I started training at Human Fitness about 5 years ago when it was originally CrossFit Plus. Over the years it has gone through a few name changes but it still is the amazing gym i first fell in love with and feels like home.
I decided to give it a go after encouragement from a good friend Martin Bowden who I was doing personal training with at the time and was also a coach. I had been thinking about it for so long and was a bit scared but just decided to give it a go.
Before I started training at Human and using the CrossFit methodology I was just doing general gym training. In hindsight I didn’t have much guidance or knowledge of training correctly and how to exercise.
Once I started training at Human it just fueled my passion for health and overall wellbeing. I love the structure of the CrossFit methodology and also the challenge. I was hooked on how style of training made me feel and saw a huge improvement in my self confidence and overall happiness with my body and what it could actually do. Health is such an important part of my life and I love sharing that with others.
My favourite aspect of training at Human is the people and the community. I have made friends for life. I could be having the worst day in the world and come in and be immediately boosted up. We have built such an amazing community of like-minded people who are so supportive and encouraging.
If I was stuck on a deserted island I feel I’d be able to cope without equipment. Hopefully there would be a little pop up bar! I love body weight exercises and feel you can still get an epic workout in. But if I did have to take one piece of equipment it would probably be a Dumbbell. So many things you can do with it.
I have always been very sporty and tried different things over the years. I played basketball all through highschool which I loved. Throughout my childhood I took part in Nippers at North Avoca Beach and was a Lifeguard in my teenage and early adult years.
Outside of the gym and training I love getting in the ocean, cooking and baking and walking my dog. I find walking super therapeutic and relaxing. I am also a huge plant mum and love my garden.
My favourite movie of all time would have to be the Lion King. Never gets old. Disney movies are the best.
If I only had one music album to listen to on a desert island it would have to be the BackStreet Boys. I know every word off by heart.
I have so many favourite foods. But anything peanut butter is the best! I have it on everything. YUM! I’m a sucker for ice cream too. And a good baked dinner!
Anyone new to Human and the CrossFit methodology is just give it time and trust the process! Everyone has started somewhere and each day/week you will find you can do a little bit more or are getting a little bit stronger and can go a little bit further. Also don’t ever doubt yourself. Your own head is your worst enemy!
My training goals for 2021 is to always get stronger. But also I want to train my mind a little bit to be a bit kinder to myself.
I look to so many people around me for inspiration. My partner who has gone through some crazy life hurdles and has worked so hard to get to where he is today. My mum who has lost her husband and is so strong and resilient. All of the amazing strong women in my life!
My favourite quote would have to be “Just keep going. Good things are to come”.
- Registered Nurse
- Advanced Life Support Accredited
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer