My journey started back in 2013 when I decided to take back control of my life and beat my 6 year battle with an eating disorder. I'd developed an eating disorder at the age of 16, and it wasn't until I turned 21 and met my partner Paul (now husband) that I found the courage to change.
In 2014 I joined a crossfit box and discovered my love for weights and endurance training. Crossfit required strength and discipline. It took my mind and body to places I never knew existed. For the first time in a very long time, I found purpose in what I was doing and I felt alive. I no longer strived to be skinny and deprive myself of food. I realised that to get strong and fit, I had to fuel my body. I competed in several crossfit competitions, and soon after I'd built up the fitness and stamina to complete my first ever half marathon. For me, this felt like I had stepped through another huge chapter of my ED recovery.
In 2015 I decided to invest into a Strength & Conditioning Coach. After learning how to move correctly and seeing how much of a difference this was making in my life, I realised that I wanted to change my career and become a Coach.
Within 12 months, I enrolled in a course to become a Qualified Personal Trainer and quit my job as a Full Time Conveyancer. I completed a 12 Week Exercise Science & Nutrition Course, as well as a 12 Week Internship at Virtus Human Performance on the Mornington Peninsula. And in 2016 I landed my first Job as a Personal Trainer.
After 12 months working as a Personal Trainer, It wasn't long before I knew that I wanted to create my own path and help women on a whole new level. So on November 1st 2017, I launched the start of my business eFit, where I trained women 1:1 from my beautiful home studio. It was the start of something amazing, and I felt like everything I had been through in life had led me to this moment. In July 2019, I decided to expand my business online and rebrand! And that's when I created Thrive Athletic..
To Thrive is to flourish, to succeed, to grow and to develop. My aim is to help women become physically fit, strong and successful. I want my clients to realise that through times of pain and discomfort, it only makes them stronger. And these moments of pain transpire through their everyday lives.
I'm so proud of what I've created. I have a Community of women who are strong, kind, supportive and like minded. I have women who I have trained online for 12 months now. My programs aren't quick fixes. My clients are in this for the long run. We are a team, and I want them to take my methods with them for life.
Health isn't just about your physical goals. It is everything you think, feel and perceive in this world. Your environment, your relationship with others and even yourself. To live a healthy life, you must adopt a healthy mind. And that is my soul purpose as a coach.