MEET OUR ACTIPHISTS

JONATHAN ILORI

Jonathan is a British Triple Jumper. Jonathan is 26 & has been in the sport for about 11 years now! We asked him what his career highlight was & said told us..“..winning the England Senior Championship in 2018”Jonathan trains hard day in day out and says his main motivation is to win medals on an international level. “There’s no higher honour in sport than representing your country and the thought of being on the podium draped in the flag motivates me everyday”The Long Term Goal?“To win gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. I moved from London to train in Birmingham at the end of last season and to win gold on what is now home turf would be a dream.”How Do You Spend The Off-Season?“During the off-season you will definitely find me on the tennis courts. That’s probably my favourite hobby outside of training. Obviously I can’t play too much during the season, so when we have our off-season break I’m on the court as much as possible! Aside from that – Netflix! Breaking Bad, Narcos, Power are my top 3!”

JESSIE TAPPIN

Say hello to Jessie, a former heptathlete & now 400m hurdler. Jessie says that competing for England at the Commonwealth Games has to have been the highlight of her career so far, coming down the home straight in the 800m hearing the crowd roaring at you is something she said she will never forget. Jessie’s main motivation is to make her family proud! She always visualises herself succeeding on a big stage, she experienced this in Glasgow at the CWG finishing 6th, but having switched events since, she has a new goal & is keen to be on that top stage again!More long-term, Jessie’s goal is the Tokyo Olympics, it is such a shame about the 2020 season being so non existent. However we have a new date July 2021 & she definitely sees herself in contention (GO JESSIE!)When she’s not at the track, Jessie works in a local independent coffee shop, spends time with her partner, family & friends; BUUUT sometimes loves that duvet day to relax & recover (we feel you!). She describes herself as a foodie, getting excited about finding quirky places to have brunch & coffee shops in her spare time. Jessie is so excited to jump on board with ACTIPH & we are looking forward to having her as one of our Ambassadors!“They’re innovative & the brand has an amazing back story, Jamie, breaking 2 world records rowing across the Indian Ocean. It’s always good working alongside inspirational people, & they are a close-knit family in business terms”

JADE GRIFFITHS

Meet Jade, she is a London-based professional dancer, as well as training & motivating lots of amazing individuals at the Boutique gym, Core Collective, situated in West London. One Jade’s career highlights was Performing at Wembley Stadium for the live FA Cup final!!We caught up with Jade about her motivations, goals & what she does in her spare time, Here’s what she had to say… “My main motivation is achieve all of my goals. My main goal is to perform at the Brit Awards, its amazing achievement within the dance industry, & for my Mum & Dad to see me on TV is the ULTIMATE dream!”“I am always on the move, so in my free time I book into dance intensives, train with my best friends & also try to get out socialising on weekends with my pals over a good glass of red!”As a fitness professional, Jade is extremely excited to work with us at ACTIPH Water as she believes in what we represent. Teaching, dancing & training are all part of her everyday life, so Jade is extremely excited to reap the benefits of our water.Excited to have you on board Jade!

RHYS EVANS

Rhys is a second year university student, studying Business Marketing at Reading University. Alongside his degree, he is a professional fitness model & has competed with the federation Pure Elite. His main highlight so far in his 4-year fitness journey was winning his pro card as the youngest competitor on stage back in 2018 (*cheers* well done Rhys!)Rhys is a huge football fan, so spends any free time watching his team Arsenal play. Did you know? He is also working for Nike as a sales athlete!Rhys is super excited to be one of our first ACTIPH Ambassadors, he has been drinking our alkaline water for a number of years & is well-aware & ready to shout about the benefits drinking ACTIPH brings. He’s looking forward to creating some awesome content with us …WATCH THIS SPACE!

HANNAH-GRACE

Meet Hannah-Grace, she is super excited to become an ambassador for Actiph Water. Hannah-Grace is a performer in the west-end and currently in @hairspraylondon which will be up and running next April. Having trained in musical theatre for most of her life, she’s found it to be an extremely demanding industry which requires you to be physically fit and healthy. Unfortunately she struggled with an eating disorder for the majority of her training but now is fully recovered and keen to share her experiences on her social media to inspire other who might be going through the same and show that recovery is worth it. Hannah-Grace is currently studying for her Level 2 and 3 PT course as well as a further L4 in Nutrition & GP Referral. She has a healthy mindset and wants to be able to turn it into a career on top of being a performer. What’s her motto? ‘Be strong not skinny’.Joining Actiph Water means she can promote the benefits of our alkaline water with her future clients. Hannah-Grace understands the importance of hydration, especially performing in 8 shows a week!Did we mention Hannah-Grace is a keen-foodie? Go & follow her content over on IG @hanalicious.food

