My passion for physical activity was evident from an early age, as I excelled in various sports including football, touch, basketball and trampolining. This alongside my competitive nature, made me determined to give 100% in my games and events – but I lacked the discipline to reach the national level that I hoped for. In fact, this was a recurring theme in my education and self-care as well. Then I decided that enough was enough. If I wanted to live a better life where I achieved my goals, made something of myself and felt like I was making a difference in the world, then I was the only one who could make that happen.
So, I decided to join the Royal New Zealand Navy to learn teamwork, leadership and most importantly, discipline. The military constantly pushed me to think about where I was at that moment, what my goals were and how I was going to achieve them – and this was a key value that I have implemented in every aspect of my life since. I used to feel like the lesser one of the group, unsure of myself and less than happy with my body. Now I dedicate a large portion of my days to taking care of myself: staying active, pushing my body to its limits, regularly eating healthy and enjoying each day as it comes. This has led me to achieve overwhelming results in my fitness journey, boosted my self-confidence and also done wonders for my mental wellbeing.
Now having recognised the importance of discipline to achieve my long-term health and fitness goals, as well as happiness, I want to share this knowledge with others. I was overjoyed at my own success, but have always felt a humbling sense of pride when able to help others do the same. Since training clients, I have found that my biggest sense of achievement comes from meeting someone who is unsure about themselves, unhappy with how they look and has a reduced quality of life. Then seeing that same person filled with self-assurance as they feel great when they look in the mirror, and having the ability to tackle anything that life throws at them. So, let me know if this sounds like you, and we’ll get you started on your journey!