Your Coach in a Pear Tree:
From a young age Ali was set on working in sport having spent her childhood playing just about every sport going.
A combination of hockey and horses proved a fast-track to injury which began a lifelong passion to understand the relationship between performance, physical fitness and mental health.
This time on the sidelines also kickstarted her coaching career, a journey which led Ali to study Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University where she later returned to train as a PE teacher and taught in Suffolk and London throughout her twenties.
Her background has given her a wealth of knowledge in the power of activity to improve physical, social and mental health which she has bolstered with qualifications as a PT, Pilates Teacher and pre and post-natal specialist.
In search of a healthy work/life balance, Ali now follows her passion to share a love of activity alongside her own hobbies - animals, hockey, CrossFit, pilates and a healthy dose of socialising!
"As a teenager I struggled hugely with my own body image, leading to an eating disorder which had a hugely detrimental effect on both my physical and mental health. My experiences inspired me to learn more about the relationship between our physical and mental health, and drives my empathetic approach to working with others.
I understand that people approach physical activity from hugely differing backgrounds and experience, both positive and negative, and I am passionate about helping others develop a positive relationship with exercise and their body and find enjoyment and fulfilment caring for their own well-being.
I want to help as many people enjoy exercise and find balance in their physical and mental health for life."
PGCE in Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status (Loughborough University)
Sports Science with Management BSc (Loughborough University)
L3 Personal Trainer
L3 Mat Pilates Teacher
Pre & Post Natal Specialist
L1 CrossFit Trainer
L2 Fitness Instructor
L2 Awareness of Mental Health Conditions
Mental Health First Aider
L2 Safeguarding Trained
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Paediatric First Aid Trained
L2 Certificate in Coaching Sport and Physical Activity
British Gymnastics for Teachers Award
Level 1 Handball Coach
Level 1 Hockey Coach
Level 1 Football Coach
Level 1 Basketball Coach
Teacher's Trampoline Award 1 & 2
Elevating Athletics Award
Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
Fully DBS Checked and Insured