Hi, I’m Helen,
I’ve been a PT for over 10 years after having previously been on a different career path as a textile printer/dyer – quite a difference!
I’ve always loved exercise and sport, but didn’t realise I could make a career from it until a bit later…. This is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Starting out as a personal trainer, I threw myself into different sports. From a half marathon to my first competition in a fitness show. This was Followed by 2-3 years of bodybuilding.
I then decided I wanted to get back into performance sports and train for an Obstacle Course Race. This is when I ran into problems. My body was exhausted, I was suffering from RED-S (relative energy deficiency in sport), and naturally, my hormones were a mess.
This is what led me to study female physiology. I needed to understand the damage I had done and was still doing to my body. Alongside my own problems, my female clients were presenting issues I didn’t fully
understand. I needed to be able to provide the help and support they required.
Fast forward 6 years post bodybuilding, I have managed to recover my own health, as well as helping countless clients – all with various issues from disordered eating, Low Energy Availability and hormonal imbalance, to peri and post menopause.
A lot of the time it can feel like our hormones are working against us, and this makes exercise (as well as life) feel like an uphill struggle.
Whether you are training for an event or want to look and feel good as well as build a strong resilient body, I can help. It can be quite daunting disclosing personal information to your PT, but that’s what I’m here for, the more I know the more I can help.
I am also Pre and Postnatal qualified – having trained and helped many women restore their bodies to health, pre-conception, throughout pregnancy and post-birth.
Please get in touch to have a chat and see if I’m the right trainer for you.