Hi, my name is Afsha. I used to have a full time career as a Pharmacist. After years of dispensing pills I began to realise that real health (I’m talking about that feeling of vitality and vavavoom) was not to be found in medicines but through lifestyle. And so I decided to retrain in exercise instruction and became an Health,Wellbeing and Movement Specialist. Based in Birmingham, I founded Bloomin Health to promote long term health through a gentle,balanced approach to exercise and food by focussing on positive mindsets and self-awareness.
My career in fitness has always been about constantly striving for balance in life through movement. My approach is holistic and health-based.I am mostly interested in how to use movement to make my own life and the lives of my students better and to improve the physical experience of life. To me, movement and exercise enables a change that allows living a more balanced, compassionate and fulfilling life. For some that is acheived by relieving pain, for others its about mastering the body or completeing challenges or even connecting with something greather than themselves.
At Bloom in Health the focus is on achieving optimum and long term health, rather than suppressing disease. And as such I use a more gentle form of exercise and movement, kinder to the body, sustainable and that feels good. I love teaching the therapeutic effect of exercise and how it can heal bodies and transform the mind.
I created Bloom in Health to be a motivational, educational and advisory package all in one.I work with indivduals and organisations to empower people either through education or through exercise and food awareness.
Degree in Pharmacy BSc (hons) 2:1
Level 4 Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity Exercise Specialist
CYQ Level 3 certificate in Exercise referral
CYQ Level 3 certificate in Pre and Post Natal exercise
CYQ Level 3 certificate in Personal Training
CYQ Level 3 certificate in Nutrition and Weight Management
Advanced Kettlebell Instructor
CYQ level 2 certificate in Gym instructing
NSIP Cycling Instructor
LAughter Yoga Teacher
Certificate in Motivational Interviewing Techniques
EXTEND Diploma (older adult fitness)
FASTER Health and Fitness Advanced Functional Trainer
Enhanced DBS checked
Member of REPs