You may or may not know, but In July 2012 I was competing in the Trans Alp Mountain Bike race which covers Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy in 8 days. They say its one of the most gruelling mountain bike races to come out of Europe… Well, they were not wrong as by day 6 I was riding along one of the tracks and a rock came away from my back wheel, and fell through a waterfall fracturing my Lumbar 1, broke my elbow and had to be rescued by medics in a helicopter.

I was in hospital for quite a while in Italy while they nursed me back to health and sorted out the repatriation back to the UK. The Italian doctors said I was extremely lucky to be alive, and I still to this day count my lucky stars that I survived the fall.

The accident certainly changed my view on life as it exactly 1 year since I left the big city to follow my passion in Fitness and Sports Therapy! I trained with Lifetime to become a personal trainer and also qualified as a sports massage therapist gaining an ITEC qualification with London School of Osteopathy.

Since qualifying I really haven’t stopped!! I have been lucky to freelance with businesses like Summit Wellbeing, where I have concentrated on Sports Massage Therapy and gained valuable experience dealing with different sporting areas / injuries and rehabilitating athletes back into their sport with various techniques.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays I run a ROWFITT circuit session at Fulham Reach Boat Club with contains high cardio and functional strength exercises. If you would like to give it a try, the first session is free to see if it’s for you.

When I’m not doing Sports Massage, you will find me personal training cyclists and triathletes to help achieve the goals and aspirations… Therefore no rest for the wicked!

So since following my dreams, I have met the most incredible inspiring people, and really have changed my life… Be bold, be inspired, be brave….

March 2015 has BIG changes happening for me, so watch this space!

TC xx