I qualified as a midwife in 2000 from the University of Central England (Birmingham) and have worked in maternity services in a variety of roles ever since.
In 2017 I decided to have a break from full time midwifery and trained as a sports massage therapist and started my own business. Midwifery and sports massage seem totally unrelated on first glance but I find a lot of similarities within the roles; helping people to feel empowered and confident with their goals and expectations while supporting their health and well-being.
I have always enjoyed pilates as a participant and once I had qualified in sports massage, my eyes were opened even further into the benefits of pilates. I decided to become an instructor in 2018. I have completed the APPI matwork, antenatal and postnatal courses and have also completed additional modules for cyclists and runners.
I love teaching classes at the Well Centre. I teach a variety of classes – Introductory, mixed and runners. It is wonderful to see people progress from intro levels, gain confidence in their movements and reaping the benefits of class within their daily life.
Outside of work I have my family which includes my delightful labradoodle Chester; two grown-up children, one entering her final year at university studying social work and the other about to start studying environmental science. I enjoy being active and try to keep things varied by swimming, cycling and running (with the occasional triathlon thrown in for good measure!) and have over the last 12 months have learned of the benefits of lifting heavy in the gym!