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I use exercise, emotional coaching and nutritional therapy to help you gain optimum health. 

My varied background that includes my own self development journey from the age of 22, when I discovered the book "Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway" this spurred me on to travel alone through Asia to Australia then later,  "You Can Heal Your Life" and "The Artists Way" All had a profound effect on how I viewed myself and my life

 

I started my career as a textile designer and fine asrtist spanning over 10 years. It was after having my first child that I became increasingly interested in how diet, excercise and what we use on our skin effects us greatly.

This path has led me to follow many training courses since my Arts degree. These include, OCR level 2 Exercise To Music, FABS chair based exercise, Oriental Hand And Face Massage, Holistic Facial, Crystal Facial, Hypnotherapy, NLP, Nutritional Therapy Level 5 and the Science Of Wellbeing Certification with Yale University. 

I have been teaching dance and fitness to adults and children since 2005 and know the value of encouraging people to get active. I moved to teaching online classes at the start of 2020 and have clients joining each week from all over the world.

My passion is Brazilian Samba dance and I performed for many years. I now offer total body fitness classes for over 50’s and less able bodied participants. Keeping fit into old age is a passion of mine and dance is still at the heart of what I offer. 

Emotional Coaching is a gentle and powerful addition to my tool box. Since 2014 I have helped clients to release limiting beliefs and let go of unhelpful emotions linked to past trauma. By working one to one with clients I have helped them overcome eating disorders, trauma from past events and even phobias. The beauty of this type of technique is that clients don’t have to keep re-visiting the painful events. They are working with the emotions connected to them and releasing them.

I am passionate about reducing our toxic load, not only for our planet but also by using skincare products that are kinder for us and the environment. As someone that does not react well to synthetic ingredients I use and promote organic skincare. I have worked as an independent consultant with Neal's Yard Remedies for many years educating people about the benefits of using organic and ethical products. This is an important aspect of my work. What we put on our body is as important as what we put in our body.

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  1. Sugar Free For Seven Days

    Breakfast And Snack Ideas

     

    Here are the biggest benefits to quitting sugar.

    1. Increased Energy.. ...
    2. Improved Weight Management.
    3. Enhanced Mood, Mental Clarity, Focus, and Health. ..
    4. Reduced Inflammation.

     

    Try cutting out sugar for just 7 days and notice how your body will firstly have a detox reaction if you are a big sugar binger then how you start to experience the benefits.

    Below are a selection of sugar free recipes that can be used as Breakfast or snacks to keep you off the white stuff. Please note sugar alternatives even honey are not permitted during the seven days.

    Let me know how you get on. This is the first stage to better gut health and less inflammation in your body. If you want to go a step further and see significant health benefits check out the Gut Reset Programme for a full 21 days rebalance. 

     

     

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    Banana Pancakes

    Popular for breakfast or a snack any time

    Ingredients:

    1 banana 

    2 eggs

    1 tablespoon chia seeds

    1 tablespoon ground almonds 

    Method

    blitz the ingredients together 

    lightly oil a non stick pan and drop the batter into blobs. 

    Turn when they begin to set. 

    Enjoy with yoghurt and berries 

     

    Breakfast Smoothie 1  

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    Ingredients :

    1 banana 

    2 scoops vanilla protein powder

    80g of frozen berries (I like blueberry and raspberry) 

    handful of spinach or kale (stalks removed) 

    200ml water

    blend all ingredients together until smooth 

    Serve topped with chia seeds

     

     

    Breakfast Smoothie 2 serves 2 

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    Ingredients:

    100ml almond or coconut milk 

    2 tbsp natural live yoghurt 

    1 banana 

    2 handfuls of frozen mixed berries 

    1 tbsp chia seeds 

    1/2 tsp cinnamon 

     

     

     

    Berry And Chia Seed Pudding serves 1 

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    Ingredients :

    2 tablespoons chia seeds
    1 tbsp ground almonds
    100ml almond or coconut milk 

    Top with nuts and berries of choice before serving 

    Put the ingredients together and leave refrigerated for a few hours or over night. More milk can be added to loosen the mixture if too thick.

     

     

    Nuts And Seeds Porridge

    nuts and seeds porridge

     

    Ingredients: 

    2 tbsp coconut flakes 

    1 tbsp ground almonds 

    1 tsp pumpkin seeds 

    1 tsp ground cinnamon 

    1 tbsp chopped walnuts 

    1 tbsp flax seeds 

    1 tsp chia seeds 

    1⁄2 banana 

    Method

    Put all ingredients in a small pot with 100ml of almond milk and 100ml of water, bring to boil Immediately lower temperature and simmer for 10 mins 

    Serve with a scattering of berries

     

     

    Lemon Protein Balls 

    lemon protein balls

    Ingredients:

    1 cup ground almonds 

    1/3 cup coconut oil 

    1 cup desiccated coconut plus extra for rolling (sugar free) 

    1/2 cup Vanilla protein powder 

    2 tablespoons cashew or almond butter 

    1 lemon juice and zest 

    Method

    Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until mixture comes together. 

    If too wet add more coconut, if too dry add more nut butter 

    Shape into balls and roll in extra coconut 

    Place in the fridge and chill for at least 30 minutes before using 

     

     

    How about a savoury suggestion 

    Avocado and sugar free smoked salmon, a great treat and gut friendly. 

    salmon and avocado

     

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