You can train like an athlete & eat like a nutritionist but if you don’t take the time to recover you’ll never progress. Your body needs time to grow and repair & that’s exactly why I became a Sports Massage Therapist, as i know how important it is to improve your physical, physiological and psychological health. This treatment is suitable for both sports people & non-athletes alike and can help with injuries, chronic pain, muscle aches and restricted range of motion in all of us!
Working with elite, professional athletes & becoming qualified as a sports scientist has given me a great foundation of knowledge to give you the best advice on fitness & health to optimise your life. If training in a large gym intimidates you, you lack the knowledge to achieve your goals on your own or you feel as if you’re working hard & not seeing results I’m here to create a tailor made fitness & nutrition program to transform your lifestyle.
Train with a friend to keep you accountable, have fun & you can split the cost of the session between you!
kat parnell BSc
Working full time with professional footballers to aid in their recovery pre/post training and on match days.
Working with Colchester United First team, elite tri-athletes and professional sports teams.
Creating fitness/nutrition programmes and instructing gym members.
•London Marathon 3hrs 48mins (2016) •Ninja Warrior contestant UK Series 1 (2015) •Regional Powerlifting Champion (2015) •First Aid (2014) •London Marathon (2014-3hrs 28mins) •Spinning Beginners Life Fitness Course (2014) •Level 3 Business Skills (2013) •Level 3 Personal Trainer (2013) •Netball Umpire (2013) •Level 2 Gym Instructor (2012) •CRB (2012) •Ipswich Half Marathon Winner (1hr 30mins) •Debut Born2tri Sprint Duathlon 1st Female (HPU) •Ipswich Triathlon Club Duathlon 3rd Female •Debut Virgin London Marathon (2012-3hrs 33mins) •Tony Rich Outstanding Sporting Achievement Award – Essex University (2012) •University Full Colours (2012) •TV appearance with HPU (2012) •London Olympic Torchbearer (2012) •Ipswich Town Ladies FC (2012-2016) •Suffolk Cup Winners (2012) •University of Essex FC Women’s 1st (2009-2012) Vice Captain (2010-2011) •Suffolk Women’s Captain (2008-2009) •Colchester United Ladies FC (2009-2011) •UMBRO fives at Wembley with ITLFC (2008) •Won ‘Champions of the Future’ for England Schools (2008) •Received ‘highly recommended’ commendation in the “Suffolk Youth Sports Personality Awards” (2007) •FA 1st 4 Sport Level 1 Football Coach (2007) •Child Protection Certificate (2007) •ABC First Aid Award (2007) •Safeguarding Children Award (2007) •Ipswich Town Football CoE (2002-2007) •England U16 Player of the Year (2005) •Represented Suffolk for Cross Country (2004-2006)
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Sports Massage session
Personal Training Session
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