The team here at Prime studio are all experienced in our widely varied fields of health related expertise. Staff members are all passionate about working with clients and helping to improve fitness, health and well-being. Qualified and experienced personal trainers and therapists all work together to offer a service which is second to none.
7 years ago I decided to re-evaluate my chosen career following years in sales. At this point in my life I wasn’t a picture of health, with digestive and weight issues. I re-ignited my passion in resistance training and after seeing my own transformation and what I gained as a result, I looked into a personal training course which I undertook at the European Institute of fitness based in Lilleshall.
After working with many mature clients over the years, I have witnessed the benefits of one to one coaching in resistance training and nutrition. I have seen clients from most walks of life overcome some difficult obstacles and genuinely find themselves in a better place, from making day to day activities easier, post op recovery, digestive issues, weight loss, strength and mental well-being. Being privileged to this encouraged me to establish our private facility which is single focused on the client and experience to improve health. We offer a unique, personal and un-intimidating experience whilst working towards clients’ needs and end goals. The team here at Prime Studio know that when a client makes the decision to start personal training it is not an easy one. Our facility is not a busy bustling gym, it is a private space with your music, a tailored program to you and support from every angle.
I love my job, whether it be the subtle differences that I make in a client’s life, like improving sleep and general well-being, to someone hitting their goal weight or dress size. This career never stops giving and clients never stop surprising me.
I qualified to be a Personal Trainer a bit later in life than most, after having had a career working as a Purchasing professional and after having 2 children. From a young age, I have always had an interest in sport and fitness and I enjoy keeping fit and challenging myself. As someone who has previously worked in highly pressurised business roles, I know first- hand how training and keeping fit is a great outlet to release work tension and pressure. It is also a great way of achieving personal goals and helping to feel positive about yourself.
After attending my own PT sessions for five years with Chris, I’ve experienced how personal training sessions have helped me to become stronger, fitter and more confident in myself. This then inspired me to train to become a qualified PT instructor myself - a challenge which I have relished.
I feel extremely fortunate to be able to work at Prime Studio - it is a unique setting within the local area; a private space where clients can train on a one to one basis in a tranquil setting, with fitness programmes tailored to their individual goals and requirements. I know from my own experience that for some people, ‘“regular’” gyms can be intimidating places to be. Prime Studio is far from this and has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. It’s a place where you can feel totally comfortable working out, regardless of your fitness levels, age and gym experience.
I believe in building strong partnerships with clients - understanding their ambitions, listening to any insecurities they may have, helping them to overcome them and encouraging and motivating them to achieve their goals.
My Passion for health and fitness started at a young age whilst training as a gymnast. Gymnastics taught be many things; discipline, dedication, determination, passion and the list goes on... I always look to challenge my body and my mind so after recently finding a new love of triathlons I have embarked on a journey to complete an Iron Man before i am 30.
After graduating with a degree in sports and exercise science I continued my studies in personal training and have gained qualifications in GP referral, Cardiac rehabilitation and Lower back pain management. My passion for education and helping people did not stop there and I went back to Uni to study Physiotherapy, with the end goal of combining my knowledge in both areas and providing support in health and wellbeing to individuals.
I thrive on helping people make exercise a part of their lives and seeing them change their habits to become healthier than they ever have been. The skills I learned at a young age have helped me become a passionate and dedicated personal trainer, supporting my clients on their fitness journey and helping them achieve their own personal goals.
Training and keeping fit has always been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have Always loved anything that pushes me both mentally and physically.
Snowboarding and weight training are two of my biggest passions in life. I really enjoy helping people to feel more confident in picking up those weights!
A few years ago after becoming a PT I decided I wanted to take my training further and start CrossFit. I absolutely loved how much it pushed me and challenged me. I then became a CrossFit coach. Coaching people how to Olympic lift and help build their confidence and their fitness was so gratifying. Showing people just how much they can achieve and watching them reach their goals! Whether that may be learning to deadlift their body weight or doing their first pull up! I now enjoy more of the one to one training and Prime is the perfect place for me to do so!
Prime is a great training environment for anyone who is just starting on their fitness journey to people who want to take their training further and work on it in a more personal and relaxed environment. I am very much looking forwards to helping people achieve their goals at Prime!
A graduate Sports Therapist from the University of Gloucestershire, I also have a background in Sports and Exercise Science from Montreal, which is where I am from.
I have been working with many athletes across various sports and I am currently the main sports therapist at Oxford United Women’s Football Club.
My approach to injury rehabilitation combines manual therapy and movement to enable you to get back to your activities quickly, whilst leaving you feeling stronger and preventing further injuries from re-occurring.
Nutritional Therapy MSc with sports expertise
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
British Cycling Level 3 Coach
As an enthusiastic sports person I have seen many beneficial effects of correct nutrition, which has led to a rewarding career as a Nutritional Therapist. My own experience as a triathlete, and the opportunity to represent my Age Group in the World Triathlon and Duathlon Championships, convinced me that there is no other single factor as important as nutrition for sports performance and long-term health.
Since qualifying as a Nutritional Therapist in 2010, my client base has included endurance sport, such as triathlon, running, swimming and rowing, team sports and strength conditioning. Some of my clients are World and European Age Group Champions, however many are ‘recreational’ athletes who enjoy fitness for fun, health and weight management.
My personalised approach takes into account individual physiology, type of sport, exercise and lifestyle factors. Behaviour change is often the ‘missing link’ for an effective approach so I work closely with my clients to identify the most appropriate nutritional and lifestyle strategies for them, and support these with practical solutions.
Since 2013, I have combined therapy with lecturing at the University of Worcester, where I completed my Masters in Nutritional Therapy. This provides the ideal opportunity to stay abreast of current research and the latest thinking in Sports Nutrition to benefit my clients.
Having worked in the NHS for many years as a Registered Midwife, I felt that I would love a new challenge and decided to retrain. In March 2018 I attained my qualification as a Master Hypnotist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, as well as becoming a Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR). Since then I have also become a licensed Hypnothin and Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
I love being able to combine these skill sets to create a holistic bespoke approach for my clients, helping them to find meaningful alternatives to their present ways of thinking, feeling or behaving, whilst promoting their personal development. Treatment is offered for a wide range of physical, behavioural, emotional and psychological conditions.
Married and with two children at university, I have an understanding of the demands of modern living. I also have a passion for helping others to overcome their fears, anxieties and troubles whilst assisting them to achieve their goals. I’m excited to be joining the team at Prime Studio with the shared ethos of offering quality bespoke care, helping clients to improve fitness, health and well-being.