Caring advisor, Kirsty joined Livewell in April and brings with her extensive experience in helping people to be healthy and well from her time working in Derby Active facilities. Jetting off on an American tour in her youth, family-focussed Kirsty is keen to do more travelling. Discover more about her talents, passions and experience….
I have Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training and Exercise and GP Referral, and previously worked as a fitness instructor at Queen’s Leisure Centre and Derby Arena. I have taught group exercise classes, including spin, circuits and legs, bums and tums.
As a Livewell advisor, I will be supporting people to make positive lifestyle changes. This could be through stop smoking guidance, help with better nutrition or getting more active. I am passionate about physical and mental wellbeing and look forward to helping as many people as possible go on to lead sustainable, healthy lifestyles.
Me in 3 words
Organised, determined and approachable.
My Favourite Meal
The North Carolina burger at Annie’s.
Running – nothing beats putting on a good podcast and getting some fresh air. I also enjoy walking and strength training.
Outside of fitness, I like going to the theatre to see live shows and reading. I would also like to travel some more.
My Best achievement
My family – my son brings me so much happiness – you can’t help but smile when you get to see the world through a child’s eyes
What you might be surprised to hear about me
I treated myself to a trip across America for my 21st birthday. I went on my own and joined a tour group starting in New York and ending in San Francisco seeing all the main sights such as Niagara Falls, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. It was an unforgettable experience.
My Top Lifestyle tips
Drink water- drink a glass as soon as you wake up
Focus on doing at least one positive thing every day, no matter how small.
Try and plan your week in advance so you are committed to a workout like an important work meeting. If you can, try and plan your meals. This should make you healthier and save you money.
Change your mindset, see exercise as a privilege and not another chore you have to do or a punishment for something you ate. Focus on doing it for your mental health and any weight loss will follow.
My Favourite Quote
Strive for progress not perfection.