What does a normal day look like for you?
I wake early to instruct a morning gym class, then off to teach sport at school; in the afternoon I might write an article I’ve been commissioned for, do some admin work or train some clients, then whip up a healthy home cooked meal, and into bed for an early night!
Which artist do you relate to and why?
PINK. She’s a strong, female entrepreneurial spirit.
What have been some high notes (highlights) in your journey?
- Finalist for 2018 Local Business Awards
- Finalist for Blackmores Inspirational Women 2018 Women+Wellbeing Awards
- Actress roles as an ASIO Officer on CH.9’s TV Show, Hyde and Seek, Here Come the Habibs, Miniseries Mary: Making of a Princess and more.
- Lead Fitness Instructor for Parkinson’s NSW Guinness World Record Attempt ‘Biggest Core Fitness Class’
What have been some low notes (challenges) in your journey?
It was a huge and daunting few months when I made the decision to quit my day job as HR Manager to pursue my career in fitness – it involved a lot of hard work, budgeting, study and commitment but was well worth it!
How does music keep you motivated?
It distracts me in a good way. The songs’ messages inspire me to work harder and challenge myself. The beats keep me on track or make me work faster.
When things get tough, which songs do you turn to for inspiration/motivation?
Anything that is upbeat and more than 125bpm!
What fitness tips can you share?
Mix up your workouts and try new things to challenge your body and mind, and to keep your fitness routine fresh and exciting! Even 15 minutes of movement is better than none! Your body is your best friend, so move it or lose it!
What advice can you give for those interested in being a fitness trainer?
Say yes to as many opportunities as you can! Find a mentor. Research and read – you can never stop learning or having enough knowledge.
What’s currently playing on your Spotify?
A mix of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and some homegrown Aussie artists.
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