A bit about me….I am 31 years old, I live in London and a year and a half ago decided to completely change my direction in life…Eight years ago I jumped head first into the TV industry and my career took off.  I started off as a runner and leaped at every opportunity that came my way.  I climbed the ladder quickly, met incredible people and had a great time.  It was a job that at first I really loved…but after a while, the incredibly long, unpredictable hours completely took over my life. I started to realise that I had become super stressed and quite unhappy.  My head was a bomb constantly exploding with worries and I could never switch off…. I was completely restless and exhausted because actually, I had no time to worry! Various health problems made me think that something had to change. So I decided to quit.

I started to focus on my health and happiness and decided to get fit. I not only loved feeling fit and healthy again but realised that I wanted a career where I could help people feel energised, healthy, mindful, happy about their bodies and their lives. I trained as a personal trainer, I went to Sydney to do my 200 Hour yoga teacher training course & came back to London to complete my Pilates matwork training.

Most of us are asked to make a decision around the age of 20  – pick what you want to do with the rest of your life. It’s kind of crazy really as I, like many of you, was a totally different person aged 20 and how I viewed the world and what I wanted was a completely different story. I was hugely ambitious and thought that to be successful I would have to put work before everything else, I thought that not having any sleep or even any holiday was ok and I even started to give up the idea of ever having a family.  I have completely reevaluated my idea of success and happiness and now know that what I want, and what my body needs, is a balance. I want to be able to have work AND friends and family in my life. Finally now I see, that would be success.

I have also always thought that my job lacked that feeling of doing something really worthwhile and good. TV can definitely be hugely satisfying and you do get that worthwhile feeling, however I felt like you had sell your soul to get there. So going into health and fitness really ‘fits’ with the idea that I want to do something really great. I’m not completely sure where this journey is going to lead me to yet, but I want to make people feel happy about their bodies, calmer in their minds and I hope to be the support that a few people have been to me in my time of change.