The Coach House Team
Coach House Manager
Chris has recently returned to his hometown of Bath having spent the last 10 years in Kent gaining a vast amount of experience in both Nutrition and Fitness. He has a BSc in Exercise, Nutrition and Health and is an active Nutrition Society Member.
Chris spent 7 years working as a Paediatric Nutritionist in Primary Schools across Dartford and Gravesham helping establish the success of the Don’t Sit Get Fit Program. He is a very experienced NWK Crossfit Coach and has managed a Crossfit gym, staff, and members for the last 7yrs. He has worked privately as an adult nutritionist, helping community members and athletes whilst working closely with healthcare professionals, physiotherapists, osteopaths, personal trainers and nutritionists.
Invaluable to his role as Coach House Manager, Chris has practical metabolic health experience from recently heading up a new pilot scheme in Kent working closely with GPs as a Health and Wellbeing Coach seeing patients on a one-to-one basis to help improve blood sugar levels, BMI, blood pressure and weight, as part of a healthy lifestyle.
After school Alice took some time away from education to train as a full-time athlete with her forte in rowing. Throughout this experience, Alice took an active interest in how the human body functions in peak performance and in particular the role of good nutrition which became an obvious career choice when stepping away from rowing due to an injury.
Alice gained a 2:1 in nutrition at the University of Surrey whilst simultaneously being an intern at the Surry Human Performance Institute (SHPI) focusing on health and fitness testing in people from the general population to elite athletes supporting the research project at the university and involved in school education and interaction days.
Alice is currently finishing her MSc in Applied sport and exercise nutrition at Oxford Brookes. Her MSc research is currently on CBD and sleep but Alice also has an interest in nutrition and how it can improve inflammation in the body.
Alice has worked in sports for a number of years in both rugby and cycling at a professional level. Since leaving the sport at an elite level, she has seen how nutrition and movement can be positive for the mind and soul. Alice took up open-water swimming to give herself a new challenge and has built her awareness of how the body and mind can overcome any challenge it’s faced with.
Alice studied metabolic health as a module at university which grew her interest in the human body and how metabolic health can empower people to be in the best health possible, live life to the full and be able to appreciate the way their body can work for them.
Coach House Team Leader Studio
Jules has been teaching popular movement classes at Combe Grove for over 15 years and has enjoyed taking a proactive role in the evolution from Hotel to Centre for Health and Wellbeing.
With level 2 qualifications in Fitness Exercise to Music, Body Pump, Body Balance Advanced and Yoga Teacher Training Jules’ interest in metabolic health is a given. Her other interests include walking, playing tennis, swimming and skiing.
Jules’ advice for clients starting out on their metabolic health journey is to always be ready to try new challenges and make a turnaround in their life.
Coach House Team Leader Nutritionist
Nancy graduated from the University of Leeds with a first-class degree in food science and nutrition. She then went on to complete a Masters in sports and exercise nutrition with distinction. Nancy is accredited with the British Dietetics Association and is a member of the sports nutrition group.
Since graduating, Nancy has worked in a secondary school leading the sports department, teaching the healthy lifestyle sections of the PSHE curriculum and providing pastoral support.
In addition to her role at Combe Grove, Nancy works with a professional football team and runs her own freelance nutrition company working with recreational and elite individual athletes and providing nutrition education workshops for schools.
Nancy believes improving metabolic health is fundamental to leading a happier, healthier lifestyle. She is passionate about educating individuals on evidence-based strategies that will improve their nutrition and exercise habits and support them to make long-term lifestyle changes.