I am a mother to grown-up twin daughters and live in Reading, Berkshire.
I have had a life-long interest in exercise, health and fitness. However, my real passions are rock climbing, running, cycling, walking and trekking. I have always had an active lifestyle, but it wasn’t until early in 2003 that I began to reshape my own future to ensure that my work was immersed in what I loved to do recreationally myself. I am as enthusiastic about my climbing coaching and personal training business, as I am about participating!
I believe that climbing is one of few sports that can provide true respite from the stresses and distractions of everyday life. You really can’t think of anything else when you are on a route! Whilst, exercise routines and workouts provide that wonderful after-glow from knowing that you have worked hard, and it’s your health and wellbeing that benefit.
For several years, I enjoyed defending my female veteran climbing category in local and regional climbing competitions, as well as entering running races. I have since stopped competitive climbing, but enjoy coaching the young elite in climbing squads. My combined skills of being a climbing coach and a personal trainer mean that I can use this expertise to meet the needs of my climbing clients, before, during and after climbing.
I also hold contracts for local schools and enjoy the challenge of reviving neglected climbing walls and introducing climbing clubs and instruction to enthusiastic young people.
My climbing and personal training clients are diverse and from a variety of backgrounds and fitness levels. From young people to those excelling in their retirement years,..and everyone in between! I pride myself on meeting their needs, providing continuity, flexibility and a sympathetic approach.
Please take a look at my testimonials page and some of the comments that I have been very grateful to receive. I hope they convey the essence of who I am and how I operate.
Thank you for reading.