Ready to achieve the strong healthy body you know you can have?

I help women to get fit, strong and learn the SUSTAINABLE eating, stress and lifestyle habits needed, to both look and feel amazing in their bodies!

Get that “Wow, changing my eating habits isn’t as hard as I thought!” feeling:

Health Coaching

Diet and Lifestyle. Heal your body from the inside out. Get your energy back. Look in the mirror with confidence. And get your life back into order.

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Personal Training

Work with me one on one, either in person or via Zoom online, so that you can reach your exact fitness goals, whilst working with your personal preferences and/or injuries.

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Because let’s face it…

Changing your exercise and eating habits feels hard!

Sunday night, knees tucked up under you on the couch, eyes glued to your screen, you reach into the bag of chips nestled on your lap to discover it’s empty.

Mortified at yourself for finishing the whole bag again, (even though you said to yourself were going to only have a few!) you vow to ‘eat clean’ from tomorrow. Hell, you decide to get up early and go for a walk too!

Enough is freaking enough! You’re tired of loathing the woman you see staring back at you from the mirror! Tired of feeling ‘fat’. Tired of feeling too unfit to chase after the kids. Tired of feeling like you can’t go out and be social because you’ve got nothing to wear that looks good on you.

Tired of being well, tired!!

So Monday morning rolls around and you start with a couple of eggs on vogels toast for breakfast, because that’s what you’ve heard is the right thing to eat to lose weight. You decide to quickly make a salad for lunch from the measly green things you have left in the fridge. And feeling smug and proud of yourself, you’re set for the day (even though you didn’t get that walk in at 6 am! But hey, one thing at a time right!?).

The day progresses…
The kids need your attention…
Work is stressful…
You walk back in the door, but dinner still needs cooking (or takeaways!? You’re too tired to cook!).
Then it’s the evening routine of getting your little people clean and in bed…

The kids are finally asleep.

You’re knackered.

You deserve a little pick me up to keep you going and for dealing with so much busyness and life admin!

So you pull open the fridge door and reach for the bottle of wine that just *happens* to be in there chilling. You excitedly remember that bag of chips you’d stashed at the top of the pantry out of sight of the family!

Flicking open your phone, you’re feet up again on the couch, telling yourself you’ll just have the one glass. And one small bowlful…

The thing is though,

Your brain does not WANT you to change!

Therefore, when you buy the latest diet or fitness program, that is written for the generic ‘woman that wants to lose weight’ – it doesn’t take into consideration who YOU are, YOUR unique lifestyle – and absolutely doesn’t care about your hard-wired brain habits!

So try as you might to follow this plan to a tee, your brain will ultimately ‘sabotage’ you as it fights through your willpower to get back to gets norm.
It’s comfort zone.
It’s known, safe place.

Here’s the thing. We need to work WITH your brain, to create habit changes that take into consideration your work, family and personal life,  that no amount of following an out-of-the-box plan will get you to where you aim to be a year from now.

Having personalised coaching to fit new eating and exercise habits into their lives, has meant the difference between ‘falling off the wagon’ and making permanent, sustainable changes for my clients.

Lemme tell ya how we do that…

Health Coaching

Diet and Lifestyle. Heal your body from the inside out. Get your energy back. Look in the mirror with confidence. And get your life back into order.

Tell me more

Personal Training

Work with me one on one, either in person or via Zoom online, so that you can reach your exact fitness goals, whilst working with your personal preferences and/or injuries.

Tell me more

**Alex had been doing a combination of personal training and health coaching with me from July in 2021**

Things here are going really well. The summer has been horribly sticky but one of the advantages to having resistance training up my sleeve is that I can do it inside with the air con on full if I want to. I have kept up with some form of resistance training (either straightforward weights or A HIIT routine) at least 3 times a week with running or at-home yoga other days.

For the first time ever I feel keen to do some kind of physical activity everyday and it really has become a ‘want’ rather than a ‘should’. Some of the yoga sessions are very gentle and restorative, and my 11 year old son has been joining me for runs most mornings which means we are stopping and starting a bit as he builds up his fitness, but all of that is fine with me. If I get out and do something, that’s what really matters. The impact on my mood, mental health and sense of self makes it worthwhile. I feel a thousand times more grounded than I did when I started this journey with you back in July 2021.

The diet changes have really stuck too and I can’t imagine moving away from these. The way I conceptualise a meal has shifted quite significantly. When planning what to eat I’m thinking ‘Is this enough protein to actually fill me up’ and ‘how will this make me feel (digestively) after I’ve eaten it’. I really haven’t ‘quit’ anything so nothing about this feels restrictive. But without meaning too I eat a whole lot less bread, pasta and rice now and way more vegetables. Not because I ‘should’ but because I feel much better when I do. And my body is definitely thanking me. I’m still losing weight very slowly. Now 66kg down from the 75kg I started at so maybe another kilo or two lost since Christmas. It feels like my body is just gradually recalibrating itself.

I guess the other change I’ve made and stuck to that started with our health coaching is more active stress management. I’m back to meditating daily, something I hadn’t managed to do consistently since having kids, playing my piano as many days a week as possible and reading books (not my kindle). I’ve also added in 5 minutes of paced breathing at bedtime each night which seems to be helping. I’m much more conscious of valuing my sleep as a health behaviour and have taken a big step away from social media.

I’m sure I’ve said something like this before, and maybe it sounds a bit intense, but you really have transformed my life in ways I didn’t think were possible. I had tried and failed to make changes on my own without pushing, punishing or restricting myself. You helped me find a way to feel balanced, well and alive again without any of the old sticks I used to beat myself up with. It is incredibly empowering to think that I can have a healthy compassionate relationship with myself and my body now. I feel fit, healthy and so much more self-accepting than I did a year ago.

About Me

  • Certified Health Coach.
  • Bachelor of Physical Education, majoring in Exercise Prescription, Otago University.
  • Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner.
  • Mother to 3 children, 11 and under.
  • Health Passionista!

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