Issy went to Cardiff Metropolitan University where she studied Sport Studies and is now waiting to begin her masters in Sport and Exercise Nutrition.
Her sporting career to date has shown her how vital fuelling is to her overall performance but most importantly her health. Forth Edge has been a vital part of this journey for Issy, as it has flagged when her hormone levels were not where they should be, even before any physical signs appeared.
Issy started using Forth Edge when she found out she had RED-S. She used the Female Fitness test every couple of months to see whether her hormone levels were increasing to the correct levels for her age. This was invaluable as with a condition like RED-S the signs are often hidden or masked.
Now that Issy’s hormone levels are where they should be, she is using Forth Edges’ new Female Hormone Mapping product which will allow her to track the changes in her hormone levels throughout her menstrual cycle. By doing this, Issy is able to work with her doctor to assess how much she can increase her training.
Issy will also be using Forth Edges’ Female Fitness tests four times a year to ensure her body stays healthy and happy. This will be invaluable to Issy’s training and overall health as she will be able to monitor how her body copes internally throughout winter training with high training loads, and also in race season where stress levels will likely be high.