Hi my name is Vanessa and I’m the creator of FEEL.MOVE.BE Personal Training with Vanessa.
We work with men and women who are struggling with pain and need to get stronger, fitter and to move with ease.
I work with people who are in it for the long game and who understand that unless they make changes in the way they work and live they will be forever stuck in pain. They are people who invest in their wellbeing and are committed to their own improvement.
My clients have been telling me for years that I work differently for others personal trainers. It took me a while to understand why. Certainly not the French touch but the way I understand my clients’ body that allow me to help them. My story will explain how.
Movement has always been a great and big part in my life and helped me so much in different ways.
It has started with modern jazz dance that I practiced between the age of 5 and 18 years old. Then I changed a bit and turned to martial arts with taekwondo and tai chi chuan until I got injured.
Injuries and obviously the pain that comes with it made a huge impact on my life: how to keep moving with the pain around, that was my goal.
Fitness and weight training was my first approach to get stronger and fitter. And it worked …. For a while.
I was 21 when I hurt badly my back. I was at the beginning of my 2nd year of sports studies and a professor just said:” you have a slipped disc, no chance in a fitness career”. I think you could imagine how devastating it could be. But I didn’t listen to him; I just felt that I would find my way. The Pilates matwork method has been the savor of my career. It made me realize the complexity of the body and how important it is to listen what your body is telling you.
Motherhood was another turning point in my life. Even with a good connection with your body, Mother Nature has always a surprise! For me, it was finding a way to move and support my body and my baby without my abs and going through constant pain in my hips and pubic bone. It took time and gentle exercises to build a new body, a new balance.
I haven’t finished to learn about the body and whatever happens I know I will find a way to move. Not just because I love it but because our bodies are made for movement.
Remember impossible means I’m possible.
- Brevet d’Etat des `métiers de la Forme (equivalent EREPS level 4 : gym instructor, group exercise instructor and personal trainer
- Pilates matwork BodyControl
- Pilates BodyControl reformer 1
- Les Mills : bodyjam, bodycombat, cxworks, bodypump, bodystep
- Certificate zumba
- Studying AMN practitioner level 1
To find different ways to help people in pain to move and enjoy their life whatever the circumstances.
I choose also to work with different experts as I think in order to change, we need several and different inputs.
Marcelle is a fully qualified, Registered Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach. She is a digestive Health, weight control and disordered eating specialist, however supports individuals with a wide range of health conditions.
Marcelle originally worked in the fashion industry as a buyer, and as a consequence of her stressful job and a busy family life, began to suffer with debilitating IBS. After seeking treatment from the medical establishment with no improvements, she decided to find out more about nutritional therapy.
Having managed to heal herself through the power of food, she decided to embark on a new journey by retraining as a Nutritional Therapist and hasn’t looked back since! Marcelle has worked with countless adults and teenagers suffering with digestive/intestinal conditions including IBS, bloating, gas, food intolerances, leaky gut, SIBO, acid reflux, irregular bowel movements, IBD and poor digestion.
Marcelle embarked on further specialist training to facilitate her work with adults & teenagers struggling with emotional eating, weight-control complexities, eating distress, binge and disordered eating to help them restore a healthy relationship with food.
In addition to her one to one work, Marcelle runs on-line Healthy Eating and Weight-Loss group programmes and delivers Wellness in the Workplace programmes to corporate organisations. Passionate about family nutrition, she set up the Facebook group Fuss-Free Healthy eating and is an enthusiastic healthy food blogger
Training, qualifications & awards
- Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic medicine (CNM)
- Fully registered with the Complimentary and natural health care council (CNHC).
- Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.(PSA)
- Full member of British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
- Motivational Health Coaching Certificate with Zest4Life and a Zest4Life associate
- Certificate in Nutritional Approaches to Eating Disorders and Eating Distress. ION
- Master Practitioner of Eating Disorders and Eating distress from the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) – currently participating
- The College of Naturopathic Medicine’s Nutritional Therapy diploma is fully accredited by the NTEC (Nutritional Therapy Education Commission)
- Awarded top 10 UK Nutrition Blog
Marcelle also attends regular professional seminars to keep up to date with the latest scientific research in her specialist areas, to enhance her clinical skills.
I believe a truly holistic, beneficial and indulgent massage should stimulate and restore the body’s flow of energy, with heated organic oils, essential oils and healing frequency music to protect and maintain your wellbeing.
I am a firm believer in listening to my client’s specific needs and then tailoring my massage techniques, sequences and pressure to give a truly unique massage experience. My aim is to replenish your body’s natural balance, working out any areas of tension, relieving stress to ensure that you feel calmer and happier.
I incorporate advanced technologies which include a EMF harmoniser which neutralises all low level radiation that you are exposed to on a daily bases from devices such as mobile phones, computers, microwaves and televisions.
I also have a specially designed high tech diode mat that you lie on during your treatment; this mat is made into a formula of natural ingredients which emits different energy frequencies. The diode mat’s energy current moves in one direction which is positive and gives a positive spin of energy. The diode mat corrects, filters and stabilizes the energies flowing through the human body to bring increased harmony and balance to the body’ electrical system, making a massage treatment with me truly healing.
An interesting journey led me to adopt a holistic approach to my own health, looking at mind, body and soul. This is what led me to launch my own mobile massage service, London Holistic Therapy.
Having worked for the NHS as a cancer coordinator and the East Anglian Ambulance Service as an Ambulance Technician responding to 999 calls I was experienced in a clinical and medical approach to treating of illnesses, disease and injury. After being diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the hip in 2005 and two years later having a confirmed date for a hip replacement, I began to explore alternative therapies to avoid surgery.
A lifestyle change and natural treatments, which included massage therapy, meant I did not have a hip replacement. Having experienced the benefits of massage therapy for myself I became passionate about sharing the benefits with others.
- ITEC level 3 Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology
- Diploma Deep Tissue Massage
- Diploma Swedish Full Body Massage
- Diploma On-site Massage
- Diploma Seated Acupressure
We are living in an increasingly fast paced world, which never seems to stop and rest and it can leave us feeling exhausted.
I used to live my life at break neck speed and it took me many years to understand how the levels of stress and anxiety were affecting me, until I ended up physically and emotionally exhausted.
After more than 10 years in the corporate sector, I had become ruled by processes and deadlines. The hamster wheel was tiresome. Working harder, going faster, saying yes to more, trying to prove herself to others.
I recognised I was on the wrong path, and things had to change.
Over a number of years I transformed my life with mindfulness, energy healing and Akashic record clearing. I am a product of my own journey, having personally learnt and utilised all the practices I now teach.
I am passionate about supporting people to reduce the stress and anxiety of daily life. I believe that by approaching things differently and with greater awareness, you can quickly start to experience the benefits. You feel calmer, and you become more confident. You begin to feel more in control of where your life is heading and start seeing the results you want. You also see your relationships with family, friends and colleagues begin to improve. Your overall wellbeing improves and not only do you feel better but those close to us see those changes too.
I am a Mindfulness Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is accredited with the International Coaching Federation. I am also Reiki Practitioner and Meditation Teacher. I offer one to one Reiki Healing, Akashic Readings, meditations and Flower Essence Remedies for an all round holistic approach to reducing stress and overwhelm so my clients can reconnect with their vision and purpose to create a new and exciting reality for themselves.
- Transformational & Mindfulness Coach accredited with the ICF (international coaching federation)
- Trainer for one the largest coaching schools in the UK
- Reiki Master & Energy Healer
- Meditation teacher
- Akashic and Past life healer (Soul Realignment practitioner)