MOVEMENT meets INSTInCT
As a social enterprise, we believe in the restorative power of fitness and nature, as a tool to achieve more than just improvements in health and wellbeing.
Our holistic, mind-body-soul approach centres on education and understanding, ensuring that individuals can tap in to their true potential.
Rooted in a pursuit for both external and internal strength, endurance and natural movement, we reconnect people with their instinct, unlocking leadership and responsibility.
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MEET The team
Coming from a range of different backgrounds, our team have unparalleled experience in all things health, fitness, nature and recovery.
A health and motivational coach, injury rehab therapist, massage specialist and personal trainer, Steve combines his professional expertise with his own experiences. Caught up in addiction and destructive behaviour patterns himself, his experiences include loosing his possessions and home. Steve uses fitness, meditation and mindfulness to help positive recovery, encouraging people to embrace the past in order to heal.
His training and workouts draw on his own journey, helping those who have lost their path just as he had.
Coming at social enterprise via world travel, political science and rural community development, Carl brings a passion for the unexpected to Primal Roots. As an ultra-runner and qualified Coach In Running Fitness with British Athletics he uses running as a metaphor for life at Primal Roots; believing we are all able to draw on untapped reservoirs of potential when we realise that not all pain is significant.
Along with his wife and three children, Carl lives in the beautiful village of Smarden, Kent.
Giles is the Canterbury District Sports Development Manager and brings to Primal Roots local community statistics. His interests and experience are in the management of community events, having been involved with street events all the way up to being involved in elements of the London 2012 Olympics and 2015 Rugby World Cup.
In the day time Giles is mainly desk based sorting logistics and managing projects but loves getting out into the local woods by foot or by bike.
Formally homeless and suffering from addiction, Richard is now a service manager for a homeless charity as well as qualified life coach, charity board member, NLP practitioner and spiritual director. Richard credits fitness, meditation and faith for his positive recovery and sees exercise as a journey of self discovery.
After years of getting frustrated with the suppressed gym environment, Richard understands the benefits of connecting with nature and being outside, especially woodland.
Liu is passionate about the benefits of sports and fitness in both recovery and personal development. A former GB wakeboarder and bodybuilding competitor – via two major knee injuries – Liu went on the compete 100 Sports in 100 Days to raise money for charity, and to prove that there really is a sport for everyone.
A project and events producer, with a specific interest in the use of community events to build leadership and communication skills – Liu coaches and supports organisations in how to turn big ideas into reality