A graduate of Canadian Universities Acadia, Nova Scotia and Memorial Newfoundland, I am a 57 year old, accomplished athletic coach and teacher turned full-time personal trainer, nutrition advocate, wife and Aunty of 5, Great Aunty of 3. People tell me that I am an inspiration to all ages as a example of what a change in diet and lifestyle can do for physical and mental wellbeing.
Not one to sit still, I upped sticks and left my homeland of Canada for Edinburgh in 1993 where I swapped my passions for volleyball, basketball and ice skating for the pursuits of running and cycling, completing 5k, 10k and half marathon races before accomplishing the London 2 Paris bike ride in 2010 and crossing the finish line of my first marathon in 2013 at the age of 55.
After having suffered from eczema, hives and low moods throughout my life and finally being told that it was just the way it was, I refused to accept this and took matters into my own hands and concentrated on my diet. Through various food substitutions, it was clear that there were certain foods which my body was fighting and careful elimination saw a relief in symptoms.
In 2015, I completed my CNM Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition after finding that there was sea of misguided information at the end of mine and my fitness clients’ finger tips. I wanted to be able to provide reliable and proven nutritional information to my clients to help them build on their wellness journey.
When I’m not in the gym working or spending time with friends and family, you can often find me laughing and joking around the hills, woods and trails of Edinburgh and have even been known to go fairy spotting with my nearest and dearest.
I think healthy eating and wellness should be a way of life, not just a fad or phase and am a strong believer in having challenges to keep motivated. Whether these are physical, nutritional or mental, they will give the opportunity to set goals, maintain discipline and ultimately a sense of achievement.
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