RACHAEL BEATTIE

Volunteer Director

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The need to move for me is as important as breathing! It’s a part of who I am, and I have learnt that I’m happiest when I’m moving my body – be that walking my dogs, running along the beach, playing with my kids, hosting an exercise class, or dancing in my kitchen.

I became a fitness instructor back in 2010 with no clue that in 2021 I would be a Mental Health and Movement Coach and an ambassador for people across the world!

10 years and hundreds of hours of coaching later, I can put my hand on my heart and feel proud of myself and what I have achieved!

I have ADHD and Bipolar, and this has had a huge impact on both my life, and my dedication to found and develop MindStrong North East into a community that is both non judgemental and hugely supportive.

Along my journey, I have battled with obesity, depression, and trauma. I’ve dug deep on WHY I love coaching people. It’s not just about that before and after the photo; what the scales say; or what dress size you are – it’s absolutely about feeling energised; staying healthy physically and mentally; and overall it’s about building an amazing, supportive community! 

    

When I’m not working I can be found playing dress-up with my 5-year-old daughter or embarrassing and nagging my teenage boys, being a support worker for my Mam, or sneaking in 20-minute workouts!