Feeling good and energised is the most reliable indicator of whether a food is right for you. Yet still the media and supplement industry try to instill within us the ‘diet mentality’ which focuses on restriction, deprivation, pills, shakes and laborious counting which leads us absolutely nowhere. Not surprisingly, 98% of all diets fail and 95% of people gain back the weight within 2 years. It’s tempting to think that the failure lies within us but, in reality, it is the diet that has failed us.
My approach is not ‘a diet’. The very word conjures up thoughts of deprivation and denial which is a shame as the Ancient Greek word ‘diata’ from which we get the word diet, simply meant ‘way of life’. So the plans I create are with a view to help you identify the foods that are right for you as an individual. A plan that you can follow for life because it’s flexible and enjoyable. I encourage you not to focus on macro-nutrient targets but how the food you’ve chosen will nourish you and help you experience vitality.
I never write the same plan twice as everyone is different. I take time to carefully select foods that feel right for you, based on the information I gather during assessment. So let me take care of the calculations so you can let go of it and focus wholly on how your body feels about the foods in your plan and I will support you on your journey to finding what works for you.
I use callisthenic exercises a lot in training, starting with the basics and moving up to more advanced exercises as my clients progress. The word ‘callisthenics’ comes from the Greek words ‘kalos’ and ‘sthenos’ meaning ‘beautiful strength’.
Using your own bodyweight to build a strong and lean body is both empowering and hassle-free. There’s no need for a gym membership or equipment and you can workout anywhere, saving time and money.
There are many benefits to training outdoors and I always encourage my clients to do so, although I realise it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I’ve felt the benefits myself and so I love it when my clients also share in the feeling of an increase in well being.
I visit my clients in their homes or train outside in the London parks and also in Brighton and Hove where I live. I place a special focus on running, if that appeals to my client. I’m passionate about trail running in the mountains and regularly head up to The Lake District. If I need to do more conditioning with my clients before the higher impact activities then I focus on callisthenics, circuit training or boxing.
My approach is holistic. Tackling nutrition or training alone is never enough to see life-changing results. There are so many factors, including lifestyle and emotional well-being. It’s my aim to encompass all parts of the well-being puzzle to create the life you truly want.
Having been on the journey, experienced the high and lows, the wrong turns and the amazing discoveries, I’m passionate about empowering people to take that step and get fit and healthy. It has a knock on effect in work, relationships, confidence and how we deal with stress.
I provide bespoke healthy eating plans and get fantastic results by pairing challenging workouts with the right fuel for my clients. Good health is a blessing and making the most of it is what I’m all about.
I was over the moon to receive such a lovely review from one of my clients. Her kind words are what makes my job so rewarding…
“Michelle makes the process of eating to train and maintain well-being effortless. I was originally apprehensive about getting some nutrition advice but Michelle takes the time and effort to truly understand your preferences, lifestyle and goals to ensure that the plan she devises fits with your life.
That approach has made it much easier to make significant changes (for which I’m feeling the benefit!), without feeling like you’re making any sacrifices – in fact I always feel full and my cravings for things such as diet coke have disappeared.
Michelle doesn’t simply produce a plan and let you get on with it, she’s always there for support and guidance and explores ways to make the plan adapt to your life. I would highly recommend her for nutritional advice and training and you will get the most from it by being honest about your eating and what does/doesn’t work” – Hayley
- BSc (hons) Leisure Planning and Development, Anglia Ruskin University, Essex, 2001
- Diploma in Nutrition, The School of Natural Health Sciences, London 2004
- Cert IV Personal Trainer, The Fitness Institute of Australia, Sydney 2005
- Certified Pre and Post Natal Trainer, Fit 2 Be, London 2006
- Certified Boxercise Instructor, Boxercise, London 2007
- Diploma in Sports Nutrition, The School of Natural Health Sciences, London 2009
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, The School of Natural Health Sciences, 2016
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