Nordic Walking Bude is headed up personally by Gill Taylor, 61 .


Gill's work  is focussed on helping and supporting others to achieve their personal goals , be they health and well-being or fitness. Gill utilises her wide range of skills and experience to offer a  comprehensive and personal service .

  She is a  qualified Independent Occupational Therapist , registered with the HCPC and the Royal College Of Occupational Therapy. ( Please see Occupational Therapy)

She is  also a fully qualified Fitness  and Nordic Walking Instructor and Personal Trainer .


 ​Work History and Experience.

 Gill has worked in the Fitness Industry since 1992 , running her own business  delivering personal training , workshops and classes.

In 2007 she qualified as an Occupational Therapist and has worked for a number of mental health organisations and charities including  six years working with  traumatised Ex-Service Personnel   .


As a student, Gill  worked on the North York Moors as an assistant shepherdess, and has also worked as a groom with event horses  , as crew for a  yacht delivery company and as a volunteer overseas, which she still does ..  




  Fully Insured for both Occupational Therapy and Fitness Instruction

  •        BSc Hons. Occupational Therapy

  •        HND Agriculture

  •        Obesity and Diabetes Management Level 4    

  •        GP Exercise on Prescription Level 3 ( Teesside University)

  •        Specialist Mental Health Certificate in Exercise Referral 

  •        AFAA Personal Training Certificate

  •        INWA Nordic Walking Instructor Certificate

  •        RSA Exercise to Music

  •        Weights and Circuit Training Certificate

  •        Exercise Outdoors Certificate

  •       Step Reebok/Core Reebok/Functional Strength

  •        Emergency First Aid

  •        THRIVE Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Certificate

   (Full portfolio available)

Member of :

  •       Health Care Professionals Council 

  •      Royal College of Occupational Therapy

  •      College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section-Independent Practitioners.

  •     Fitness Professionals

  •     Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

  •     British Nordic Walking