We are the wonderful BeeZee Bodies team! Find out a bit more about us below...
I wanted to be a PE teacher or a Fireman
I studied Sports Science followed by an MSc in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing and I enjoyed both!
I am in charge of the strategic direction of the company and supporting people who work here to reach their full potential
I love getting to work with such fun and dedicated people and thinking of creative new ways to help people, both the public and my colleagues
Hmmm, good question…. I would take the whole team to do a big challenge like Everest Base Camp as seeing people achieve big things is what I love to do!
BA Sport and Physical Education
Ensure all our processes and procedures are in place so that families, individuals and staff are safe and happy. Day to day running of the offices and sites and working out how to put the teams awesome ideas into practice.
Working at BZ is definitely challenging but I like to support people to do things they didn’t think they could and support them to find things they love to do.
I would love to take the whole team to a music concert (probs Coldplay….or Rudimental)
I wanted to be an actor. I loved movies growing up and was mesmerised by all the wonderful worlds they created, I really wanted to be part of all that.
I trained as a professional Chef, then moved into Hospitality and Business Management and later i focused on Social Enterprise and Social Impact in communities.
I focus on developing the BeeZee Bodies business model, business planning, strategy and productivity. I also play a key role in the BZ Quiz Team
Everybody here is so very friendly and make you feel welcome and valued , and the team have a wealth of different skills coming from a wide variety of backgrounds.
I could easily say all of them but I will go with Be Innovative as I am always looking for new way to improve how BeeZee Bodies works.
I wanted to be an animator! I loved (and still love) drawing and thought of being able to make characters that move would be super cool.
I studied Biology at undergrad, then spent a couple of years working in Marketing. I soon realised my true passion was Nutrition and so went on to a Masters in Human Nutrition at the University of Surrey.
I’m the Service Development Manager. I help make sure all our programmes are consistent across our different contracts and offers. I also work to make sure our services are evidence-based with behaviour change and nutrition info. I get to work with almost everyone at BeeZee Bodies to do my job – which is what I love the most!
The people. Everyone is so kind and helpful. We have lots of fun but also work really hard at something that means a lot to all of us
The one that I aspire to the most is ‘Be real’. In a culture where everyone is striving to appear perfect it is more helpful and important to be real about strengths and struggles. It helps build true relationships with everyone I work with. Changing lifestyles is complicated and asks a lot of people and practitioners. The more we encourage everyone to be real, the more able we are all to change.
A dancer! I trained in modern/jazz until I was 16, then took up Zumba at uni. Now I’m an instructor, so I guess it kinda came true!
English Language & Media at the University of Brighton. I got a degree for analysing the language used in popular magazines and Disney films!
Marketing, communications and brand development – basically I coordinate our blog posts, social media, emails, look after the website and the BeeZee brand!
I love that my job inspires people to join our groups and create healthier and happier lives for themselves. Also all the random dogs that are always turning up to work!
A fireman!! ( I secretly still do, a little)
I went straight to work after school but I have always been interested in History and Religion.
Talk non-stop to my colleagues. I am exploring new opportunities for BeeZee Bodies so it is important that i understand how all the teams work.
I think “Be real” describes me best as you get what you see with me.
Commercial Business Lead & Living proof that wisdom doesn’t come with age
A Pop Star – I’m a child of the 80s, with icons like Madonna and Kylie all around, it was an obvious career choice!
I studied Economics at the University of Leicester before doing my Chartered Accountancy training.
Financial Controller – faffing with spreadsheets and nagging people for receipts.
Hearing about how we make a real difference to peoples lives, as a new mum myself who needs to shift some baby weight, I’ve been able to learn a thing or two from our programme content for myself.
On a round the world adventure (in first class, of course!), I love to travel and see the world and there are so many places I haven’t been to……yet!
I never really knew what I wanted to be when I grew up! I once thought about being a Social Worker, so I could help the vulnerable but was put off by a friend who’s Mum was one, then RAF fighter jet pilot .. watched too much Top Gun! I just want to help people!
Life experience! It’s an adventure in progress, gaining knowledge and learning more about the world , myself and my potential . After 25 yrs in 2018 I went back to studying to gain a CIPD HR qualification, which crushed that fear of your never too old to re-train.
My Role is Administrator & First Impressions – I work in the Herts Office, I get to talk to parents and carers and tell them all about the brilliant Beezee Families programmes and then sign them up to their local programme. I also make sure the office runs smoothly along with administrative tasks, and assist Stu on some of his tasks .
