Which Healthy Options centre will you be working at and when?
All season in Vassiliki
What classes will you be teaching this season?
I teach body sculpt, swiss ball, run circuits, hydro fit and swim technique classes. I’m also available to give those who are interested some beginner windsurfing tuition* or 1-1 swimming lessons*. *Extra fees apply
What made you choose this career path?
Have always been into sport, and LOVE teaching so decided to put the two together!
What gets you energised in the morning?
Strong black coffee.
What is your favourite way to relax?
With a beer and good friends watching the afternoon disappear.
Who inspires you?
Actually, a lot of our guests I meet a lot of people who have been through or are going through tough times and their attitudes are positive and they really demonstrate a massive amount of strength which is truly inspiring.
What is your favourite class to teach?
Swim Technique particularly beginners or not very confident people, then windsurfing, then body sculpt – yeah I'm pretty lucky I love teaching all my classes!
Personal goal for 2017?
Stay injury free and nail my Grubby's (radical windsurfing move).
Favourite Healthy Options excursion?
In Vass, no word of a lie, Aris' Herbal walk is WICKED!
Favourite quote / life motto?
From 'The Secret Garden' – “Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow.” Meaning nurture those positive thoughts, because if they're blooming in your mind then there's no space for negative thoughts.
Whats your favourite feel-good breakfast to set you up for the day?
Oooohhh so many, breakfast is my favourite meal of the day – hard boiled egg on toast (no butter) if i'm being good, or the fruit salad with the mega creamy yoghurt and honey from the beach bar if I'm being not so good…
Biggest adventure you’ve had?
I saved up my last instalment of my student loan and went round the world as a ‘WWOOFer’ (Willing Workers On Organic Farms), and had lots of adventures – bungee jumping, sky diving, white water rafting, scuba diving with manta rays, swam with dolphins. I sold my dive equipment to go on safari in Kenya which was probably one of the best experiences of my life. Been lucky enough to work as a watersports instructor in some really awesome places.
Favourite smoothie recipe?
Kind of boring but vanilla whey protein and banana… I'll get some better ones this season!
Poached or scrambled? Scrambled
Dogs or cats? Dogs, although we have a cat who luckily, thinks she's a dog…
SUP or cycle? Depends on conditions! mountain biking but if it's wavy then suping
Early bird or night owl? Early bird / knackered old pigeon
Grass or sand? Sand
Movies or music? Music in the summer and movies in the winter!
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