Movement is Medicine

I am about to turn 58 and have been in the fitness industry for over 30 years. I have watched fads come and go and on the whole have been able to identify what was really going to be beneficial to my clients.


I trained initially as a Exercise to Movement teach with the YMCA when I was 27. I went on to do a diploma in Personal Training with Future Fit. Then Pilates started to be a buzz word I was hearing. At this point it wasn’t really done outside of London. So I travelled to London to study Pilates Matwork under Michael King of the Pilates Institute in Shoreditch. I felt that it was important to really keep adding to my pilates learning and so did the L1 – 3 training with Pilates Training Solutions and All of the Matwork and individual courses with Mbodies Academy that qualified me a “Womens' Health Specialist” under their heading. I made it my mission to stay on top of the latest research and did many many one day courses over the years. THEN, MELT Method entered my life. It was mentioned to me by my daughter in law who is a Physiotherapist who was introduced to it while on a placement for her degree. This was the turning point in my career and my personal life.


I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia over 15 years ago. I researched a lot to help manage my symptoms. I changed my diet and reduced the toxicity in my life but there was still something missing. MELT was that missing link. It transformed my pain. I went from not being able to sleep as I was in pain if I lay in one position for more than 10 minutes to NOT having any pain at night and improving my sleep quality enormously. So as a result I trained as a MELT instructor. I am currently completing my L4 with my L5 starting in March 2023.


While Pilates has been an incredible journey for me, MELT is taking me much further. MELT Method allows me to stay on top of the latest research and the company support their instructors constantly to make sure we literally on top of our game! To quote a client recently......When we started MELT we were hydrating our bodies and it felt brilliant but very easy NOW I realised MELT is like very advanced Pilates.......So thanks to MELT I can now help so many more people to be pain free and improve their performance in whatever activities they choose to do.

My Thoughts on Your Training

As we age we all need different things from our movement and lifestyle.  You can’t out train a bad diet for example and yet people still think training intensely will allow them that sugary cake, or portion of chips or a cocktail. Sadly – it won’t!

As a woman of 58 I am in that period of life where menopause causes us to rethink what we need from our bodies.  And so I include workshops to help bring some clarity to this 3rd stage of a woman’s life and help them to navigate their way through the myriad of information (and misinformation) out there.

Over the years I have gained many, many pieces of paper relating to courses.  I am a Level 3 counsellor, a pilates teacher, a personal trainer, a MELT instructor and I write about my work and passion.  But what I have gained most in my career is learning from the people I work with who have many different needs which has required me to adapt my thinking and my plans, sometimes on the spot.  And this is a skill that can’t be taught on a course but is life experiences.  My work is literally my passion.