I have been involved in sport and exercise for most of my life. I say most because I had what many people experience: a period of being very unfit and not treating my body particularly well at all!
I swam competitively from a young age and ran county cross country and athletics during my teens. Then I stopped. I lost motivation and despite trying to regain it and get fit again, it never lasted and I spent my early and mid-twenties unhappy with my body and missing the confidence that good health and fitness gives you. After the birth of my second son I realised that I had to change: for my children as well as for me. So I started running and circuit training and within a year I had lost over two stone and, almost more importantly, I felt like Catherine again.
Eventually I realised that my passion for running and exercise could become my career, so I started a ladies’ running group and trained as a Personal Trainer. I also founded Charlton Kings Running Club: a mixed, not-for-profit, community running club.
I believe that exercise should be inclusive, not exclusive: I have worked with people of all ages, from all walks of life and with vastly different goals and with my help they have achieved their ambitions. As a personal trainer and running leader I continue to learn and gain experience from the people I work with. I hope that will include you.