I have a BSc degree in Nutritional Medicine and am a registered member of BANT and the CNHC. I have been certified by the NTC, having trained to the level of the National Occupational Standards forNutritional Therapy. Having developed a keen interest in nutrition, I went on to study Nutritional Medicine at Thames Valley University for a further five years. I currently undertake Continuing Professional Development to ensure safety and competence as a healthcare provider.
My goal is to help you discover how great you can feel, once we've addressed your digestion, energy, weight or hormonal issues (among many others!). Being a single working Mum (of two wonderfullyactive boys), I know what it feels like to be rushed, tired, on a tight budget and sometimes ‘not bothered' (and that's just me - you should see my teenage boy!).
The WellWorks owner Barbara Louvrou is an experienced health and wellbeing coach. She works with people to educate them into better eating habits and lifestyle changes to improve their performance andwellbeing. Barbara has been involved in nutrition and weight loss for about 20 years, working in different industries, including schools and office based businesses.
We understand it can be challenging to find a healthy balance, so our health and fitness experts are at your fingertips to help you Eat Well, Move Well, Reconnect and Relax. We strongly believe thatlife-long health and fitness is driven through education, so we don't just provide you a Personal Trainer, but a complete approach involving nutritional and weight loss support, and motivational support.
Our guiding philosophy is that obesity surgery is emphatically not a cosmetic procedure and should be undertaken not only to help people lose weight but also to improve overall quality of life andweight related co-morbidities such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. We have helped thousands of people to lose weight and change their lives forever.
FOCUSED NUTRITION is all about sharing the knowledge, the how to, to develop body and mind to be the best it can be for you, your hobby, your sport, your family, your club, your business, hell youdon't even need an excuse, just do it! Being focused on nutrition will pay dividends whichever way you look at it, personally or professionally.
After many years in the IT industry, I undertook three years training as a Nutritional Therapist at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition (www.ion.ac.uk), founded by Patrick Holford, graduatingwith Distinction. I am also a member of the British Association for Nutritional Therapy (www.bant.org.uk). I work with clients to produce, for each, an individually tailored programme, including dietary changes, supplements and lifestyle advice.
Hopscotch is so much more than personal training. With over 10 years experience in nutritional therapy and the fitness industry, I take a holistic approach combining food, exercise and lifestyle toprovide you with a bespoke step by step plan to success which can be sustained. Hopscotch is about getting back to real food away from calorie counting and gimmicky diets which don't work and make us feel a failure.
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You will then have a one to one consultation with a member of our specialised Medical Team who will discuss privately with you, your eating habits and lifestyle. They will weigh you, take your bloodpressure, and explain the aims of the Bodyline Weight Management Programme. Then if appropriate, they will discuss how much weight you should be aiming to lose to bring your BMI Level back into the parameters of a healthy weight.