Tell us, how did you get into the fitness industry?
I have always been a lifelong fitness enthusiast, working in the PR and Communications industry for over 10 years with well known health and wellness brands. After being offered a position one morning, I quit my then 12 year communications career, that afternoon, to work at my partner’s company, the first F45 Training, in Paddington NSW. And the rest is history…
What is the best moment of your career to date?
At one stage I was travelling Australia to take care of some of the top women in their respective fitness fields including Serena Williams – #1 Tennis Player, Sally Fitzgibbons – #1 Woman’s Surfer and Torah Bright – Olympic Gold Medalist Snowboarding. However, my most satisfying achievements are transforming the lives of my everyday clients, as this is extremely fulfilling.
What is one thing you wish every client would do?
Be nicer to themselves. Women can be so hard on themselves, everyone of us can find something they don’t like about their bodies in a split second. I wish every woman would wake up and compliment not only themselves, but each other.
What are the top issues that you find your clients struggle with?
You can’t out-train a bad diet.
Sure, you might be active everyday, doing a mix of muscle-strengthening work, cardio and high intensity training. But if your diet is rubbish, it will either amount to nothing, or you wont see enough results to warrant all that hard work.
I’ve seen girls train twice a day for months with no real results, simply because they keep going out and partying like Miley Cyrus on a 3-day bender.
Getting lean is a big commitment that takes time, conscious effort and detailed planning to your lifestyle and nutrition. I sit down with all my clients and explain that it can take months for some people depending on where their starting point is.
If you choose to make these adjustments and stick to a consistent training plan – they’ll be strutting down Australia’s beautiful beaches just in time for Summer!
Best piece of advice you would give someone when it comes to their health and wellness?
Sleep is the key to pretty much everything. Many of your struggles with weight, stress, energy and nutrition might be significantly improved, if not solved by getting more sleep.
What tip would you give someone who is looking to get into your industry?
Just do it. Don’t wait. If you are not happy with something in your life, change it. Don’t wait until tomorrow. Show up, be present and upskill yourself on a day to day basis.
Oh, and it helps if you’re a morning person! ☺
What does the first 90 minutes of your day look like?
I wake up at 4:30am to my apple cider vinegar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, a probiotic and 5 minutes of thoracic mobility on my Myofascial Foam Roller. From there, my clothes are laid out from the night before and ready to go, and I’m straight off to train my clients, a group class or myself! I like to consistency on waking, it keeps me motivated and leaves no time for excuses.
What is one unique thing that you do every day or every week that may surprise people or that has changed your life?
I love the beach. I don’t care if it’s Summer or Winter, I’ll make sure I swim once a week!
Do you have any health/ wellness philosophies that you live by?
Lifestyle is key – eat healthy to heal your gut, love your liver and eliminate toxins where possible. Get enough sleep and stress less!
What are your top health spots near home?
The Well– start your day with a workout, a hot Porridge or Green Omelette, and a steam room – yes please.
Petersons Wines– https://www.instagram.com/fittopialife/I try to only drink alcohol one night per week, so if I’m going to have a glass, I’ll have the best one, we order direct from the cellar door.
Best workout you have ever done and why did you love it?
Anything that involves the glutes!! I’m obsessed. You name it, squats, hip extensions, deadlifts, lunges (yes I said lunges), abductions, and the burn. I’m a results based trainer.
Also, I just launched a new gym with my partner, Luke Istomin in Potts Point NSW. Come by @REUNION_Training for an amazing workout!