Owner, Personal Trainer & Group Instructor
Unlike other colleagues in the fitness industry, I have no background in sports or fitness. I have always been very active but I have learned that active does not mean you are fit, strong or healthy.
A back injury in my early 40s was the catalyst for my own personal journey into health and fitness. To the surprise of many I have often stated that stepping off a ladder while still half a metre above ground onto a concrete floor was the best thing that could have happened to me. Although it may sound odd, this injury forced me to get my health and fitness into order which occurred over a period of years under the guidance of one of finest personal trainers in Brisbane. It was during this journey that I found my passion to want to help guide people into a stronger, fitter and healthier version of themselves.
I’m on the cusp of fifty and I’ve never felt happier, healthier, stronger or more energised. Fitness is not a one size fits all equation and the truth of the matter is that you don’t have to work out like a crazy person to achieve results. I don’t enjoy going to gyms and I certainly don’t respond well to anyone yelling or screaming at me while I am exercising, let alone pushing me until I either collapse or vomit. While I recognise that some people do like to go to boot camps and be pushed beyond their natural limits, that’s not a service that we offer at Enhance PT.
Being fit and healthy isn’t just about exercise. It’s a whole-of-life approach which needs to be balanced between what we eat, how the body works, how we think, as well as how we move and how often.
My special interest groups are:
Mums – particularly new Mums. After a friend experienced a life changing event following her attending a HIIT class at 8 weeks post natal, I’ve become VERY passionate about Mums getting back into exercise after pregnancy SAFELY. As a new Mum it’s not about just strapping on the sandshoes and going for a 2km run to get back into shape. In fact this is the very last thing a new Mum should be contemplating. New Mums need to be monitored carefully during exercise so as to avoid injury both externally and even more importantly, internally. I am a passionate advocate for womens health, and I want to help new Mums get back into shape safely, under the supervision and guidance of a qualified Safe Return to Exercise fitness professional (that would be me!). This is one of the main reasons I started PRAM POWER – for Mums wanting to get out of the house, into the fresh air with other Mums while doing an exercise program that has been specifically designed around their changing bodies. Mums need to feel great about their bodies, the amazing process that their bodies have been through, and understand the difference between pre and post pregnancy exercising.
Seniors aged 65+ focusing on mobility, strength and flexibility improvement. I have been witness to remarkable changes in people’s abilities through incorporating simple and regular guided exercise into their lives. I am passionate about keeping our older population moving freely, living independently and living stronger (through injury prevention) for as long as possible.
Favourite quote: Happiness is not something ready-made; it comes from your actions
Favourite Food: Anything home cooked
Favourite Exercise: Games during circuits (I love to play)
Qualifications & Education
Cert 3 & 4 Fitness (2018)
Senior First Aid & CPR
SRE Accreditation – Safe Return to Exercise, pre & post natal
Personal Trainer, Group Instructor & Remedial Massage Therapist
I have always been active whether it be playing sport at school (softball, netball, orienteering) or involved in outside school activities such as swimming and hockey.
I’ve been playing hockey since I was six and also coached hockey for about 10 years (junior girls 13-18 year olds).
I started training with a personal trainer to improve my fitness for hockey and was intrigued by what they did so decided that I would give it a shot. I’ve now been working as a personal trainer for the last five years.
I’ve been attending pilates classes for the last two years which I really enjoy.
I love animals and occasionally do some pet sitting. In my spare time I love to read, watch TV, go to the movies and spend time with friends.
I am passionate about working with the older generation and helping them to be more mobile. It’s great to see them getting results and still being active and enjoying themselves. I also enjoy working with people who have injuries/restrictions, helping them to strengthen or work around their issues and get back to doing what they love.
I recently graduated as a remedial massage therapist. I was inspired to add to my skill set and be able to further help improve my clients’ function as well as helping people to overcome injury and muscle issues.
Favourite quote: Stay strong and be true to yourself
Favourite Food: Spaghetti bolognaise
Favourite Exercise: Walking
Qualifications & Education
Cert 3 & 4 Fitness
Diploma of Remedial Massage
My journey with yoga began 20 years ago when I was working in a gym.
I found myself in a yoga class and felt a sense of calm and peace like I’d never experienced. From that moment I became a regular student and attended many different types of classes with different teachers as well as attending varying workshops. After being a yoga student for almost 20 years I finally made the commitment to train to become a teacher.
I am trained in Vinyasa yoga which is a flowing style of yoga aligning the movement to the breath. At times the class can feel like almost like a moving meditation. Generally a class with me will be focused on moving awareness from the mind and dropping into the body more fully. I intuitively feel into the energy of the students within each class and like to work with that energy.
My classes are suitable for all levels from a beginner to experienced as I offer variations within each pose. I am also trained as a restorative yoga teacher which allows for pure relaxation and release of held tension and stress.
There are times when I will add elements of restorative yoga into a general class. I love to share the gift of yoga and look forward to seeing you on the mat.
Qualifications & Education
Certified Yoga Instructor
A BETTER “YOU”
At Enhance PT we are committed to providing you with the best service and the best industry standards.
We require all of our trainers to be current members of Fitness Australia, which means that we are committed to industry standards and ongoing professional development.
To maintain membership at Fitness Australia we are obliged to continue our professional development by completing a minimum of twenty (20) Continuing Education Credits (CECs) every two years.
Your health and fitness is our responsibility and we are committed to updating and improving our knowledge base and skill sets.
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