KELLY - NUTRITIONIST & EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST
I began my career as a personal trainer over 20 years ago and have worked for some of the most exclusive gyms in London. During which time I obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science, resulting in my professional title as Exercise physiologist and Nutritionist.
Throughout my career I have worked with many different people from all walks of life and fitness abilities, they include elite athletes, cardiac rehabilitation patients and people suffering from metabolic conditions such as diabetes.
I have also been lucky enough to be asked to inspire and motivate people through my ideas as a fitness and wellbeing writer for various media publications.
In recent years I have become increasing involved in the psychological wellbeing of exercise and my work and research contributed towards a nomination for the Biomnis Health Initiative Award in 2012; as I developed a service to promote the health, fitness and nutritional needs of young people living within the care system in Ireland.
I expanded upon my original brief by also developing an educational course designed for young people leaving care to assist them in adopting healthier lifestyle choices at times of crisis and distress. A body of research was also produced investigating the potential of fitness as a legitimate therapy for children at times of crisis, working cohesively with psychological and occupational therapies.
My role as a research associate for the bioscience department at the University of Westminster involved researching multidisciplinary approaches to community health initiatives. My core research was to investigate how regular resistance exercise and low GI foods effect the physiological responses and outcomes of an individual suffering from a metabolic disorder.
Whilst working for the University of Westminster I developed and delivered corporate wellness days and seminars. My duties also included lecturing to first and second year students on the sport science and human health science degrees.
I remain passionate about personal training and dedicated to enhancing the health and wellbeing of others across all areas of their life.