The word “Fitness” has a rather broad spectrum, so if you’re asking me about my “Fitness Professional” status then I would have to say that it has always been part of my life. Studying dance for 3 years at TUT, Pilates instructor, Boot camp trainer, Cross fit Level 1 trainer, but until about 4 Years ago my life really changed when it came to Fitness. I was busy with a workout at Hazeldean Virgin Active when a random girl came up to me and said I should really think of entering a bodybuilding/Fitness show. Not knowing what the Fitness & Bodybuilding Arena was all about, my immediate thought was am I getting to buff that people are associating me to a bodybuilding environment.
Little did I know how I would fall in love with this sport, and the challenges that it presents.
I will never forget my very first Fitness Event. Just so you know where I’m coming from – I studied dance for 3 Years at T.U.T, so the stage is no unfamiliar ground to me, but the day I got onto the fitness stage, it was as if I got stage fright for the first time in my life.
My Husband couldn’t believe his eyes, that this “Performance Queen” became so intimidated by the fitness stage. Needless to say, I don’t think the judges even noticed me. I stood there like a salt pillar.
One thing I can truly say is that if you do not have a good support system and trainers that understand what the fitness industry is all about, it can be a very lonely road.
I was very privileged to have had exceptional trainers, from whom I have gained a lot of knowledge along the way. And then the most important – my Husband whom has supported me through every moment and every challenge, who has been there to urge me on when the fish and veg become to much.