Lean and Curvy is the brainchild of Dr Clarissa Hughes. Unlike many of the experts in the Health and Fitness industry, Clarissa does not work in gym or health clinic, and her main qualifications are not in personal training or nutrition. She does, however have a PhD in sociology, and she specialises in socio-ecological influences on behaviour and effective approaches to health promotion.
Put simply, rather being an expert in the theory and science behind weight loss, Clarissa is an expert in helping everyday people apply that knowledge to their everyday lives, in ways that work for them. She also helps people identify and connect with the right combination of qualified professionals and local services to help them achieve their goals in sensible, health-promoting ways.
Let’s face it, it’s relatively easy for gym instructors and personal trainers to stay active (particularly if they are young, single, and childless!). It’s another story altogether if you arejuggling the responsibilities of work, family and home. Clarissa has a partner, a desk job, a blended family of 5 children, and a house in the suburbs. She knows what it’s like to be constantly busy and trying to carve out a little time for self-care amidst the hustle and bustle of family life!