I love it , I get to work along side a great team & dogs! Everyone works so hard and are really passionate to help people make changes and help them to achieve it and the biggest bonus is we make sure we have fun doing it!! Never thought I’d be back on roller skates after so many years!!
Be Real … I find it hard to be someone I’m not, I can relate and empathise with the person on the end of the phone as a woman with a weight issue and a Mum with an ASD Child whom has attended BeeZee Families. I know how hard that phone call was to make, and by making it non judgemental it eliminates that fear and helps that person or family overcome the real issue.
Administration & First Impressions
I wanted to be a Video Game Designer or Tester or a journalist, haha. I loved the creativity of these things as well as doing something that would make someone else happy.
I studied Philosophy Undergraduate at Bristol and then decided to try and get into Event Management. This then became Events Administration and right now I am exploring what the world of Administration holds.
I help out with first impressions calls and other general administrative duties, though I also currently play a part in helping out other teams and learning how best to support them in their tasks moving forward.
Be Passionate! It is infectious and you see the best of people when you talk to them about what they love. It’s the closest we can get to travelling to alternate dimensions, because the perspectives and experiences can be so different. I believe this ability to inspire is key to growth and positive change, since you are the average of the people you surround yourself with. So surround yourself with passionate people!
(Hertfordshire) Business Administration Apprentice
I loved every sport possible growing up, so I really wanted to be a PE Teacher.
I have worked in the leisure industry for many years and I gained various fitness/coaching qualifications, which include Level 3 Personal Trainer and FA Level 1 in Football Coaching.
I’m a programme co-ordinator for the BeeZee Families programmes in Hertfordshire. I make sure everything runs smoothly on site and I book all the sport coaches that deliver all the fun sessions on our programmes. I also help find clubs for children and their families to join something that they enjoy doing.
Be Passionate – I’ve always had an interest in health and fitness, so I’m very passionate about being able to help families achieve the challenges they set each week to become healthier as a family together. It’s great seeing children’s confidence grow throughout our programmes by making new friends, enjoying a sport they never thought they would or achieving something that means a lot to them and being part of that is why I love my job.
(Hertfordshire) Service Manager & Sporty Spice
A primary school teacher!
I did my BSc in Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Alberta (in Canada, wooo!). And I my MSc in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Southampton.
I’m a nutritionist on the BeeZee Families programme in Hertfordshire!
Every day really is an adventure! I don’t always know how the day will go, but I can always count on it being lots of fun! The people I’m lucky enough to interact with every day are really amazing!
I’d take the whole team to Canada in the middle of the winter to go skiing and to show them what cold weather (-20 degrees!) actually feels like!
(Hertfordshire) Nutritionist & Proud Hufflepuff
I wanted to be a professional athlete – I didn’t care in which sport! I guess it’s nearly true as I now play lacrosse for Scotland!
I studied Applied Sports Science as an undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh. During my degree, I discovered my passion for nutrition so went on to study Human Nutrition (specialising in Obesity and Weight Management) at the University of Glasgow.
I am a Nutritionist based in Hertfordshire, working with families on BZ Live. Hopefully I’ll be able to work with these families face-to-face soon!
“Be courageous” – I am always up for trying new things and have never been afraid of failing! I feel that it’s important to have at least tried and failed than to have not tried at all, and I think that translates well into being a nutritionist. We don’t expect people to be perfect in any shape of form, we simply encourage people to be courageous in exploring different and realistic ways of improving health and well-being.
I went through many different phases! Marine biologist, lawyer, popstar… too many cool options; I couldn’t decide!
I studied Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Surrey.
I am a Nutritionist; helping individuals and families across Hertfordshire to be happier and healthier.
“Be Real” – I think it’s so valuable to be authentic and embrace being true to yourself – striving for perfection is futile! Not many things will get you further than a sense of humour and perspective!
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I always wanted to be a librarian when I was little. I loved organising and tidying things and I especially loved it when the librarian had to stamp the book with the date ! I still love books and usually have at least two books I want to read. I also enjoy language and am curious about where sayings come from. All of us here at BeeZee Bodies like to have a good laugh together: did you know that the phrase “In Stitches” comes from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night….written 400years ago!
I completed my degree in Nutrition at the University of Hertfordshire in summer 2020, having completed a one year Access to Science course prior to that as my original A-Levels were not science related. I studied English, French and German and have a degree in German and Business Studies from the University of Swansea.
