How 10W2Fit Begun!
I was super uncoordinated and had learning difficulties as a child due to a head injury. That’s why I started exercise.
I was a overweight adult, and that's why I started these step-by-step App Programs. To help people just like YOU find their Skinny Jean, Shirt Off Confidence!
I owe my life to fitness. It built my confidence, my coordination and gave me experiences of success to help me live a 'normal' life. Hell it even helped me learn at school.
My Childhood Set Back
I didn’t know it at the time, but looking back, my head injury would mark the start of my fitness journey. At the age of 4 when a cricket ball was knock for 6 at a family fun day and hit me square across the forehead fracturing my scull.
This is all I remember apart from not being able to pronounce my name to the doctors when I reached hospital.
In a split second I had lost almost everything I had learnt to this point in my life. All my 'natural childhood co-ordination was gone.
I had to learn how to walk, talk and control my Silva all over again.
It would set the tone for the next 5 years of my life and would ultimately shape the rest of my life for the better!
My Un-Coordinated Fitness Start
It’s fair to say that fitness & co-ordination never came easy to me.
My coaches' philosophy was: "The only person you really compete against is yourself and the clock!"
This quote changed my life! I was off, I was running, and I was only trying to be better than what I was yesterday.
And guess what…so was my school and learning too.
It was no fairy tale and it wasn't easy.
But fitness was the break and answer to everything I was looking for!
All those epic fails with fitness and lack of co-ordination would eventually benefit others in their personal journeys.
My Fitness Career Start: Punching 'Above My Weight'
When I first entered the gym I was 18, I was a 60 kilogram (132 pound), 6 ft 4", distance runner. I was fit but I was about to find out I was still uncoordinated.
I knew I still had a long way but now I also saw the fitness industry as a way of conquering my biggest fears in life: confidence, co-ordination & public speaking. But I had some great mentors along the way and I worked hard for it!
Project forward a few years and my career catapulted me to the pinnacle of instructing, a 'nation trainer and presenter' in my craft. These years where fun, I loved the chase of becoming a Nationally Recognized Presenter but hated the game at the top.
I was being judged by people who knew less about fitness than what I did.
I wanted to give back by using my experiences to help other in the fitness industry.
My Positive Change for the Fitness Industry
I found being down to earth and honest about my journey really inspired others on so many levels.
I dew on my experiences and set backs to create realistic beginner to advanced fitness programs that other could relate to.
It has been one hell of a ride and I have loved every step of the way. It has made me the Confident Person I am today!
Big fitness love,