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Meet Team buzz: Gareth

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Meet Gareth

What’s your role within buzz Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service?

My current role is within the buzz Physical Activity Referral Service (PARS) team, as a Physical Activity Referral Tutor.

Describe a typical day at work…

This is a tough one to answer, as I only began working for buzz in April this year. To be honest, there hasn’t been a typical day at work for me yet, due to the COVID-19 lockdown measures. Once daily life begins to return back to normal, my role will involve taking a wide range of cardiac rehabilitation, COPD, lower back pain and other various classes across Manchester.

What do you love most about your job?

I simply love to help people with their health and wellbeing. If I can play a small part in one person becoming healthier, taking control of their wellbeing and living a happier life, that’s my job done.

If you had to do another job for one day what would you pick?

Easy. Nutritionist. I’m a qualified Nutrition Consultant, and since 2007, both diet and nutrition have been a big, big interest for me.

There is a lot (and I mean a lot) of misinformation out there when it comes to nutrition, and I feel like I have now been given a small platform in which I can help, teach and even empower people to make educated decisions with regards to both physical activity and dietary guidelines.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I write the occasional article for PT Magazine and just submitted my first article for MyProtein. I also genuinely enjoy keeping up to date with the latest evidence when it comes to both exercise and nutrition.

Outside of research and writing, playing football is a big passion (rehabilitating an injury at the moment, which has kept me out, but I’ll hopefully be back playing soon enough). I also enjoy bodyweight training (calisthenics), as well as photography and cooking (I’m a dab hand in a kitchen).

What’s your favourite thing about Manchester?

What’s there not to love about Manchester? Great food and nightlife, theatres, lots of gig venues and a widely diverse culture. There’s a great football stadium too, home of the famous Manchester United!

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