ABOUT THE HAPPINESS BOOTCAMP
Strength in Body & Mind
When I was 13 I didn’t want to be alive anymore. When I was 14 I felt more than just hormonal. When I was 15 I was faced with a 9-month waiting list for help because I was just a teenager going through new hormones. At 16 I was told it was just a phase and I would get over it, it took a dramatic action and quitting school for someone to realise I wasn’t just sad. I was failed by OUR mental health service. This happens EVERY SINGLE DAY to so many of us.
From that point I knew I had to change something.
Recent studies have shown that exercise can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication, as well has having a high effect in treating symptoms of anxiety, alcoholism, depression and drug abuse. For me, exercise saved my life. After quitting a-levels I had no choice but to go to college to study, the only course with spaces was a Level 3 Sport Science qualification (I hated sport but also didn’t want to pay the under 18 out of education fine) so I signed up.
By 2016 at the age of 17 I realised how beneficial exercise was and knew I wanted to support as many people as I could, so set up The Happiness Bootcamp, a place I could teach how exercise can support you mentally too.
Over the last 4 years I have taught workshops, fitness classes and personal trained people all over the country proving that exercise doesn’t just have to be physical but can be mental too. I also started my own blog to speak about my love for all things lifestyle, fitness and travel.
My hope for the future is to keep teaching fitness all over the world.
QUALIFICATIONS AND AWARDS
Level 2 Fitness Instructor
Level 3 Personal Trainer
Pop Pilates Instructor
MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (To be completed May 2021)
Level 1 British Sign Language
Athena International Young Leadership Award 2019
Sheffield Hallam Outstanding Contribution to student welfare 2018
Sheffield Hallam University Enterprise Runner Up 2019
Enterprise Nation Runner up 2018
WHO HAVE WE WORKED WITH?
BBC Radio 1
The One Show
Reebok’s BE:FIT London 2018
Speaker at Bodypower Expo 2018
Sheffield Hallam University