I started my fitness journey at a very young age. Being an overweight child and teen was tough and I had an overwhelming urge to help other people in the same situation. I grew up in a household that allowed chocolates and treats as a reward for having one or two bites of your veggies. I realised that this was not okay and that is where it all began.
I joined a support group for healthy eating and began working out 4-5 times a week, losing over 20kgs of body fat. I then went on to study my honours in human movement science. University was one of the best experiences of my life and I was given the opportunity to work at Iron Man South Africa Events, Corporate Adventure races and I also volunteered in the sport science centre where I was able to work alongside extremely talented Biokineticists and Sport Scientists.
After completing my studies I worked for an orthopaedic surgeon who owned Power Plate South Africa. During this time I worked with men and women who were recovering from lumbar fusions, who were overweight and I also trained children who had low muscle tone. Working with children was also a huge passion and I thought about going into teaching but I only wanted to teach fitness!
My family immigrated to Australia and I was lucky enough to meet my husband who encouraged me to start CrossFit after he changed his career and became a Personal Trainer. CrossFit changed everything and it is now the very sport that we live and breathe and all our fellow CrossFitters have become our “family”. I worked as an exercise physiologist on a number of mine site, drill ships and rigs. We started our own CrossFit affiliate and ran that for over a year and I then went on to work for RFX CrossFit as a support coach and CrossFit kids coach. I enjoy seeing my CrossFit kids and adults grow to love the sport and gain more confidence with each passing week.
I started a 6 week healthy eating challenge which became extremely popular in our CrossFit community and all over Western Australia. Although exercise is a great way to start a journey towards a healthy lifestyle, I felt the need to educate people on healthy eating and assist them with fuelling their body for exercise. I have helped so many men and women achieve their weight and fat loss goals and have helped a lot of other clients gain lean muscle mass. I have designed many food plans via correspondence for multiple clients as they live remotely.
My goal for the future is to help and teach! To help people to achieve their goals, whether it be weight loss, to become fit, to be healthy or to be an elite athlete. To teach people about nutrition and exercise and how to move correctly to avoid injury. I want everyone to have sufficient knowledge to be able to make better choices but to also enjoy life and exercise as much as we do, because it so much fun and extremely rewarding.