DESIREE

Say hello to Desiree, Desiree is a professional Female Athlete in the sport of Athletics and has represented Great Britain at Major Championships such as the Olympics where in 2016 she came away with an Olympic Bronze Medal which is still one of her greatest and proudest achievements in her career. After such A successful Olympics, the following year she came away with a silver medal at The World Championships hosted in Londons Olympic stadium,The same stadium that she was given the honour of lightning the Olympic cauldron in 2012 along with six other young sports hopefuls.
“I’m extremely excited to be a ACTIPH ambassador, as its water that I’ve used for a while now and have seen and felt positive results and I think part of being an ambassador is truly believing in the products in which you use. As a professional athlete, Staying fit and healthy is extremely important, but I also understand and know the value of hydrated muscles and well lubricated joints which is why even with water i would want to make sure that its the best quality water so that it essentially allows the likes of myself to perform at a high-level. ”

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne is a professional rugby union player who has represented Scotland internationally both at 15’s and 7’s. He has played his rugby at some of the top sides in Europe and is now with the Exeter Chiefs in Devon. Playing at an elite level and experiencing a Rugby World Cup, Sam knows exactly the importance of recovery and hydration with the physical and mental demands needed to perform. Having such a full schedule with rugby, the limited time Sam does have, he enjoys spending time with his family and working on his property development portfolio. Whether it is being at training, playing with his son or ripping out a house he is always seen with a bottle of Actiph water in his hand.

LUCY

Lucy is a 22 year old Born in Stockport, Greater Manchester. She moved to London 3 years ago to begin studying musical theatre at London College of Music. Lucy is now going into her final year! Alongside her passion for musical theatre she loves the environment and animals. She works at Pets at Home alongside her degree! Lucy loves wellbeing and keeping fit which she mixes up by going to the gym and using home workouts. Lucy was born with the loss of her left hand due to a blood clot and also diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder a year ago. Lucy wants to use her platform to help other people know that it’s ok to breakdown societal “norms” and help others realise that the word “perfect” is damaging and an impossible creation we should not live by.
Lucy cannot wait to join the team and is so excited for her future as an ambassador for Actiph.

Jessica Turner

Meet Jessica, a 25 year old professional athlete from Derbyshire. Jess trains full time in the 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay at Loughborough.
It’s full-on training 6 days a week, when she’s not down at the track you’ll most definitely find her outdoors with her dog, Alfie!
Jess first got into Athletics when she was 8 years old, she joined her local athletics club and competed in as many competitions as she could including cross country and sports hall. Jess fell in love with the sport and right from the start her dream was to compete at the Olympics.
In 2013, Jess gained her first GB selection at the European Junior Championships for the 400m hurdles and since then has been representing Great Britain and England in many championships including; two World Championships, and the Commonwealth Games. Jess has made many great memories during her athletic career, like, winning her first international medal and competing at the European Championships. Her proudest achievement so far was running a personal best time at the World Championships in Doha 2019, reaching the semi final (..you go girl!).
Jess is really excited to be an Actiph Ambassador, as hydration is one of the most important factors that helps her recover and train at a high level, especially when she is away on warm weather training camps where hydration is super vital. So when discovering a brand like Actiph Water, Jess immediately wanted to be part of it, and we’re excited to have her on board!
Jess’s plan for the future is to definitely go to the Olympic Games. She loves her job as a professional athlete, wants to continue training and competing at major championships and representing her country.

SARAH ABRAMS

Meet Sarah! Sarah is a Welsh 27 year old long jumper based in south London. She took a few years out from track, but has made her way back into the sport over the past few years, and in 2020 won bronze at the British Indoor Champs. Sarah was gutted to see the rest of the year cut short after such a promising start, but is excited about what 2021 has in store, and has her eyes pinned on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games prize. Sarah’s other gig is as a final year medical student at Imperial College. She describes herself as a perpetual student, but is looking forward to *finally* becoming a doc, with her sights set on A&E or sports medicine. She’s spent a lot of time learning what’s best for the body, and the importance of keeping it in check! In her free time, Sarah LOVES to bake and is always looking for mouths to feed, so if you’re hungry for sweets, hit her up! Also a huge porridge fan – will try any combo in the morning, washed down with a glass of Actiph, of course! She’s super excited to be part of the Actiph team and can’t wait to see what’s in store! Motivated? Check. Hydrated? Double check!

