Guilty Pleasure: Mini Poppadums
Favourite Sweat It Session: Engine Room
Favourite Move: Dumbbell Burpee
Favourite Trainers: Mel & Kate
Favourite Shake: Wolverine
What is the reason you choose to be a trainer at SWEAT IT?
Because I believe in what we deliver. No fuss, no gimmicks, just honest to goodness hard ass workouts. And as a collective, I couldn't ask for better team mates. Everyone works towards bringing us UP, always.
What are your key motivators that make you book into a class or get to a gym session?
Honestly, being able to trust someone else to guide me towards new learning. As a trainer you spend countless hours planning for others. It's nice to give that responsibility over to someone else every so often.
I don't mind training on my own but I love group classes and the atmosphere they can create. I always work harder when surrounded by others.
How long have you been actively training for?
I've been moving since childhood. Gymnastics, contemporary dance as a kid. Athletics, martial arts and yoga as an adult. It doesn't feel right if I don't have some form of movement outlet.
Are you training with any specific goals or upcoming events in mind?
Currently focused on improving upper body strength as looking forward to getting a few more OCR's done and half the battle is grip and pulling strength!!! Being at Sweat It has helped me improve my endurance in running and actually, surprisingly for me, my 'attitude' towards running.
What would you most like to see transform in yourself?
Internally: Still battle that internal voice sometimes that tells me I can't do anymore, go any further, push harder. She's really loud when she's ready and I really don't have space for her anymore.. she gives me a headache!
Externally: Generally speaking I'm pretty happy with how I look, however, power lifting is something that I've never really explored but love the look of, so this is definitely an area I would like to develop in. All those big explosive moves! Bring it on!
What is one thing in the gym that is WAY out of your comfort zone and challenges you?
Gyms I'm comfortable with. It's the treadmill that takes me out of my comfort zone. Hills especially. But I feel like I'm slowly winning the battle.
What does the word ‘fitness’ mean to you?
Balance. Mind, body and soul. Fitness is not just the physical. To me it incorporates the whole. If the mind is right the body will follow.