Even though I disliked PE at school fitness came into my life at an early age through swimming, football, hockey and attending aerobics classes. Anatomy, physiology and fitness started to fascinate me so after leaving school I studied sports and exercise therapy. During this time I worked at a local leisure centre and gained the all important exercise to music qualification. I soon realised that treating sports injuries was not going to be easy as I had broken my right wrist and thumb several times and I had started working part time in the gym which I was really enjoying. Over the next 2 years I gained a HND in sports science but more importantly several gym and exercise qualifications. For the last 8 years I have worked for the UK’s largest chain of health clubs. I started as a fitness instructor which allowed me to gain qualifications from aqua, step, personal training, body vive and body balance. As with Anne-marie I studied the NASM (see link) courses, I PT’d for a while but was given the opportunity to assess future personal trainers which lead me onto becoming an Internal verifier. For a number of years alongside my day job I tutored for Hydro-actif with Cassie (see link) this gave me the opportunity to attend some of the biggest fitness events both here and in America. Water whether it is boarding, swimming or aqua has always given me the greatest pleasure. In 2007 I became a lifeguard trainer and in addition to this added the first aid trainers qual to my C.V, both of which play a big part in my working life.
What can I do for you?
As much as I love personal training and teaching group exercise classes my part in ACE Fitness is geared at Lifeguard and First Aid training. With ACE we offer the National Pool Lifeguard qualification, the rescue test for swimming teachers and coaches, Emergency Response (Swimming pool) all of which is in association with the RLSS (see link). If its Lifeguard training or an assessor you need drop us an email with you details. If its first aid courses that you require we offer several courses to suit your business needs all of which are in association with NUCO training (see link). To contact me see link above or use the Contact us box on the menu.