Lifestyle Coach | Personal Trainer
Here at Zenergene, I will help you to make holistic and sustainable lifestyle changes. Over the past 5 years I have made significant changes to my own lifestyle and have lost 40kg. As well as now being a lifestyle coach and personal trainer, I have extensive corporate career experience helping people to learn, grow and be the best version of themselves!
I have spent most of my life overweight, frustrated, stressed, and endlessly exhausted. If you described my current lifestyle to me five years ago, I would not have believed it. Although I had a vision of how I wanted to look, I could never have imagined feeling, behaving and living as I do now.
As a child and teenager I was always overweight. I was often teased and grew up very aware that I was different to most kids. In my later teenage years I started to discover health and fitness. I learned about healthier food choices and started to pursue different forms of exercise (jogging, gym classes, weights, swimming etc.). Experiencing the positive impact of good nutrition and exercise sparked a lifelong passion in me. In my last year at high school I got super fit and lost 20kg. I felt awesome. Unfortunately, this weight loss was short lived.
Despite my aspirations to live a healthy and fit life - study, work, alcohol and stress took over and came to play a big part in my life for many years. I kept relatively active and lost weight a couple of times. However, I always regained the weight and was never able to establish consistently healthy routines. Overtime, I gradually gained more and more weight... I spent years stuck in an “all or nothing” approach to diet and exercise.
Around 2012/2013, at 27 years old I hit my rock bottom. On the surface, my life was good; I had an amazing job, I was engaged (and wedding planning!) and living a fun lifestyle – wining and dining, partying and travelling the world!! But beneath the surface, it was a different story.
I was broken, exhausted and had lost confidence in myself. I was gaining weight rapidly and suffered from insomnia, depression and anxiety. My resting heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar were all heading in the wrong direction. I was drinking heavily (in part to cope with pain and stress). My petite frame was starting to suffer – my knees hurt, my feet/ankles would swell in the summer and I couldn’t walk up a hill without dripping in sweat. I was wearing size 18 clothing. I felt out of control in all aspects of my life – my weight, health, relationships and work. I was stuck.
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I offer a mix of Lifestyle Coaching, Lifestyle Support and Personal Training services and utilise a platform called ProCoach to support my clients. My services are flexible and customized to meet your goals, challenges and budget. I offer three levels of support, starting from as little as $25 per week. Click here to learn more.
Lifestyle Change & Personal Development
- Clarify and set personal vision, values, priorities and goals
- Create / embed daily habits and practices
- Develop a mindset that supports holistic wellbeing and sustainable weight loss
- Career / professional / personal development
Nutrition & Weight Loss
- Understand the basics of nutrition for wellbeing and weight loss
- Build knowledge, skill and confidence in meal planning and preparation, supermarket shopping, reading food labels, eating out and adapting food choices
- Cook and eat in a way that is enjoyable, adaptable and sustainable over the long run
Fitness / Personal Training
- Understand key principles of exercise to support specific goals
- Set up and review exercise routines that suit you
- In - Home Personal Training sessions
- In - Gym Personal Training sessions at Les Mills Howick
I design, develop and deliver a range of workshops to meet the needs to different organisations and community groups on topics such as lifestyle change, weight loss, mindset and wellbeing.
Community Workshops (Free)
Free weight loss and mindset workshops focused on topics such as weight loss, healthy diet, stress, sleep, meal planning and family fitness. These classes help you cultivate the mindset to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. Next workshop - 12 October 2019, Botany Library
The Slow Burn (Weight Loss Porgramme)
An intensive weekend-long weight loss course focused on building the knowledge, mindset and belief needed for sustainable weight loss. Supported by comprehensive coaching sessions, learning materials before and after the workshop for up to 12 months.