Welcome to the Intake Nutrition blog. Now, I’m hoping you’ll forgive any blogging faux-pas and my less than eloquent writing style. This is my first ever blog, after all.
That’s right. My first EVER. (I’ll pause for the applause, tysm).
But, why now? Let me fill you in.
My name is Flo Seabright, or @fitbyflo_ to the gram. I have been a Personal Trainer for nearly 4 years and loved pretty much every moment of it.
I originally trained as a professional dancer at London Contemporary Dance School, The Place. An injury, three steroid injections and two operations later, I had been injured out of my course halfway through 2nd year, started the process of recovery and had no idea if I’d ever recover to the point that I could pursue the professional dance career I had dreamt of since I was about 8 years old. Turns out, I didn’t.
I had to leave my dance school and went to study History at King’s College London – because what else do you do when you have no idea what you’re going to do with your life, amirite? In the summer holidays after my first year, I decided to complete the Level 3 Personal Training qualification I had been flirting with for a year or so, qualified and jumped straight into freelance personal trainer life, working as much as I could alongside university.
Since then I have worked with hundreds of different clients, taught at studios such as F45, FRAME and Adidas, and progressed my personal training business into what it is today – FIT By Flo.
Nutrition was always an area I’d wanted to explore further. Having suffered with eating disorders as a teenager and subsequently worked with clients on their health and fitness goals, I was acutely aware not only of the role it played in our physical health but also of how detrimental nutritional myths and negative food relationships can be on our mental health.
Not one to give myself a break, I graduated from KCL in 2018 (with a 2:1, thank you very much) and enrolled as quickly as possible into the September intake of MacNutrition Uni.
The last year of learning with MacNutrition has honestly been the best educational year of my life. I have learnt so much, been encouraged to challenge any preconceptions and personal biases I had and developed as a trainer because of the fantastic course run by the MNU team.
As the course comes to a close, I am so excited for graduation and gaining the long-awaited title of MNU Certified Nutritionist.
With my newfound evidence-based nutrition knowledge I am also SO excited to be starting a new venture and opening a Nutrition Consultancy – Intake Nutrition – which will be opening its doors to new clients in November 2019, once I have graduated officially.
But what about FIT By Flo? FIT By Flo – my personal training business – is, of course, still my baby and will continue to grow and help clients both in-person and remotely to sMaSh their health and fitness goals.
Intake Nutrition, as the name suggests, is all things intake. Evidence-based nutrition advice and guidance is at the forefront of our ethos and, come November, we will be opening our doors to work with individuals, athletes and corporates to help them optimise their nutrition for health, weight management, performance and much more.
Using evidence and experience to empower clients with the knowledge and tools needed to reach and maintain their goals. That’s our mission.
The amount of misinformation, conflicting advice and confusion that exists within the nutrition world is staggering but my hope is that Intake Nutrition will be a force against this. Big dreams, I know.
And that short novel brings me back to the blog. As you may or may not know, I do use instagram to share a lot of nutrition tips, tricks, mythbusting and advice (@intake_nutrition_) but, hard as I try, there are some topics that I just can’t squeeze into the 2,200 character limit. Shocking, isn’t it?
So, I am starting this blog as the home for all the need-to-know nutrition tit-bits I will be sharing.
Of course, you’ll find me on the gram. Not even a vegan intermittent-faster with a penchant for keto could chase me off there. But this will be your ‘Nutrition Library’, if you will. Your one-stop shop. Your nutrition light in the gimp-fuelled darkness.
And just a great time to be had by all.
So, welcome. Stick around. Share, engage and feel free to let me know of any nutrition topics you’d particularly like me to tackle – firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s going to be a hoot and a half.