Meet Your Coach
Welcome to my website, where I share my personal story of why I coach women and my own transformative health journey. Life has a way of leading us down unexpected paths, and my experiences have shaped my passion for empowering women to find balance, embrace self-care, and achieve their goals. Allow me to take you through the ups and downs that have brought me to where I am today.
The Quest for Motherhood:
In my thirties, I was happily married and content with life. My body was healthy, and my aspirations centred around starting a family. However, the path to motherhood was not without its challenges. After eagerly trying for a baby and experiencing the heartbreak of multiple miscarriages, I found myself caught in a whirlwind of emotional pain. It was a difficult journey, one that I couldn't openly share with others due to the deep trauma it caused.
A Ray of Hope:
After several devastating losses, my husband and I, sought medical assistance to unravel the mystery behind our difficulties conceiving. Finally, a glimmer of hope emerged as we received guidance and support from healthcare professionals. It was as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders, and I felt grateful for the support in our dream of having a child.
The Miracle of Motherhood:
Amidst the trials and tribulations, our prayers were answered, and our son was born in 2013. The joy and relief that overwhelmed me when I held him for the first time were indescribable. However, my journey towards motherhood was not without its physical challenges. Preeclampsia and other complications made my pregnancy stressful, and it took a toll on my body. Nevertheless, the moment my son was born, I realized that miracles do happen.
A New Focus:
As life settled into a rhythm, now two years later, with our bubbly little toddler, thoughts of expanding our family resurfaced. However, several months passed by, and I felt myself falling into that same pit of despair, month after month on a painful emotional rollercoaster. I was too afraid to allow myself to be consumed by the same obsession and emotional turmoil I had experienced before. Recognizing the need for a new focus, one that would help keep my body active and my mind occupied, I ventured down an unexpected path: a form of bodybuilding. I entered a bikini competition (As you do!). It wasn't about improving my health per se; rather, it served as a distraction, allowing me to steer clear of the overwhelming obsession with becoming pregnant again.
The Bikini Comp Journey:
While initially driven by distraction rather than genuine passion, the experience of being coached, following a structured program around diet and training introduced me to the world of nutrition, exercise, and personal transformation. Although I did not ultimately compete, the knowledge I gained about the body and its capabilities sparked a deep fascination within me. Little did I know that this short detour into a bikini prep would become a pivotal moment in my journey.
Throughout my journey, I faced both physical and emotional challenges. The restrictive nature of dieting for bodybuilding brought about a period of unhealthy binge eating, which left me feeling lost and unsure of how to break the cycle. It was a difficult time, but through self-reflection, research, and seeking help, I managed to find my way back to a place of balance and self-acceptance.
Another little miracle:
To my astonishment, after much heartache and difficulty a few years earlier, I fell pregnant again and our family was complete when our daughter was born. I cannot express the sheer joy we felt at the birth of our healthy little girl. I was overjoyed as our little family grew and life carried on. A few months passed and I found myself looking in the mirror and feeling unhappy with my physical reflection, even though my body had just birthed our beautiful daughter. Something had to change.. I started prioritise myself, as well as my family.
Struggling with Diet culture
Despite joining various "slimming" clubs, I found myself caught in a demoralizing yo-yo cycle of losing weight, regaining it and more, and feeling miserable again. This took a toll on my confidence and relationship, leading me to resort to desperate measures like fat burners, because I didn’t know any better. It wasn't until I transformed my professional life that I realized the power of sustainable habits and self-empowerment.
Building a Career in Health and Fitness:
Whilst on maternity leave, I embarked on a new chapter of professional growth and pursued my Personal Training qualification, leading to the launch of MIFiT Personal Trainer. I established a bootcamp and Personal Training services, extending my reach to online coaching, and acquired my Level 4 Nutritionist qualification. Five years have passed since the launch of MiFiT, and is now Simply Flourish Health & Fitness, as I transitioned my focus to empowering women in their pursuit of health and wellness journeys.
The Calling to Empower:
It was during this period of self-discovery and professional growth that I found my true calling: coaching women to achieve their health and wellness goals. A powerful encounter with a woman desperately seeking to lose weight for IVF became a catalyst for change. Together, we embarked on a journey from desperation to success, and witnessing her transformation into motherhood changed my own life. I finally understood the impact I had, helping women just like me.
The Path to Empowerment:
Now, 10 years later, I am here, coaching women passionately and loving every moment of it. My journey from desperation to empowerment, I've gained a unique perspective and empathy for the struggles women face. My mission is to empower women on their own journey of self-discovery and transformation.
I believe that true empowerment comes from embracing a holistic approach to health and wellness. It's not just about physical appearance; it's about nourishing our bodies with wholesome foods, engaging in exercise that brings joy, cultivating a positive mindset, and fostering healthy relationships. By addressing the interconnected aspects of our well-being, we create a solid foundation for personal growth and fulfilment.
Are you ready to embark on your journey of transformation? Contact me today to discover the right tools tailored to your unique needs, around exercise, nutrition and mindset; unlocking your true potential and creating the fulfilling life you deserve. Let's embrace self-care, self-belief and transform together. Join me on this empowering journey and start your new chapter today.
If that sounds like you, be reassured. You're joining a community of women that have all achieved incredible transformations. Not just their bodies, but their minds too. Their health improved, but they knew exactly how to maintain their results long term.
Maybe more important than that, though, is that they learned to care much less about what other people thought about what they were trying to do with better energy and better focus. It gave them room to go "all in" on themselves, and once they did? They all got a better version of that woman.