my story so far
I graduated in 2005 with a BEd Honours Degree in Physical Education from Stranmillis University College, Belfast, Northern Ireland. After graduating I moved to Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia to teach Preschool initially.
I’ve always been Health & Fitness crazy, so after living there for just a short space of time I became exposed to the amazing, positive attitudes to the healthy lifestyle. Whilst grabbing the opportunity with two hands I jumped right into this industry as a career in Australia.
When I returned home to Northern Ireland in 2006 I taught for a few years in schools but I never seemed to settle.
There was always something brewing down deep in my gut to pursue a different career path. I absolutely love being a school teacher but my passion is definitely in fitness.
never look back
While living in Australia I decided to embrace this passion and started to Personal Train clients. This came natural because of my experience from many years coaching Women’s Artistic gymnastics and working in local gyms as a Fitness Consultant.
I embrace this passion and love for fitness by competing in figure competitions. While competing I have achieved EUROPEAN and UK titles and have been awarded my PRO Card.
I have always loved fitness and exercise, and became super intrigued with resistance training specifically from an early age, as my father had a gym at home and trained weights daily. By watching him and kept him company during his gym sessions I decided that I would like to ‘give it a go’ and from then I have never looked back.
After starting to see the results and positive changes in my body I decided in 2011 that I would really love to get into competitive sport again. I wanted a goal to aim towards so I decided to take part in NABBA (National Amateur Bodybuilding Association) where I entered the ‘Miss Trained Figure’ category achieving 3rd place.
My achievements to date in the Miss Trained Figure Category of Bodybuilding include: