I grew up in a family that valued health and fitness and loved trying new sports. At 15 my dad took me to his â€˜spit and sawdust gym' in London. I was hooked – and my career path set. During my 30 years in fitness I have explored everything this amazing industry has to offer, from personal training and instructing aqua aerobics, to managing fitness clubs. I currently own The Health Hub studio in Sydney, which looks after a diverse clientele. I am also a mentor and assessor for up and coming fitness professionals and a health and fitness writer.
What does being fit and healthy mean for me?
I like being fit so I can enjoy, not just survive, daily life – and still have energy left over. I exercise so my body can keep up with my enthusiasm, as I intend to paddle board, snorkel, ride bikes and horses, ski and play tennis for many years yet.
What inspires me?
I am inspired by anyone who overcomes the odds, achieves something extraordinary, or pushes past boundaries. The amazing Turia Pitt, the performers of Cirque du Soleil and Margaret Deas, who after falling and breaking her pelvis, trained to complete 102 squats on her 102nd birthday, for charity.
What are my passions?
My passion is ensuring it is not a long time since I did something for the first time. I look for new countries to travel to, experiences to be had, subjects to learn about and activities to try. But I can often be found paddling around the shores of Sydney.