Kirsty – Health + Wellness Coach and Fitness Trainer.
I am a self-professed foodie, fitness lover, sun seeker and true believer in the fact that everyone deserves to be 100% happy in their life – it’s just too short!
I have always had a passion for health and wellness, even though my journey to where I am now was at times rocky.
The turning point was when my father was diagnosed with oesophagus cancer. I immersed myself in books on nutrition, I read blogs on foods to help fight cancer, listened to webinars and researched similar cases to that of my father.
I learnt about the healing power of food as medicine and how a holistic lifestyle that was full of sleep, contentment, spirituality, relaxation and positivity could heal the body and sometimes even fight off cancer.
My dad embraced eastern medicine and the teaching of Buddha and whilst he underwent western medical treatment for his condition, he combined this with a powerful balance of food, meditation, herbal supplements and a positive mind-set. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it even though he fought so hard.
At the same time, I was living in a world where I put myself under enormous amounts of pressure. Pressure to be that perfect person; to hold the family together whilst my dad was sick; to have the career; to maintain a great relationship and the perfect body. I pounded myself at the gym with intense cardio six times a week, I didn’t eat properly or not at all, I didn’t get enough sleep and I drank way too much. I wasn’t listening to that voice in my head that was trying to tell me to slow down, instead I kept blocking it out. Let’s just say that I was consumed with the Yang and forgot about the Yin. I forgot about me and had lost touch with what was going to make me truly happy.
My dad’s journey helped me embark on my own journey towards overcoming my personal battles…
My journey to heal what was happening with me through food, discovering yoga and surrounding myself around a positive support network. I started looking inside to what was really happening with me!
Fast track a few years later and after spending my professional career working in marketing, which was great, however I woke up one day and thought to myself ‘That’s it!” I knew deep down that I needed to fulfil my passion to join the health, wellness and fitness industry!
I studied to receive my Health Coaching certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. But of course, health and physical movement play hand in hand. In order to become a practitioner that supports clients, not just with their health goals, I also support clients with their fitness in order to achieve their goals.
My qualifications include;
Certificate III & IV in Fitness – I am a qualified group fitness instructor and personal trainer.
Certified Reformer Pilates Teacher – KX Pilates.
Certified Health Coach – Institute of Integrated Nutrition Services
I offer my clients; personal training, small group fitness, bridal health and fitness packages, weight loss / health coaching and pre and post natal personal training.
So in a nutshell, that’s what has brought me to creating Body Clarity…