About Director Roseanna Gorman
Up until a few years ago, I was constantly exhausted, stressed, couldn’t sleep, and couldn’t focus. For far too long I was told that how I felt was “normal” – most people had one or two of these issues, and you just needed to take a pill to fix it. For a while, I believed it – I thought that this was just how life in western society was. Being tired and stressed out about money, work etc was just part of the game – and if you didn’t have these problems, you were extremely ‘lucky’.
In early 2014 I had reached my limit and I decided that it was time to lose some weight and change my overly busy, rather unhealthy lifestyle. I would survive off store bought sandwiches and snacks during the work day and I couldn’t understand why I would have sugar cravings and irritability in the afternoons. So, I attended a hardcore bootcamp which promoted extremely intense exercise for long periods of time combined with a diet which promoted calorie restriction. I wanted to lose weight and I did… for a time at least. It then occurred to me that not everyone has the financial means or physical ability to put themselves through such a grueling week at boot camp and the chances of them maintaining their exercise routine and diet afterwards were slim to none.
Around the same time as I attended the bootcamp, a friend introduced me to the Paleo diet. The idea of eating fresh, unprocessed foods largely consisting of meat, fruits, vegetables and nuts sounded great to me – so I dove right in. Fast forward to 6 months later – I had more energy than I could have EVER imagined previously, my mind was clear, I felt stronger and happier in myself, and my sleepless nights were a thing of the past. Oh, and I was leaner than I had ever been. It was at this point that I decided to leave my old life behind and move to sunny Spain to create Aurora bootcamp- a Paleo Lifestyle bootcamp focusing on helping people learn about and make a transition to a healthier lifestyle, which didn’t involve calorie restriction, over exercising and was sustainable and not only that, enjoyable.