Introducing new TONIQ member: Nutritionist Sophia Hall
We are delighted to introduce the latest addition to the TONIQ team – Nutritionist Sophia Hall.
After being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, Sophia (having already studied Psychology and eating behaviours) started researching how she could treat her Crohn’s through changes to her lifestyle and nutrition.
This eventually led her to completing a Master degree in Nutrition and Human Health.
Nutrition is a fundamental part of health and fitness and is often what people struggle with most. Knowing what to eat to achieve your goals can be confusing especially as there is so much contradictory advice out there.
With this in mind, we are working with Sophia to create a new Introduction to Nutrition pack for all members and new members to TONIQ.
We asked her a few questions about her journey so far:
1. What first made you get into nutrition?
I have always been conscious about nutrition and prioritised fitness. I chose to do a degree in Psychology and in my final year took seminars around eating behaviours and psychology used for food marketing.
Shortly after graduating, due to a severe episode of food poisoning, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s. The NHS recommended steroids treatment and the side effects were water retention, low mood and disruption to sleep.
Desperate to escape the use of steroids, I began researching how I could treat my Crohn’s through changes to my lifestyle and nutrition, eventually leading me to a Masters in Nutrition and Human Health.
2. Where did you study for this?
I studied Psychology at The University of Nottingham and my Msc at Manchester University.
3. Where has nutrition taken you so far in your career?
Alongside offering 1:1 consultations and seminars, I’ve worked with leading sports nutrition companies. In 2017 I lead the development and launch for Myprotein’s Women’s and Vegan ranges. Over the past few years I’ve worked with large corporations and some of the UK’s largest supermarkets offering nutritional and marketing consultation. I’ve been lucky enough to lead workshops at fitness expos including Bodypower, Befit and BBC food show.
4. What’s the most exciting thing you have done with your qualifications?
Use my knowledge and insights to help people live a fuller and happier life.
5. What do you personally struggle most with nutrition?
I love healthy food and due to my Crohn’s, I need to avoid process foods but I do sometimes slip into forgetting to keep hydrated – which is so important especially during exercise or a hot day.
6. What’s the most common question people ask you about nutrition?
Most people need help making sense of all the contradicting information shared across social and the internet. It’s so easy to be misled.
7. Why did you decide to join the TONIQ team?
Since moving to Bath the team at TONIQ have been incredibly embracing and welcoming. I’ve previously worked as an in-house nutritionist with gyms and was overjoyed when TONIQ contacted me about joining the team.
8. How would you start a personal nutrition program with a client?
A 1:1 consultation to get to know the client – set SMART goals and understand their ‘why’.
9. Where and how can someone access you and your nutrition programs?
You can contact me via the TONIQ email or social channels with the subject line 1:1 Nutrition. We can then organise a consultation.
I am working with TONIQ on the next phase of the transformational programme which was hugely successful! We are also planning some amazing workshop and events which we are really excited to share soon.
If you would like more information on how Sophia could help you email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next TONIQ Transformation will be launching in September.