become more active, healthier and achieve their goals by retraining as a Personal Trainer (and swimming teacher).
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
Level 3 Award in Designing Pre and Posts Natal Exercise
Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Older Adults
Level 2 Award in Weight Lifting
Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells
Level 2 Awards in Instructing Circuits
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
Outdoor First Aid & First Aid at Work Certificates
My Other Interests:
I compete regularly in Canoe Slalom, racing in division 1 and helping run the sport in the region. I am a British Canoeing Level 3 Coach with over 20 years experience. I coach my club’s junior slalom development squad every week, coach at Yorkshire region training camps and days, and help recreational paddlers develop their skills on white water rivers.
I am also a swimming teacher and qualified leader in mountaineering and rock climbing. I tutor for a range of UKCoaching workshops and other courses to coaches and clubs from across various sports.