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Kayleigh Jones

Kayleigh Jones, 30 from United Kingdom (female)
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Network: Europe
Present Country: United Kingdom
Join Date: October 15, 2013
Last Updated: November 24, 2017
Last Signed In: December 8, 2017

Companion Ad:
Hey all, I'm Kayleigh, I am looking to meet likeminded people, travelling around Europe, being sporty, having adventures, hiking, cycling, i LOVE the mountains and will eventually settle somewhere in a ski resort, but first I need to travel around France, Italy, Austria, & Andorra to find a place where I can spend the winter months! I love languages and quickly realised how this can limit you in a multi national ski resort! So want to become better - towards fluent in French. I first qualified as a gymnastics coach in 2003, and gym instructor 2005 and personal trainer 2006. I left the fitness industry in 2011 to work in seasonal roles (and I earnt a lot more money than the 45 minute commute on minimum wage!!) having spent 6 years out of the fitness industry - but I have taught multi sports, I want to return, last year I was farming sheep at home, but I found it very isolated and lonely, so I want to learn new skills and practice yoga, growing veggies, and focusing on health and well-being, sports, adventure, in the SUNSHINE! & nature. I was at my happiest living in one of my two vans, by the beach, able to run, walk, cycle and my main priority was eating! (not computers, phones, pictures) just enjoying the simiplicity so i'm on a mission to regain that way of life :) Anyone heading for the Alps in summer/winter? France, Andorra, Italy, Austria? anywhere else?

Next Destination(s):
Norfolk, Suffolk, Norwich, Essex, Cambridge, UK,

Helper Description:
Since being made redundant in 2011 from working as a personal trainer and senior fitness consultant, I have worked a variety of seasonal jobs and volunteered around Europe.

Firstly as a 'head of pastoral care' and activity leader for an international English school, then as a cleaner in the French Alps, back to the language school, then I converted a van to a camper and drove across to Portugal to live on the beaches, volunteered at an eco camp, learnt about permaculture, worked at a small holding in Cornwall, UK for 2 months before working at another language school, then hitch hiking across Europe and Morrocco, in 2015 I worked on commercial sheep farms lambing (North Wales, Scotland & Devon) then as a farm manager for an arable storage facility, then started my own flock in 2016.

Having been ill and really needing to sort out my gut health, I now wish to continue my fitness and health professional career, I am interested in juicing, fresh organic produce, growing fruit and veggies, yoga, meditation and relaxation. As a personal trainer I specialised in Weight loss and increasing body image and self esteem. (I am qualified to Level 3 Personal Trainer through Premier Training)

I am looking to work with fitness camps, weight loss camps, retreats, yoga camps, surf camps, water sports, places by the beach or in the mountains, anywhere that I am able to meet new people with similar interests and learn new skills.

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Detailed experience info.
I completed a Permaculture Design Course in November 2013, since then I have volunteered at an organic market garden, and for 2 months on a small holding in Cornwall, I carried out tasks including; constructing a tipi decking base, large compost bins, a compost toilet and gas powered shower, digging drainage systems, mowing the lawns, painting, weeding, de-turfing to construct a veggie patch, feeding poultry, planting an orchard, cutting up trees with a bill hook and bow saw to burn, putting in stock fencing, plumbing in additional pipes, weeding, planting and harvesting vegetables, building raised beds, painting fences, gates and various other tasks.

In 2014 I helpx'ed for 2 hostels in Portugal, cleaning rooms, preparing rooms and communal areas for guests, helped with checking in, replenishing stock for sale, etc.

2013 I travelled from France to Portugal for 2 months in a camper van, that I converted myself. I worked at an eco retreat camp, which ran a large permaculture garden including polytunnels, I helped with feeding animals, painting, preparing the camp for guests, weeding, planting, building works and other tasks.I am highly ambitious and very self motivated, whether its working in a team or on our own in any aspect of life.

I have worked in the travel and fitness industry since 2003, mostly employed in coaching, I started in 2003 as a gymnastics coach, I have worked in various sports centres, health clubs and activity centres as a sports coach and personal trainer. Since 2011 I have worked as a housekeeper for a 158 apt residence in the French Alps (ski season) and a receptionist in a 4 star campsite in Cornwall.



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