I went to University College Birmingham to study a BSc honours degree in Sports Therapy as I have always been interested in the human body, helping people and sports. Throughout my studies I worked with university sports teams and attended events including The London Marathon, Great North Run and Iron Man events, providing post-race treatments.
Once I graduated university, I worked with a gym providing sports therapy treatments to both members and private clients, whilst here I decided to develop my skills further and gained my level 3 diploma in personal training. I found training and treating clients very rewarding however it left me feeling I had more to give. After 4 years of working within the industry I chose to pursue a career in teaching further education.
In 2015 I started teaching BTEC and NCFE Sports courses at Wandsworth College, alongside this I was continuing to treat clients privately, providing mobile therapy. As my client base began to grow, I made the decision to drop to part-time teaching hours to allow me the opportunity to grow my private business and finally made the step to go fully self-employed to develop my mobile therapy business, as although I loved teaching I found I did not have the time to do both successfully.
I then took this opportunity to develop my therapy expertise in other areas and undertook training with Gateway Workshops. Having thoroughly enjoyed the training I undertook and after speaking with the tutor and finding out about the company, I enquired about joining the team to become a tutor myself. I am passionate about helping other people whether it be relieving them from pain and discomfort or teaching them to develop their skills further.
Kirsty was lovely. She made us feel very relaxed and welcome and taught us very well. Everything is very organised and efficient. I feel valued as a student via the communication with you both on the website and during the course.