Hello there. Thank you for coming to my site. This is Fit For Any Age, a site where I share my extensive knowledge through blogs around becoming the best version of yourself physically and mentally. I believe in the holistic view of improvement, through making improvements to your physical and mental circumstances to enhance your personal and professional life.
A bit about me
From when I was able to walk, I have had an enduring love of sport and activity. At school I took part in several sporting activities, including rugby, athletics and waterpolo. As part of the rugby team I enjoyed several games of getting muddy and building team skills, and in the athletics team it gave me an opportunity to enhance cardiovascular capabilities.
The love of exercise and sport continued into my late teens and early 20s when I began to weight lift, inspired by the action hero and inspirational rags to riches super celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger.
My academic years took me in the direction of studying the mind, with me enrolling in and later completing a BA in Psychology. Following the degree, and with time in my 20s to find myself, I found renewed interest in fitness and activities, and trained toward becoming a Fitness Instructor and later Fitness Manager, where I served for several years from 2006 conducting personal training, running a gym team and working with people from the community with mild to moderate depression referred for exercise intervention.
Working with members of the community with mental illnesses renewed my interest in studying the mind, and I enrolled in and later completed a PGDip in Mental Health Nursing. From 2013 I worked as a Mental Health Nurse in an inpatient setting, working with patients with challenging mental illnesses and personality disorders. In this role I have become involved in further advanced assessments and clinical care. In this role I also conducted Masters research into the therapeutic engagements that staff have with patients who present with challenging mental illnesses and personality disorders, the findings and recommendations of which I have shared with colleagues in academic teaching sessions.
At the start of 2019, spurred on by the advent of my 40th birthday and a renewed need to take better care of myself physically and mentally, I started a blog on entitled ‘Fit for (Nearly) 40’.
I found that as I was writing the blog that I wanted to evolve it to encompass and support others of all ages, with me setting up a new blog and website, which is the one you are reading here. In this site and in this blog I look to explore the wellness journey that we all take in terms of enhancing our mental and physical health, and I hope that you feel inspired by the articles and that you are able to make positive changes in your life.
I stand close to the idea that it’s a journey. It will take time. You will get there. And remember to love yourself.