WELCOME TO ADAPTED

About Us

Welcome to Adapted.

Adapted is your partner, your resource, your coach and your community. Whether your goal is to feel better, be healthier or live longer, we will both guide and share your journey. At Adapted we believe in a future that’s bright and full of vitality. We also believe that science is now showing us how to better manage our lifestyles and our environments to this end. Please take 5 minutes to read about us below; understand our why

Our AIM IS TO HELP YOU BECOME…

ADAPTED for modern life, for a healthier life and for a longer life!

Phil Ellison Managing Director

Phil is from St. Helens in the north west of the United Kingdom. Living in this region, his early sporting endeavours revolved around Rugby League, which brought equal measures of personal challenge, teamwork, community spirit and injury rehabilitation. The latter led to a fascination with the human body, physical fitness and ultimately to a Physiotherapy degree and 20+ year career within the NHS. Over the last decade Phil has worked as a Lower Limb Specialist and developed orthopaedic services related to this. 

Shortly after university Phil dipped his toe into the sporting field of triathlon, enjoying some low level success. This has developed into a passion over the years and a focus on the longest of triathlon distances (Ironman). In 2019 Phil fulfilled a decade long dream to qualify for the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Since that point he has taken great pleasure in building a coaching business and passing on his knowledge.

In terms of health and wellness, one early morning in January 2022 would open his eyes to the importance of lifestyle and environment on ones sense of wellbeing. Agreeing to accompany his wife to a guided open water dip and breathwork session, he confronted a huge challenge in a supportive community environment and felt subsequent euphoria, contentedness and fatigue all within a few hours. The rabbit hole was opened and he fell head first into it…. Listening, reading, devouring information from the most eminent people in the fields of health, longevity, sleep, nutrition, mental health and lifestyle medicine. Finding scientific support to back his anecdotal experiences and personal beliefs has led him to this point. A desire to share the concepts of wellbeing, health-span and longevity with a wider community. To build that community and to support the members of it to take simple practical steps to becoming happier and healthier through manipulating their lifestyle and environment.

Nikki Ellison Director

Nikki is a Solicitor specialising in commercial contracts. A desk job for the academic child who was always picked last for sporting teams at school, with no discernible fitness, skills or hand eye coordination that others take for granted. Attempts to exercise were often linked to dieting, the discomfort was large and the rewards were few. One of her only positive experiences with physical activity previously had been a few pole dancing classes. However, a new resolve, driven by increasing age, body weight and low mood resulted in the determination to find a new local pole dancing studio. 

It was addictive and she has never looked back; the metaphorical snowball had begun to roll and its momentum resulted in weight training, yoga and HIIT classes. Initially, these were intended to improve her Pole ability but she made friends, found a community and gained confidence. She is now a much healthier weight with a strong muscular body, able to do things that her childhood self would never have believed.

Nikki has also struggled intermittently with anxiety and depression. Whilst she accepted that this was probably quite normal and that most people would experience similar feelings, she was always looking for the ‘next thing’ that might fix this. In January 2022, she found it when she signed herself and Phil up for a cold water dip at a local venue. The difference she felt after that first session was remarkable. Regular dipping has an ongoing positive effect on her sense of wellbeing and has led to her interest in health, wellbeing, fitness, nutrition and adaptability. We all need community and self-care in our lives and the evidence is out there. Adapted will hopefully make it easier for people to find their right path to a healthier and happier future.

Robert Bricout
Non-executive Director 

Rob is a dual qualified solicitor (South Africa; England and Wales) and was the General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer (strategic, enterprise and investment risk) at two asset management companies in the UK. He has served on various funds boards. 

A sports fan he does not often mention the Springboks are the current rugby union world champions! He has participated in most sports – a jack of all trades and master of none – and his first love remains tennis.

He was coerced late in life into triathlon by a friend, promised he would not do another and has subsequently completed two Half Ironman races; most recently Barcelona in 2023. He met the Ellisons through triathlon and Phil is his triathlon coach.

As a Londoner Rob is well acquainted with the North West due, inter alia, to his support of Wigan based Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity Joining Jack for which he is an avid fundraiser. Many of his triathlon friends are in Cheshire and he aspires one day to be part of the Cheshire set. 

He is a firm believer in the benefits of exercise and mental health care. Rob is delighted to assist Adapted as a non-executive director on its journey to contribute to a healthier, happier future for all. 

aims:

- To raise awareness of health and lifestyle science/medicine.
- To demystify and simplify the vast amount of information that is available.
- To make environmental and lifestyle change actionable and achievable.
- To provide education, support and community in this area.

We will do this primarily through the identification of 5 foundational pillars:

Movement

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Sleep

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Nature

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Emotional Well-being

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Healthy Eating

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Movement

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Sleep

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Nature

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Emotional Well-being

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Healthy Eating

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ADAPTED for modern life, for a healthier life and for a longer life!