Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, Hackney and East London
Nutrifitnessuk was founded by me, Sharon Stephens (a.k.a Rone), as a complete Nutrition and Fitness guide for all ages.
As a Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, I am passionate about sharing the latest, cutting edge research on the effects of food on the mind and body.
Whether you are seeking Nutritional advice in Whitechapel, Hackney or Battersea, my aim is to inform and educate people on why physical inactivity and poor quality food choices, negatively impacts physical and mental wellbeing.
As a species we are designed to eat foods that grow seasonally, below and above ground, along with whatever we can catch in the form of meat or fish for protein.
If we stripped away all modern conveniences, we would have to do a significant amount of walking, running, lifting, climbing and digging, to find food and water. This would equate to resistance and cardiovascular training and would use all of our major muscle groups and a lot of energy daily. This would significantly reduce the risk of obesity and it's associated diseases.
Now I'm not suggesting we all set up camp in the nearest forest and start foraging in the undergrowth, but it would benefit us all if we cooked from scratch as much as possible, rather than eating foods out of a packet containing ingredients we can't pronounce.
Social media has everyone wanting instant results from everything, including weight loss. People want the quickest results with the minimum amount of effort, and seem to be unaware that weight loss acquired quickly through crash diets and pills, tends not to last . On the other hand, weight loss geared towards educating clients on what, when and how to eat and exercise, optimises physical and mental well being, giving a more sustainable and long lasting result.
I have been a Personal trainer and Exercise to Music Instructor in East London for over 11yrs and qualified as a Nutritionist in Human Nutrition in 2016 at Greenwich University. I am registered with the AFN (Association for Nutrition) and with Reps (Register of Exercise Professionals).
Rones mission is to educate and inspire people to take responsibility for their physical and mental wellbeing, by giving them the nutritional and exercise tools necessary to transform their health.
Rone teaches fitness classes for 'BETTER GYMS' in Hackney, and is a PERSONAL TRAINER IN HACKNEY, Bow and Mile End.
She is also employed as a Personal Trainer in Battersea, South London for a Charity called 'Enable' and teaches a body conditioning class for the staff at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.
As a Personal Trainer in Hackney Rone is based at 'Space' gym, as well as in clients homes. She also utilises Victoria park and Clissold park during the summer months.
Rone supports a wide range of health issues:
Weight Loss, Food Intolerance, Eczema, Diabetes Prevention, Hypertension Prevention, Menopausal symptoms, Strength and conditioning, Knee replacement rehabilitation, Hip replacement rehabilitation, Lower back pain, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
Weight loss is a complex issue. On the one hand dietary reductions and adjustments need to be made in terms of the ratio of macronutrients; carbohydrates, proteins and fats. This increases micronutrients (vitamins, minerals) to the cells, enhancing cellular function and reducing inflammation, to help the body repair and work more efficiently.
On the other hand, exercise or regular physical activity is needed. This is crucial to achieving your weight loss goals.
Exercise isn't just for weight loss, or building big muscles. It has significant physiological affects that aid digestion, enhances mood and keeps joints and muscles strong and healthy, while pumping nutrient rich blood to all cells.
As a nutritionist and personal trainer Rone will be able to work with you to establish the right eating and exercise habits for your body type, helping you to achieve your fitness and weight loss goals.
Unpleasant reactions to food can have various causes, making a person intolerant or allergic to certain foods.
Causes can be a sensitivity to certain foods, or an enzyme, or transport defect in the gastrointestinal tract.
Reactions can trigger an immune response which can range from mild, to severe and can become life threatening in people who suffer from anaphylaxis; a rapid onset and life threatening allergic response to foods, medications and insects bites.
Symptoms are varied and range from abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhoea if intolerant, to an itchy rash, tingling of the lips, or rapid onset swelling of the tongue, throat and eyes in allergies.
This can leave sufferers with a limited diet and reduced nutritional status, if missing vitamins and minerals are not replaced by other foods.
This is where nutrition advice is crucial. Rone will analyse your food diary and identify foods that might be causing you discomfort, as well as any nutrient deficiencies.
Working with you, she will design a food plan that increases missing nutrients and is free of the offending foods.
Eczema (Atopic Eczema) is a condition that can make skin dry, sore, itchy and cracked and most frequently appears in the creases of the body such as elbows and knees. It normally appears in childhood but can manifest in adults also.
There are various types and the causes are unclear, but evidence shows that foods, some healthy and some not and the chemicals, preservatives and natural pesticides they contain can play a big part in making the symptoms worse. Likewise, eliminating foods that exacerbates the itching and replacing missing vitamins and minerals, while strengthening the immune system and it's response to food allergens, significantly reduces symptoms and in some cases clears it up completely.
Diabetes can be a lifelong disease that has serious health consequences for sufferers.
There are two main kinds, Type 1 and Type 2 and both involve high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Type 1 is normally juvenile (starts in childhood) but type 2 is caused by poor lifestyle and eating habits and therefore can be improved by positive diet and lifestyle changes.
Those at most risk are either white and over 40, or over 25, South Asian, African Caribbean or Black African.
Risk factors are, high blood pressure, being over weight, especially around the middle, blood glucose levels being higher than normal (identified via a blood test), or having a close relative with the disease.
To reduce the risks, it is advisable to take regular moderate exercise, at least 150mins per week and eat a healthy diet, low in sugary, salty, processed foods and high in fruit and a variety of vegetables. Freshly cooking meals from scratch is best.
Rone will help you identify the types of foods that have contributed to your condition and will be able to give you advice on the dietary changes needed to balance blood sugar and reduce body fat, especially around the belly.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the elevation, of the pressure exerted onto the walls of your arteries, when your heart pumps, over time. The pressure rises steadily as you age and is common among the over 60s. However in younger individuals it is mainly caused by lifestyle factors, such as a lack of exercise, low amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables and the big contributor, STRESS.
According to the NHS, a blood pressure reading of 140/90 or above is classed as high. You might not get any symptoms with this reading, but if left unchecked hypertension can cause serious health problems, such as kidney disease, heart disease, strokes and heart attacks to name but a few.
Increasing physical activity, including more fruit and fresh vegetables in your diet and finding ways to reduce daily stress levels, can help to get blood pressure back under control.