When I was young, I was always ill, felt really tired and hated sport, PE or anything more strenuous than watching TV. As I got older, I continued to put on weight and by the age of 16 I was carrying over 5 stone in excess weight. I begged my dad for a gym membership so I could ‘get fit and become happy’. I started practicing yoga and my love affair with health and fitness began… I managed to lose the 5 stones in 2 years and was absolutely delighted. But then I had trouble maintaining my goal weight – sound familiar?

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By the time I reached 18, I started getting sick and lethargic again and in no time lost all my energy to exercise!

I put some of the weight back on and felt awful! I suffered with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Urinary Tract Infections caught up with me every other week, I’d regularly get kidney infections, suffer low blood pressure, was fainting (up to 4 times a day), hypoglycemia and ultimately became incontinent! It would be fair to say that life sucked!

So after searching for a cure, at 21, I met a nutritionist who suggested I give up gluten, sugar and dairy. I was already vegetarian (and had been from the age of 6) and within 3 months I’d not only lost the extra weight I couldn’t seem to shake off before, but I felt the best I’d ever felt! Incredible right?

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Since then, I’ve been in love with nutrition and nourishing myself with amazing foods and realising that exercise and nutrition go hand in hand!

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I can now honestly say that every year I feel better and better and I love the happiness that I get from eating incredibly clean foods, meditating and doing the exercise that suits me.

I am so passionate about it, I recently wrote a book called ‘Nourish with Aimie’, encouraging others to nourish themselves with lots of brilliant veggies in a fun way!

I personally believe everyone is unique and different people need different things. It is so important to do what your mind and body need, whether that’s a long walk, calm breathing exercises, some beautiful functional yoga or joining me for a good sweat in an awesome class at my studio!

That’s why I offer a diverse range of classes to suit all abilities and interests.

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When we look after and nourish our mind and bodies with amazing clean foods, exercise, movement and good hydration and lots of oxygen we are unleashed to our true potential!

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