I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and lived there for most of my life, until my husband was given the opportunity of a great career move to New Jersey, USA.
Before we moved to the US, I worked in Corporate, doing the 9 to 5 routine, however when we landed in the US, I decided to take the opportunity to do something else. I became a Personal Trainer in 2009, however I was not confident in my skills based on the Certification I completed, so I did a second PT Certification and then a Corrective Exercise Certification, Precision Nutrition Levels 1 & 2, and I haven’t stopped learning since then. Now currently working on my Primal Health Coaching Certification.
We moved from New Jersey to Virginia, where I shadowed some very experienced trainers, who taught me so much about the fitness business. I did Personal Training for the big box gyms for a while, as well as teaching Spinning Classes 4 -5 times a week at various studios.
Then we moved again, this time to Rhode Island where I worked for Fitness Together for about a year, as a PT. After my daughter went off to college, I took the plunge and started Fit-Your-Life, working out of my home. Initially I travelled to people’s homes with my bag full of tricks, as I slowly built up my facility at home. Eventually I had to cut the travel down significantly as I had a big pool of clients coming to my home studio. I also taught Kickboxing Fitness classes once a week, which was awesome fun. We moved again.
After two years in Florida, we made the decision to move back to South Africa. We have now settled down in the Western Cape, and loving every minute of living in this beautiful place.
I am currently training clients in their own homes, but I do have a workout space at home for those who, either, don’t have the space or equipment, or would rather train somewhere else.
I have completed a 100 mile bike ride, I have run a 1/2 marathon and I have also completed a Spartan Race.
We walk the dogs every day, we do a couple of long bicycle rides every weekend, and we try to incorporate strength training, HIIT workouts and stretching into our week.
I have three adult children now living their best lives. Instead of enjoying the empty nest, my husband and I now have 3 Jack Russell Terriers to keep us busy……..very very busy. Jesse, Jonty and Toby.