Take us through a day in our life.
Every day is different. I usually do cardio in the morning, or functional training depending on the day. I then see clients, do some admin, play with my dogs as I work from home, and then try to get through my invoicing. I then engage with online clients in the afternoon. I generally do my weight training in the afternoon.
How did your fitness journey start?
I started dating someone who was in the industry and got involved by going to the competitions with him and going to his supplement shop. I also saw a picture of Jamie Eason in Fitness mag and decided I wanted to look like her and appear on the cover of the magazine, which I eventually did!
What are your future goals?
I’d like to help more people achieve their goals and grow my business to expand internationally.
What does being fit mean to you?
It’s about achieving overall health and wellbeing.
How would you describe your style of training?
It involves a lot of functional training – bodyweight work, lots of stretches, mobility work, and weights for strength. I don’t use machines very often, so it’s a more holistic approach to overall development.
How strict is your diet, really?
My diet approach follows the 80:20 rule. I eat clean and healthy 80% of the time, but I still have cheat meals on weekends and enjoy a glass of wine, which is not something I was able to do for the last four years while I was competing. I also try to mix things up, like trying intermittent fasting to see how my body responds. That’s how I learn about what works best for me.
How do you balance your online persona with daily life and work?
Finding balance is key. You need a plan and routine in place to manage every aspect, giving adequate time to each area. It also lets you know what you need to do each day, while not neglecting anything or anyone.
Do you feel pressure being a role model?
Yes, I often do. It can be hectic and overwhelming. There are times when there are things I want to say or post on social media, but I know I can’t. People also make a lot of demands on me, like requesting to see my diet or getting advice, which can be challenging to manage.