TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF
I started my first Personal Training business when I was 17, coaching 1-on-1 female clients out of my college gym to pay my way through university. I studied business & finance in university and went on to work in investment banking for two years. Fitness and athleticism has always been a huge part of my life, so when I found myself moving over to Australia 4 years ago I chose to pursue my passion in that industry, and leave my time in finance behind. I haven’t looked back since!
WHY DO YOU TRAIN?
I train because I love it! It makes me a stronger, kinder, happier and more resilient person. Training has shown me the beauty of my body and the huge (lifelong) benefits of small efforts repeated day-in and day-out.
Ultimately, I train to be strong & fit & capable for my family. I want to be able to run, hike, climb, travel and pick up my grandchildren well into old age. My fitness helps to make that possible.
WHY DO YOU COACH?
Being able to change the way someone thinks about their body is why I coach. There is no better feeling in the world than witnessing someone (who initially had nothing nice to say about themselves), blossom into this beautiful ray of confidence, self respect and pride. I pinch myself that I get to call this “work” every day!
WHAT IS YOUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY?
Move well. Understand your body. Keep it simple. Control the ego.
So much can come from hard work, efficiency and simplicity in movement and a solid, positive mind that’s eager to learn and grow.
FAVOURITE WORKOUT TRACK?
My go-to “pump” up song when I’m lifting (and terrified of the weight on the bar) is Points of Authority/99 problems - Jay Z & Lincoln Park.
“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” Abraham Maslow