Tell us about your journey to fitness? Where did it all start?
My fitness journey started when I was about 16 and I went for a run with my older sister who was into triathlon. I could barely run 10 minutes without having to walk, so I set myself the challenge of running my block in one go, and from then on you couldn’t stop me. It been up and down struggling with an eating disorder as I believed skinnier meant faster, but skinnier just meant more injuries. I purely ran for about 4 years, however now I have started training in duathlon.
What are your training goals now?
My goals right now are to do some age group qualifiers in duathlon and start doing some races abroad which will be really cool! I just want to see how good I can get! Another goal I have is to break my 5k PB which hopefully with a good balance of bike, run, and strength training that will come in its own time too.
Tell us one unusual fact we wouldn’t know about you:
I used to be all things horses, I used to compete most weekends and I loved it!
What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?
Everyone gets injuries, give them the proper time they need to heal, and you will not re-injure yourself
Do you follow a specific nutrition plan? If so, what/when do you eat?
I am a vegetarian, I eat a healthy balanced diet, and just eat when I’m hungry and make sure I re-fuel properly before, during & after hard training sessions.
What do you do to keep your clients motivated? Do you have any top tips to keep motivated?
To keep people motivated I make sure its always fun, and that they feel they are in control, when motivation is lacking, I ask them what is their reason for starting, what is their why? My top tip would be to think of where you started to where you are now, be it mentally or physically.
Talk us through your training regime.
It varies a bit but as a general…
- Monday = rest day
- Tuesday = Club training
- Wednesday = Bike & gym
- Thursday = Run
- Friday= run & bike
- Saturday= Hard bike & gym
- Sunday= Long run
How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?
Constantly researching, discussions in my clubs group chat, studying for my Level 3 personal training course also helps!
What are your top 3 trainer tips?
- Listen to your body
- Run your easy runs *actually* easy
- Don’t skip the strength work or stretching
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Carrots and Hummus <3
Why work with Sundried?
I love the how you try to be sustainable in clothing where you can, its GREAT quality at a reasonable price unlike many other sporting brands out there.
Favourite fitness quote:
"The body achieves what the mind believes"
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