I love nutritious food, exercise, and feeling as healthy as I can. After graduating University (Geography and Economics BSc) I spent two years working for a bank in London. I was commuting for two hours each way every day, and generally feeling unmotivated and unwell, so I decided it was time for a change.
I retrained as a personal trainer and Pilates instructor, qualifying with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), London. I have an interest in rehabilitative Pilates, and specialise in low back pain, and ante and post-natal Pilates.
Following this I trained as a Sports Massage Therapist, with Sports Therapy UK (VTCT), to further complement my interest in anatomy and physiology, alongside functional movement.
I am also a Nutritional Therapist qualifying with the College of Naturopathic Medicine, London, following three years of study. This included an in-depth study of anatomy and physiology, alongside knowledge of pathologies, and how nutritional therapy can help.
My interest in nutrition and health was sparked at the age of 17 when I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis (MG), a rare auto-immune disease, causing severe muscle weakness. Since being diagnosed I have undergone many conventional medical treatments, alongside complementary therapies such as exercise, diet and improving general well-being. I believe the fitter, stronger and happier you can be the better chance you give your body to get better.
C.M Sports Massage Therapy
I am a qualified L3 and L4 Sports Massage Therapist Sports having trained at Sports Therapy UK. I am also studying a Masters Degree In Osteopathy with University College of Osteopathy in London.
A little bit about myself… Born and breed in New Zealand, I was involved in sports from a very young age. My family were also very much involved in sport so I just got the bug straight away. I have dabbled in most sports and as a result I have a great understanding on how the body responds to exercise and fitness. I trained as a personal trainer in the late 90’s and worked at various locations as a gym instructor and personal trainer.
I love helping people who suffer from aches and pains, injuries and dysfunctions and those who participate in sports and require lots of attention to their bodies to keep them going strong and continuing to make improvements.
Although I do not commit to a specific sport or activity these days I do enjoy being outside, paddle boarding, mountain biking and most recently getting on my motorcycle to unwind. If I can find time in the near future I would love to get back to Judo which is a fantastic sport and very rewarding.
I provide the following services:
- Manual Therapy
- Sports Massage
- Remedial Therapy
- Advance Soft Tissue Therapy
Neville and Moni
Neville and Moni -the setters behind the scenes.
Neville is always keen to help with the creation of the quarterly newsletter, and helps with any administrative jobs, especially anything that involves shredding. He is always looking to keep things interesting and actively encourages regular breaks to run around and get the heart rate up. His main interests are yogurt pots, running and sneaking onto the sofa for a cuddle.
Moni has taken it upon herself to actively correct posture during Lara’s Pilates practice, so you can be sure that you are in the correct position. She is very loving but also likes to get her point across and can be quite vocal at times. Her main interests include playing with Neville and her toy zebra.