SARAH BRITTON

Say hello to Sarah! Having always been full of energy, Sarah decided to study Sports Science and Physical Education at Brunel University. She has also completed a PGCert in Physical Education. Sarah is a qualified PE Teacher and, fun fact, has competed at national level as a cheerleader! She described competing as the best 8 years of her life, enjoying learning how to tumble, jump, dance and stunt. Sarah had a background in gymnastics which then helped her learn her cheerleading skills. Before cheerleading, Sarah was a youth worker, and sports coach, going into different schools and educating young people in choosing healthy, active lifestyles in addition to assisting them with employment, education and training needs. She currently teaches science at secondary level and finds it very rewarding. In her spare time, she loves to workout. Keeping fit and inspiring others is a great passion of Sarah’s. Her main source of hydration is water and she’s super excited to work with Actiph Water to inspire the younger generation to make more healthier choices about the fluids they put in their bodies. ‘Live life and always strive to be the best version of yourself’ are words Sarah lives by. Excited to inspire the next generation of greatness alongside you Sarah!

GEMMA HILL

Meet Gemma, a full time mummy to identical twin boys Tommy and George who keep her on her toes daily! Before Gemma fell pregnant, the last 7 years she has spent working at different competition/showjumping yards 5-7 days a week! Being a horse-lover, and owning her own, she was committed to riding 7 days a week! Gemma had a very active lifestyle in the equestrian sport & loved it. After finding out she was pregnant with not only 1 but 2 babies, she had stopped riding due to a high risk complicated pregnancy having mcma twins. During pregnancy she gained 3 stone! The twins arrived at 31 weeks , and for the first year (whilst breastfeeding) she felt the pressure was on to get back in shape and loose that extra weight. Gemma’s life, already busy with her equestrian career, became 24/7 manic (not to mention exhausting!). Shortly after the boys turned 1, she found her motivation and got her mojo back for fitness. Since April 2020, she’s successfully lost all her excess weight and is back to pre-pregnancy weight. Gemma knows the importance of hydration, she recently started drinking Actiph and is love the benefits.
She’s looking forward to her journey and future with us and we’re excited to have her on board with us, hydrating her busy lifestyle raising twin boys!

HAYLEY SCHADE

Hayley is a 22 year old, from Norfolk. She is a personal trainer and fitness/dance class instructor who’s all about self love and supporting others. Always full of energy, Hayley finds herself bouncing off the walls to get her ladies moving! She has always been an active soul, with a dance background all thanks to her parents who ferried her to training sessions & competitions across the UK, and even abroad. Dance has been a massive part of Hayley’s life growing up and she says it’s given her confidence.
She went on to join a team based in London to compete for England, competing in the IDO Hiphop European and World championships in 2013 where Hayley’s Team qualified for 1st & 2nd place.Hayley started college and studied to become a PT/Class Instructor. She has taught dance in schools, been in many gyms for fitness classes, taught in Care Homes, and now teaches at Center Parcs in Elveden. She absolutely loves what she does and is excited to join the team at Actiph Water to share with everyone how great alkaline, ionised water is for her active lifestyle!

GLENN HIGGINS

Meet Glenn, he is a Personal Trainer based in Surrey. Glenn has been in the fitness industry for 8 years and currently works from his private studio, with clients including Thom and Max Evans and X Factor judge and singer Nicole Scherzinger. Working to help people achieve and exceed their fitness goals, create a positive mindset and maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle is something he feels incredibly fortunate to call his job.

Alongside working with his clients in his studio, he has another business that’s sole focus is the physical health and mental wellbeing of children.
GET KIDS MOVING is a YouTube channel that consists of a series of regularly uploaded exercise videos as a way for children to enjoy keeping fit, whilst becoming their favourite superhero or idol. Featuring characters from movies such as Spiderman, Super Girl, Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, Star Wars and Frozen’s Princess Elsa; the best part is kids can do this from the comfort of their own home.

Glenn is absolutely delighted to be joining forces with the ACTIPH Water Team to help promote a great way to fuel and hydrate the body. He cannot wait to start creating some awesome content and show everyone how great alkaline, ionised water is for your active lifestyle!