Functional Wellness with Claire
"Life isn't about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself"
Hey, I'm Claire
I'm an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Martial Arts and fitness Instructor and massage therapist based in Bristol
I am a wife and mum of three wonderful boys - well men they are grown up now. I have a dog who is my fur baby and enjoys lots of snuggles.
I have been involved in fitness and sport all my life and I started my Martial Arts journey when I was 12 years old which is still a huge part of my life, I run my martial art and fitness academy teaching children and adults kickboxing and Tang Soo Do which I love but after having my health issues I wanted to expand my knowledge and be able to help others like myself.
Although I have always been fit and active throughout my life after I had my third child back in 2003 I found that the weight I gained during pregnancy didn’t shift even though I went back to my Martial Art training 4 weeks after he was born. I found myself gaining two stones in weight, my body and mind seemed to
Change dramatically. My hair was falling out in clumps and I was extremely tired and my brain was fuzzy all the time.
I had always been happy and full of life but I found myself feeling low and worthless. I just didn't feel like me. So I went to see my GP and explained my symptoms. They discussed depression and said that I was a busy mum and that could be contributing to how I was feeling so I left with no further help.
When I got home I did some research and found hypothyroidism and my symptoms seemed to fit. I went back to the GP and asked them to do a blood test just to check my levels. They did and the results came back borderline so I was told to come back in 6 months and they would check again. So I did and the next test came back borderline again. In total it took three years and lots of visits to the GP from that initial blood test to get a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s.
So I have, like many people with Hashimoto’s struggled with my symptoms and I have had to work hard to keep my weight down and keep myself motivated to keep active and happy I have been doing well on meds and controlling my diet and my exercise and then this year I started feeling lousy again and I have now established that I am perimenopausal.
I understand that our hormones and mindset are responsible for so much of what goes on in our lives hence why I have trained as a health coach specialising in Hormone health and now gut health as well.
I want to helps many people as I can make positive, health promoting food and lifestyle changes that can potentially help you get you feel good about yourself.
As a qualified Health Coach I want to motivate, empower and educate you so you can start living your life to the full.
- Insurance covered with all of my clients
IIN Health Coach
IIN Gut Health
IIN Hormone Health
4th Dan Tang Soo Do
4th Dan Kickboxing
IIN Health Coach
Clients will talk to me about health concerns and issues they may have regarding hormone imbalance or gut health and together will discuss a plan to change their lifestyle to help with the concerns.