Sports Traider Volunteers

Mind & body zoom classes

About Chloe

My Story

Hello, My name is Chloe, and I am excited to offer Sports Traider a couple of mind and body classes each month, along with a fortnightly healthy and delicious recipe.

Since the age of 16, I have battled severe mental health issues, including psychosis, and then a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

During my first hospital admission, I spent 8 months there. It was during this time that I turned to food for comfort, leading to a significant weight gain of nearly 4 stone by the time I left. When I finally left the hospital, I was overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, and a sense of being lost, not knowing where to turn.

I’m happy to share this part of my journey now because I eventually turned to fitness and a healthier lifestyle to turn things around. I realized the profound connection between the mind and body, how what I put into my body significantly affects my mood and mental health, and that something had to change.

My Story

How I Got Started

So, I committed to incorporating a small amount of exercise into my daily routine (even just 5 to 10 minutes a day) and swapped to healthier food options while still treating myself on weekends. Gradually, my mind became clearer, and my outlook on life became more positive.

My point is, small changes that are within our control can pave the way for a better mindset when it comes to making more significant life decisions.

At my lowest point, through choosing a healthier lifestyle and making small daily changes, I managed to turn my life around. I became a personal trainer and was recently crowned Miss Yorkshire, thanks to my story and passion for helping others. My goal is to use my title to inspire and assist individuals who are struggling with their mental health. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and it will pass.

If you’re feeling alone and unsure of where to start, please join my free online Zoom sessions to begin your day with light movement, connecting the mind and body, and, hopefully, starting to feel better. You have nothing to lose, so give it a try!

No matter what you’re going through, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Show up for yourself!

Stay tuned for my fortnightly healthy and delicious recipes.

Can’t wait to see you soon.

Lots of love from Chloe xx

This week’s recipe

Delicious, healthier chocolate and banana cake recipe


– 4 small ripe bananas (about 400g)
– 2 eggs
– 1/4 cup (56g) melted butter
– 1/2 cup (120ml) honey (or maple syrup)
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1 3/4 cups (210g) oat flour
– 3/4 cup (90g) almond flour
– 1 tsp espresso powder (optional)
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 1/2 tsp baking soda
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 100g dark chocolate bar, chopped
– 70g walnuts, halved (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F) and line a 9-inch cake tin with baking paper.

2. In a bowl, smash the 4 small ripe bananas with a fork or potato masher.

3. Add the eggs, melted butter, honey (or maple syrup), and vanilla extract to the mashed bananas. Mix until well combined.

4. Stir in the oat flour, almond flour, espresso powder (if using), cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt. Mix until the batter is smooth.

5. Fold in 2/3 of the chopped dark chocolate and the halved walnuts (if desired).

6. Transfer the batter into the prepared cake tin and sprinkle the remaining chocolate on top.

7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

8. For the best flavor, let the cake cool overnight.