Meet the Trainers
Here at NRG, we pride ourselves on having passionate and caring personal trainers to help you achieve your goals, no matter what they may be. Get to know our amazing personal trainers by reading their bios below!
I started in the fitness industry because I had a passion for exercise and the benefits that I received from my training. I wanted to help others realise the mental and physical benefits of exercise and to get rid of the idea that exercise is all about numbers on a scale and that the only reason you do it is to lose weight.
We took over ownership of North Ringwood Gym in 2017, previous to running North Ringwood Gym, I ran my own business Your Time Personal Training. I set the business up 8 years ago and started in a studio at the back of my house and then took over the double garage and then the opportunity came up to buy North Ringwood Gym and we knew it was the next step for us.
I’m also a big goal setter and love taking on a challenge and love it when clients will talk to me about their goals and what they want to achieve and what we are going to be working towards. Sometimes achieving the goal isn’t what it is all about, often it’s about the journey to achieve the goal.
As a mum of 3, I am driven to help people realise that their bodies are so much more than the negatives that they often see and that through exercise, you will feel stronger and see what your body and mind can truly do. I spent a lot of my teenage years and early 20’s with a lot of negativity towards my body and would always compare to others and live on a constant cycle of wishing for better abs, better legs, better something. It was when I took up Triathlon that I started to see my body in a different way and I realised that exercise didn’t have to be about constantly chasing a number on the scale or wishing I could change so much of my body. And through my training I started to see how much more we can do if we stop feeling so negative about ourselves.
With 3 young children, triathlon has taken a back seat to Running, strength training and Yoga. I believe to include activity in our lives we need to have a balance and we need to make sure we are doing things we enjoy, otherwise they become a chore and we don’t do them.
If you’ve got a goal that you want to work towards or if you are keen to start looking at your body in a different light and stop looking at the scales or the negatives, then let’s work together.
As an Exercise and Sport Science graduate, I have a strong passion for strength and conditioning, incorporated with mobility. I have been working in the Health and Fitness industry for some time now, and have had incredible opportunities working with athletes, such as coaching in the Vic Women's AFL Academy, as well as with TAC cup athletes.
Furthermore, I base a large portion of my programming around strength, endurance and power development, incorporating High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) where possible. I really enjoy working with the functional training side of exercise, one of my passions is to incorporate kettlebells, powerbags, resistance bands and TRX into most sessions.
If you are looking to develop strength, power and endurance, especially with regards for training for a specific sport, I would love to help you.
Additionally, I am equally as passionate about using exercise to overcome mobility dysfunction/s and programming for clients based on literature and research to improve such issues.
Lastly, after majoring in Sports Nutrition I am more than happy to help assist with dietary advice where possible with regards to performance.
From a very young age I have always loved sport and being active, always competing in school swimming, athletics and interschool sport, as well as sports and dancing outside of school. Whatever was on offer to me I participated in. However being active doesn’t always mean you are slim and I was teased for being “fat” from as young as 9 years old. I struggled with body image and controlling my diet all through my teen years. It was through my desire to gain more knowledge for myself that I realised I wanted to be a trainer. To help other people overcome what I had struggled through myself.
I have now been a Personal Trainer for 9 years; I have completed extra qualifications in boxing, bootcamp, Pilates, nutrition and most recently strength and conditioning. I always strive to grow my knowledge base both for myself and anyone I train, both in groups and 1 on 1. I would say my specialty is probably glute work, core strength and stretching. Coming back from a hamstring injury in 2017 I feel like I know every glute exercise under the sun. I have a LONG history of dance and stretching and how to increase flexibility and now with Pilates under my belt I feel like I’ve really mastered bringing the two components together.
I myself LOVE weight sessions in the gym, lifting as heavy as I can every time I come in gives me a real sense of achievement and I enjoy that there is a constant goal to look forward to, week in week out to be stronger than I was last week. I generally do three weight sessions a week and one high intensity session. I prefer my cardio to be over and done with as quickly as possible, however I do try to run a couple of times a week and I also dance and enjoy Yoga. I believe in a good balance when it comes to my health and fitness. Whilst I love the weights I also know how important it is for my muscles to be stretched and rested and my heart and lungs to get a good workout as well. Whilst my own health and fitness is important to me, more than anything the reason I got into the fitness industry was to help OTHER people achieve their goals. There is truly nothing more rewarding than helping someone achieve a goal they set for themselves. Whether its muscle growth, increased strength or flexibility, losing weight or running a marathon I love being the support crew in the background teaching, showing and telling you that YOU CAN DO IT!
I have been in the fitness industry for 15 years! Starting out as a Personal Trainer in WA running individual and small group sessions from clients’ homes or local parks. Now as a mother with two young kids and hopefully a little more wisdom, my style of training has evolved from the whole ‘no pain no gain’ mentality to a more holistic and mindful approach to health and fitness.
I have studied food and nutrition and am currently finishing an exercise and sport science degree. I have also been teaching yoga for nearly two years and see a great advantage of incorporating yoga as part of regular training, not only for the strength and mobility advantages but also for the appreciation of the breath and moving mindfully.
Yoga and running are my personal favourite forms of moving, I like to find ways of adding a bit more resistance training into my yoga practice with weights or bands and the like. My latest inspiration is ‘flow’, which to me is very similar to Yoga but perhaps a little less restrained to the traditional ‘asana’ or poses. It’s a really fun way to train and gets the brain involved too. I hope to share my knowledge in my sessions to show people what they are capable of, to educate in a way that inspires growth and achievement and to encourage training to be time to be present and tune into our bodies a little more.
I became a Personal Trainer as I have a passion for fitness. I struggled with weight loss and through hard work and determination, I managed to turn this around.
I began in Australia but studied and trained in the UK to become a trainer. I specialise in strength and conditioning, strongman, bodybuilding, weight loss, HIIT and Powerlifting.
My philosophy in life is “Don’t say it, Do it”.
As Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would say “Be humble, be hungry and always be the hardest worker in the room”
My qualifications include: Certificate IV in Personal Training and Certificate III in Fitness Instructing.