I grew up in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, where I had a fun childhood playing lots of sports and athletics. In my early years of high school, I played state hockey and was also a competitive sprinter. I was so focused on my sports that I didn't go to any parties on weekends. As I started getting older, I moved to the city so I could experience the city lifestyle - this is when I stopped exercising altogether. I wanted to make new friends and started being very social; my weekends changed to hanging out with friends and partying. I drank, I smoked, I regularly ate fast food, and just generally became quite unhealthy. Six years later I told myself I would make a change - this is where my fitness journey began.
I started working out from home doing mainly HIIT training that I didn’t really enjoy. I wanted to build muscle and gain weight to have a more feminine shape. I had always been very thin, but I wasn’t happy with the way I looked or felt. At this time I was working in retail as a Makeup Artist and spent the whole day on my feet. I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t gaining weight or building muscle. Once I did more research I knew I had to face my fears and join a gym.
I absolutely loved it! My passion for training grew each session and I decided to complete my personal training course so I could eventually help others face their fears and chase their goals. I then went on to compete in my first bodybuilding competition where I ended up taking 1st place in IFBB Bikini Novice SA and 1st place in IFBB Bikini Novice nationals.
Once I had completed my personal training course I started doing my online coaching part time while I was still working full time in marketing. Three years later and I am now a full time online coach helping women from all around the world achieve their health and fitness goals.