Yvonne Blake (SMA)
Yvonne originally trained as a holistic therapist and went on to qualify as a Sports Massage Therapist in 1999. She subsequently completed a Degree and Masters in Sports Therapy at the University of Central Lancashire in 2011 & 2013. Being a fitness fanatic, she has also trained as a personal trainer and Pilates instructor and is the mobility specialist in her local CrossFit gym. She was also a Senior External Verifier for VTCT and more recently wrote the National Occupational Standards for Sports Massage in conjunction with Skills for Health. Yvonne currently has her own busy practise specialising in working with CrossFit and Strongman athletes. Yvonne is currently the Chair of the SMA after having fulfilled the role of vice chair for many years. She specialises in educational matters and also industry regulation for the GCMT.
Member of the Strategy, Public Relations, Regulation and Standards, and Therapist Protection working groups.