After 36 years in Financial Services I have decided to have a career change. It was difficult to know which category to actually choose for my profile.
My personal passion is running chair based exercise classes for the infirm, but to also finish off with a cup of tea and a chat. Research shows us that helping people improve their balance and increase their flexibility also reduces the risk of falls and trips to A&E. All round it is a win win situation.
I am a qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer and a Director of my son’s company, Roots of Yggdrasil CIC. The CIC stands for Community Interest Company, in effect a not for profit company.
Our aim to to bring affordable exercise classes to impoverished and rural areas to enable people who don’t have access to traditional forms of exercise – such as gyms, either because they are unaffordable or don’t have transport. We run these classes in community centres and church halls. We also want to help to rebuild the communities and believe exercise classes are a great way to get people together and try to bring them out of social isolation. We also offer free classes to carers and Veterans of the Armed Forces.