This Is My Story
I am an exercise physiologist, exercise scientist, high school teacher (science and HPE), personal trainer and nutrition enthusiast. This year I have enrolled into a Masters of Human Nutrition to formalise my nutrition qualifications. I also have my Certificate IV TAE and hope to add Level 2 Strength and Conditioning to my resume later this year.
I have worked in the health and fitness industry since 2000. I started out as a gym instructor/personal trainer with Fernwood Women’s Health Clubs in Carindale, QLD. Eventually I became the PT Coordinator and helped open a new boutique Fernwood at Capalaba. Not long after this I moved onto Zest, then Fitness First before I decided to work independently. I started teaching with Academy of Fitness (formerly Queensland Academy of Fitness) in 2006. This was the start of something very exciting. I had found my passion. I loved teaching the Certificate III and IV in Fitness and so I have remained with Academy of Fitness every since! If you are considering completing your fitness qualifications, they are the only provider I recommend. In 2013 I started working with TAFE Queensland delivering biology to both senior students (years 11 and 12) and adults. I also teach English communication and Certificate III in Fitness to year 11 and 12 students. I also started with Australian Institute of Applied Sciences in 2013 where I teach Clinical Medicine 1, 2 and 4.
My passion is the human body and teaching others about it. I read for hours upon hours about anything human biology-related and am always on the look out for the most up-to-date and relevant research. I try to make this evident in the courses we provide for personal trainers.
My greatest achievements are not academic/business however. My kids are easily the best ‘things’ I’ve ever done. I’ve been blessed with 4 (Andrew, Alexa (twin A), Sarai (twin B) and Felix) and with an amazingly supportive husband (Tony). Alpha Fitness and Education is not a big corporation but is a family owned and operated business. We strive to be the number 1 provide or health and fitness education to both personal trainers and the wider public.