1. When did you realise your love for what you do?
For nutrition – it was probably the first time I realised I was good at it! I have always loved helping people and improving my knowledge, but it’s a good feeling when you know you can pass that onto people to help them. I love the connection that food has with the body, it can heal and nourish or lead towards illness. People often have a huge misconception that ‘healthy food’ needs to be complex or boring when I teach them it’s the opposite.
Running a gym – I am still learning daily. For this business, I run the team, marketing and advertising. I find small wins and loves here that pop up randomly but always make me smile when they do.
2. What do you love most about what you do?
The fact that as a team, we help people live longer, happier lives and we’re keeping them free from illness and disease. Plus getting in the kitchen to create a recipe that makes my husband go “wow, that’s a winner babe – your clients will love that”. The creation and sharing.
3. What’s the most significant piece of wisdom you’ve received or acquired through life experience?
Listen first. Talk later.
Something I am awful at but always try to work on.
4. What’s been one of your biggest challenges you’ve faced and how did you navigate through it?
Working daily with my husband and taking over a business that we knew a lot about, but nowhere near enough. This was at a point when my Nutrition career was going great, and that, unfortunately, had to take a backseat. There were a bumpy few years with lots of ups and downs, but things I learnt were:
Communication is the key to every relationship whether it is with a client, partner, child, partner etc
5. What are 3 of your daily non-negotiables?
1. Exercise or move daily. I train with a PT, I do CrossFit, Pilates, lift weights, Yoga and Run. Something every day, it’s my time for me.
2. Eating home-cooked food. 90% of our food is home-cooked. Whether it’s a cracking burger, a slow cooker ragu or just a simple smoothie. Better for your health and bank balance.
3. Sleep. We undervalue the importance of sleep. While I’ll admit to burning the candle on the weekend to hang out with my husband during the week, it’s lights off by 9pm so I can get some unbroken sleep before I’m up to feed my son.
6. What do you believe is your greatest asset and how does it serve you?
The ability to learn and pass that information onto others. I love learning, knowledge is something we should all be so grateful for. It serves me by teaching my community how to improve their health, their fitness and their minds of themselves and their families.
7. How do you elevate and empower those around you? I teach them to take control of their own health and not rely on illness and age to become factors that hinder them from living their best lives
8. What does the word failure mean to you?
Haha, I feel like I fail all the time! Failure to me means f*cking something up, learning from it, probably doing it again until you get it right or at least better. Failure doesn’t bother me, it hurts a bit, but really failure is connected to the material world, and there are more important things in life.
9. In your opinion, what’s the number one thing that holds people back from going after what they want in their lives? What would you say to them?
Themselves and the fact that they concentrate too much on the achievements of others. Focus on yourself and only follow those that inspire you to be better. Focus on yourself and watch yourself grow.
10. If you could share one seed of inspiration for those chasing their dream, what would it be?