I am the Sales & Production Administration and Support/Social Media (say that five times fast!). This means you could come in to contact me at any stage through your engagement with Eldernet.
I’ve worked for Eldernet on a casual basis for the past 5 years, mostly helping with proofing for new “Where from Here” handbooks and doing other odd jobs around the place. At the end of last year I started a full time position after completing my BA hons. I spend my time equally between the three parts of my job, however sometimes some weeks call for more of a focus on one part than another.
One part of my role is looking after Eldernet’s presence on social media, which includes the Gazette! I am in contact with subscribers and contributors on a regular basis to bring informative information to you, our readers! I also create some content myself, so that’s where you might recognize my picture or name from. I really enjoy researching and compiling interesting and educative articles and I feel I have learnt so much about the sector from doing this.
I also run Eldernet’s Facebook page (if you haven’t liked us already go do so!). It is evolving and changing all the time which makes it a really exciting space to be working in.
Lucky for me (sometimes it feels more unlucky than lucky) my best friend is a personal trainer at a local gym. He has converted me from a person who thought gyms were a bit of a waste of time to someone who goes 4+ times a week!
Twice a week we will do an hour of tabata style training. Tabata is a high-intensity interval training style developed by Japanese professor Dr. Izumi Tabata to train Olympic speed skaters in the late 1990s. Today, the training style is applied to just about any move. Usually tabata is 20 seconds of really hard work followed by 10 seconds of rest, then repeat. We have increased it to 40 seconds with 14 different weighted or body weighted exercises. We do three rounds of this which is broken up by about 5 minutes of abs, squats and chest ‘tracks’. By the end of it we are pretty tired to put it nicely – but it all those endorphins from exercising make you feel really good after!
Safe to say I won’t be an Olympic speed skater anytime soon, but I sure do feel stronger!