Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi, I'm Wendy Goldthorp. I'm a mum to an 8-year old and I have been working in the health and fitness industry for 6 years following maternity leave. I teach boot camps, pre/postnatal classes, and 1:1 personal training. Having previously dabbled in my own fitness on and off for a decade, both in the Army Reserves and also running the London Marathon, I finally became consistent with my training when I decided to hire a coach to train for a multi-day, 156 mile ultra marathon (Marathon des Sables) to celebrate my 40th birthday. I'd only run 26 miles some 5 years before, and had previously said "never again,” but I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could do it. My coach had such a positive impact on me and confidence in my capabilities, that I really wanted to be able to offer that to other women. We can achieve so much in the right environment! The whole experience eventually led to a career change away from law after my son was born.
How did you hear about/find the PCES Course?
I had already taken a few certifications regarding pelvic floor and diastasis rehab, but felt that I was still missing something. I mentioned this to a physiotherapist friend who suggested Dr. Sarah's course.
Why were you looking for a training course like Sarah's?
I am someone who likes to know how and why things work, and I also want to be able to explain this to my clients when I give them certain exercises to help them. Sarah's program does just that, and leaves no stone unturned. I also like the fact that Sarah believes that improvement is possible with her programs, even with more complex issues - and that's backed up with my own experience of working with my clients.
It’s so great you hear you’ve had success helping your clients with more complex issues! How has this course changed the way you train your clients?
I work with a lot of athletic women who are used to training hard, so getting them to slow down for rehab, particularly those who are in the postpartum phase and are raring to go again, can at times be tricky. However, with the knowledge I've acquired, it's good to know how I can train them so they still feel they are getting a decent workout while we also work on resolving their diastasis and pelvic floor concerns.
Do you feel your clients are getting better results because of what you learned in PCES?
Most definitely. The programs I've previously taken have helped my clients get results, but Sarah's course is the icing on the cake when it comes to supporting my clients.
What was your favorite part of the course?
I love the fact that it is so detailed and packed with resources that cover everything you could possibly wish to know, and it comes with future updates included with your purchase.
What did you expect to get out of it versus what you got? Was there anything in the course that really surprised you/your favorite part?
I don't use this course only to help my clients. It's great that I can also use it to help myself with my own training, and address certain things that have held me back with my running as I work on improving my own issues.
In addition to being a PCES Grad, you are a member of Sarah’s Inner Circle Group. How has being a member of the Inner Circle helped you in your business?
Being part of the Inner Circle gives me the confidence to know that if I have any questions about my business, big or small, I can ask Sarah, her team, and the other members and get direction. The whole Inner Circle is very supportive.
In Sept 2021, Wendy will be running 256 miles self-supported (i.e. carrying everything!) along the South West Coast Path to fundraise for Rock2Recovery, which helps veterans and their families manage stress. She has personally benefited from their help, and this is her way to say thank you. If you're on Strava, you can send her a follow request here and keep up with her training progress.
Find out more about Wendy at one of the links below!
IG - @thefitmovementuk
FB - https://www.facebook.com/TheFITMovement.co.uk / @TheFITMovement.co.uk
Website - https://thefitmovement.co.uk/