I come from a line of crazy South Africans. My Granddad is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest person to do the highest bungee jump at the age of 96! (link)
Both my parents ran, scuba dived, and parachuted their way through their younger years. Now in their mid-sixties they have settled down to mountain biking extreme trails that I can only follow with my heart in my mouth.
I feel very blessed to have these inspirational role models and am grateful to be able to share with my clients the knowledge that we are designed to be active well into our golden years. Enjoying an active life in later years is directly linked to the quality and quantity of movement throughout your life, and it is never too late to start!
Being born and brought up in the UK my parents got me off to a good start. They encouraged my sister and I to try a wide variety of sports, to see which we enjoyed the most. After having a go at gymnastics, swimming, athletics, canoeing, trampolining, dancing, horse riding and badminton I chose the athletics route and competed up to national level in 1500m, Cross Country and Race Walking, winning the English Schools, Nationals and AAA Championships in Race Walking age sixteen.