I have always been fascinated by the human body and how someone could achieve the maximum result from their capabilities and what improvements can be made to further their gains.
Throughout my schooling life I played many sports, such as soccer, cricket, basketball, swimming, rugby league and touch football as well as spending a lot of my leisure time at rock climbing centres or at the beach with my Dad.
At age 15 I started going to gym recreationally, which I found to be thoroughly enjoyable. I took up break dancing and acrobatics shortly after which is where I learned a lot about body mechanics and how to really activate specific muscles to achieve impressive feats of explosivity.
This energetic and active behaviour found me looking for more which is when, at 18, I found Arakan Martial Art. Because of my history in break dancing and body mechanics, this martial art really clicked with me and I have been training consistently ever since. It was so exciting and so invigorating that I distinctly remember returning home after training one night and explaining to my parents what I had done in that lesson. My mum explained “You get so excited when you're talking about Arakan or going to the gym, why don't you look into doing something in the fitness industry instead of going to the mines for diesel fitting?” I immediately researched Personal Training courses, and the following year I was running my own business in Physical Development Coaching!
I have now been in the fitness industry since 2011 and have learned an incredible amount about how the body moves and what muscles activate when doing specific movement plus how to increase functionality and strength throughout, even after suffering a potential injury there is so much someone can do about it.
In the Optimum Movement Centre, I am able to share my knowledge and passion with people of all walks of life, whether it is to help them recover from an injury, or improve their fitness and performance, or if they are just looking to enjoy their training!