Leading the way forward, through 30 years of Nursing experience. Combining two of her passions of health and fitness to promote healthy lifestyles to all clients, regardless of age or ability. Pat has been working with Core Health Consultancy full time since January 2015, although she previously taught group exercise at Helen's gym in Falmouth. She is a Registered General Nurse and health and wellbeing remains at the heart of her being.
Pat recently gained her Level 3 Exercise on Referral qualification, which uses safe and effective programming for clients with a range of medical conditions like obesity, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and mental health. Working to customise your sessions to meet your individual needs, Pat helps you to work towards your own optimal health, functional ability and general wellbeing.
Pat is passionate about delivering health and fitness experiences to all ages but particularly to our older generation. Those with neurological and long term conditions or balance problems should have equal access to activities that will enhance their quality of life, for however long that may be.
Pat delivers group exercise classes in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Pilates and Memory Cafes. She applies all her passion, knowledge and experience in the delivery of the Strength & Balance and Active seniors classes and is not afraid to challenge the clients to move that little bit more. Using her nursing background in Trauma and Orthopaedics along with her health related fitness knowledge, our clients are safe in her care.
Always looking to expand her knowledge in health and fitness, Pat continues to update her skills base and is also working in a drug and alcohol detoxification unit in Cornwall.
Pat's work in the NHS as the Ward Sister of the Trauma Unit, where she managed a team of 80 plus, has given her leadership skills that only come with experience and education. She has nurtured students and newly qualified staff and educated and supported more knowledgeable team members to maximise the whole team's potential. Not afraid to initiate pilot schemes to improve the quality of care for her patients, Pat saw vast improvements in many aspects of nursing care and believes that change is necessary to remain relevant and up to date in ever-changing industries.
Problem solving, listening skills, empathy and compassion are some of Pat's attributes, and motivating and helping others to succeed when there doesn't seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel, are others.
Winner of Unsung Hero Award CAHSC Awards at Eden Project March 2018