I have been working as a Fitness Instructor at Kendal Leisure Centre for 6 weeks as well as instructing Group Cycle classes. I qualified as a Fitness Instructor at Kendal College in September and am currently training to become a Personal Trainer. This is a career change for myself as I have been a Chef for the last 10 years. I have two young children, Ben who is 3 and Sophie who is 1 and since they have come into my life I have had to readdress my work life balance.

Becoming a Fitness Instructor was the natural choice as I am very passionate about fitness and love encouraging others with their own fitness. I run for Keswick AC and train 6 times per week. I compete in races whenever I have the time and take part in road, trail and fell races. I race at distances from 5k to Marathon and have completed 30 marathons.

I am originally from Blyth in Northumberland and moved to the Lake District 8 years ago for work purposes. It is an amazing part of the country and a great place to raise a young family.