My special areas of interest in Remedial Massage are Shoulders and Legs (Frozen Shoulder, Hamstring Strains, Calves Strains and Shin Splints). I myself have had these issues in the past and have successfully overcome them. The other area I specialise in is rehabilitation and postural correction exercises. With my experience being a Personal Trainer for over 15 years and Remedial Massage Therapist 14 years, I am lucky to be able to combine my knowledge to give a little something extra to my clients!
I am the loving partner to Emma, and dad to 2 gorgeous kids, Jade 4 and a half and Brooke 1 and a half. These three are my world. Oh and can’t forget Jess our Staffy. I am a Libran and I get my energy (my drive) from seeing people achieve their goals. The more people I see the more energy I have. You guys are the reason I get out of bed, work massive days and then do it all again. I need about 10mins of my own time a day. Not much I know. Poor Emma!! I am very competitive and driven person, and wont walk away from a challenge. I have even been able to transform Emma from being the most uncompetitive person I know, into someone that will now compete when challenged. Emma didn’t even want to win when playing board games (weird I know). I trained as a sprinter in my teenage years for northern suburbs athletics club. I have always had a love of being outdoors and being as active as possible. As most of you know I am not a person that can sit still. Back in 2004 I had a major motorbike accident and fractured my left Femur. I was lucky enough to recover fairly well post-accident, with only a leg length issue.
My favourite hobby has got to be Racing Cars or Motorbikes. I like cars from the 70’s (280zx and Celica) that are challenging to drive quickly. I love the feeling of adrenaline, when racing. The faster it is the more fun it is. I also enjoy working on my own fitness goals including Running (normally with my mate Richard) and playing Hockey for 4th Grade OHA. Over the 8 years I have played hockey we have won 2 premierships. I just need to find more time for hobbies – kids seem to absorb my weekends nowadays! Emma and I have worked our butts off during 2017. It has been a big challenge to create the 12 sessions a week bootcamp you see today. We have got an awesome team that are driven and dedicated to our members. Bring on 2018 for another awesome year.
I am the beautiful, hardworking, modest ‘Better half’ of Mark Roberts. I am Mum to 2 beautiful children Jade and Brooke plus one loveable pup Jess. I am a Virgo, I love being outside, gardening, re-organising, and cooking.
One of my favourite things is a clean kitchen before bed, sad I know! I eat LCHF or keto 95% of the time, nobody is perfect and this works for me. I have been a massage therapist for almost 9 years and a remedial massage therapist for 7 years. A couple years ago I added dry needling to my skill set – and love it! I am one of those ‘Bendy’ people so I am a big fan of yoga as a form of strengthening my body. I have shoulders that partially dislocate every time my arms are raised above my head. This has been a part of my life since was a little girl. We first discovered it while I was a gymnast. I used to ‘pop’ them in and out for fun L Something I would not recommend!!!
My fitness Journey
Well I have always been a pretty active person growing up. I didn’t like to sit still very much! As a young adult I started training for distance running until I had some severe hip pain that stopped me running. It took 6 months but we discovered I have mid hip dysplasia. I ended up having multiple hip surgeries to remove torn cartilage and ligaments. I was advised that if I wanted my hips to last until I was old enough to have hip replacements I should keep my weight in the low 50’s!!
After having time off with rehab for my hip and having suffered severe PND with our first born Jadie, I put on a significant amount of weight. My heaviest was 95kgs and I’m only 162cm tall. As part of my recovery from the PND I needed to lose weight to be able to recognise myself again, but I was unable to train because of the severe hip pain. My team of medical professionals and I decided that I needed to have some medical intervention to help me lose weight quickly. So after much consideration and with the support of my amazing partner Mark I had a lap band fitted in 2014. Since then I have lost almost 39kgs to be sitting comfortably at 56kgs. I lost roughly 25 kgs in the first year, then had my second bubba Brooke in 2016. In late 2016 I discovered LCHF and eating that way along with finally being able to begin my fitness training I lost the rest of the weight. I haven’t had anything in my lap band restricting me since I was pregnant with Brooke. So I am proud to say I am one of the success stories as far as lap banding goes! I’d say I used it as an expensive tool to help give me consequences and teach me about portion control. Using it this way with the support of Mark I was able to achieve my goals! So if you have just met me and think I seem like a super fit Mumma I am J But I haven’t always been this way. I understand chronic pain, obesity and have great empathy for where you are, so feel free to ask me anything, I am an open book about what I have been through.
I have recently moved more into the admin and management side of our business, after being a Remedial Massage Therapist with the company for 8 years. I am still learning but loving having more involvement in the business. You will see me around the massage clinic and I love coming to bootcamp and joining in 3-4 times per week. My specialty is yelling encouragement and motivating or pushing you to your limits by training alongside you at bootcamp J It has been a lovely change to get to come to more bootcamps over the last couple of months than ever before and getting to know you all. My Passion: Helping people – it’s simple really. I love to support, encourage, inspire and feed my family and friends and I am lucky enough to have a great big Total Fitness and Massage family!