In 1997, I suffered spasms in my back after lifting carpets in my flat. I was signed off work for 4 weeks and prescribed strong painkillers.
While I was off work, I decided I needed to do something about my fitness as I didn’t want to go through life being affected by back pain like my Mum did. So I entered the London Marathon. As you do!
Crossing the finish line changed my life. I got this amazing sense of achievement and a desire to go and help others amazing things for them, just as I had done. I quit my job making pizzas in 1999 and started training to become a Personal Trainer and then started my own business in 2006.
Learning how the body moves has made a huge difference to me in helping my own back and also helping clients overcome their back and joint problems. The greatest achievements are made when you are able to move more freely and discover what you’re truly capable of. I still run marathons and help others on their running journey too.