Hi, I’m James, I’m 28 and originally from Reading, Berkshire. I’m a Nutritional Therapist having qualified with the College of Naturopathic Medicine and fully qualified Personal Trainer passionate about human health. I have a breadth of training and experience spanning over six years which means I’m able to work effectively with a wide range of clients. Whether it be weight loss, general health and fitness, sports performance, competing weightlifters or working with those who are limited due to health issues, I am confident I can help you.
I am able to assist my clients with my expertise in nutritional therapy, supplementing their physical training to help them to achieve their goals and feel their best.
My services are tailored to suit you because your wants and needs are unique to you, as your nutrition and training should be.
I see my education as an ongoing process, especially when it comes to nutritional sciences, which is why I always spend time reviewing the latest studies, reading, and attending seminars. I like to keep my skills fresh with the latest research to continue my professional development and career, always providing the best possible service and knowledge to my clients.
As well as formal qualifications, I attend a wide range of seminars, talks and lectures, all hosted by leading industry experts. I am a part-time writer for Talk Health Online; writing articles on topics relating to health and sports performance made available to a wide online platform, as well as writing frequent educational posts on my social media platforms.
Next year I am looking to get back into education and study Nutrition in further detail and at an even higher level.
Education & Teaching background
I teach qualifications in Level 3 Nutrition for Exercise, Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Training alongside Inspired Fitness, a Personal Training Qualification provider in Basingstoke. I love educating and passing on knowledge to personal trainers of the future as it helps keep my skills fresh and provides certain challenges when students ask questions and get really in-depth with our class discussions. I teach theory as well as practical sessions for the exercise part of the qualification and carry out assessments for both Level 2 and 3 students.
I’ve always been fascinated with human health and performance, possibly being helped by playing multiple sports growing up, as I was interested in learning new ways to enhance my own performance. As a young man I began reading and researching more and more, looking to improve myself.
I began reading articles by industry leaders such as Charles Poliqin and Paul Chek, discovering different angles on enhancing physical performance, which led to training in the weights room at the gym along with looking to use nutrition effectively to support my training.
As time went by, I really noticed my performance improve as well as a striking difference in my physique. Unfortunately, I also began to notice my digestive health change; with a family history of IBS type symptoms and a sister with Celiac Disease, I never really felt comfortable with certain foods and how they affected my digestion. Along with fatigue and joint pain/inflammation, which subsequently developed from a poor digestive system while repeatedly eating offending foods, I was forced to look into different approaches and eventually found Naturopathic Nutrition.
Upon finishing college, I decided to study as a personal trainer, supporting the foundations I had already begun in my own learning, which was closely followed by studying at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, where I trained to become a Nutritional Therapist. It was here that I learned how to understand and support a host of different problems for people like me, and others who also can’t seem to feel their best.