I’ve been a chef, a retail manager, worked in banking, quality management, marketing and production planning.
But in 2007 I made some big changes, quitting my job and moving to the Matakana area. And there began my association with Fitness Matakan and fitness.
I weighed an embarrassing 124kgs when I came to my first circuit class. Ouch! Best piece of advice I received was that until I was coming more often it would hurt. So I started adding in BodyPump and BodyBalance classes to my weekly exercise regime and gradually the weight started coming off. There began my love for group fitness classes.
As I spent so much time at the gym it wasn’t long before I started working there, helping with checking in classes etc. Then in 2011 when Jane Cresswell decided to sell the fitness studio it wasn’t a difficult decision to buy it.
I LOVE boxing and completed a Thump Boxing Instructors course in 2010. Then in 2013 I decided I wanted to take up the challenge of actually getting in the ring. It was a friendly spar against 3 different opponents—no bruises but exhausting and I have a whole new appreciation for the skill and fitness level of professional boxers. If you want one on one boxing for fitness training talk to me.
Not satisfied with one challenge for the year I decided to take a Les Mills BodyPump instructors training course at 45yrs. So now I split my time between the front desk and the front of class. Just to top off the year I achieved my Certificate in Personal Training at AUT and started training clients.