What's my story?
As with most people, my passions have been lead by life experiences.
Growing up, I was always active! I was a dancer and martial artist, and I loved doing both. Unfortunately, my life was impacted as a teen due to chronic and disabling back pain caused by severe scoliosis.
At 19 years old, the spinal deformity was too severe, and I underwent major corrective surgery to fuse 12 vertebra and realign my spine. It was a long recovery with a lot of uncertainty about what my future abilities would be. Learning to accept and appreciate everything I could do during my recovery was HARD. The little things, the big things, and everything in between – none of it I take for granted. I feel so lucky to be where I am now.
Today I eat and train knowing it’s a privilege to build a strong and healthy body that will carry me for the rest of my life – it feels completely different than training purely for an aesthetic look. I will admit though, that training to be strong does help with feeling a little sexy!
I do love helping people achieve their weight loss and transformation goals – but at the end of the day, the best part is that they come to a point where every other reason to treat their body well are now more important to them than how their body looks. That growth is a beautiful thing to be part of.
I truely wish to see my clients feel good every day they can, for years after they’ve stopped training with me – in health, in strength, in their relationship with food and their body.
I love that they come away with more than fat loss and perky glutes. The new understanding, strength and confidence in their health and body – that’s what I love.
My Coaching Philosophy
Who are my clients?
As most of my clients have found me via my social media channels and see the message I share, the client group I have is very much aligned with the values above.
A high percentage of the clients that I work with are martial artists (from colour grades through to blackbelts) who are looking to improve their fitness and body goals through learning about nutrition and adding in a resistance training program that will support their martial arts training.
*This is an area I love working in as I remember several years back, I wanted to look more athletic and to increase my strength and endurance to prepare for a black belt grading and I struggled to find someone who could appreciate the unique needs of my sport.
I coach non-athletes as well, I have beginner and intermediate level clients in my programs who want to get stronger and/or take control of their relationship with food to achieve their lifestyle goals.
For my custom coaching packages, I have an application/ consultation process to make sure we are a good fit and that we are both confident that
my methods will suit the requirements of your goals.
Please note: I receive many requests to write training and rehabilitation programs for people with back issues or who are recovering from similar surgeries to what I had.
At this point, I am not highly qualified enough to safely take these clients on board.
I aim to get more education in this area, however it would be irresponsible for me to give more than general advice at this point.