I have come from being someone who hated exercise (turns out I just hate cardio) and who lived on a mixture of pain killers to get through the day due to chronic pain. To now someone who lives, breathes and sleeps exercise and a healthy diet; except for my once a week cheat meal, you have got to live. I have reduced my dependence on prescription pain medication to a minimum if not at all most days.
My passions are resistance training (weights), HIIT (high intensity interval training) and circuit training. Watching the transformation building lean muscle mass & see those fat kilos disappear has on my clients is so exciting. Seeing them learn about the affect food has not only on their body but their mind.
My clients range from 17 – 69 years of age. Some with perfect health, others with issues such as Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Diabetes, Post Surgery, Lupus, Leukemia, Pregnancy and post baby.
In 2011 I was awarded FIRST PLACE in my Figure division in the INBA against 12 other women. That was one of the proudest days in my life as it had been a very difficult 18 months prior seeing many specialists and spinal surgeons about my condition. Not heding their advice, I decided to compete anyway. And my MRI’s at the end of comp season showed my spine had actually improved. YEAH ! With perfect form, and carefully chosen exercises, just about anything is possible.
These are my qualifications so far:
Fitness Australia Registration Number 023178
ISSN-SNS -Sports Nutrition Specialist (International Society of Sports Nutrition)
Certificate III & IV in Fitness
Certificate in Exercise Nutrition
Lift for Life Trainer – resistance training program for people with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions
Pregnancy & Postnatal Exercise
Certificate in Bodybuilding & Contest Preparation
Pad Masters Certification
Level 1 & 2 Advanced Bootcamp & Outdoor Group Fitness Instructor
Advanced First Aid
THIS WAS MY FAT BUM BELOW: this is when I was in my early 30’s. The second shot (nice bum) is when I was nearly 43. Same body weight (62kg) just different composition (fat & muscle)