Ambassador - Physical Wellbeing
Stephanie is the inspiration, the passion and the driving force behind the Pea Green Physio but she is the first to admit that she could not have created such a home for healthy bodies and healing hands all on her own. The success of her business depended entirely on finding others who were highly qualified, but more importantly, who shared her belief that looking after people’s bodies also meant looking after people
Ambassador - Music & Arts
Carl is an experienced pianist and vocalist offering his services as a musician in South West London. Based in Twickenham, he provides tuition to pupils of all levels, as well as accompanying choirs, societies and instrumental and vocal examinations. Carl will also offer his skills and expertise in musical direction, leading choirs and vocal groups in the UK. Carl is also a teacher and heads up the Music and Arts department at a primary school in Whitton south west London
When the country’s ‘feel-good factor’ post London 2012 Olympics seemed to have fizzled out, enter stage right the 2018 football world cup and the 2019 cricket world cup. The euphoria that swept the nation during these two summers undoubtedly had positive effects, not just for football and cricket participation, but for the general mental and physical well-being of most the population. It was truly fantastic.
Following on from these events, initiatives by these sporting governing bodies were rolled out across most parts of the country to encourage participation by everyone.
Yet, there remains a gap in the market that needs to be filled by a more holistic approach –- an approach that is urgently needed to invigorate the nation once again! The Sorted Global Initiative will create such opportunities for individuals, families and the whole community to sample various sports that may not have been previously accessible to them.
Creating chances for the whole population to take part in sporting activities has both covert and overt benefits. Sport clearly has physiological value for both young and old, reducing the levels of obesity and increasing sporting participation across the board for the former and keeping the latter moving to decrease the chance of cardiovascular diseases and other serious health issues. Interestingly, what sometimes goes unnoticed are the psycho-social benefits that accompany the aforementioned. The advantages of re-engaging the older generation with various fitness and sporting activities are imperative to a healthy community, not only will the elderly be more active and less lonely, but there is opportunity for youngsters to learn life values from them that otherwise may be lost forever. Additionally, the younger generation can be introduced to sporting values such as; discipline, leadership, team building and respect for others, all of which will aid in their progression to the adult world. Here the Sorted Global Initiative will encourage a positive attitude across the board to mental health and physical wellbeing, whilst improving social skills and family relationship
Josh was unsure whether university was the right choice for him. All he knew was that he wanted to be involved in the sporting world. He liked how coaching can have a positive impact on people's day to day lives. Whilst looking at coaching courses, the Sport, Coaching and Physical Education course at Oxford Brookes really caught his eye. See more about studying at Oxford Brookes: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/courses/undergraduate/
It was eight years working as a physio for the Ministry of Defence and twelve years travelling to major sporting events around the world with the GB Gymnastic Teams which convinced her that goal harmony and teamwork was the key to excellence. So when she settled in Bicester to set up her own business; that became the difference and is why Pea Green Physio is so loved in the town.
10 years on and Pea Green Physio has grown from strength to strength in Bicester, Steph has an amazing team of Managers Ben, Serena & Lauren looking after the Bicester branch.
Steph has now relocated to Cheltenham following the arrival of her Daughter Berry and is in the process of setting up sister clinic Pea Green Physio of Cheltenham … with a plan to open in February 2019!
As soon as you meet Steph you sense that you are in safe hands and by the time your first conversation has finished you will know that if anyone can solve your problem, she can. Not just because of her undoubted experience and world-class expertise but because she instantly becomes as interested in finding a solution as you are. In some cases, it is a struggle to stop her working on you there and then…
If you get to know her outside of the Pea Green environment, as many of her customers do, then you’ll soon realise that her love of health (plus the odd glass of wine) permeates all that she does. Her hobbies include lifting weights, yoga classes and the odd hot tub, getting out for a brisk walk around Pittville Park and spending time with Mat her partner and Berry … and anything else which involves friends and fun.
Steph was involved in the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Medical team as a physio and Games Maker. Then in 2013, she was voted the most Inspirational Woman Business Owner at the Banbury Women in Business awards.
Her latest exploit has seen her take another long-time passion to a new level – Bodybuilding. In 2014 she entered the UKBFF (UK Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation) Bikini Category. This is a pursuit that Steph aims to continue in the coming years and she plans to bring home some trophies soon.
Steph was also one of the three Physio’s travelling to Orlando in May 2016 working for Prince Harry’s Invictus Games. As if that wasn’t enough, she was invited to take part in Bicester’s very own Strictly Come Dancing completion in 2016, she loved hitting the dance floor and claimed 3rd place prize!
I became an Ambassador, as I really believe in Sorted Global’s vision and ethos … to build a fitter, healthier, kinder, inclusive and more caring society. Cross-generational activities and learning for everyone. From babies to great-grandparents. Something for everyone. Come and join us on the journey to a more fitter, healthier and harmonious nation.
I am an experienced pianist and vocalist offering my services as a musician in South West London. Based in Twickenham, I provide tuition to pupils of all levels, as well as accompanying choirs, societies and instrumental and vocal examinations. I also offer my skills and expertise in musical direction, leading choirs and vocal groups in the area. Providing music for weddings and events is a real highlight of my work and I love bringing something individual and memorable to special occasions.
I discovered a love for singing and performance in my late teens. I studied music and drama in Bath, specialising in voice under Judy Davis and piano under Peter Blackwood. Whilst at university, I maintained a small private practice of pupils where I unearthed my passion for teaching.
After qualifying as a primary school teacher, I continued to take leadership roles in various musicals and operas throughout the South West of England, with a wide range of productions including The Magic Flute, Candide, A Masked Ball, Honk!, and Snoopy the Musical. I became a familiar accompanist around the Bath and Bristol area, playing for a variety of groups and societies including The Mendip Male Voice Choir, Bath Opera and The Gilbert and Sullivan Society. I was musical director for Bath-based theatre company Next Stage, through which I toured with several highly acclaimed productions.
Sharing Sorted Global’s vision of creating empowering community projects fits perfectly with my philosophy of leading music and art projects - everyone has their role to play and can become part of something truly memorable. Coming together to make music, dance or act plays a pivotal role in so many lives; we all have memories of singing at school, taking part in our first nativity play or watching a close family member perform. Why should this suddenly end when we leave primary education? So let’s bring communities together to support our physical and mental health using the incredible power of music and the arts.