I am a nutritionist working with families in Hertfordshire. I am currently working on our online programmes and hope to get back to running sessions in person sometime soon.
Be REAL. I think it’s really important to be honest and true with each other; and ourselves. If someone asks me a question I will answer it honestly. It is much more likely that I will open up to a person who I feel is genuine in their feelings and opinions and I hold myself to that as well. A big part of me helping families to make meaningful changes is us building a relationship together; and that needs both us to be open and real.
I wanted to be an Engineer or a doctor! I still love making little lego toys and building pretend houses with my son, but only if there’s instructions involved
I studied Sport and Exercise Science as an Undergraduate at Coventry University. I then completed my Master’s in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Behaviour Change at the University of Bedfordshire.
I am a Wellbeing Coordinator working on the BZ Live program, including 1-1 sessions with families and group sessions!
Be Empowering – I believe that one of the core elements of sustaining wellbeing, is being able to empower others to seek value in themselves, whilst highlighting an array of refined methods which can help them accomplish their goal.
As people, we could be empowered by the simplest message or action, to begin making the steps needed to implement change. If I’m able to empower someone through my words or actions, we can start building the blocks needed to create a strong foundation and eventually their dream house!
(Hertfordshire) Wellbeing Co-ordinator
I wanted to be a primary school teacher. I also went through a phase of really wanting to work at Argos because I used to be obsessed with their catalogue!
I studied Psychology BSc at the University of Birmingham and then did my masters in Health Psychology at King’s College London, both I absolutely loved!
I am a wellbeing Co-Ordinator working with families in Hertfordshire
Be passionate – I am extremely passionate about understanding people’s perceptions of health and wellbeing and want to support families improving their quality of life.
(Hertfordshire) Wellbeing Co-ordinator
I wanted to be a dancer or failing that a Tennis Player, although I think it was always going to be dancing as my Mum ran her own Dancing School. I started dancing there at the age of 3!
I studied Performing Arts at College in Sidcup, Kent. I then joined the University of Life. I did however decide to study Counselling Skills at North Herts College a few years ago. I’m also a qualified IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate)
I am a Wellbeing Co-ordinator and Co-facilitator of the HENRY programme for 0-5 year olds.
Be Passionate – Supporting and caring for people in whatever capacity that may be is in my DNA. I believe that it is important as human beings to connect with each other. The positive impact it has on our wellbeing cannot be underestimated. To be heard and feel valued, to laugh (most important one!), to cry and share our experiences with others enriches our lives.
(Hertfordshire) Wellbeing Co-ordinator
I always wanted to be a director and producer, specifically for horror films or music videos, and went on to study Film and Media at A-Levels.
I went on to work in events management straight from school and am currently studying for my apprenticeship in community sport and health.
I am the apprentice Community Sport and Health Officer with my main focus at the moment being our new Teens Programme as well as helping anywhere I can within the business.
Be real….to me, being real is to be respectful and honest, not only to everyone around you but also to yourself. Respect is the most valuable thing you can have when building relationships and working with people.
(Hertfordshire) Community Sports & Health Officer
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(Brighton) Service Manager & Organ Donor
I wanted to be an actress. I wrote my ‘Careers Project on Leonardo DiCaprio: I thoroughly enjoyed writing the words and sticking the magazine cut-out pictures in.
I did a degree in International Development, and then one in Dietetics/Public Health Nutrition. I combined the two and worked abroad for a while, then returned to the UK to work on the food and nutrition scene in Brighton.
I am a Nutritionist – I deliver Tier 2 Adult Weight Management groups across the city, the next round of which includes a lot of dogs….
I’d say “Be Passionate” – I’m passionate about food and our food environment, and how they can both benefit and hinder our health and wellbeing.
(Brighton) Nutritionist & Free-thinking Folkie
A Nurse – I always loved taking care of people but soon realised that there were a lot of things about the job I couldn’t handle (blood and needles eek)
I completed my undergrad in Dietetics at the University of Arizona and then went onto get my MSc in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Chester.
Nutritionist– I take referrals and get people booked onto our programmes and also deliver some of the programmes.
“Be passionate” – I am extremely passionate about helping people to build a connection with their food and environment through fun & community!
I wanted to be a professional tennis player (and still do).
I studied Human Physiology as an undergraduate at University College Cork and studied Human Nutrition as a postgraduate at University of Surrey. Along with studying the body and nutrition, I am also interested in cooking, football and tennis.
