Talk to me if:
You want to chat with someone who knows the ins and outs of the fitness industry. Or if you would like some help designing and presenting programs for injury rehabilitation.
I was born in "Da Naki" (Taranaki) and have lived almost everywhere in NZ since. Growing up I was a typical sporty Kiwi kid, perhaps a little too focused on extra-curricula sporting activities rather than my academic requirements. Most of my personal development and many of my most cherished memories come from high school sports. After school I had four of the best years of my life studying sport science and exercise prescription at the University of Otago. Since graduating in 2002, I have been working as a Personal Trainer at Hamilton Les Mills, a role I absolutely love.
Since 2002 I have been based at Hamilton Les Mills, I started out as a fitness consultant, where I wrote and presented basic exercise programmes. Within a year I took the big leap into the world of self-employed personal training. Over the years I have worked with a massive range of people, from jockeys to body-builders. Recently I have become a bit of a 'go to' girl when it comes to shoulder and knee rehabilitation, which is something I find hugely challenging and rewarding.
After high school I completed the four year PE degree at Otago University. This was a fantastic course that went really in-depth into anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, the basic knowledge I now refer to with my rehab clients. I finished my studies with a double major in Sport and Exercise Prescription, and Sport and Leisure studies. When I left university I had a strong base of theoretical knowledge, but almost no practical experience, so most of my personal training education happened on the job.
Never stop learning! The fitness industry is constantly evolving; make sure you are evolving with it.