Owner/founder of YourOneLife.
Fully Insured Lifestyle Coach and Personal Trainer
Coaching available online wherever YOU are!
Hello and welcome to YourOneLife, your well-being and lifestyle coaching service!
Available online only. All face to face services are currently suspended due to COVID-19
My name is Claire and I offer advice, information and coaching in a variety of areas, using a variety of methods, tailored specifically to YOU, according to what YOU need to help you to get the most out of your life.
In brief, here is what I can help you with:
Nutrition-focussed lifestyle coaching - empowering you to feel healthier and happier about your body without going on a diet. Standalone or as part of your overall lifestyle coaching programme.
Personal Training - No need to set foot in a gym if you don't want to. I can help you get fitter and more active in the environments that suit you best. Standalone or as part of your overall lifestyle coaching programme. Face to face or online.
Financial Coaching - empowering you to feel more responsible with your money and how you use it daily, so it can help you reach your life goals, not hinder them. Standalone or as part of your overall lifestyle coaching programme.
Hypnotherapy - starting autumn 2020. Helping you to break habits or deal with phobias that are holding you back from achieving your life goals. Standalone service or part of your lifestyle coaching programme.
Why not take a look below to read my story, and find out why I decided to start YourOneLife. Then take a look around the website to to find out more about me and what I can do to help you transform your life! Check out the Home page to get an overview of what I can help you with. Have a look at the YourOneLife Lessons page for some free advice and information, and visit the Coaching section to find out more about it.
Get in touch - contact me on email@example.com. I look forward to working with you!
I look forward to hearing from you!
MY One Life
Ever since I was a child I have struggled with my weight and also took up smoking as a teenager, and both ruled my life for over 20 years. I remember how miserable I was, and thought I could never do anything about it. I tried numerous times to stop smoking, and spent so many years gaining and losing the same 3 stone, if not more. Nothing ever seemed to work in the long term, and my eating habits were not at all aligned with my desire to be a healthy weight, and to look and feel better about myself. I really did want to have my cake and eat it and had a very unhealthy relationship with food. I was uncomfortable physically and unhappy mentally. I knew that if I carried on I would be shortening my life and increasing the likelihood of being very unwell in my later years. Hitting my mid-thirties, with 40 around the next corner, made me acutely aware of this, especially as I found myself getting lots of aches and pains and a nasty cough that wouldn't go away.
Eventually, after a lot of self-help and expert help from various sources over the years, I finally stopped smoking, got my weight under control, learned how to enjoy my favourite foods in moderation, and gained a whole new lease of life. I have since run 11 marathons, numerous half marathons, 10ks, a Tough Mudder, and have been weight training for over 8 years. I got so fit and strong that I was able to join the fire service as a part time fire fighter, which I loved, and something which would have been impossible just a few short years earlier. I had to give up the firefighting in the end as it was no longer compatible with my life due to the hours but it is something I am incredibly proud of having done. Not only that, my confidence increased enormously and I just felt so much healthier. I grew in confidence in my career, I ended up travelling to various places to run races that I otherwise would never have visited, and have even done some modelling, including bodypaint modelling. I would never have had the courage to do that before. Losing the weight and stopping smoking has opened so many doors for me, including this one of starting my own business to help others.....
I also understand how our finances are so tied up with the rest of our lives, and the pressure we are under to 'keep up with the Jones's' - yes even me and I'm a Jones! There have been times where trying to manage my money has been really difficult and extremely worrying and stressful and I wish that I had had someone I could turn to, to coach me through that, take some of the pressure off and empower me to be more in control.
So after a varied career in the public sector, including being a prison officer, drug and alcohol worker, part time firefighter, a successful 18 year stint as a senior manager in the NHS, and a short spell as a successful part-time Cambridge Weight Plan consultant, it was time for me to bring all that experience together with my passion for health and wellbeing, and help others to achieve their potential. So YourOneLife was born. I embarked on a year-long journey to retrain, getting new qualifications, building on the ones I already had, to make sure I could offer the best quality service possible.
It makes me sad that so many people think like I did, that they are stuck with their current situation and can't do anything about it. This is NOT TRUE!!! You only get one life, it's YOURS, so let's work together to make it the best it can be!! What are you waiting for? The time is going to pass anyway so let me help you to use it wisely and achieve what you want in life.
Feel free to browse my website. Check out the Home page to get an overview of what I can help you with. Have a look at the YourOneLife Lessons page for some free advice and information, and visit the Coaching section to find out more about it. I look forward to hearing from you!
Professional Body Memberships
I am a Fellow Member of the ACCPH, an independent professional body and register for counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists. I am also a member of the Association for Coaching and the Register of Exercise Professionals. So you can be assured of a high quality service working within safe and ethical frameworks.