A New Zealander who has lived
in the UK for awhile, I’ve been physically
active for many years. My journey into the
trainer side of the fitness world began when
I decided to make a “must do at least once
in a lifetime” type goal come true.
This was to complete a marathon (not
that I’d done any running before).
To keep the story short, I
had all the problems under the sun.
Strained muscles, sprained ankles,
problem knees, Achilles tendonitis amongst others.
But I wanted my goal so much, I
researched and worked on my various problems
and found just how interwoven the body is.
I was utterly fascinated.
This led me towards the CMYQ
Level 2 Fitness Instructor
to completing the CMYQ Level 3 qualified
Personal Trainer and then further training
to be a Level 4 Postural Stability
Its best to look at the body as a
whole, not just nutrition, just
activity/sport or even just one body part
I am a member of the Register
of Exercise Professionals and have appropriate
insurance (look me up if you like, Nadia Pavlof,
postcode TW18). I
also have certificates in Falls Prevention, Exercise
Referral for Clients with Specific
Controlled Conditions (also known as GP
Referral), Adapting Exercise for
Older Adults and Core Stability.
Just in case you’re
I have completed 4 marathons…so
main interests that I have are:
animals, first aid,
mau taiaha (a Maori
martial art), motorcycling
and running. Past
interests have included
dancing (was a member of the award winning
dance troupe The
I used to be
member of the cultural group
Beats of Polynesia.