I am a Nutritionist working on the BeeZee Family programmes within the Brighton area.
Be passionate – I am passionate about nutrition, health and fitness and want to share this passion and knowledge with the families I meet!
When I as younger I would always swap between wanting to be a gardener or a vet. However, at 15, I decided Nutrition is where it’s at.
I studied Nutrition and Public Health BSc in Sheffield. When I was at university I also volunteered as a nutritionist at a local food bank, ran the cheese and wine society and held events to raise awareness about food waste.
I work with families helping them to live healthier lives through nutrition education- we have a lot of fun!
I love meeting all our families and learning lots of new things from them, no two sessions are the same and my colleagues are honestly the best!
Passionate- I am passionate about the power of food and helping people to have a better relationship with food and healthier lifestyles.
When I was younger I always wanted to be a fashion designer, but I soon realised that this involved a lot of drawing, which isn’t my best talent. But I still keep my dream alive by making knit and crochet pieces in my spare time.
I studied Biomedical science for my undergraduate at the University of Brighton, but then realised my passion for Nutrition, so after working for a year in student recruitment, I studied for a Masters in Nutrition at King’s College London.
I’m a nutritionist in Brighton working on adult programmes.
I love the people that I work with, everyone is so supportive and kind, and it’s so great working for a company that puts their employees at the heart of everything they do. We also have dogs in the office quite frequently which is pretty fab too.
I would say “Empowering”. I love being able to help others and share knowledge which then empowers individuals to take control and make healthy lifestyle choices.
(Brighton) Nutritionist and Self-proclaimed master chef
I really had no idea what I wanted to be when I was growing up – it changed every week – I just knew I wanted to travel.
I have been interested in health and fitness all my life and have dabbled in many areas of wellbeing – being a bit of a course-a-holic – jack of all trades springs to mind! And I love being active whether it be in my garden, walking, yoga, tap dancing or ballet.
I am a Referral Co-ordinator at BeeZee Bodies which means I talk to people when they contact the office and let them know about all the different things we do.
I would say the core value that best describes me is “Be Empowering”. This is something I get chance to do in abundance when helping people book on a programme or when facilitating a group and in my daily life – I get a lot of pleasure from other people’s successes as well as my own.
(Brighton) Referral Co-ordinator & Gardening Goddess
I either wanted to be a gymnast (this dream was quickly shattered when my legs kept growing) or an actress. I was quite the imaginative child and loved fantasy worlds where I could imagine myself as a mermaid, one of the elves of Rivendell or Kiera Knightly in pirates of the Caribbean.
I studied Sports Performance at the University of Bath. I am also incredibly passionate about conflict transformation, self development, re-wilding, permaculture and lessening my impact on the planet.
I am the Service Manager in Gloucester currently working on building local partnerships for the new services we will be delivering here.
My favourite BZB value is Be Real – I love being able to work somewhere I get to bring my whole self to the dance floor. It brings me great joy knowing and seeing the genuine in myself and others. From here I believe we can find sustainable ways to thrive.
(Gloucestershire) Service Manager and 'finder of things'
From a very young age I always had my heart set on being a Dentist or……owning my own Haberdashery (I love to Knit!)
When I left Sixth form I initially started studying a Masters in Pharmacy at UCLAN for 2 years but through a personal journey of my own I realised my true passion and interest sat with Nutrition and its importance for optimum health. After a 2 year break from University I returned to Study my BSc in Human Nutrition at the University of Worcester.
I am a Nutritionist working with families across Gloucestershire.
I would most definitely have to say “Passionate”– I am incredibly passionate about individuals having access to knowledge to support optimum nutrition and health, ultimately ensuring positive relationships with food and wellbeing are established for life!
I went through different dreams including being a ballerina (much too short and stocky), a footballer (not many women footballers around then) and finally a nurse which I achieved!
I nursed for 3 years before realising it wasn’t for me. Inspired by my family background I went to university and trained to be a social worker, gaining a degree in Applied Social Science. I worked as a social worker in London for 15 years and then moved to family support and mental health services. Before coming to BeeZee Bodies I worked in international development with a children’s charity.
I’m the family support worker in the Gloucester team and support families to work together to achieve the changes they want to have a healthier lifestyle.
Be empowering – This has been the theme that has run through my career, I love supporting people to believe that they can achieve their dreams, hopes and ambitions. It is wonderful to see what changes can be achieved when people have the confidence to try something new, and to persist if things don’t go right at first.
(Gloucestershire) Family Support Worker