Husband of Erin
Father of Emily and Makayla
Committed Coach of Committed athletes
On a journey of constant and neverending improvemnet
Fitness Australia Registered Fitness Professional: registration number 069916
Cert III & IV qualified personal trainer
Diploma of health fitness and sport training
Metafit registered trainer.
Accredited Bootcamp and Outdoor Group Training instructor
I have been helping people achieve their health and fitness goals for 20 years now and absolutely love it. I have had a lengthy period of time spent within fitness centres and health clubs working in roles such as group exercise instructor, personal trainer, lifestyle coach and health club manager. I made the decision to begin my own business in 2013 when I opened Great Outdoors Personal Training. My goal was to create an environment where people of all ages and fitness levels could attend fitness sessions in a non -intimidating environment that show cased the benefits of the great outdoors and in doing so was able to produce amazing life changing results in a fun friendly atmosphere My personal journey has seen me complete a full circle with my own health and fitness. Through my early years I was always in very good physical shape, playing lots of sport and competing at a high level.
I was very good at athletics and swimming, played rugby league, cricket and tennis and completed a few triathlons, however making some poor lifestyle choices and losing sight of what was important to my health and fitness saw me become overweight and very unfit, drinking and eating too much and taking for granted my good health. I fell into a cycle of poor health where the less I did the less I wanted to do, I left the fitness industry for a few years, took up a role in a stressful management position and basically became a workaholic with a very poor quality of life. In this period of my life I did a lot of damage to my body, my mind and my spirit.
I learnt a lot about exactly what it feels like to be out of shape and unfit. Today I can say I have made a complete transformation, I have a real purpose in life and a love of what I do on a daily basis. I love my health and fitness levels today, I enjoy training and eating healthy food, I don’t drink alcohol at all and I don’t miss it one bit, I am happily married to my beautiful wife Erin who is the girl of my dreams and we have a beautiful little girl Emily. I can honestly say, life is good. My passion for health and fitness is able to be shared on a daily basis with all of the GOPT members. My business is all about helping people achieve their best level of health and fitness, and I absolutely love sharing in the joy people experience when they see change and improvements.
Registered Fitness Professional
Wife of Clark
Mother of Tayla, Lock, Georgia and Logan
Committed Coach of committed Athletes
Leads by example to inspire others
Cert III & IV Personal trainer
At the age of 44 I stepped onto the scales and saw the number that would change my life forever, 76 kilos, 12 kilos heavier than I was after giving birth to twins and heading into a size 16. Realizing I wasn’t getting any younger, I decided it was time to do something about it. Over the next couple of years I made a complete turn around with my diet and began to exercise on a regular basis. I managed to lose 18 kilos and can honestly say I feel like I’m in the best physical and mental shape I have ever been in. This journey helped shape who I am today, refueled my passion for health and fitness and motivated me to become a qualified personal trainer. I wanted to be able to help people take the first steps in improving their health and fitness, motivate and encourage them to push harder throughout their training session and drive them to achieve the results they want. Through being persistent and consistent, I believe everybody has the potential to reach his or her goals no matter how big or small. You may have heard the saying “its 10% training and 90% diet”. While this does highlight the importance of proper nutrition, my belief is:
My mission is to help you achieve your goals no matter what they are, in a fun and friendly environment, and to help you become the best version of you.
Anita’s classes revolve around finding balance in the challenge. She encourages her students to learn to let go of ‘perfection’ and come back to what is simple and joyful.
She emphasizes kindness and gentle self-care as the key factors to developing a healthy and long term yoga practice for all of her diverse clients and hopes to help you do the same.