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Meet the Manchester doctor, physiotherapist and personal trainer who’s changing the way we think about working out – for good

Dr Jessicarr Moorhouse is on a mission to change the way we think about working out for good.

Combining her career as an NHS doctor with her passion for movement and exercise, Jessicarr’s innovative health and wellness brand offers personal and group training sessions with a difference.

Taking a holistic approach to health and wellness, the Manchester doctor’s innovative brand TRIBE.MCR offers personal and group training sessions that don’t just put the focus on losing weight and gaining muscle mass, but also emphasise the importance of promoting mental well-being and the healthy positive outcomes that can be achieved simply by developing new social connections.

A true advocate for preventative medicine, she tells us “For me, there is no greater feeling than seeing patients use simple lifestyle measures, for example eating a healthy diet or becoming more physically active, to improve their health.”

Whilst studying physiotherapy at university, Jessicarr studied the effects of exercise prescription, gait analysis and postural assessment, and saw the positive results herself first-hand whilst carrying out over 1,000 hours of undergraduate work experience in various hospitals.

During this time, she observed the positive change in patients who had adopted movement and exercise as part of their recovery process – which inspired her to use her degree to go on to study medicine.

“I have had the honour of working with a number of patients who have quite literally prevented the onset of diseases such as type 2 diabetes by these methods,” she says.

Now, through TRIBE.MCR, Jessicarr is combining years of clinical experience and a firm scientific knowledge with her passion for movement to help individuals create real, sustainable lifestyle changes.

Now a fully qualified NHS doctor with three years of clinical experience in accident and emergency, paediatrics and surgery, Jessicarr has seen first-hand how adopting healthy lifestyle can make a big difference. 

“I am now at the stage in my career where I can take a step back from full-time medicine and explore other career opportunities. I have done this to protect my own mental health and wellbeing, as someone who has and does struggle with mood and anxiety symptoms.

“I have always dreamt of forging a career where I can combine my role as a GP with my passion for movement and exercise. And this is where the concept of TRIBE.MCR was born.”

Being frank, she admits that she also appreciates there are often additional social and financial obstacles to achieving such equilibrium.

“I am very aware of the barriers faced when making positive lifestyle changes,” Jessicarr tells us.

“The reality is that a large proportion of the UK – and many of my patients in fact – are unable to prioritise health in their life for financial and social reasons.

“We live in a world where the perception of health is often skewed by the media – and becoming more healthy can seem over-complicated and often exclusive.

“You would be forgiven for thinking that to be healthy you have to wear fancy yoga pants and drink green smoothies.”

Harnessing the power of movement and exercise to promote all aspects of health, TRIBE.MCR’s personal and group training sessions utilise Jessicarr’s combined experience as a physiotherapist, practising NHS doctor and personal trainer to offer clients a rounded training regime that takes self-care to a whole new level.

Her personal and group training sessions are focused on evidence-based regimes tailored to your individual needs, promising to be both safe and exhilarating whilst promoting greater comfort and encouraging long-term, sustainable lifestyle changes.

Group training sessions take place every Wednesday evening in Sadler’s Yard, Hanover Street at 6.30pm and cost just £6 per session – currently bookable via Eventbrite on a pay-as-you-go system.

Next month, Jessicarr will be launching group training sessions in south Manchester, hosting a free trial session at Marie Louise Gardens in West Didsbury on 1st December at 10.30am, ahead of the official launch of group training in Janury 2019.

Book in for a group training session at Sadler’s Yard and revolutionise the way you work out for good.


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