Training and nutrition has been in my blood since I was born.
For years I longed for ANSWERS and SOLUTIONS to help me really hit my fitness goals, but was often left confused and concerned with how I was going to get there. There is so much misinformation in the fitness community, so over the years I decided to make it my goal to clear up some questions for not only myself, but others out there on their own fitness journey. So I started studying…and I am now a qualified Exercise Sport Scientist, Nutritionist and Personal Trainer. Really believing in education and providing the RIGHT, scientific and factual information to clients and the public.
This industry for me is really about seeing my clients transform over anything else, and knowing that they are doing it the right way and with the right science behind it. Also really wanting to EMPOWER other trainers to spread positive messages and educated knowledge to the public.
I truly believe in education and giving people the right tools for getting the best results. Health and fitness for me is not just a stage, or a competition date…but something I want to live and breathe year-round. It is my lifestyle, and it is my life.
Empowering women in particular to enjoy lifting weights, or to find any form of exercise that makes them happy. Wanting to help them understand that nutrition and supplementation can assist the process.
As a coach I want to also reach peoples lifestyles. Taking a holistic approach to training, nutrition and life for each individual: hormones, stress levels, family life, jobs, commitments, passion, goal setting, body image, eating habits and patterns and so much more to generate the right plan for that person.
Everyone has the potential to get amazing results, but they need to have the RIGHT plan and RIGHT mindset to do so and thus the right coach to assist them on their journey. They need someone who believes in them…and that is what I aim to build in my clients.
CAREER AND BUSINESS
I’ve been working as a personal trainer now for over 10 years and I have a client base both online and in the gym setting at Revo Fitness Scarborough. I also regularly run large training camps, retreats and seminars on training and nutrition in WA.
My main goal as a coach and mentor is to not only make people believe in their ability to change physically but MENTALLY. I believe you need to change from within to achieve better and long term results on the outside.
Bachelor of Science – Exercise Sport Science (Nutrition Major) – Edith Cowan University
Masters in Dietetics (current) – Edith Cowan University Certificate III & IV – Sport and Recreation Management
2000-2011 – Australian National Sprinter 200m/400m national champion and state record holder
2012 – began bodybuilding and had success in the below shows:
INBA fitness model 1st place WA
Nationals 5th place
NABBA/WFF fitness model 1st place
WA 2nd place nationals
Season B- IFBB Omara classic 3rd place
Fit x IFBB 1stPlace
Perth March Omara Classic 2nd place
Ukraine World Championships 8th place
Perth October Omara classic 1st place
Perth October Omara Classic 1st place,
Canada world championships IFBB 7th place
Carol Graham all females Sydney 1st place July
2012 – Began writing for the WA mind and body section.
2014 – first article feature in women’s health and fitness magazine
2015 – feature in men’s health and fitness magazine
I often get asked WHY I became a coach…
To be honest, I never dreamed I would be….
I’ve spent my early twenties struggling with an eating disorder. I remember feeling lost, confused and not knowing how to recover or move forward. I remember being bombarded with social media posts telling me how I should look, what I should do… yet nothing stuck, nothing helped. Ultimately, I was unhappy and a shell of the woman I could be.
Fast forward a few years, I got myself an amazing coach (Alice) and she pushed me to learn about nutrition, training and also addressed mindsets that had been holding me back for so many years. I became confident, found my voice again, started to set and achieve goals in all areas of life. Developing an eagerness to further my knowledge and a love of training!
The end result saw me leave my comfortable career, get a formal qualification and from there, a deep passion ignited in me to help other women. To become educated myself to help bring about change, because all around me, I saw women who were suffering as I once was and that is not a way to live.
Being an empowering woman, I am privileged to be a part of a community where that is what we are all about.
Not only do I love to see our clients achieve results when it comes to training and body composition goals, but ultimately my goal as a coach is see clients become educated, confident and realise their self-worth. Just like the team round motto says, I want to see our clients “find their strong”, whatever that looks like for THEM.
There is so much more to health and fitness than weight loss or being “lean”. Seeing our clients develop mental resilience, learning how to set them selves goals, understanding nutrition, how to train in alignment with their goals and no longer fall prey to all the unhealthy, unsustainable options that flood the market and their news streams daily… To me, that’s true progress and that is what being a coach is all about. I want to help bring about change that will LAST!
CAREER & BUSINESS
Personal training has been my full time job now for over 2 years operating both online & from Surge Fitness Perth, with an online client base under the Team Round banner focusing on lifestyle packages encompassing both training and nutritional components. I’ve have taken part in various team round based events, retreats & seminars. I do believe as coaches our knowledge should always be advancing and plan to continue studying throughout the coming year.
Cert III & Cert IV fitness
Lv 2 kettlebell accreditation
4 years hands on PT experience
Senior Breakthrough coach
Lifestyle coaching specialist
Body recomp coach
We are all moving through this journey and trying our best to understand what is right for our bodies.
I struggled for years as a teenager and young adult with self-confidence and binge eating tendencies. I was always active but didn’t understand why I didn’t have the body I wanted, the bodies I saw in magazines or social media. It’s a journey that sounds familiar for a lot of women.
When I became a personal trainer I thought it was to help people get their dream body… But if I dig deep to the real why, it was probably more just to help myself, because I still struggled with self-image and self-worth. With the industry being what it is, there is a lot of misleading information and I wanted answers, like many of the women I now help today.
Now, since being in the industry 4 years, working on international cruise ships, then onto FIFO personal training and working with Alice competing in IFBB Bikini Competitions, my “why” as a coach has changed massively. The more I learned the more my mindset started to shift, the reason I choose to be a coach now is much more than personal gain and helping people change their bodies, of course this is usually part of the goal… However, MY goal now is to be a role model and good example for women out there who want to live better in all aspects of their life.
To do that, we need to educate and empower women to take control of their health and fitness goals.
I value the freedom women can gain from understanding their training, nutrition and mindset to help close the gap between the fad diets in the industry vs the reality of how to get results you want to achieve whilst living a healthy, happy life.
Master Trainer L1
Matwork Pilates L1
2018 Season B IFBB BIKINI
1st Place – First Timers Bikini
1st Place – Novice Bikini
1st Place – Opens Bikini
1st Place – Novice Nationals
2nd Place – Opens Nationals