Emily, our registered manager at Laurel Lodge in Norwich has shown off a very different side to her day job by qualifying for the British Finals of a Body Building competition.
Emily can usually be found managing the care home on Ipswich Road in Norwich which supports 31 residents and nearly 40 staff. But outside of work, her passion is fitness and body building and, together with her partner, she takes part in competitions in the UK.
In the most recent UK Ultimate Physique regional competition in York, she qualified for the British Finals, in which she will go head-to-head (or body to body!) against some of the best physiques in the UK, with the winner to be crowned the UK's Ultimate Physiques British Champion in their chosen category.
Emily performed her routine wearing an individually created bikini, encrusted with a sparkling crystal Black Swan Care Group design, reflecting our sponsorship of her for the event.
Emily explained her passion: “I’ve always been passionate about fitness and took up bodybuilding 7 years ago. Doing the competitions has been exhilarating and I’m absolutely delighted to have qualified for the national championships.
I am just as passionate about bodybuilding as I am with being a registered care home manager. I manage my time very well by training at 3.30am to then go straight to work. I’m very grateful to Black Swan who have sponsored me, and I can’t wait to take part in the championships final in York on 1st October.”
Our residents have a superb choice of meals each day provided by our talented kitchen teams.
We are proud to be part of our local communities and encourage continued involvement with events and activities