Nisha Thakrar

Nisha Thakrar

Nutritionist

Nisha graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine, in London in 2020 as a Nutritional Therapist and has been working as a private practitioner in Harpenden since then.

Nisha brings with her extensive knowledge on how to support a range of conditions with nutrition and lifestyle changes including, but not exclusive to:

  • Stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Hormonal imbalances (PMS, fertility, PCOS, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids, menopause)
  • Gut issues (acid reflux, leaky gut, stomach ulcers, gastritis, SIBO, IBS / IBD, etc)
  • Diabetes type 1 and 2/obesity
  • Fibromyalgia / chronic fatigue syndrome/ general fatigue
  • High blood pressure / high cholesterol
  • Improving sport performance
  • Autoimmune conditions (hashimoto thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogren’s, etc)
  • Skin (eczema, psoriasis, acne, and rosacea)
  • Weight loss/weight gain
  • Inflammation

She also has access to functional testing and can arrange for blood draws, stool, urine, and saliva tests.

Her journey to becoming a nutritionist began when she was studying for her first degree and wanted to lose some weight. But as a keen researcher, she ended up down many rabbit holes, which eventually became a path to understanding how we can use food as medicine.

As a busy mum of two, she understands the challenges of cooking for a family who have different preferences when it comes to meal time. So she has learnt lots of time saving hacks along the way to make the process less stressful, which she loves to share.

In her spare time Nisha likes to run, cycle, go for walks, crochet, paper crafts and even though she has to cook for the family, she enjoys making healthy meals that suit the needs of all the fussy eaters in her family.

You can book in a free 15 minute phone consultation with Nisha here

Deborah Thurlow-Rowley

Deborah Thurlow-Rowley

Deborah Thurlow-Rowley is a Soft Tissue Massage practitioner that conducts, prescriptive Foot Mapping (using reflexes in the feet) and a ‘whole health’ approach in therapy treatments based in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Debs delivers her therapy services from HPO clinic and her own practice based in Bedsfordshire. With over 17 years of experience working in massage and a personal health journey to address her own experience of Endometriosis, Debs has made a name for herself in the Sports Therapy community as a specialist practitioner in issues relating to Women's Health, particularly pelvic health. It is her mission as a co-leader volunteer for Endometriosis UK (Bedfordshire) to signpost best options for less pain and productive proper support. Her work with varied presentations of pain and complications from men, women and children from all walks of life makes every therapy session personalised to the exact situation of the client that requires support/pain relief and movement. She is committed to helping her clients function well and be living, feeling, moving better.

Rebecca Hawtin

Rebecca Hawtin

Sports Therapist BSc (Hons)

Rebecca graduated from the University of Hertfordshire and is registered with the Society of Sports Therapists. In the last two years she has worked in both private clinics and sports clubs.

Rebecca has always had a passion for Sports, particularly athletics high jump to which she competed to national standard. It was having injuries that required Sports Therapy treatment and subsequent rehabilitation plans that attracted her to the profession and helping others with injuries to get back to full fitness. As a sports therapist Rebecca can provide sports massage, injury assessments and exercise based treatment.

Thomas Newfield

Thomas Newfield, MOst, BSc, BA

Tom Newfield graduated in 2016 from the London School of Osteopathy and in 2012 from the European School of Osteopathy. Before studying osteopathy he practiced massage.

Tom is experienced in treating children and adults using an approach at once constitutional and focussed on the patient’s needs.

He looks at nutrition and other factors, seeking lasting results for his patients.

Tom sees patients with back and neck pain, joint problems and other problems, sports injuries, nerve pain, also babies with colic and ladies to help with problems around pregnancy.

 

He’s a Dad, loves being with his family, reading, gardening and woodwork, music and travel.

Shelley Hyam

Shelley Hyam

I have worked as a receptionist for many years and at some prestigious companies including Jack Barclay Bentley in London. I pride myself on being highly organised, approachable and helpful.

Julia Webster

I qualified as a Matwork teacher with Body Control Pilates® in 2009. I first discovered Pilates trying to overcome an imbalance in my pelvis from giving birth. I liked it so much, I decided to make a career of it! I'm passionate about continuing to expand my knowledge and attend a number of courses each year, becoming a qualified Reformer teacher in 2019. In my classes, we focus on getting the best we can from our bodies. Whether a client has had an injury or just feels unfit, we work towards understanding movement, gaining strength and control, and therefore confidence in our ability to move.

Conor Aaron

Conor graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science. During his degree he completed multiple modules in Strength and Conditioning, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology and focused his final dissertation on Nutrition. He also gained his Personal Training Level 3 (REPS) qualification at this time.

 

Conor is very passionate about helping others achieve their fitness and recovery related goals and has worked with a variety of people from all walks of life. He offers individual and small group personal training alongside online coaching.

 

He has previously worked at PureGym and alongside the England and Wales youth football teams.

Tom Doe

A sports management graduate Tom became a fully qualified personal trainer in 2007, and his passion and professionalism have since enabled him to build up a huge range of clients – from complete newcomers to fitness to high level athletes.

Tom is also a Strength and Conditioning coach and has worked with Arsenal Ladies FC, Team GB footballers and professional boxers. He loves Olympic lifting, high fives and having a boogie.

Marianne Williams

After 15 years in the fitness industry, Marianne began to study Ashtanga yoga before qualifying to teach, having gained her RYS at "It's Yoga" in San Francisco under the tutelage of Larry Schultz in 2005. Ever since then, Marianne has been a big believer in practicing under as many esteemed teachers as possible in order the gain the most well rounded knowledge of yoga. Countless retreats and workshops have not only served to deepen her practice as a student, but also her knowledge as a yoga teacher.

 

In 2016, Marianne gained the prestigious Senior Yoga Teacher qualification having clocked up over 4000 hours teaching. With Marianne you can expect a physically strong, direct class with a hands on approach to alignment and posture correction. Prepare to challenge yourself and test your practice to the sounds of everything from Cafe del Mar to funky house, a nod to her misspent youth.