Hi, I'm Emily I am the founder of Be Lively. I have over 10 years of experience working as a registered nurse and caring for people at home. I've worked as a chemotherapy nurse, and on the frontline in both A&E and community nursing including palliative care.
I became a Personal Trainer because I felt in combination with my nursing experience, I would have the time and skills to support someone to make meaningful lifestyle changes and prescribe exercise specific to their abilities and goals. Being (what I like to call) a 'Hybrid Nurse' I can deliver all of this with empathy & compassion.
I currently work part-time in the Exercise Medicine department, for a cancer center in Bristol. This has given me the skills and confidence to adapt exercise to patients at different stages of their cancer journey. I am at the forefront of truly integrated care and it's a really exciting field that is building strong evidence for the benefits and efficacy of exercise before, during, and after treatment.
I have also developed my skills in Pelvic Health and I am able to perform pelvic floor assessments to promote continence and reduce pelvic pain and organ prolapse. Pelvic floor dysfunction can really affect your quality of life and problems can arise after child birth, menopause, radiotherapy, and abdominal/pelvic surgery such as prostatectomy, hysterectomy, total hip replacement, or caesarian.
My mission is to look at the whole person and make sure people in our community can have access to fun, holistic and manageable exercise that helps them to live life younger.